Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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Women’s and Gender Studies

  
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    WS 3523 Gender in Modernism and Postmodernism


    (3 hours)
    Developments and experimentation with the gendering of fiction and poetry by men and women writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explores the unstable borders between definitions of modernism and postmodernism (as names of historical periods, philosophies, and aesthetic methods) and between genders, including the problematic of “differences” (e.g. race, class, sexuality). Same as ENGL 3523 .
  
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    WS 3713 Special Topics in Language and Literature I


    3 hours) CDGS
    The study of special bodies of literature in English (ethnic, cultural); the relation of literature to other disciplines (philosophy, music); and English language areas (rhetoric, semantics) and of the relation of language to other disciplines (politics, anthropology). Same as ENGL 3713 .
  
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    WS 3753 Black American Women Writers


    (3 hours)
    Representative works of poetry, fiction and drama by African American women, studied in cultural and historical context. Writers may include Wheatley, Jacobs, Hopkins, Larsen, Hurston, Marshall, Shange, Morrison, Lorde, and Dandicat. Same as ENGL 3753 .
  
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    WS 3863 Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies I


    (3 hours) CDGS
    The study of special issues in Women’s and Gender Studies that enhances, supplements, or extends regular course offerings. May include courses that are occasionally cross-listed with those of other academic units, one-time offerings, and experimental offerings.
  
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    WS 3973 Seminar


    (3 hours) CDGS
  
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    WS 3993 Independent Study


    (3 hours)
    Independent reading and research projects undertaken with permission of instructor.
  
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    WS 4013 Women and Law


    (3 hours)
    Gender issues, including contracts, torts, Criminal law, and property. Jurisprudential theories regarding gender issues, including debates on formal equality vs. substantial inequality. Other possible topics: the doctrine of comparable worth, sexual harassment in the work place, sex role stereotypes, economic consequences of divorce, child custody, biological production, prostitution, pornography. Taught in the College of Law.
  
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    WS 4023 Psychology of Women


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Introduces students to prominent theories and empirical evidence regarding the psychology of women with a focus on how gender influences development and behaviors from a variety of perspectives. Same as PSY 4023 .
  
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    WS 4053 Gender and Sexuality in Renaissance Art


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Addresses the effects of gender on the history of artistic practice, patronage, and viewing during the Italian Renaissance. Students explore gender and sexuality as social constructs, and investigate ways these ideas are reflected in and created by works of art and architecture from the years 1300-1580. Prerequisite: ARTH 2203 ARTH 2223  or WS 2013 . Same as ARTH 4053 .
  
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    WS 4063 Psychology of Diversity


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Provides an overview of many of the psychological and social issues facing marginalized and majority groups in the United States. Applies psychological theories and principles to understand the role of culture in human social behavior within a variety of contexts. Same as PSY 4063 .
  
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    WS 4123 Colloquium in Women’s and Gender Studies


    (3 hours)
    Colloquium on a specific theme, time period, theory, or theorist in Women’s and Gender Studies. Emphasis on critical analysis of significant works within the field. Prerequisites: WS 2013  and WS 3113 , or permission of instructor.
  
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    WS 4143 Men and Women at War: A History of Europe in the 20th Century


    (3 hours)
    Explore how gender norms changed over the course of the twentieth century in Europe and how this conflict impacted European history. Same as HIST 4263 .
  
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    WS 4153 Women and Health


    (3 hours)
    The changing role of women in the medical system as patients, practitioners, and health care providers; the politics of women’s health care activism; inequality in the health care system; the relationship of various social institutions (family, religion, the economy, and the media) to women’s health. Prerequisite: SOC 1033  or SOC 3703  or WS 2013  or permission of instructor. Same as SOC 4153 .
  
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    WS 4163 Sociology of Bodies


    (3 hours)
    Examines social forces that shape human bodies. Explores how people use their bodies to perform identities, ways bodies are subject to regulations, surveillance and control, and ways that people use their bodies to resist cultural mandates about how bodies are supposed to look or behave. Prerequisite: SOC 1033 . Same as SOC 4163 .
  
