WGS 2000.01 Gender Sex & Justice (CRN 20461)
T/R 11:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Rosemary Weatherston
Provides students with an introduction to the discipline and critical rubrics of Women's and Gender Studies including: the development of major theoretical concepts and issues of feminist and gender theories; strategies of resistance and activism; history of the women's and gender movements in the U.S.; global feminisms; and critical reflection on particular aspects of women's daily lives such as violence, sexuality, reproduction, representations of the body, creativity, law, politics and religion. Also fulfills Core Objective 6b.
ENL 2350.02: Study of Fiction (CRN 20901)
MWF 11-11:50 a.m. Megan Novell
Discussion and close analysis of several forms of fiction, designed to improve critical skills and increase understanding of the genre of fiction and its role as a cultural artifact. By the end of the semester, students should be conversant with the basic elements and terminology used in the study of fiction. In addition, upon completion of the course, students should have an awareness of a variety of critical perspectives. Also fulfills Core Objective 5B
ENL 2360.01: Diverse Voice in Literature (CRN 20889)
T/R 11:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Amanda Hiber
Introduces students to issues of difference, identity, and literary representation through the careful analysis of texts drawn from a wide range of voices and multiple genres. Students explore how authors negotiate the complex relationships between aesthetic, cultural, and political dimensions in their work. By the end of the semester students will demonstrate an ability to analyze literary texts and develop a critical vocabulary and set of reading and writing practices for approaching a wide range of human differences. Also fulfills Core Objective 5D.
ENL 2450.04 Study of Poetry (CRN 22536)
MWF 11-11:50pm Claire Crabtree
Discussion and close analysis of poems, designed to improve critical skills, increase understanding of the genre of poetry, and show how poets voice the human concerns of their time. Discussion and close analysis of several forms of poetry, designed to improve critical skills and increase understanding of the genre of poetry and its role as a cultural artifact. By the end of the semester, students should be conversant with the basic elements and terminology used in the study of poetry. In addition, upon completion of the course, students should have an awareness of a variety of critical perspectives.
Also fulfills Core objective 5B
POL 3100.01 Women and Politics (CRN 25238)
MWF 11- 11:50 a.m. Genevieve Meyers
This course examines the way in which women and politics interact and influence each other. Focus is not just on the role of women in political life but on gender as an analytic category, and how theories of sex and gender apply to politics. Women’s rights, political participation, and feminism and its interpretation and manifestation across nations and cultures, are examined. An analysis of the role of women in American political life, the suffrage movement, gender differences in attitudes and voting, and employment and economic status is offered. The approach will be both historical and contemporary. Also fulfills Core objective 3C.
PYC 3540.01 Sex Roles and Sex Differences (CRN 20726)
Thurs 4-6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Hill
Introduction to human sex differences resulting from cultural factors acting on biologically based dispositions. This course explores many influences, social, political, genetic, hormonal - which cause men and women to behave differently.
Also fulfills Core Objective 3C or 6B.
RELS 4141.01 Gender in Asian Traditions (CRN 25223)
Wed 6:40-9:10 p.m. Hsiao-Lan Hu
Diverse Asian traditions such as Hindu traditions, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and shamanism, are often intertwined with one another. Together they present a complicated mixed picture when it comes to women and gender relation. This course focuses on the tension between the elevation of the life-giving feminine, the 'cosmic' subordination of women in the male scripts, and the confluence and contestation among different sub-traditions
Also fulfills core objective 4C.