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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings


Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2019

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

Approved Electives:

GWS 575: Justice Gender and Sustainability, with M. Kerby

A multidisciplinary examination of political and economic implications of global sustainability, with particular attention to gender and justice.

SWRK 695: Special Topics: Human Traffic, with A. Murphy

UNDERGRAD COURSES

See Topnet for Class Meeting Schedule

Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with W. Wood (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:

HIST 335: Twentieth Century Europe, with M. Dumancic (On-Demand)

A survey of Europe during the twentieth century that covers developments in social, cultural, political, intellectual, and gender history. Note: Permission of instructor.

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

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. Note: One course in Human Development or Family Relations is required.

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

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.

SOCL 359: Sexuality and Society, with M. Pruitt (Web)

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

SOCL 362: Race, Class, & Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje (On-Demand)

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. Note: Consent of instructor.

SOCL 435: Family Violence, with 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.

 

Fall 2019

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

Core Courses:

GWS 545: Feminist Knowledge and Social Change, with J. Olmsted

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.

 

Approved Electives:

ENG 489G: The Genre of Empire, with D. Logan

Our class traces the development of the English/British novel as viewed through the lenses of empire-building.  while the pattern we'll trace will be primarily chronological, we'll also be studying pairs of novels, measuring attitudes then and now, of self and other.

GWS 565: Black Feminism and Politics of Community, with C. Hopson

Examination of the U.S. Black feminist movement, with attention to challenges with Black communities and across social movements such as feminism and Civil Rights, and to transnational perspectives.

PH 564: Public Health Issues in Women's Health, with D. Shearer

Examines social, economic, environmental, behavioral and political factors that influence women's health, as viewed from a public health perspective. Management and coordination of policies, procedures, activities and resources designed to promote and protect the health and well being of students and staff. Includes administration of family resource and youth service centers, and coordination of school health education, healthful environment, and health services.

SOCL 535: Family Violence, with A. Krull

Examination of family violence within the United States. Emphasis placed on spousal violence and child abuse but also on violence within other intimate relationships.

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ENG 497G: Women's Literature, with K. Reames

Study of the literary history, criticism, and theory of women's writing, with an emphasis on American and British writers.

 

UNDERGRAD COURSES

See Topnet for Class Meeting Schedule

Core Courses:

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

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 M. McKinley

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.

ENG 387: Studies in Autobiography, with J. Olmsted

n examination of the literary components and cultural context of autobiographical works, with particular emphasis on under-represented groups, gender, race, and class.

ENG 489: The Genre of Empire, with D. Logan

Our class traces the development of the English/British novel as viewed through the lenses of empire-building.  while the pattern we'll trace will be primarily chronological, we'll also be studying pairs of novels, measuring attitudes then and now, of self and other.

ENG 497: Women's Literature, with K. Reames

Study of the literary history, criticism, and theory of women's writing, with an emphasis on American and British writers.

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

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. Note: One course in Human Development or Family Relations is required.

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

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.

HIST 335: Twentieth Century Europe, with E. Reed (Web)

A survey of Europe during the twentieth century that covers developments in social, cultural, political, intellectual, and gender history. Note: Permission of instructor.

HIST 446: American Legal History since 1865, with P. Minter

A survey of the development of American law and its relationship to political, economic, and social trends in modern American society.

HIST 453: American Women's History, with D. Browder,

Social, cultural, and political history of American women from pre-colonial times to the present.

PH 365: Human Sexuality, with TBA (Glasgow) and S. Eagle (Web)

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.

PH 464: Women's Health, with J. Kim (Web)

An analysis of the major health problems of contemporary women, with a special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and consumer health concerns. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

PS 374: Women and 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.

PSY 355: Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with L. Phelps (Elizabethtown, Glasgow, and Owensboro)

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.

PSYS 453: Psych of Women, with D. Edds (Owensboro, Elizabethtown, and Glasgow)

Scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of girls and women. Topics include gender differences and similarities, inclusion of females in psychological research, psychological development of girls and women, sexuality, and mental health issues. Note: Six hours in psychology are required in addition to the prerequisites or permission of instructor.

SOCL 355: Sociology of Gender, with S. Groce

Examination of the social construction of women's and men's roles in society and of the concepts of masculinity and femininity. Note: Consent of instructor.

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, & Gender, with TBA (Web)

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. Note: Consent of instructor.

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

SOCL 466: Gender and Families, with L. McClain

Examination of gender dynamics and inequality in the context of the family. Issues examined may include mate selection, parenting, same-sex families and parenting, gendered divisions of work, gendered family dynamics by social class and race/ethnicity, costs, for example.

Schedule of Classes

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