WOMENSTD 482 - Special Topics Minicourse
Section: 002 Contemporary Issues in Women's Health
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 7 credits of WOMENSTD 482 and 483 may be counted toward graduation.
Class Misc Info:
Minicourse meeting Nov. 6-Nov. 27. (Drop/Add deadline=Nov. 12.)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 240 or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 7 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This class explores topical issues in women's health using non-medical sources: books, films and other "primary literature" or popular culture material. Students will have a chance for interdisciplinary exploration between medicine and the humanities and social sciences. The class is cross listed with Women's Studies and the Medical School allowing senior undergraduate and graduate students in WS/related areas to meet in class with senior Medical students. There will be 2 hours class time per week with extensive use of outside sources. In the past the class has explored partner/domestic violence, female genital cutting and translational and transnational issues in immigration of women. This year the topic is abortion using sources such as Dirty Dancing, If These Walls Could Talk, Cider House Rules, Vera Drake, Blue Denim, Story of Women (Une Affaire de Femmes by Claude Chabrol) and Yuva (Bollywood). Outside speakers expert on film and medicine will participate. the students will make a class presentation or a final project

WOMENSTD 482 - Special Topics Minicourse
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
2LSA Gender & Hlth Minor
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This is a four-week mini course that meets Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27.
003 (SEM)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Will be meeting on alternating Wednesdays starting on Sept. 12 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in B270 East Hall.
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