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Women's Studies (WMST)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1020. Intellectual Community: Women in Sports. 3. [(none)<>I, L] An overview of the role of American women in sports. Studies concepts about women, sports, and society in contemporary and historical perspectives. Topics include: history of women in sports, physiological, social and cultural considerations, media image, and careers. Cross listed with HLSC 1020. Prerequisites: none.

1030. Social Justice in the 21st Century. 3. [{none}<>I, D] Appropriate for students interested in diversity and social justice. Topics covered through an interdisciplinary study of people and society range from identity, critical thinking, empowerment, role models, stereotyping, institutional discrimination, and tolerance. The key lynchpin is active participation in the development and maintenance of just communities.  Cross listed with AAST/ AMST/ CHST/ AIST 1030.  Enrollment preference will be given to We The People FIG students.

1080. Introduction to Women's Studies. 3. [C1<>CH, D] An introduction to key issues in women's studies. A topical examination of women's participation in, and relationship to, institutions of society, such as family and school, as well as processes and activities, such as work, art, literature and politics in historical and cross-cultural analysis. Cross listed with ENGL 1080. (Offered both semesters)

1090. Women in Contemporary Society. 1. [(none)<>I] Exposes students to the major questions in Women's Studies. Examines women's participation in, and relationship to, institutions and society, such as family and school, as well as activities such as work, art, literature and politics in historical analysis. Prerequisites: none.

1900 [4510]. Women and Leadership. 3. [C2<>O, L] Focuses on women's leadership locally, nationally, and internationally. Course readings explore grassroots women's leadership, values in leadership, theoretical, historical and cultural aspects of leadership, and women's international political leadership. Cross listed with SOWK 1900.

2000. Introduction to LGBTQ/NS Studies. 2. [(none)<>C, D] Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and New Sexuality Studies (LGBTQ/NS) explores the interdisciplinary study of sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations and social institutions. Primary among its concerns is the study of the lives, the politics, and the creative work of sexual minorities. Prerequisites: none.

2001. Gender and Ethnicity in Science. 3. Covers factors affecting the performance and retention of women and ethnic minority students in science careers, and science as a social construct. Cross listed with CHST 2001. Prerequisites: none.

2060. Topics in Women's Studies. 1-4 (Max. 6). Popular and current topics in women's studies.

2070. Gender and Religion. 3. Aims to help students understand how religion constructs and reinforces gender roles in religion and society. Looks at traditional gender roles in Christianity and the transformation they have undergone in the past century or so. Cross listed with RELI 2070.

2135. Women and Aging. 3. [C2<>(none)] Focuses on women and the aging process with emphasis given to both the problems and promises of aging. Topics to be explored within a multicultural, sociological framework include the definition of self, relationships, community, health and health care, work and service, retirement, economic realities and new perspectives on aging. Cross listed with FCSC/SOC 2135. Prerequisites: ENGL/SOC/WMST 1080 or SOC 1000 or FCSC/NURS/SOC 2120.

2389. History of Women in the American West. 3. [(none)<>D] Surveys the roots of society's marginal historical depiction of women in the American West from the colonial period through the twentieth century. From the perspective of race, class, ethnicity, and gender, the course focuses on the development of a multi-dimensional understanding of women's roles using an interdisciplinary approach. Cross listed with HIST 2389. Prerequisites: none.

2420 [2500]. Women and Politics. 3. [C2<>(none)] Describes and compares status and political activity of women in America with those of women in other societies in order to explore causes, methods and results of political involvement by women. Cross listed with POLS 2420. Prerequisite: POLS 1000 or consent of instructor.

2700. Gender and Disability. 3. [(none)<>D] Disability studies draws upon critical theory to investigate disability as a discursive construction. Investigates how intersecting conceptions of disability and gender have shaped cultural meanings and the social positioning of specific groups, especially women with disabilities. Topics include non-normative embodiment, issues of representation and subjectivity, and the politics of health, sexuality, and care. Cross listed with WIND 2700. Prerequisites: none.

