Undergraduate Women's Studies
2018 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES (GE)
Women's Studies 100
An investigation of women's experience from the perspective of various disciplines. The course examines the ways gender interacts with ethnicity, race, class and sexuality and explores contemporary and historical issues related to women's lives. Included are such subjects as health and body image, violence against women, and women's achievements.
GENDER AND GEOGRAPHY (GS)
Women's Studies 245
Human geographies will be studied through the lens of gender along with gender relations at home and abroad. Content is organized according to a variety of spatial scales including the body, home, city, and world. Cases investigated at the global scale include gendered livelihoods and migration, nationalism and war, and environmental issues.
GENDER AND FILM (GE)
Women's Studies 266
Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.
WOMEN'S VOICES/WOMEN'S LIVES
Women's Studies 303
A study of the lives of women in different ages and cultures. Women's roles in society as revealed in diaries, autobiography and biography are explored.
QUEER POPULAR CULTURE
Women's Studies 325
Queer Popular Culture analyzes mainstream popular culture through a queer perspective, and investigates queer subcultures and their role in creating belonging for the LGBTQ community. Key topics include queer theory, intersectional feminism, heteronormativity, cultural representations, and subversive cultural creation.
AFRICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY FROM 1800 TO THE 1970s (GH)
Women's Studies 341
The course addresses the experiences of African women from 1800 to independent Africa with a focus on women's experiences and their contributions to African societies. The course cover changing ideas about gender and evaluates women's positions in African societies including rulers, warriors, politicians, activists, and average farmers.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Women's Studies 351
This course will explore violence against women, focusing specifically on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and human trafficking. Additionally, the course will examine issues related to same-sex violence and cross-cultural abuse, how violence against women becomes normalized, and the role of male allies.
WOMEN, SCIENCE & SOCIETY
Women's Studies 365
Historical survey of women's contributions to science; case studies of modern women scientists; feminism and scientific knowledge.
WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV) (GE)
Women's Studies 370
This course will provide an examination of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Asian American women in the broad areas of work, family/community relationships, creativity, and social action.
GENDER LAW AND POLICY (GS)
Women's Studies 380
A study of legal, social, and moral issues related to gender, such as the definition of sexual difference, inequality in the workplace, lesbian and gay rights. How those issues have been handled historically and normatively within the legal system will be investigated.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE SEMINAR
Women's Studies 410
Organized around individual student needs, this course provides students the specialized instruction necessary to complete the co-curricular requirements of the Diversity Leadership Certificate. The course emphasizes the creation of an ePortfolio that will be used to document a student's learning through the submission of a wide range of diversity-related learning artifacts and reflection essays.
INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
Women's Studies 493
Work and study with an agency or institution related to women's issues. Students working under faculty supervision will combine academic learning with practical experience.
Women's Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.