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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings


Gender & Women's Studies

Winter 2020

UNDERGRAD COURSES

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Approved Electives:

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

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.

Spring 2020

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

Approved Electives:

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.

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

UNDERGRAD COURSES

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Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & 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.

GWS 400: Western Feminist Thought, with K. Branham

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:

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 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.

ENG 360 Gay and Lesbian Literature, with N. Andres

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.

HIST 335: Twentieth Century Europe, with K. Dorth

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

HIST 420: History of Sexuality, with T. Van Dyken

Survey of how past societies and cultures have interpreted human sexual behavior and identities. Note: Permission of instructor.

HIST 446: American Women's History, with D. Browder

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

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

PS 373: Minority Politics, with S. Ardrey

A study of the contemporary status and efforts made by African Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups to organize for political action; discusses political and socioeconomic constraints on the development of that power.

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.

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, sexually 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. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

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

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 482: Psychology of Sexuality, with M. Asriel

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status. PSY 100 or PSYS 100, or PSY 220 or PSYS 220. Explores psychological, social, emotional, spiritual and cultural aspects of sexuality including sexual development across the life span, consensual and coercive sexual behavior, sex and gender, sexual orientation, sexuality and religious traditions, and sexuality education.

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.

 

Schedule of Classes

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