3050. Cultures of Nature in the United States 3. [C1, W2<>(none)] Uses artistic, philosophical, historical and literary material to investigate how ideas about and representations of nature have changed over time in the U.S. Culminates in an examination of a wide range of contemporary environmental ideas within this broad historical and cultural context. Cross listed with ENR/AMST 3050. Prerequisite: 2000-level course in one of the following departments: AMST, American history, American literature, or a 2000-level course approved for the ENR program.

3150. Feminist Christian Thought. 3. [C1<>(none)] In recent decades Christianity has undergone important changes with regard to the place of women in the church. Addresses historical and theological discussions that have accompanied those changes. Also addresses how feminism and religion affect one's belief system. Cross listed with RELI 3150. Prerequisites: junior standing and at least one course in women's studies or religious studies.

3200. Perspectives in Chicana Studies 3. [(none)<>D] An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the history, culture, gender relations, and contemporary political, economic status of Chicanas/Mexican American women. Examines the origins, development of Chicana studies as a major emphasis in Chicano/Chicana studies. Cross listed with CHST 3200. Prerequisite: CHST 1100.

3300. Gender Development. 3. Examines the development of gender roles and sex differences. Incorporates developmental, clinical and social psychological perspectives. Includes examination of biological, social and cultural factors on gender development; conceptualizations of masculinity, femininity and androgyny; differences in play behavior in boys and girls; evaluation of psychological measurement and research regarding gender development and sex differences. Cross listed with PSYC 3300. Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 or 4300.

3400. Popular Music and Sexualities. 3. [(none)<>CH, D] Looks at ways in which popular music has intersected with sexual and gendered identities as a means and expression of both oppression and liberation. Cross listed with AMST 3400. Prerequisite: WA.

3500. Gender and Society. 3. [W2, C2<>WB] Examines the social construction of gender using interdisciplinary methods of analysis. Generally students will find that the readings and assignments emphasize the importance of denaturalizing the gender stereotypes and norms that impact women's and men's lives. Intersections between gender, race, class, age, and sexual orientation are examined within the context of both American and global cultures. Cross listed with POLS 3500. Prerequisite: WMST 1080 or cross listed equivalent. (Normally offered once a year)

3610. Non-Western Women Writers. 3. [C1, G1<>(none)] Examines literature written by women in non-western cultures. The geographical region, time period, and genres of literature may vary by semester. Analyzes representations of such topics as family, marriage, sexuality, community, and colonialism as expressed in fiction, drama, literary non-fiction, and/or poetry. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or WMST 1080; junior standing.

3650. Contemporary US Immigrant Women Writers. 3. [(none)<>CH, D] A study of contemporary American literature (fiction, autobiography, and poetry) by Mexican, Caribbean (Haitian and Dominican) and Arab immigrant women and daughters of immigrant parents. Film, other visual arts, and a range of essays enrich students' analysis of the literary texts. Prerequisite: WMST 1080, or WA, or junior standing.

3710. Gender: Humanities Focus. 3. [C1<>CH] Explores how men and women are imaged differently, studying the influence of representation on gender (including representations in literature, film, art, popular culture, and/or performance). Sharpens students' ability to analyze texts and images and investigate those texts' messages about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class. Cross listed with ENGL/ ART/ HIST 3710. Prerequisite: WMST 1080 or ENGL 1010. (Offered once a year)

3800. Chicanas/os in Contemporary Society. 3. [(none)<>CS, D] Focuses on three major movements within the Chicana/o community; labor, nationalism, and feminism. Students will assess these three movements to determine what role they have played in transforming the social conditions and political identity of the Chicana/o and Latina/o population in the US. Cross listed with AMST/CHST 3800. Prerequisites: CHST 1100 or WMST 1080 or AMST 2010.

