XII. Course Descriptions

Women's Studies

College of Arts

WMST*1000 Introduction to Women's Studies F (3-0) [0.50]
An introduction to the methods and analyses of Women's Studies. An interdisciplinary feminist and multicultural examination of research about women and the gendered nature of societies and cultures. Areas of inquiry may include psychology, law, science, culture, work, family, violence, health, and sexuality.
Equate(s): ISS*2200, WMST*2200
WMST*2000 Women and Representation W (3-0) [0.50]
An interdisciplinary analysis of the role gender plays in representation, drawing on areas such as television, film, music, literature, visual arts, ethnography, medicine and law. International and cross-cultural perspectives included.
WMST*3000 Feminist Theory and Methods F (3-0) [0.50]
A comparative and critical examination of feminist theories and their methodological implications, including contributions of and tensions between various feminisms. Special attention to contemporary developments in the field.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (1of ISS*2200, WMST*1000, WMST*2200), (0.50 additional credits from Women's Studies List A), (1 of ARTH*2480, DRMA*2300, ENGL*2120, PHIL*2060, POLS*2000, SOAN*2400)
WMST*3010 Gender and Diversity W (3-0) [0.50]
An examination of studies of the interaction of gender with race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and other axes of difference as they position women within systems of power. Students will compare and assess contemporary theories, approaches, and research that address together gender and diversity issues and problems.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including WMST*1000, WMST*2000, 0.50 additional credits from Women's Studies List A
WMST*4010 Seminar in Women's Studies W (3-0) [0.50]
The framework of the course will be provided by a series of unresolved issues or challenging questions regarding women which will call upon the students' critical, evaluative, and integrative abilities. The content will largely depend upon the students' backgrounds within the program and their other major areas of study.
Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits including WMST*1000, WMST*2000 and 1.00 additional credits from Women's Studies List A at the 3000 level or above.
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