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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings


Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2022

Approved Electives:

DANC 360 Dance in Culture, with A. Patsfall (web)

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. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

FACS 311 Family Relations, with A. West (web)

Study of issues affecting individual and family well-being. Interpersonal relationships and communication skills necessary to achieve quality of life are addressed. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code SB

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.

HIST 335 20th-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.

PH 364 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.

PH 365 Human Sexuality, with J. Kim (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. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

PSY/PSYS 350 Social Psychology, with A. Wichman (web)

A general introduction to social psychology for majors and non-majors in psychology. The psychology of how people think about and relate to others. Topics include love, altruism, aggression, conformity, behavior in groups, leadership, intergroup conflict, prejudice, and persuasion. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC | SB

SOCL 220 Marriage & Family, with L. McClain (On-Demand)

Analysis of the family institution, its structure and function and the dynamics of social change in family interaction and organization. Note: Consent of instructor. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC | SB

Fall 2022

UNDERGRAD COURSES

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Core Courses:

GWS 200 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, with K. Branham

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. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

 

Approved Electives:

GWS 375 American Masculinities, with K. Branham

Survey of the meanings of manhood in the United States, including historical, social, economic, cultural, and political influences on the development of masculine identity. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SYS

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, 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. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

ENG 104 Introduction to Linguistics, with T. Stickle

A general introduction to language study with emphasis on units of sound, units of meaning, sentence structure, dialects, and other cultural aspects of language. Focus is on the English language

ENG 488 Victorian Literature & Culture, with N. Endres

Studies in Victorian poets and novelists, emphasizing the rise and fall of the British Empire and the birth of mass media

FACS 311 Family Relations, with A. West (web)

Study of issues affecting individual and family well-being. Interpersonal relationships and communication skills necessary to achieve quality of life are addressed. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code SB

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

FLK 280 Cultural Diversity in the US, with T. Evans (web)

Understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the multicultural nature of American society. Emphasis on the varieties of cultural expression, custom and world view practiced by regional, ethnic, racial and sectarian cultures. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

FLK 373 Folklore & Media, with T. Evans (web)

Variety and characteristics of folklore in the media including newspapers, television, magazines, comics, movies, photographs, cartoons, and advertisements. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

FLK 480 Women’s Folklife, with A. Ferrell

The various images and roles of women in the U.S. and selected world cultures as reflected in folklife materials such as narratives, beliefs, ballads, rhymes, games, customs, and folk arts

FILM 369 Intro to World Cinema, with M. Zubel

Examines cinema in several regions including China, India, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Viewing of representative films accompanied by background readings on history/culture. Note: Permission of instructor.

HIST 335 20th-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

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

PH 365 Human Sexuality, with J. Kim (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. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

PSYS 350 Social Psychology, with M. Woodard or A. Wichman or K. Truelove

A general introduction to social psychology for majors and non-majors in psychology. The psychology of how people think about and relate to others. Topics include love, altruism, aggression, conformity, behavior in groups, leadership, intergroup conflict, prejudice, and persuasion. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC | SB

PSYS 453 Psychology of Women, with A. Brausch (web)

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.

PSY 355 Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with A. Paquin (Zoom)

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

RELS 341 Religion & Environment, with I. Mukonyora

Examines different world religions' beliefs about the environment as well as their adherents' attitudes and actions concerning climate change and other issues. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG

 SOCL 220 Marriage & Family, with L. McClain (web) or (On Demand)

Analysis of the family institution, its structure and function and the dynamics of social change in family interaction and organization. Note: Consent of instructor. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC | SB

SOCL 355 Sociology of Gender, with A. Krull

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 & 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. Note: Consent of instructor. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

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

SOM 310 Media Diversity, TBA

Explores journalistic coverage of diversity in terms of race, culture, gender, and sexual orientation in a number of mass media areas including newspaper, radio, television, film, video games, digital media, advertising, and public relations. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

THEA 375 Topics in Drama, with M. Dvoskin

Topics-based course focusing on a particular area of dramatic theory and/or literature

 

 

 

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