Department: WOMEN'S STUDIES
Location: White Hall 204
Phone: (262) 472-1042
Women’s Voices/Women’s Lives 3 u
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.
Gender, Law and Policy 3 u
A study of legal, social, and moral issues related to gender, such as the definition of sexual difference, inequality in the workplace, lesbian and gay rights, violence against women, and abortion rights. How these issues have been handled historically and normatively within the legal system will be investigated.
Women in International Relations 3 u
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study and analyze international relations from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It will examine current understandings of the causes, processes and structures of international relations, violent conflict, as well as resolution of those conflicts and peace within the context of Feminist theories. The goal is to examine the role of women in international relations, international security, conflict and peace through different approaches to the study of conflict and how it is understood. The course will consider both the strength and limitations of various disciplinary approaches. The traditional approaches to international relations, international security, international conflict and peace reflect viewpoints consistent with masculine perspectives on power and security. The goal is to consider how the limitations of the approaches can be effectively challenged and what alternatives might be offered. Themes for discussion will include gender, race, ethnicity, nationalism, state, community, conflict and peace.
Prerequisite: 3 units of Political Science or 3 units of Women Studies.
Unrequisite: POLISCI 664
Workshop in Women’s Studies 1-6 u
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Special Studies 1-4 u
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Internship in Women’s Studies 3 u
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.
Prerequisite: 12 credits in courses approved for the Women’s Studies nor and approval of Women’s Studies Internship Committee.
Seminar 1-3 u
Individual Studies 1-3 u
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 6 units from the approved course list or approval of the Women's Studies Chairperson.
Seminar 3 u
Communication and Gender 3 u
Advanced study of interpersonal communication between and within the sexes. The focus of the course concerns examination of traditional gender ideals and analysis of communication styles that contribute to societal evolution. Sex differences in communication, theories explaining sex differences in communication, research on sex stereotypes, debates about language and sexism, and implications for inter-gender relationships in a variety of settings are among the topics considered in this course.
American Minority Women Writers 3 u
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Spanish-American, and Native American women.
Feminist Philosophy 3 u
An introduction to feminist philosophy including its relation to other philosophical traditions, its historical development, and its relevance to concerns in areas such as ethics, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion.
Sexuality for Professional Growth 3 u
This comprehensive course is designed to add to students' knowledge and comfort in the area of human sexuality. Multimedia, lecture, and small group discussion techniques are used to explore issues as basic treatment skills, sex education, developmental sexuality, problem pregnancies, and common sexual dysfunctions.