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Courses of Instruction

WOMEN'S STUDIES (WMS-Arts and Science)

Note: The following cross-listed courses are available in Women's Studies. For more information, consult the listing in the appropriate department.

  • ART 480.W Women in Medieval Art (MPT)
  • ART 480.X Women in Art: Renaissance to Modern (MPT)
  • ATH/BWS/LAS/WMS 325 Identity: Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality (MPT)
  • BWS 370.E Feminism and the Diaspora: U.S. Women of Color (MPC)
  • CLS 235 Women in Antiquity (MPT)
  • ENG 232 American Women Writers (MPT)
  • ENG 233 British Women Writers (MPT)
  • ENG/FST 350.B Women in Film (MPT)
  • ENG 368 Feminist Literary Theory and Practice (MPT)
  • ENG 468 Gender and Genre (MPT)
  • FRE 431 French Feminist Theory in an Age of Globalism
  • FSW 361 Couple Relationships: Diversity and Change (MPT)
  • GEO 436 Women, Gender, and the Environment
  • HST 250.B Gender and Third-World Film
  • HST 381 Women in Pre-Industrial Europe (MPT)
  • HST 382 Women in American History (MPT)
  • HST 383 Women in Chinese History (MPT)
  • HST 450 Topics in Women's History (MPT)
  • PHL 255 Contemporary Feminism (MPT)
  • PHS 243 Women's Health Care
  • PHS 475 Women, Gender Relations, and Sport
  • POL 346 Women in Politics
  • POL 347 Women and the Law
  • PSY 326 Psychology of Women
  • REL 333 Religion, Dress, and Status
  • REL 334 Women's Religious Experience in the Ancient Mediterranean World (MPT)
  • SOC 203 Sociology of Gender Roles (MPT)
  • SOC/ATH 221 Human Sexuality
  • SOC 272 Women in Popular Culture (MPT)
  • SOC/FSW 451 Family Violence
  • SOC 463 Sociology of The Older Woman (MPT)

130 Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (1)

Emphasizes the context and experiences of women in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering and technological fields, as well as the general format of scientific research. Designed for students who are participating in the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Living-Learning Community.

MPF, MPT 201 Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of women which focuses on determinants and expressions of women's roles. IIC, IIIA. CAS-C.

301 Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality (3)

Investigation of the interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to the interplay of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other aspects of social identity in women's lives; analysis of the ways social difference is defined, used, and experienced. Emphasis on feminist and womanist theories that take into account the interdependence of multiple categories of social difference. Prerequisite: WMS 201. Open to majors and minors or other students with permission of instructor.

370 Selected Topics in Women's Studies (3)

Examines specific aspects of women's roles, status, and experiences.

MPC 401 The Role of Women in a Transforming Society (3)

Review of current and historically significant feminist writings on the ways in which patriarchal structures of authority affect what students know about women's experiences. Students position themselves as creators of knowledge about women's experiences and as members of self-critical communities of activists who are transforming society and women's positions in that society. Includes readings, discussions, and individual and group projects. Students learn to celebrate similarities in experiences and perspectives, and to understand and appreciate differences. Prerequisite: WMS 201 and at least 12 semester hours in WMS courses, or permission of instructor.

410 Advanced Topics in Women's Studies (1-4)

Seminar on major works on selected topics in Women's Studies. Prerequisite: advanced standing and permission of instructor

425 Black Feminist Theory (3)

Seminar examines black feminist theory from a variety of perspectives. Course samples a diversity of texts by theorists in the U.S. and African diaspora. Readings include both well known and lesser known thinkers/scholars as well as classic texts and newly published works. Cross-listed with BWS 425.

470 Senior Thesis in Women's Studies (3-4)

Focuses on the production of the required senior thesis. Senior theses may report the results of original research, critical analysis, activist work and/or creation of art, music, performance, fiction, or other forms. Periodic meetings provide a forum to discuss progress and problems, share with peers the process of framing and implementing a project, research, and writing, and practce presenting results. The course culminates in a public presentation of results. Prerequisite: Senior capstone in WMS (WMS 401 or WMS 370.E)

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