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    WS 4223 Qualitative Methods of Sociological Research


    (3 hours)
    Techniques of gathering, recording, and analyzing qualitative data. Emphasis on unstructured field observations, intensive interviewing, organized field notes, and generating theory through analysis. Prerequisite: SOC 1033  with grade of C or higher or permission of instructor. Same as SOC 4123 .
  
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    WS 4333 A Magnificent Art: The Court 1400-1750


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Investigates the ways in which art was used by rulers and courtiers to create and maintain political, social and personal identities. Examines individual courts throughout Europe and address themes such as magnificence, collecting, humanism, and the roles of women and artists at court. Prerequisite: ARTH 2203 , ARTH 2223 , WS 2013  or permission of instructor. Same as ARTH 4333 .
  
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    WS 4383 Queer Theory/Queer Lives


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Investigates queer theory and Historical experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people as addressed in historical and empirical studies, narratives, film and activism. Explores how queer sexual identities intersect with race, class, gender, ethnicity, age and disability. Areas of inquiry include identity, family, media representation, heterosexism and LGBTIQ social movements.
  
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    WS 4463 Homosexuality and Musical Theatre


    (3 hours)
    In-depth study of the world of musical theatre and the inclusion and support of persons in the LGBTQ community beginning with the ancient Greeks up to the modern day. Special attention will be given to significant musical theatre works by members of the LBGTQ community. Same as THEA 4463 .
  
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    WS 4473 The Sacred Feminine


    (3 hours)
    An introduction to how various cultures have used the feminine mode and the pair, masculine-feminine, as ways to respond to ultimate reality. Materials from Taoism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, prehistoric culture, and ancient Sumeria are considered in light of 1) the sacred body, 2) the sacred dance, and 3) sacred psychology. Same as REL 4473 .
  
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    WS 4843 Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies


    (3 hours) CDGS
  
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    WS 4863 Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies II


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Advanced study of special issues in Women’s and Gender Studies that enhances, supplements, or extends regular course offerings. May include courses that are occasionally cross-listed with those of other academic units, one-time offerings, and experimental offerings. Prerequisite: WS 2013  or permission of instructor.
  
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    WS 4973 Seminar


    (3 hours) CDGS
    Requires students to apply knowledge and skills learned in previous Women’s and Gender Studies courses to original research projects, internships, and/or service learning opportunities. Students will demonstrate proficiency through writing and oral presentations. Prerequisites: WS 2013 , WS 3113 , and at least six hours in Women’s and Gender Studies electives, or permission of instructor.
  
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    WS 4993 Independent Study


    (3 hours)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
  
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    WS 5013 Theory and Methodologies


    (3 hours)
    An interdisciplinary study of methods, analyses, and critiques used in women’s and gender studies across a range of traditional disciplines, including history, art, humanities, sciences, education, health, economics, law, etc. Students will read and discuss how scholars rethink analytic paradigms and create new theoretical models to guide their work.
  
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    WS 5023 Global Gender Formation


    (3 hours)
    Introduces key concepts, debates, and projects of global and transnational work in women’s and gender studies, including the geographies and temporality that undergird knowledge on global/transnational issues; projects situated in various national and transnational contexts; institutional and policy structures that operate in the name of global women’s rights; and critical responses to economic globalization.
  
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    WS 5033 ProSeminar: Women’s and Gender Studies


    (3 hours)
    An introduction to scholarship in, and the profession of, women’s and gender studies, including coverage of the major theoretical debates and issues in the field and training in academic scholarship and professional procedures.
  
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    WS 5863 Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies


    (3 hours)
    Advanced study of special women’s and gender studies field-specific topics, involving such concepts and practices as interdisciplinary (e.g., models, case studies, communication patterns), intersectionality (e.g., national or international demographics; global, regional or local coalitions; intra-familial patterns), and experiential/connected learning (e.g., best practices, historical development, pedagogies), not covered in listed courses.
 

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