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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings


Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2018

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

GWS 570: Resistance & Reclamation Memoir, with C. Hopson (Web)

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies or permission of the instructor. A detailed study of a specialized topic in gender & women's studies.

 

UNDERGRAD COURSES

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Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with D. Cuomo (Web)

Drawing on historical perspectives and cultural analysis, this course examines such topics as women and work, violence against women, family, and the social construction of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

GWS 400: Western Feminist Thought, with J. Olmsted (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): GWS 200 and junior standing. This course presents the fundamental concepts embodied in Western feminist thought as it has developed from the eighteenth century to the present. It emphasizes a close analysis of individual works and critical evaluations of the assumptions and central concepts that inform the works under consideration.

Approved Electives:

DANC 360: Dance in Culture: Moving History, with TBA (Web)

Prerequisite: 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. Survey of world dance forms, emphasizing social, cultural and aesthetic principles defining these forms. Gender, racial, political and religious orientations shaping dance history are examined.

PH 365: Human Sexuality, with M. Gardner (On-Demand and Web)

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations courses, or junior status. Examines sociological, physiological, and psychological aspects of human sexuality in relation to family life, courtship, marriage, reproduction, education, and aging. Includes information on sexual assault, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS.

PSY 355: Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with K. Clayton (Web)

Prerequisite(s): PSY 100/PSYS 100 or equivalent and sophomore standing. Examines the impact    of   culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology. Involves interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

SOCL 362: Race, Class, and Gender, with A. Onyekuluje (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. The five primary institutions (family, religion, economy, education government) as they affect and are affected by race, class, and gender in America. Explores interrelationships among those institutions and between various racial and other groups.

SOCL 435: Family Violence, with A. Krull (On-Demand and Web)

A sociological perspective on family violence in the United States, emphasizing child abuse and intimate partner violence. Research, theory, laws, treatment and prevention are analyzed.

 

Fall 2018

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

GWS 535: Roots of Feminism, with K. Branham

Survey of key historical feminist writings with emphasis on intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in feminist theory.

GWS 545: Feminist Knowledge & Social Change, with M. Kerby

Examination of both feminist knowledge and research as political practices that have the goal of improving the lives of women and challenging rigid configurations of race, class, gender, and other elements of difference.

Face to Face Courses:

FLK 480G: Women’s Folklife, with A. Ferrell

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status.Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.

 

 

UNDERGRAD COURSES

See Topnet for Class Meeting Schedule

Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with Button, Wood, and Branham (Web and Face to Face)

Drawing on historical perspectives and cultural analysis, this course examines such topics as women and work, violence against women, family, and the social construction of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

GWS 400: Western Feminist Thought, with J. Olmsted (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): GWS 200 and junior standing. This course presents the fundamental concepts embodied in Western feminist thought as it has developed from the eighteenth century to the present. It emphasizes a close analysis of individual works and critical evaluations of the assumptions and central concepts that inform the works under consideration.

Approved Electives:

ANTH 343: Anthropology of Gender, with K. Hudepohl

A comparative study of the role gender plays in various aspects of culture. Topics include distribution of labor, environmental impact, and ideological constraints on gender constructs in a cross-cultural concept.

DANC 360: Dance in Culture: Moving History, with A. Haugejorden (Web)

Prerequisite: 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. Survey of world dance forms, emphasizing social, cultural and aesthetic principles defining these forms. Gender, racial, political and religious orientations shaping dance history are examined.

FLK 330: Cultural Connections/Diversity, with T. Evans & B. Kaufkins

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status.Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.

FLK 480: Women’s Folklife, with A. Ferrell

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status.Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.

FACS 495: Family & Relationship Violence, with A. West (Web)

Prerequisite(s): One course in Human Development or Family Relations. A study of the dynamics underlying interpersonal violence and theoretical perspectives regarding the etiology of violent behavior. Analysis of behaviors indicative of violent relationships and various treatment modalities as they are applied to individuals and families are emphasized.

PS 374: Women & Politics, with V. Gordon

An examination of the political, economic and social status of American women from an historical and contemporary perspective; explores issues of concern to women in a political context.

PH 365: Human Sexuality, with M. Gardner (Web)

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations courses, or junior status. Examines sociological, physiological, and psychological aspects of human sexuality in relation to family life, courtship, marriage, reproduction, education, and aging. Includes information on sexual assault, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS.

PSY 355: Cross-Cultural Psychology, with A. Paquin and H. Lewis

Prerequisite(s): PSY 100/PSYS 100 or equivalent and sophomore standing.Examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology. Involves interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

SOCL 355: Sociology of Gender, with S. Groce

Prerequisite(s): SOCL 100 or consent of instructor. Examination of the social construction of women's and men's roles in society and of the concepts of masculinity and femininity.

SOCL 359: Sexuality and Society, with M. Pruitt

Sociological examination of issues, debates, and research on pornography, prostitution, sexual orientation, and sex and the law.

SOCL 362: Race, Class, and Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje, and D. Lovell (Web)

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. The five primary institutions (family, religion, economy, education government) as they affect and are affected by race, class, and gender in America. Explores interrelationships among those institutions and between various racial and other groups.

SOCL 435: Family Violence, with W. Owsley (E’town) and A. Krull (On Demand)

A sociological perspective on family violence in the United States, emphasizing child abuse and intimate partner violence. Research, theory, laws, treatment and prevention are analyzed.

 

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