4050. Minority Sexual/Gender Identity Issues in Education. 3. How youth of minority sexual and gender identities have been educated: the challenges they experience in U.S. K-16 schools, the risk factors related to academic success (health, safety, and emotional well being), and strategies to create safe, caring, and inclusive learning environments for all youth. Dual listed with EDCI 5050; cross listed with EDCI 4050. Prerequisites: completion of WA and WMST 2000 with C or better or instructor approval.

4100. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [(none)<>CA, D] Designed to provide an overview of United States Latina/o Theater.  Through a variety of delivery methods, students are instructed on the various categories that directly impact U.S. Latina/o Theater such as political theatre, gay/lesbian theatre, border issues, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Cross listed with CHST 4100. Dual listed with WMST 5100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of CHST or WMST.

4155 [4920, 4950]. Women, War and Health. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, G] Focuses on the physical and psychological health of women and children as influenced by armed conflict. Examines the psychosocial, public health, and socioeconomic effects of living in contemporary war zones or conditions of threatened war. Key international documents that address effects upon women and children are discussed in order to evaluate feminist initiatives to prevent and mediate the consequences of war. Dual listed with WMST 5155; cross listed with INST/NURS 4155. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course. (Offered every other year)

4175 [4940]. Gender, Women, and Health. 3. [G1, C2<>CS, G] Focuses on issues of gender, women and health, including the effects of gender bias in medical research and health care practices and policies. Health care issues of specific concern to women, both nationally and internationally will be examined. Cross listed with INST/NURS 4175. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course. (Offered every other year)

4190. Women and the Bible. 3. Explores depictions, roles and statuses of women found in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Introduces ways biblical portraits of women have been used in more recent centuries to develop theologies of, by, and for women. Cross listed with RELI 4190. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

4200. Gender and Race in the Economy. 3. [(none)<>D] Focuses on the role gender and race play in the economy; specifically the way that gender and race affect economic outcomes for individuals in the United States. Cross listed with AGEC 4200. Dual listed with WMST 5200. Prerequisites: AGEC 1020 or equivalent, or SOC 1000, or WMST 1080, and WB.

4210. Feminist Research Methods. 3. Introduces students to feminist methods of research problem formulation,  data acquisition, analysis, and presentation of research findings regarding topics related to sex, gender and sexuality.  Requires students to participate in research projects. Dual listed with WMST 5210. Prerequisites: Nine hours of WMST or permission of the instructor.

4233. Race, Ethnicity, Gender in the Media. 3. [(none)<>D] Examines the role mass media play in the Black community using an African centered framework. Through a historical, sociological, and cultural analysis, students will develop a critical understanding of the way the mass media embraces white supremacy and uses stereotypes and prejudice to influence society's views about Black people. Dual listed with AAST 5233; cross listed with WMST 4233. Prerequisite: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000-level course, or three hours of any level of WMST courses, and junior/senior standing.

4240. Global Sex Work and Trafficking. 3. [(none)<>G] Drawing upon case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, this course explores the gendered intersections of power and privilege through the lens of sex work, broadly defined as the exchange of intimacy for something of value, and trafficking, defined as coerced forms of sex work. Dual listed with WMST/INST 5240. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses.

4300. The Politics of Sexuality. 3. [C1<>(none)] Addresses issue of how sexuality has become gendered with different meanings for both males and females as to reproductive behavior, especially how women's bodies are defined in sexual terms. Prerequisite: WMST 1080, 3500 or 3710. (Offered every other year)

4330. European Gender and Women's History. 3. [C2<>(none)] The experiences of women and the history of gender from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. Focuses on the changing notions of the masculine and the feminine through such historical episodes as the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 1110 or 2110.

4335. Women and Islam. 3. Examines women's lives in Islamic societies from the seventh century to the present in the Middle East and throughout the world. Themes include women's position in Islamic law, society and culture, Western images of Muslim women, veiling and Islamist movements, theoretical readings on power, gender and agency. Cross listed with HIST 4335, dual listed with WMST 5335. Prerequisites: 6 hours in women's studies, international studies, religious studies, or history.

