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Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings

Gender & Women's Studies

Summer 2018


Offered Online

GWS 570: Resistance & Reclamation Memoir, with C. Hopson (Web)

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.



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Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with D. Cuomo (Web)

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 J. Olmsted (On-Demand)

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:

DANC 360: Dance in Culture: Moving History, with TBA (Web)

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.

PH 365: Human Sexuality, with M. Gardner (On-Demand and Web)

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.

PSY 355: Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with K. Clayton (Web)

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 362: Race, Class, and Gender, with A. Onyekuluje (On-Demand)

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 435: Family Violence, with A. Krull (On-Demand and Web)

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.

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