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Course ID:WMST 1000. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminars on Women's Studies and Gender
Course
Description:
This course will expose students to current research in women's and gender studies by requiring them to attend seminars sponsored or approved by the Women's Studies Program.
Athena Title:WMST SEMINAR
Nontraditional Format:One hour seminar. Students may take this course in conjunction with their enrollment in a 3-credit women's studies class. Students are required to attend eight seminars and to write eight response papers for one credit hour.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WMST 1110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Perspectives on Women in the United States
Course
Description:
Experiences of women in selected racial and ethnic communities: Latinas/Chicanas, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other women in contemporary United States.
Athena Title:Multicul Perspect Women in US
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 1110E, WMST 1110H
Nontraditional Format:none
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 1110H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Perspectives on Women in the United States (Honors)
Course
Description:
Experiences of women in selected racial and ethnic communities: Latinas/Chicanas, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other women in contemporary United States.
Athena Title:Multicul Perspect Women US Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 1110, WMST 1110E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 1110E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Perspectives on Women in the United States
Course
Description:
Experiences of women in selected racial and ethnic communities: Latinas/Chicanas, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other women in contemporary United States.
Athena Title:MULTICULT WOM IN US
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 1110, WMST 1110H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Women's Studies
Course
Description:
The study of women of diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds. Topics include contemporary concerns within women's studies: labor markets, health, reproduction, socialization, language, media representations, law, and public policy.
Athena Title:INTRO WOMEN STUDIES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 2010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 2010H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Women's Studies (Honors)
Course
Description:
The study of women of diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds. Topics include contemporary concerns within women's studies: labor markets, health, reproduction, socialization, language, media representations, law, and public policy.
Athena Title:INTRO WOMEN STUDIES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 2010
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 2300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Course
Description:
Literature, memoir, and readings from various disciplines on LGBTQ history, politics, health, philosophies, and cultures. Understanding sexualities as historical, personal, and political, we will critically engage homophobia, heterosexism, and oppressions within LGBTQ communities. Highlighting African American, Asian American, Latina American, and Native American cultures, the course also incorporates international and transnational perspectives.
Athena Title:Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3010W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Feminist Readings
Course
Description:
Students will learn basic methods of feminist critical reading. This will prepare them to better read and understand feminist theory. Topics will include feminist critical thinking, media literacy and criticism, and text interpretation, including both written and multimedia texts.
Athena Title:CRIT FEMINIST READ
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 3010
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages). The instructor and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision. Just as it takes multiple readings to fully understand a text, it takes multiple revisions to craft a text that fully articulates an argument. Because of this, we will be taking advantage of the knowledge present in the classroom by engaging in peer review and revision of all papers. Students will be required to do peer reviews and revisions of written work. At the end of the semester, students will gather the final version of four essays into a portfolio along with a 2-3 page introductory essay. Behind them, they will be expected to include the previous drafts/comments of the four essays. The portfolio will serve as the final project for the course.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Feminist Readings
Course
Description:
Students will learn basic methods of feminist critical reading. This will prepare them to better read and understand feminist theory. Topics will include feminist critical thinking, media literacy and criticism, and text interpretation, including both written and multimedia texts.
Athena Title:Critical Feminist Readings
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 3010W
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:LGBTQ Studies
Course
Description:
Investigation of same-sex desire, heterosexuality, homosexuality, and the regulation of sexual identities across different racial/ethnic and class/regional communities. Focusing on Native American, African American, Latino, Asian American, and international studies, with texts from law, anthropology, history, film, fiction, and theory.
Athena Title:LGBTQ STUDIES
Prerequisite:Third-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality
Course
Description:
Interdiciplinary examination of social issues of race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality as they contribute to the lives and identity formation of diverse women in the United States. Special attention paid to African American, Asian American, Latin American, and Native American women.
Athena Title:GNDR RACE CLASS SEX
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Issues in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Topics of scholarly interest on women and gender from interdisciplinary perspectives. Assumes no prior background in women's studies.
Athena Title:ISSUES IN WMST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Popular Culture
Course
Description:
Examination of popular culture, highlighting analyses of gendered representations as they intersect key cultural moments. Throughout the course, students will draw from relevant current events, feminist cultural studies scholarship, and personal experience to discuss social identity, production and consumption, regulation, and representation.