4360. American Indian Women. 3. Explores the lives of American Indian women in a variety of contexts through time. The complexity and diversity of Indian women's experiences throughout history are emphasized. Much of the class concerns Indian women's lives within the reality of European American colonization and its consequences for Indian peoples. Cross listed with AIST/ SOC 4360. Prerequisites: 6 hours of 2000-level AIST classes.

4400. Women and Work. 3. [W3, C2<>WB] Surveys general patterns of women's paid and unpaid work in the U.S. and abroad. Offers reconceptualizations of the meaning of work in women's lives, as well as debates surrounding comparable worth, pay equity, women's work experience and women in the world economy. Cross listed with SOC 4400, dual listed with WMST 5400. Prerequisite: 6 hours of women's studies or sociology. (Offered once a year)

4450. Ecofeminism. 3. Focus is on issues of gender, women and ecology. Ecofeminist thinkers argue that there is no liberation for women and no solution to the ecological crisis without a fundamental shift in relationships of domination. Uniting the two movements results in a radical reshaping of modern socioeconomic relations. Dual listed with WMST 5450. Prerequisites: six credits from WMST, PHIL, and/or ENR.

4500 [650]. Special Topics in Women's Studies. 1-4 (Max. 12). Presents current research issues by visiting and regular faculty. Prerequisite: WMST 1080, 3500, 3710 or consent of instructor.

4520. Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Writing. 3. [(none)<>D, G] Increases knowledge of history, cultural representations, and understandings of gender in formerly colonized areas. It engages with the provocative contributions of postcolonial theory and advances comprehension of the different issues confronted by women, men, and sexual minorities. Literature in different regions of the world may be highlighted. Dual listed with WMST 5520. Prerequisites: any two English/writing courses, or any WMST course.

4540. Women, Crime and the Law. 3. [W3, C2<>(none)] Addresses status of women as offenders and as victims in society and in the criminal justice system. Considers special role of women as professionals in the criminal justice system. Cross listed with CRMJ/SOC 4540. Prerequisite: WMST/ SOC 1080, WMST/SOC 3500, or SOC 2400. (Offered every other year)

4580. Gender, Global Change, and Development. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, G] Examines the global intersections of gender and public policy through its analysis of five central themes: [1] international development discourse in practice; [2] feminized labor and migration; [3] women's unequal access to resources (including land ownership and education); [4] agricultural production and sustainability; [5] health, reproduction and mothering. Dual listed with WMST 5580; cross listed with INST 4580. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses. (Offered once a year)

4590. Women of India. 3. [[none]<>G] Introduces students to concepts that influence the daily lives of contemporary women from India.  Organized around two themes: how women have made history in India, and how today's women are performing, confronting and modifying cultural traditions. Prerequisites: WA and a CS or CH course.

4650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AMST/CHST/INST 4650. Dual listed with WMST 5650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

4675. U.S. Women of Color. 3. [(none)<>D] Examines in comparative perspective the social conditions that shape the experiences of Chicanas/Latinas in the U.S. Students gain an understanding of how the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality shape the lived experiences of U.S. women of color through ideological, economic, and political forces. Cross listed with AAST/CHST 4675. Prerequisite: junior standing and/or a combination of 3-6 hours of any level of CHST, WMST, or AAST coursework.

