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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings

Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2017

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

GWS 570: American Masculinities, with K. Branham (Web) 07/10-08/10

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies or permission of the instructor. A detailed study of a specialized topic in gender & women's studies.

UNDERGRAD COURSES 

GWS 200 - Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, with M. Kerby (Web) 07/10-08/10

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. *Offered online


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Fall 2017

GRAD COURSES

Offered Online

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.

GWS 565 – Black Feminism & Community, with C. Hopson

Examination of the U.S. Black feminist movement, with attention to challenges with Black communities and across social movements such as feminism and Civil Rights, and to transnational perspectives.

GWS 630 – Feminist Pedagogies, with K. Branham

Prerequisite(s): Student must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours toward the graduate certificate or permission of the instructor. Multidisciplinary seminar examining a range of approaches to feminist teaching including standard methodologies, issues of professionalism, academic hierarchies, ethics, and feminist communities of research.

 PH 564 – Public Health Issues in Women’s Health, with D. Shearer

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Examines social, economic, environmental, behavioral and political factors that influence women's health, as viewed from a public health perspective. Management and coordination of policies, procedures, activities and resources designed to promote and protect the health and well being of students and staff. Includes administration of family resource and youth service centers, and coordination of school health education, healthful environment, and health services.

 

Offered on Campus only

 

FLK 585 – Topics: Foodways, with A. Ferrell

Topics of current interest in the field. Content varies according to the instructor and needs of the students.

RELS 601 – Sexuality, Gender, & the Bible, with E. Gish

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in religious studies or consent of the instructor. An intensive study of one or more central aspects of religion, focusing on one or more religious traditions. Content areas of the seminar will vary by semester and instructor.

 

 

UNDERGRAD COURSES 

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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

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. *Available online

DANC 360 – Honors: 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.

FACS 495 – Family & Relationship Violence, with A. West

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. *Available Online and On Demand

FLK 330 - Cultural Connections/Diversity, with K. Horigan and B. Kaufkins

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.

GWS 200 - Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, with S. Farmer, B. Button, M. Bokken, and A. Radspinner

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. *Offered online

GWS 375 – American Masculinities, with K. Branham

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing. Survey of the meanings of manhood in the United States, including historical, social, economic, cultural, and political influences on the development of masculine identity.

GWS 400 – Western Feminist Thought, 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.

PHIL 212 – Philosophy & Gender Theory, with G. Hunt

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status. Introductory study of philosophical works as they related to gender theory, queer theory, and feminism.

RELS 401 – Sexuality, Gender, & the Bible, with E. Gish

Prerequisite(s): One course in religious studies or permission of instructor. A seminar with rotating topics designed primarily for advanced students in religious studies. May be repeated for different topics.

PS 374 – Women & 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 and M. Gardner

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. *Available Online and On Demand

PH 464 - Women's Health, with J. Kim

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 A. Paquin

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.

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, & Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje and D. Lovell

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. *Available on line and On Demand

SOCL 435 - Family Violence, with A. Krull

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. *On Demand


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