Athena Title:GENDER POP CULTURE
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 3270S. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Gendered Politics of Food
Course
Description:
Examination of ways in which food relates to gender, race, and class. We will discuss ongoing debates about food insecurity, food production, consumption, and food waste.
Athena Title:Gendered Politics of Food
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 3500W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
Examination of the meaning of feminism within the Caribbean context. The ways in which race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, and other factors affect the formation of Caribbean women's identities in the modern world.
Athena Title:WOMEN IN CARIBBEAN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST(LACS) 3500
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
This course covers a range of issues affecting women in the various parts of the Caribbean region. It examines the meaning of feminism within the Caribbean context. It considers the ways in which race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, and other factors affect the formation of Caribbean women's identities in the modern world.
Athena Title:Women in the Caribbean
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 3500W, LACS 3500W
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Feminist Theories
Course
Description:
The historical origins, philosophical assumptions, and political implications of contemporary feminist theories, including conservative, liberal, radical and ecological feminist theories.
Athena Title:FEMINIST THEORIES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4010W
Prerequisite:WMST 3010 or WMST 3010W
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4010W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Feminist Theories
Course
Description:
The historical origins, philosophical assumptions, and political implications of contemporary feminist theories, including conservative, liberal, radical, and ecological feminist theories.
Athena Title:FEMINIST THEORIES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4010/6010
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages). The instructor and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:WMST 3010 or WMST 3010W
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4011W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Research in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Exploration of the assumptions and procedures of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with specific attention to the purposes and processes of generating knowledge about women, gender, and feminism. Investigation and comparison of various qualitative and quantitative approaches, including narratives, ethnographies, and surveys.
Athena Title:RESEARCH IN WMST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4011
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages). The instructor and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Research in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Exploration of the assumptions and procedures of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with specific attention to the purposes and processes of generating knowledge about women, gender, and feminism. Investigation and comparison of various qualitative and quantitative approaches, including narratives, ethnographies, and surveys.
Athena Title:Understanding Research in WMST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4011W
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(AFAM) 4060/6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Black Feminism
Course
Description:
Examination of the ideas and practices of black feminists and womanists. Students will examine African communities within the diaspora, particularly the historical and contemporary debates of black women in the United States, including black womanhood, sexual mythologies and vulnerabilities, class distinctions, and the origins of black feminist thought.
Athena Title:BLACK FEMINISM
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Pre or Corequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:North American Asian Feminisms
Course
Description:
Interdisciplinary analysis of the lives of North American Asians from a feminist perspective. In the course, students will be encouraged to critically assess the category of "Asian American" and philosophical notions and political implications of North American Asian feminisms. Students will analyze gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation.
Athena Title:ASIANFEM
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Queer Theories
Course
Description:
Examination of the historical origins, philosophical positions, and political implications of contemporary queer theories and consideration of various examples from the field comparatively.
Athena Title:QUEERTHEORY
Undergraduate Prerequisite:WMST 3010
Graduate Prerequisite:WMST 7010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4120/6120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sex, Politics, Science, and Reproduction
Course
Description:
Examination of the science, lived experience, and politics of sexed and gendered bodies. Topics include feminist critiques of sex differences research and evolutionary theory, the role of rhetorical language in the biological sciences, the history of obstetrics and midwifery, race and reproductive justice, the politics of infertility and prenatal genetic testing, ecology and the maternal body, and the science and medicine of sex, gender, and sexuality.
Athena Title:SEX POL SCI REPRO
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4130/6130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Transnational Perspectives on Women and Gender
Course
Description:
Explores gender construction and identity formation in international perspective. Case studies may be drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Topics include theories and methodologies for examining gender relations in cross-cultural perspective, political and socio- economic status of women, gender ideologies and symbolic representations, women's activism.
Athena Title:TRANSNATIONAL WOMEN
Undergraduate Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4140/6140. 3 hours.
Course Title:French Feminisms
Course
Description:
Traces the development of feminism in France, beginning with Simone de Beauvoir's path-breaking book The Second Sex and including such authors as Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous, and Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig, Antoinette Fouque and others.
Athena Title:FRENCH FEMINISMS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Graduate Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4170S/6170S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environment, Gender, Race, and Class
Course
Description:
Examination of the ways in which the environment, gender, race, and class are categorized. Students will critically evaluate notions of gender, race, and class as they relate to the environment. We will discuss ongoing debates about development, population, production, consumption, ecofeminism, environmental justice, and environmental racism.
