Gender & Women's Studies Current Semester Offerings
Gender & Women's Studies
PSYS 453G: Psychology of Women, with A. Brausch
Scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of girls and women. Topics include gender differences and similarities, inclusion of females in psychological research, psychological development of girls and women, sexuality, and mental health issues.
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.
CRIM 546: Gender, Crime, and Justice, with H. Drummond
Examines crime, criminal justice, and gender. Explores how constructions of masculinity, femininity, and features of sexuality affect victims, offenders, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
HIST 553 American Women's History, with D. Browder,
Social, cultural, and political history of American women from pre-colonial times to the present.
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.
Face to Face
COMM 570: Gender Communication, with H. Sterk
Selected topics in communication theory: small group communication, language behavior, etc.
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GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with Button, Wood (Web), and 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 and 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.
COMM 374 Gender Communication, with TBA,
Examines communication behaviors as affected by gender, including assessment of communication differences reflected in organizational, interpersonal, and mass communication modes.
CRIM 446 Gender, Crime, and Justice, with H. Drummond (Web)
Explores how gender shapes reactions toward victims, offenders, and professionals working in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Note: Sixty completed credit hours is required for this course.
DANC 360 Dance in Culture: Moving History, with A. Haugejorden and M. McKinley
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. (F2F and WEB)
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.
FLK 330 Cultural Connections/Diversity, with B. Kaufkins
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.
HIST 335 Twentieth Century Europe, with K. Dorth (Elizabethtown & Owensboro) & M. Dumancic (On-Demand)
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 M. Dumancic,
Survey of how past societies and cultures have interpreted human sexual behavior and identities. Note: Permission of instructor.
HIST 453 American Women's History, with D. Browder,
Social, cultural, and political history of American women from pre-colonial times
to the present.
PH 365 Human Sexuality, with J. Belcher (Glasgow), M. Gardner (WEB & On-Demand) & 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.
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.
PSY 355 Issues in 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 453: Psych of Women, with D. Edds (Owensboro, Elizabethtown, and Glasgow)
Scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of girls and women. Topics include gender differences and similarities, inclusion of females in psychological research, psychological development of girls and women, sexuality, and mental health issues. Note: Six hours in psychology are required in addition to the prerequisites or permission of instructor.
RELS 333 Women and Religion, with I. Mukonyora
The examination of primary and secondary sources on women's contributions to western
and non-western religious thought.
SOCL 362 Race, Class, & Gender, with A. Onyekwuluje
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
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