498r Individual Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisite: approval of the coordinator and the department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Group Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisite: approval of the coordinator and the department head.
WOMENS STUDIES COURSES (WSTU)
200 Introduction to Womens Studies (3)
An examination of human experience from a feminist perspective. An exploration of the ways in which women have been defined and have defined themselves. A multi-disciplinary teaching context with focus on womens self identity, womens identity in families, and womens identity in society. Prerequisite: English 121.
202 Womens Issues in South Asia (3)
A survey of contemporary issues for women in South Asia. On demand.
222 Womens Health Issues (3)
A review of current literature and discussion of issues affecting contemporary womens health. The course will introduce the biological, psychological, social, economic, and cultural factors which affect the health of women in Western society. Students will be challenged to examine their attitudes on controversial issues such as birth control, childbirth alternatives, abortion, womens self image, and aspects of aging. On demand. Prerequisite: English 122 or its equivalent. Open to non-majors. May be registered as Nursing 222. Credit not allowed in both Nursing 222 and Womens Studies 222.
295 Violence Against Women (3)
Examines a variety of forms of violence against women in the United States including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. Explores how violence against women has been minimized in society and how the criminal justice system has rarely developed effective ways to address these types of crimes. May be registered as Criminal Justice 295. Credit not allowed in both Criminal Justice 295 and Womens Studies 295.
301 French Women Writers in Translation (3)
Contributions of French women writers to the social, economic and political institutions of French culture. Readings from literary selections in several genres. Topics studied are gender roles, systems of authority, masculine/feminine representations of reality, and the concept of feminine writing. On demand. Prerequisite: English 121 or 122. No foreign language credit. May be registered as Modern Languages (MLNG) 301. Credit not allowed in both Modern Languages 301 and Womens Studies 301.
302 Latin American Women Writers in Translation (3)
Contributions of Latin American women writers to the social, economic, and political institutions of Latin American culture. Readings from literary selections in several genres. Topics will include gender roles, systems of authority, masculine/feminine representations of reality, and the concept of feminine writing. On demand. Prerequisite: English 121 or 122. No foreign language credit. May be registered as Modern Languages 302. Credit not allowed in both Modern Languages 302 and Womens Studies 302.
304 Gender in the Workplace (3)
The impact of gender in the workplace. A close study of cultural factors as they pertain to modern attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning working men and women. Prerequisite: English 122. May be registered as PANM 304. Credit not allowed in both Womans Studies 304 and PANM 304.
305 Sex and Gender (3)
Evolutionary and cross-cultural analysis of formation of sex and gender in human societies, with special focus on the relative status of women, and the development of masculine and feminine differences in communication and activities. Prerequisite: Anthropology 152 or 207 or 208 or 210, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Anthropology 305. Credit not allowed in both Anthropology 305 and Womens Studies 305.
307 Gender and Society (3)
Analysis of how ideas about gender are socially constructed and the importance of women-centered theories on this approach; the interplay of gender and various social structures including education, religion, politics, family, health, work and sexuality. Prerequisite: 3 hours Sociology or approval of instructor. May be registered as Sociology 307. Credit not allowed in both Sociology 307 and Womens Studies 307.
324 Race, Gender and the Media (3)
Examines the roles of ethnic minorities and women as members and consumers of the media. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing or approval of instructor. May be registered as Communication 324. Credit not allowed in both Communication 324 and WomensStudies 324.
331 American Women Writers (3)
A survey of American women writers of the 20th century. On demand.
Prerequisite: English 122. May be registered as English 331. Credit not allowed in both English 331 and Womens Studies 331.
336 Women in Politics (3)
An examination of the role and status of women in the American political system. Special emphasis given to the impact of selected public policies upon women. On demand. May be registered as Political Science 336. Credit not allowed in both Political Science 336 and Womens Studies 336.
366 Goddess Traditions (3)
A cross-cultural survey of major goddess traditions of wide geographic distribution, this course addresses implications of what it means to talk about deities using female terminologies and associations. The seminar format involves reading, discussion, writing, and original research. May be registered as Religion 366. Credit not allowed in both Religion 366 and Womens Studies 366.
417 Women in the Economy (3)
The role of women in the U.S. economy. An economic analysis of womens labor force participation, discrimination against women in the labor market, womens paid and unpaid work, the child care industry, and female poverty. On demand. Prerequisites: 101, 102 or approval of instructor. May be registered as History 417. Credit not allowed in both History 417 and Womens Studies 417.
422 European Womens History to 1800 (3)
A survey of the history of European women in the medieval and early modern eras. Topics covered will include pre-modern ideas about gender and women; womens role in and relationship to religion; womens work; womens position within the household; the effect of class, marital status, and urban vs. rural residence on women; the emergence of womens rights; and the effect of historical changes such as the Reformation and capitalism on the condition of women. May be registered as History 422. Credit not allowed in both History 422 and Womens Studies 422.
424 African Americans Womens History (3)
Survey concentrating on the central themes in African American Womens history. Course includes such topics as gender roles in Africa, the slave experience, feminism, and popular culture. May be registered as History 424. Credit not allowed in both Womens Studies 424 and History 424.
425 Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (3)
This course is intended to provide an overview of womens involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and professionals. Considerable attention will be given to women as victims of crime, the social system and the criminal justice process. On demand. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 110 or completion of social science general education requirement or approval of instructor. May be registered as Criminal Justice 425. Credit not allowed in both Criminal Justice 425 and Womens Studies 425.
434 Politics of Child Care (3)
An examination of child care policy in the United States and its implications for public policy making in general. May be registered as Political Science 434. Credit not allowed in both Political Science 434 and Womens Studies 434.
445r Major American Figures (3)
A reading course in the works of a major American writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. On demand. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree. May be registered as English 445r only when the content focuses on female authors.