4700. Feminist Theories. 3. [C1, W3<>WC] Surveys contemporary feminist theories and places those theories within the framework of social, literary, and artistic criticism. Uses feminist theories to address questions such as nature of meaning in literature and artistic forms; construction of science; and identity of the individual as these phenomena are affected by gender construction. Prerequisite: 12 hours of women's studies. (Offered once a year)

4770. Gender and Film. 3. [C1<>(none)] Investigates gender construction in mainstream, mainly contemporary Hollywood cinema. Includes readings of seminal essays in film theory and extensive viewing of films, which provide critical tools to understand how and why stereotypical images are presented, how and why the spectator is manipulated to identify with these images. Dual listed with WMST 5770. Prerequisite: WMST 1080, 3500 or 3710. (Offered once a year)

4775. Language and Gender. 3. Investigates the relationship between language use, linguistic categories, and gender categories. Examines the linguistic practices involved in the formulation, discussion, and performance of gender categories in a number of different cultures. Dual listed with WMST 5775; cross listed with ANTH 4775. Prerequisite: ANTH 1200, 2000.

4780. History of Women Artists. 3. [C3<>(none)] Studies documented influence of women as subjects, makers and receivers of art. Emphasizes careers and works of women over a wide range of times and places and under a variety of social circumstances. Greatly emphasizes developments in the twentieth century. Dual listed with WMST 5780. Prerequisites: ART 2010 or ART 2020 or 3 hours of Women's Studies courses; and WB.

4830. Victorian Women's Lives: Their Art, Literature and Culture. 3. [C1<>CA] An interdisciplinary approach to the study of women's issues in art, using literary, cultural and sociological texts to enlarge the art historical basis. Topics include "domestic goddess," class issues, racial questions, working women, prostitution, education, marriage and divorce. Cross listed with ART 4830 and ENGL 4830, dual listed with WMST 5830. Prerequisite: Either ART 2020 or WMST/ ENGL 1080. (Offered every other year)

4960. Women's Bodies, Women's Minds. 3. [C2<>CS] Explores women's physiologic and psychologic development and influences of patriarchal society upon interpretation of what constitutes normalcy across the female life cycle. Historical, cultural and contemporary attitudes of the health care system and women's perspectives on menstruation, childbearing, breastfeeding and menopause will be evaluated. Cross listed with NURS 4960. (Offered every other year)

4965 [4980]. Senior Honors Project. 3. The student consults with the director/faculty supervisor to identify a topic and (a) produces a 30-40 page research paper or (b) a shorter  15-20 page paper plus a creative or service learning component, showing originality, firm knowledge of the discipline(s), and solid research skills, with a thesis defense as culmination. Prerequisites: WMST 4700, or concurrent enrollment with instructor consent, and a 3.5 gpa.

4970 [4000]. Internship. 3. Students will gain practical experience in the application of principles learned in women's studies courses. Students will work with the director of women's studies internships and select a site; will intern approximately ten hours per week in the host organization; and will complete written assignments which reflect the student's work. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of WMST coursework, 3.3 gpa and consent of instructor. (Offered both semesters)

4975 [4970]. Independent Studies. 1-4. Offers the advanced student the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest with the assistance and direction of an instructor in women's studies. Prerequisite: 6 hours in women's studies or consent of instructor.

5000. Special Topics. 1-4 (Max. 8). Presents findings from current research and new areas of inquiry into women's studies at the graduate level, by present and visiting faculty. Prerequisite: 18 hours of undergraduate women's studies.

5050. Minority Sexual/Gender Identity Issues in Education. 3. How youth of minority sexual and gender identities have been educated: the challenges they experience in U.S. K-16 schools, the risk factors related to academic success (health, safety, and emotional well being), and strategies to create safe, caring, and inclusive learning environments for all youth. Dual listed with WMST 4050; cross listed with EDCI 5050. Prerequisites: completion of WA and WMST 2000 with C or better; graduate standing; completion/concurrent enrollment in ADED 5260 or instructor approval.

5100. U.S. Latina/o Theater. 3. [(none)<>CA, D] Designed to provide an overview of United States Latina/o Theater.  Through a variety of delivery methods, students are instructed on the various categories that directly impact U.S. Latina/o Theater such as political theatre, gay/lesbian theatre, border issues, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Cross listed with CHST 5100. Dual listed with WMST 4100. Prerequisite: 6 hours of CHST or WMST.

