COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

890-100 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN STUDIES GE 3 cr
An investigation of women's experience and issues related to women from the perspective of various disciplines. Introduction to research resources and problems in women's studies.

890-240 WOMEN AND WORK GE 3 cr
This course will focus on the special social, economic, and legal issues women face in the work force. It provides an overview of the various labor pools to which women have access.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

890-250 WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE GE 3 cr
A study of women in American culture with emphasis on the roles of women in contemporary American society and on their contributions in the past. The experiences and achievements of minority women are discussed.
Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

890-280 FEMINIST THEORIES 3 cr
An introduction to historical and contemporary feminist theories, with emphasis on critical reading and analysis of original works by major feminist writers.
Prereq: 890-100 and sophomore standing.

890-301/501 MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN 3 cr
An intensive survey of issues concerning women's roles in marriage and family
from the perspectives of the behavioral sciences and humanities.
Prereq: 890-100 or 890-250 for undergraduate students; consent of instructor
for graduate students.

890-303/503 WOMEN'S VOICES/WOMEN'S LIVES 3 cr
A study of the lives of women in different ages and cultures. Women's roles in
society as revealed in diaries, autobiography and biography are explored.
Prereq: Sophomore standing.

890-320/520 LESBIAN STUDIES 3 cr
This course will introduce students to an array of interdisciplinary texts that present issues relevant to perceiving lesbian lives. Readings will include legal, scientific, and philosophic theory, studies by social scientists and historians, multicultural perspectives and literary works. There will be four units; 1) Defining our Terms, 2) Idea(l)s of Community, 3) Life-Cycle Choices, 4) Research on Current Issues.
Prereq: Completion of Introduction to Women's Studies (890-100) and sophomore standing.

890-350/550 STAGES AND TRANSITIONS IN WOMEN'S LIVES 3 cr
A study in the predictable adult stages in women's lives and specific
transitions such as divorce, parenting, career decisions, widowhood, and
entering or leaving employment.
Prereq: Sophomore standing.

890-360/560 WOMEN, SCIENCE, AND SOCIETY 3 cr
Historical survey of women's contributions to science; case studies of modern
women scientists; feminism and scientific knowledge.
Prereq: Junior standing or 890-100.


890-370/570 WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY GE/DIVERSITY 3 cr
This course will provide an examination of Native American, African American,
Hispanic, and Asian American women in the broad areas of work, family/community
relationships, creativity, and social action.
Prereq: Junior standing or 890-100.

890-392/592 WOMEN AND VIOLENCE 3 cr
This course will analyze causes and effects of violence against women, forces
and conditions that lead women to perpetrate violence, treatment of women as
both victims and perpetrators by the criminal justice system, and strategies
for ending violence.
Prereq: 890-100 or 880-345.

890-489 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 3 cr
An intensive, integrative study of selected issues in Women's Studies,
emphasizing critical thinking and research techniques. A substantial research
paper is required.
Prereq: 890-100 and either 890-280 or 782-390.

890-490/690 WORKSHOP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 1-6 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

890-493 INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 3 cr
Work and study with an agency or institution related to women's issues.
Students working under faculty supervision will combine academic learning with
practical experience.
Prereq: 12 credits in courses approved for the Women's Studies Minor and
approval of Women's Studies Internship Committee.

890-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-4 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

890-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable. Prereq: Cons instr and 6 cr. from the approved course list or
approval of the Women's Studies Chairperson.

APPROVED COURSES IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

ART GA 115-305/505 History of Women in Art 3 cr.
SPCH 166-326/526 Communication and Gender 3 cr.
ENGL GH 680-264 Women in Literature: A Feminist Re-evaluation 3 cr.
ENGL GH 680-368/568 American Minority Women Writers 3 cr. (DIVERSITY)
ENGL 680-463/663 Nineteenth Century Women Writers 3 cr.
ENGL 680-464/664 Twentieth Century Women Writers 3 cr.
HIST GH 740-315 Women in American History 3 cr.
HIST 740-325/525 Women in the Western World 3 cr.
HIST 740-326/526 History of Contemporary Women from 1800 3 cr.
PHIL 782-390/590 Feminist Philosophy 3 cr.
RELG GH 786-330 Women and Religion 3 cr.
PSCI 820-380/580 Women and Politics 3 cr.
PSYCH GS 840-202 Psychology of Women 3 cr.
SOCW 860-341/541 Sexuality for Professional Growth 3 cr.
SOC 880-345 Sociology of Gender Roles 3 cr.
SOC 880-410/610 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr.
ANTH GS 892-334/534 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 cr.
ANTH 892-494/694 Seminar: Selected Topics in Gender Issues 3 cr.
ANTH 892-494/694 Seminar: Women and Social Change 3 cr.
ANTH 892-496/696 Special Study: Women and the Life Cycle 3 cr.

Special Studies, workshops, internships, and seminars having a specific focus
on women may be approved for a single semester. For more information consult
the current timetable.