Athena Title:ENV GDR RACE CLA
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 25-50% of overall instructional time.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:WMST 3010 or WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4250H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Women's Studies (Honors)
Course
Description:
Ongoing and current topics of scholarly interest in women's studies.
Athena Title:SPEC TOP IN WMST H
Prerequisite:(WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4250/6250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Ongoing and current topics of scholarly interest in women's studies.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS IN WMST
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women and Music
Course
Description:
Roles of women in music, including the history of women musicians in western art music, world cultures, and popular music. Gender studies in music.
Athena Title:WOMEN AND MUSIC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MUSI 4250/6250
Prerequisite:Third year- or fourth year-student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(WMST)(LACS) 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Course
Description:
The diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender located within an economic, social, and political context. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Athena Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Music Video
Course
Description:
Examination of music videos from the 1980s until the present. Music videos will be treated as texts from which we can glean cultural understanding as well as explore new ways of analyzing aesthetic communication and musical meaning.
Athena Title:Gender and Music Video
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4310W, MUSI 4310W
Prerequisite:Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(MUSI) 4310W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender and Music Video
Course
Description:
Examination of music videos from the 1980s until the present. Music videos will be treated as texts from which we can glean cultural understanding as well as explore new ways of analyzing aesthetic communication and musical meaning.
Athena Title:GENDER MUSIC VIDEO
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latina Studies
Course
Description:
The study of Latina lives from a feminist perspective. Examination of research and writing about the lives of Latina women with a particular focus on the dynamics of communities in the United States, immigration, cultural values regarding gender, and effects of poverty and violence.
Athena Title:LATINA STUDIES
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(WMST) 4600/6600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Women
Course
Description:
Women as the subject of psychological inquiry. Topics include personality theory, psychopathology, psychological aspects of reproductive health, psychological reaction to being victimized, and life crises.
Athena Title:PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4690/6690. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Sexuality
Course
Description:
Examining the phenomenon of sexuality historically opens up rich questions about the motors of change over time, the nature of power, the limits of social variation, and even about knowledge itself. We use this subject matter to consider historical method and to analyze, research, communicate and persuade in written work.
Athena Title:History of Sexuality
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4690W
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4690W. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Sexuality
Course
Description:
Examining the phenomenon of sexuality historically opens up rich questions about the motors of change over time, the nature of power, the limits of social variation, and even about knowledge itself. We use this subject matter to consider historical method and to analyze, research, communicate and persuade in written work.
Athena Title:HISTORY OF SEX
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4690/6690
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages). The instructor and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:WMST 4010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4900W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory and Practice
Course
Description:
Advanced study of issues concerning women of diverse backgrounds, including women's health, employment, reproduction, sexuality, marriage and family, media representation, and socialization. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical thinking along with application of knowledge and/or advocacy.
Athena Title:SEN SEM THEORY PRAC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4900
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision. Students will be required to submit drafts of papers and work in peer reviews throughout the semester. To grasp the process of writing, students will be expected to submit their written work in stages and to revise their drafts of papers.
Prerequisite:(WMST 4010 or WMST 4010W) and (WMST 4011 or WMST 4011W)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory and Practice
Course
Description:
Advanced study of issues concerning women of diverse backgrounds, including women's health, employment, reproduction, sexuality, marriage and family, media representation, and socialization. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical thinking along with application of knowledge and/or advocacy.
Athena Title:SEN SEM:THEORY/PRAC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 4900W
Prerequisite:(WMST 4010 or WMST 4010W) and (WMST 4011 or WMST 4011W)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4950. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Studies in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Readings and independent research closely supervised by a faculty member on a specific interdisciplinary topic in women's studies.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDIES
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major field or in a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 5000. 1-3 hours.
Course Title:Internship in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Supervised professional practice in an organization, agency, or business where women's leadership skills may be developed.
Athena Title:INTERNSHIP IN WMST
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WMST 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Introduction to Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Introduction to the discipline of women's studies for those graduate students with little or no background in the field. Topics of study include labor markets, health, reproduction, socialization, language, media representations, law, and public policy.
