DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Phone: 414-472-1042-----E-Mail: wmnanth@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Rebecca Hogan, Karen Kirst-Ashman, Mary Emery, Geneva Moore, Andrea Musher, Andrea Nye, Star Olderman (Chairperson), Joan Schwarz, Patricia Searles, Sharon Tiffany, Janet Wright.

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary area that explores new knowledge about women--their experiences, roles, achievements--and investigates issues related to their lives. Assessing past and current theories and research about women, Women's Studies also contributes theoretical and practical knowledge for both female and male students. It provides a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on the major academic disciplines as well. The Women's Studies Major is a valuable asset in many areas of employment (e.g., business, industry, teaching, law, health, social work, communications, counseling and research). The Women's Studies Minor and a 15-credit certificate in Woman's Studies have been approved for students in all curricula. The Women's Studies minor or certificate is useful in many areas of employment (e.g., business, industry, teaching, social work, law, health, communications, research and counseling).

Women's Studies courses (prefix 890) are required of majors and minors, but are open to students in all curricula, some as general studies courses, some as general electives. New courses with a focus on women are being developed, and existing courses are being offered on a rotating basis. Students should obtain the most recent lists from the Women's Studies Chairperson.

MAJOR

WOMEN'S STUDIES (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 CREDITS

  1. WNST 890-100
  2. WNST 890-489
  3. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
    WNST 890-370, ANTH 892-334, 892-494, (WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE) AND ENGL 680-368
  4. WNST 890-360 OR SOC 880-410 OR ANTH 892-496 (WOMEN AND THE LIFE CYCLE) OR 892-494 (ISSUES IN FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY)
  5. WNST 890-280 OR PHIL 782-390
  6. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
    WNST 890-303, ART 115-305, ENGL 680-264, 680-368, 680-463, 680-464, HIST 740-315, 740-325, 740-326, PHIL 782-390, RELG 786-330, AND SPCH 166-326
  7. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
    WNST 890-240, 890-250, 890-301, 890-350, 890-392, ANTH 892-334, 892-494 (WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE), PSCI 820-380, PSYC 840-202, SOC 880-345, 880-410, AND SOCW 860-341
  8. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES
    WNST 890-301, 890-303, 890-350, 890-360, 890-370, 890-392, 890-490, 890-493, 890-496 AND 890-498
  9. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM APPROVED WOMENS STUDIES COURSES APPROVED BY AN ADVISER

WRITING PROFICIENCY - 3 CREDITS

  1. WNST 890-489

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MINOR

WOMEN'S STUDIES

MINOR - 21 CREDITS

  1. WNST 890-100
  2. WNST 890-489
  3. WNST 890-280 OR PHIL 782-390
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES
    WNST 890-240, 890-250, 890-301, 890-350, 890-392, ANTH 892-334, 892-494 (WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE), PSCI 820-380, PSYC 840-202, SOCW 860-341, SOC 880-345 AND 880-410
  5. SELECT 9 CREDITS FROM APPROVED WOMENS STUDIES COURSES APPROVED BY AN ADVISER

Certificate requirements: 15 credits in courses approved for the Women's Studies Minor; at least six of these credits must be in courses with the 890 prefix.

WOMEN'S STUDIES (890) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


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 (Diversity) 3 cr.
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: Woomen 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.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Faculty: Professors Sharon W. Tiffany, Walter W. Tiffany.

Students with a wide variety of academic backgrounds and vocational interests find that elective courses in anthropology make a valuable contribution to their university experience. Anthropology is the study of humanity, past and present, in both simple and complex societies. Archeologists reconstruct vanished civilizations from their material remains. Physical anthropologists tell the story of human evolution and biological variation in modern populations. Cultural and social anthropologists study cultures throughout the world in order to understand recurrent regularities in human behavior. Economic systems, political and legal institutions, religious behavior, family organization, child rearing practices and the formation of personality are all elements of culture studied by anthropologists.

ANTHROPOLOGY (892) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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