5155. Women, War & Health. 3. Focuses on the physical and psychological health of women and children as influenced by armed conflict. Examines the psychosocial, public health, and socioeconomic effects of living in contemporary war zones or conditions of threatened war. Key international documents that address effects upon women and children are discussed in order to evaluate feminist initiatives to prevent and mediate the consequences of war. Prerequisites: upper division standing, lower division social or psychological science course and instructor's consent.

5175. Gender, Women & Health. 3. Focuses on issues of gender, women and health, including the effects of gender bias in medical research and health care practices and policies. Health care issues of specific concern to women, both nationally and internationally are examined. Prerequisites: upper-division standing, lower division social or psychological science course. Dual listed with WMST 4175; cross listed with INST/NURS 5175.

5200. Gender and Race in the Economy. 3. Focuses on the role gender and race play in the economy; specifically the way that gender and race affect economic outcomes for individuals in the United States. Cross listed with AGEC 5200. Dual listed with WMST 4200. Prerequisites: AGEC 1020 or equivalent, or SOC 1000, or WMST 1080, and WB. 

5210. Feminist Research Methods. 3. Introduces students to feminist methods of research problem formulation,  data acquisition, analysis, and presentation of research findings regarding topics related to sex, gender and sexuality.  Requires students to participate in research projects. Dual listed with WMST 4210. Prerequisites: Nine hours of WMST or permission of the instructor.

5233. Race, Ethnicity, Gender in the Media. 3.  Examines the role mass media plays in the Black community using an African centered framework. Through a historical, sociological, and cultural analysis, students will develop a critical understanding of the way the mass media embraces white supremacy and uses stereotypes and prejudice to influence society's views about Black people. Dual listed with WMST 4233; cross listed with AAST 5233. Prerequisite: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000-level course, or three hours of any level of WMST courses, and junior/senior standing.

5330. European Gender History. 3. The experiences of women and the history of gender from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. Focuses on the changing notions of the masculine and the feminine through such historical episodes as the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. Dual listed with WMST 4330; cross listed with HIST 4330/5330. Prerequisite: HIST 1110 or 2110.

5335. Woman and Islam. 3. Examines women's lives in Islamic societies from the seventh century to the present in the Middle East and throughout the world. Themes include women's position in Islamic law, society and culture, Western images of Muslim Women, veiling and Islamist movements, theoretical readings on power, gender and agency. Dual listed with WMST 4335; cross Listed with HIST 5335. Prerequisite: six hours in women's studies, international studies, religious studies, or history.

5240. Global Sex Work and Trafficking. 3. Drawing upon case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, this course explores the gendered intersections of power and privilege through the lens of sex work, broadly defined as the exchange of intimacy for something of value, and trafficking, defined as coerced forms of sex work. Dual listed with WMST/INST 4240. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses.

5360. American Indian Women. 3. Explores the lives of American Indian women in a variety of contexts through time. The complexity and diversity of Indian women's experiences throughout history are emphasized. Much of the class concerns Indian women's lives within the reality of European American colonization and its consequences for Indian peoples. Dual listed with WMST 4360; cross listed with SOC 5360. Prerequisite: 6 hours of AIST 2000-level classes.

5400. Women and Work. 3. Surveys general patterns of women's paid and unpaid work in the U.S. and abroad. Offers reconceptualizations of the meaning of work in women's lives, as well as debates surrounding comparable worth, pay equity, women's work experience and women in the world economy. Dual listed with WMST 4400; cross listed with SOC 4400/5400. Prerequisite: six hours of women studies or sociology.

5450. Ecofeminism. 3. Focus is on issues of gender, women and ecology. Ecofeminist thinkers argue that there is no liberation for women and no solution to the ecological crisis without a fundamental shift in relationships of domination. Uniting the two movements results in a radical reshaping of modern socioeconomic relations. Dual listed with WMST 4450. Prerequisite: six credits from women's studies, philosophy, and/or ENR.