Athena Title:GRAD INTRO TO WMST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 6000
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 7060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Black Women's Narratives
Course
Description:
Theoretical and methodological issues in the study and use of black women's narratives. The course also focuses on how gender, ethnicity, culture, class, and sociohistorical context are reflected in various kinds of narrative texts.
Athena Title:BLACK WOMEN'S NARR
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 7070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Ethnography
Course
Description:
Ethnographic research and writing and how it is shaped by gender, race, class, and other markers of social difference. Issues of identity politics, power relationships, ethical dilemmas, and representational strategies will be explored. Students will engage in critical reading of classic and contemporary ethnographies and term projects entailing qualitative methods.
Athena Title:FEM ETHNOGRAPHY
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 7770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Proseminar on Teaching Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Materials, techniques, and objectives for teaching undergraduate courses in women's studies. Will include an explanation of feminist pedagogies and information about creating lectures, leading discussions, sparking critical thought, and assessing student learning.
Athena Title:TEACHING IN WMST
Nontraditional Format:This course cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the program of study for a graduate degree/certificate.
Pre or Corequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:WMST 7950. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Research in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Readings and independent research closely supervised by a faculty member on a specified interdisciplinary topic in women's studies.
Athena Title:DIR RSCH IN WMST
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women and the Construction of Knowledge
Course
Description:
Feminist perspectives on epistemology, thinking, learning, and the production of knowledge; inclusiveness of academic disciplines to women's lives and experiences; the question of whether distinct feminist methods exist within academic disciplines; and women's status as participants in disciplines and universities.
Athena Title:WOMEN & CONST KNOW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 7010
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8011. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Research Methods
Course
Description:
The assumptions and procedures of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with specific attention to the purposes and processes of generating knowledge about women, gender, and feminism. Investigation and comparison of various qualitative and quantitative approaches, including narratives, ethnographies, and surveys.
Athena Title:FEM RESEARCH METHOD
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 7020
Prerequisite:WMST 7010 or WMST 8020
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Theories
Course
Description:
Seminar covering topics of scholarly interest in advanced feminist theory.
Athena Title:Feminist Theories
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Transnational Gender Studies
Course
Description:
Exploration of gender construction and identity formation in transnational perspective. Topics include theories and methodologies for examining gender relations in cross-cultural perspective, political and socioeconomic status of women, gender ideologies and symbolic representations, and women's activism.
Athena Title:TRANSNAT GENDER
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRMC(WMST) 8070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Media Culture and Diversity
Course
Description:
Exploration of the intersections of media culture (i.e., production, representation, consumption, and identity), commercial media imperatives, social constructions of race and gender, and consumer culture. Students engage in media analysis and criticism. Scholarship on race, gender, and media. Media literacy and activism are vital components of the course.
Athena Title:MEDIA AND DIVERSITY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:LGBTQ Studies
Course
Description:
Investigation of same-sex desire, heterosexuality, homosexuality, and the regulation of sexual identities across different racial/ethnic and class/regional communities. Focusing on Native American, African American, Latino, Asian American, and international studies, with texts from law, anthropology, history, film, fiction, and theory.
Athena Title:LGBTQ STUDIES
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:WMST 8020 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EADU(WMST) 8180. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Pedagogy
Course
Description:
An examination of the major feminist theories discussed in contemporary literature in relation to educational structures and processes. Includes feminist analyses of education, theories of feminist pedagogy, impact of positionality on teaching and learning, and women's learning and development.
Athena Title:FEMINIST PEDAGOGY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 8250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics Seminar in Women's Studies
Course
Description:
Ongoing and current topics of scholarly interest in Women's Studies.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS SEM WMS
Nontraditional Format:Students will write a research paper on a specific area of scholarship covered in the class.
Prerequisite:WMST 7010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(WMST) 8290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Global Perspectives on Gender
Course
Description:
Analysis of diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender and its relationship to social, economic, political, and ideological spheres. Case studies may be drawn from Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Athena Title:GLOBAL GENDER
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EDEC(WMST) 8400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Perspectives in Elementary Education
Course
Description:
Readings in feminist theories, research, and pedagogies focused on the experiences of children, families, and teachers in the context of elementary education. Students will engage feminist theories in their analyses of language, curricula, classroom practices, policies, media, and/or subjectivities in educational settings.
Athena Title:FEM PERSP ELEM ED
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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