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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings

Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2016

UNDERGRAD COURSES 

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DANC 360 - Dance in Culture, 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.

*Offered online

FLK 280 – Cultural Diversity in the United States, with C. Antonsen

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

*Offered online

GWS 200 - Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, with M. Kerby

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.

PH 365 – Human Sexuality, with M. Gardner

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations courses, or junior status. 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.

*Offered online

PH 464– Women’s Health, with D. Shearer

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of instructor. An analysis of the major health problems of contemporary women, with a special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and consumer health concerns

*Offered online

PSY 355 - Cross-Cultural Psychology, with K. Clayton

Prerequisite(s): PSY 100/PSYS 100 or equivalent and sophomore standing. 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.

*Offered online

SOCL 359 – Sexuality & Society, with M. Pruitt

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

*Offered online

SOCL 362 – Race, Class, and Gender, with D. Lovell

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. 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.

*Offered online

SOCL 435 - Family Violence, with A. Krull

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of sociology. This course is designed to provide the student with a sociological perspective on family violence in the United States. Emphasis is placed on child abuse and wife abuse. Research, theory, laws, treatment and prevention are analyzed.

*Offered online

GRAD COURSES

Online Courses

GWS 570 – Gender, Justice, Memoir, with J. Olmsted

Examines recent memoirs written by champions for social justice. Critical analysis will address such topics as redemption narratives, constructing a life on paper, memory, perspective, witnessing and the power of story. Students will read and discuss memoirs and listen to streamed interviews. Writers and memoirs may include the following: Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection; Joy Ladin, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders; Patti Smith, Just Kids; Mary Karr, Cherry; Tanahesi Coates, Between the World and Me; Gloria Steinmen, My Life on the Road.

SOCL 435G - Family Violence, with A. Krull

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of sociology. This course is designed to provide the student with a sociological perspective on family violence in the United States. Emphasis is placed on child abuse and wife abuse. Research, theory, laws, treatment and prevention are analyzed.

SUST 570 – Foundations Sustainability, with J. All

Examination of the social, economic, and environmental principles of sustainability, with a focus on case studies at both local and global levels.

Fall 2016

 

UNDERGRAD COURSES

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GWS 200 - Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies

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.

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 S. Dever

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.

*Offered online

FLK 330 - Cultural Connections/Diversity, with Kaufkins and Evans

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status. 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.

FLK 371 - Urban Folklore, with A. Ferrell

Varieties and characteristics of urban American folklore with emphasis on legends, customs, beliefs, and other lore of today's regional, occupational, and ethnic groups.

FACS 495 - Family & 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.

PH 365 - Human Sexuality, with J. Kim, M. Schoeck, and M. Gardner

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations courses, or junior status. 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.

*Offered online and face to face

PH 464 - Women's Health, with D. Shearer

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of instructor. An analysis of the major health problems of contemporary women, with a special emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and consumer health concerns.

*Offered online

SOCL 309: Social Deviance 6 sections

Examines how social groups define certain behaviors, beliefs, and conditions as normative violations and the resulting stigmatization and sanctioning of norm violators. Topics include conceptual and theoretical issues, physical deviance, sexuality, and alcohol/drug use.

SOCL 355 - Sociology of Gender, with S. Groce

Prerequisite(s): SOCL 100 or consent of instructor. Examination of the social construction of women's and men's roles in society and of the concepts of masculinity and femininity.

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, and Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. 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.

SOCL 375 Diversity in American Society, with A. Onyekwuluje 

Prerequisite: SOCL 100 or consent of instructor. Sociological analyses of ways societal institutions create and shape intergroup diversity. Focuses on the elements of social organization and their relationships to diversity.

*On Demand Class

SOCL 435 - Family Violence, with A. Krull

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of CRIM or 6 hours of SOCL or Consent of instructor This course is designed to provide the student with a sociological perspective on family violence in the United States. Emphasis is placed on child abuse and wife abuse. Research, theory, laws, treatment, and prevention are analyzed.

 

GRAD COURSES

Online Courses

CRIM 538 - Victimology, with G. Daday

Survey of the major theories and research in victimology. Topics include violent victimization, sexual assault, child abuse, and response of criminal justice system to victims.

GWS 535 - Roots of Feminism, with K. Branham

Survey of key historical feminist writings with emphasis on intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in feminist theory

GWS 545 - Feminist Knowledge & 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.

SRSC 515 - Utopias, Dystopias, Intentional Communities, with J. Olmsted

A study of fictional and historical utopias, dystopias, and intentional communities, with particular attention to environmental concerns.

SRSC 570 - Freedom Dreams, with Andrew Rosa

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the master's program in Social Responsibility & Sustainable communities or permission of the instructor. This online course examines the global unfolding of the African Diaspora, the migrations and
dispersals of people of Africa, from ancient to modern times.

 

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