5500. Readings in Women's Studies. 3. An interdisciplinary course at graduate level focusing on feminist criticism and theory, which draws on current debates in feminist analysis from the general areas of history, literature and social science, to inform students of reformulations of research and unresolved issues. Identical to HIST 5500. Prerequisite: graduate status, 12 hours of 4000-level work.

5520. Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Writing. 3. Increases knowledge of history, cultural representations, and understandings of gender in formerly colonized areas. It engages with the provocative contributions of postcolonial theory and advances comprehension of the different issues confronted by women, men, and sexual minorities. Literature in different regions of the world may be highlighted. Dual listed with WMST 4520. Prerequisites: any two English/writing courses, or any WMST course.

5580. Gender, Global Change, and Development. 3. Examines the global intersections of gender and public policy through its analysis of five central themes: [1] international development discourse in practice; [2] feminized labor and migration; [3] women's unequal access to resources (including land ownership and education); [4] agricultural production and sustainability; [5] health, reproduction and mothering. Dual listed with WMST 4580; cross listed with INST 5580. Prerequisite: 3-6 hours of WMST or INST courses. (Offered once a year) 

5590. Women of India. 3. Introduces students to concepts that influence the daily lives of contemporary women from India. Organized around two themes: how women have made history in India, and how today's women are performing, confronting and modifying cultural traditions. Prerequisites: USP WA class and a CS or CH class.

5650. Women, Gender & Migration. 3. From an international context and perspective, this course examines the gendered transformations immigrant women experience.  Gender, theories of international migration, assimilation, race, ethnicity, and identity transformation serve as categories of analysis.  From a cross-discipline comparative approach, we focus on women’s lives to examine differences and similarities to complicate notions of immigration. Cross listed with AMST/CHST/INST 5650. Dual listed with WMST 4650. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 6 hours of AMST, CHST, INST, and/or WMST coursework or instructor approval.

5710. Feminist Theoretical Perspectives. 3. Intensive introduction to the epistemology and application of a wide range of trans-historical, trans-cultural, and trans-national feminist theories. Students will be asked to apply self-selected feminist theories to their own thesis work and graduate fields, as well as to current examples of sex, gender, gender performance, and gendered coding in American media. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5770. Gender and Film. 3. Investigates gender construction in mainstream, mainly contemporary Hollywood cinema. Includes readings of seminal essays in film theory and extensive viewing of films, which provide critical tools to understand how and why stereotypical images are presented, how and why the spectator is manipulated to identify with these images. Dual listed with WMST 4770. Prerequisites: WMST 1080, 3500 or 3710.

5775. Language and Gender. 3. Investigates the relationship between language use, linguistic categories, and gender categories. Examines the linguistic practices involved in the formulation, discussion, and performance of gender categories in a number of different cultures. Dual listed with WMST 4775; cross listed with ANTH 5775. Prerequisite: ANTH 1200, 2000.

5780. History of Women Artists. 3. Studies documented influence of women as subjects, makers and receivers of art. Emphasizes careers and works of women over a wide range of times and places and under a variety of social circumstances. Greatly emphasizes developments in the twentieth century. Dual listed with WMST 4780. Prerequisites: ART 2010 or ART 2020 or 3 hours of Women's Studies courses; and WB.

5830. Victorian Women's Lives: Their Art, Literature, and Culture. 3. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of women's issues in art, using literary, cultural and sociological texts to enlarge the art historical basis. Topics include "domestic goddess," class issues, racial questions, working women, prostitution, education, marriage and divorce. Dual listed with WMST 4830; cross listed with ENGL 5830. Prerequisite: ART 2020 or ENGL/WMST 1080.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Students are expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 14). Graduate level course designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also designed for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5970. Independent Studies. 1-4 (Max. 8). Allows the graduate student to pursue studies in gender issues with the supervision of an instructor from the Women's Studies faculty. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 12). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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