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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings

Gender & Women's Studies

Spring 2018


Offered Online

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.

GWS 555: Global & Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women, with K. Branham

Examination of a range of scholarship done in various disciplines on women's political practices around the world and a comparison of women's experiences cross-culturally.

SRSC 525: Place & the Problem of Healing, with J. Olmsted

A study of place as it relates to environmental and human/animal suffering and healing.

Offered on Campus only

HIST 553: American Women’s History, with D. Browder

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


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COMM 374: Gender Communication, with H. Sterk

Examines communication behaviors as affected by gender, including assessment of communication differences reflected in organizational, interpersonal, and mass communication modes

DANC 360: Dance in Culture: Moving History, with M. McKinley

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

ENG 360: Gay and Lesbian Literature, with N. Endres

Study of gay, lesbian, and queer literature with emphasis on critical theory and the concepts of sex and gender in global, cultural, and historical contexts.

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 and Relationship Violence, with A. West

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.

HIST 446: American Legal History, 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.

PSYS 453: Psychology of Women, with D. Edds

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.

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 A. Onyekwuluje

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.

PH 365: Human Sexuality, with J. Kim

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, sexuality transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS.

PH 464: Women’s Health, with J. Kim

An analysis of the major health problems of contemporary women, with a special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and consumer health concerns.

RELS 401: Seminar: Islam, Sexuality, & Gender, with S. Arjana

A seminar with rotating topics designed primarily for advanced students in religious studies. Maybe repeated for different topics.

GWS 400: Western Feminist Thought, with K. Branham

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.

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

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.

Schedule of Classes

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