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Fall '00 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies (Division 497)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Women's Studies

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Women's St. 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001 Mass meetings will be held Wednesday, Sept.13.

Instructor(s): Jane Hassinger (jahass@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course uses small group discussion and development of supportive group norms to enable students to explore selected topics in women's studies as they apply to their own lives and to contemporary social issues. The course work includes large and small group activities, theoretical presentations, regularly assigned readings, and written assignments. There is strong emphasis on developing analytic tools taking a critical stance with respect to one's experience, to social issues, and to the assigned readings. Topics include: socialization, work, family, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and current movements for change. Small groups meet in different campus locations.

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Women's St. 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Gender, Slavery, and Freedom. Meets with American Culture 102.001.

Instructor(s): Hannah Rosen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 102.001.

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Women's St. 220/Nursing 220. Perspectives in Women's Health.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will examine women's health issues, across the lifespan, from feminist and sociocultural perspectives. It will explore the social construction of women's sexuality, reproductive options, health care alternatives, and risks for physical and mental illness. Attention will be paid to historical, economic, and cultural factors which influence the physical and psychological well-being of women.

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Women's St. 240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dena Goodman (goodmand@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/womenstd/240/001.nsf

Introduction to Women's Studies draws on feminist ideas and scholarship to develop historical, theoretical and cross-cultural frameworks for the comparative study of women and gender. Questions to be addressed include: What does it mean to study "women" as a group? When is it useful to focus on commonalities among women, when is it necessary to stress differences? In what ways do gender differences and gendered power relations organize the social world and shape people's experiences and self-perceptions? The course aims to sharpen students' critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts and in their own lives, and to give them an opportunity to imagine participating in social change. Because Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary activity within the university, this course is taught by a team of five GSIs and one faculty member, all of whom share lecturing responsibilities. Topics to be covered include: key concepts and strategies in feminist thought and practice (e.g., "the personal is political," simultaneous oppressions, consciousness-raising); the U.S. women's movement in historical perspective; sexualities; women's bodies (body image, reproductive rights, violence against women); work, welfare, and poverty; women's health; women and popular culture; international feminism.

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Women's St. 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 Men's Health.

Instructor(s): Timothy Johnson (trbj@umich.edu), Jonathan Metzl (jmetzl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course serves as an introduction to gender studies and the increasingly recognized topic, men's health. The theoretical issues of inequities and differences affected by gender, race, social class, and ethnicity will be reviewed.

The class will introduce and discuss the health/medical/cultural and cross cultural aspects of cardiovascularity (high blood pressure, ASCVD), arthrosclerosis, cancer (lung, colon, prostate), reproductive health (STD, infertility, impotence), mental health, addiction (alcohol, substance, tobacco) grief and emotion, rape and violence, carcinogenesis (tobacco-lung, HPV-LGT) and genetics of cancer and other diseases. In addition, we will examine the ways in which health/biomedical problems can also represent complicated gender inequities (mortality, changes in prostate cancer, HBP, stroke. The format will be lectures, with several guest speakers and small group discussions, supplemented by outside readings.

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Women's St. 253. Special Topics.

Section 004 Oral History and Autobiography of Asian Pacific American Women. Meets with American Culture 301.017.

Instructor(s): Emily Lawsin

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 301.017.

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Women's St. 270. Women and the Law.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

"Women and the Law" covers selected topics in American constitutional and statutory law which have a special effect on women. The class focuses on ideals of sex equality and how they are incorporated into the American legal system. Topics usually covered include constitutional equality, employment discrimination, family law, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, pornography, and women in poverty. Required: midterm examination, 10-12 pages of writing, final examination, and class participation in discussion. Some understanding of the history of women of color in the United States is also strongly recommended.

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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 001 Women and Space

Instructor(s): Anne Herrmann (anneh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 315.001.

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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 003 Isn't it Romantic?: The Marriage Plot from Austen to Austen

Instructor(s): Jen Shelton (sheltonj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 315..

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Women's St. 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 001 The Epidemic of HIV, AIDS in the African American and Hispanic Communities. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 358.001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Haniff (nzh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

At present, the HIV spread in the United States is highest in the African American and Hispanic communities. Hispanic and African American men and women represent the highest incidence of HIV infection and deaths from AIDS in the US. This epidemic in these communities is at present unabated for many reasons. This is a very complex issue, and many factors affect the current status of this epidemic, only some of which will be addressed here. This course will examine gender relations what are the dynamics of the relationship between men and women in which men and women put each other at risk for HIV infection? What contributes to such behavior? How does one deal with the HIV infection and not the drug addiction? Is it possible to reduce HIV infection without such intervention? And what about homophobia in these communities, and poverty and the whole culture of health? Finally, the issue of race how does race shape the current level of the epidemic? And, more importantly, how does it affect the solution in reducing the epidemic? What can be learned from the gay community who was able to effectively reduce the spread of HIV in their community? The lessons to solutions certainly seems to correlate very strongly with race and gender.

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Women's St. 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 002 Women's Movements: Globally and Internationally. Meets with RC Social Science 360.001.

Instructor(s): Ann Larimore (annvans@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See RC Social Science 360.001.

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Women's St. 350. Women and the Community.

Instructor(s): Donna Ainsworth (donnasa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240; and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Since its inception, Women's Studies has professed a commitment to the integration of theory and practice. Consistent with that commitment, this course provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in a community organization and to reflect with others engaged in service work upon those experiences and their relevance to feminism and the improvement of women's lives.

Readings and written assignments are designed to facilitate rigorous reflection. The first half of the course will be designed and facilitated by the instructor, while the second half will be designed and facilitated by the students. Through readings, written assignments, classroom participation, and community service experiences the course should facilitate:

  1. intensive thinking about feminism, community service, and their relationship to social change
  2. exploration of how feminist thought can be applied to work in communities, and of how work in communities can inform feminist thought, and
  3. development of skills for working effectively within communities to improve women's lives.
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Women's St. 360/Hist. 368/Amer. Cult. 342. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Regina Morantz-Sanchez (reginann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 368.001.

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Women's St. 370/Hist. 370. Women in American History to 1870.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol Karlsen (ckarlsen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 370.001.

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Women's St. 385. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 100 or 240, one 300-level Women's Studies course, and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers students an opportunity to pursue independent, interdisciplinary reading projects on subjects related to women.

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Women's St. 386. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 385. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers students an opportunity to pursue independent, interdisciplinary reading projects on subjects related to women.

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Women's St. 387. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 386. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course offers students an opportunity to pursue independent, interdisciplinary reading projects on subjects related to women.

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Women's St. 401/Japanese 401/Asian Studies 401. Writing Japanese Women.

Sections 002-004 may be elected to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

Instructor(s): Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (qmz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 401.001.

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Women's St. 415/Hist. of Art 415. Studies in Gender and the Arts.

Section 001 Women and Gender in Roman Art and Cult: the Villa of the Mysteries At Pompeii.

Instructor(s): Elaine Gazda (gazda@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and one course in women's studies or history of art. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/F2000/415-001.html

See History of Art 415.001.

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Women's St. 419/Psych. 411. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy Quay (nquay@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~womenstd/419.htm

This course will provide an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminates stages of group development and productivity. It will include teaching and practice of group facilitation skills. The course will combine theoretical presentation with an experiential learning model; material discussed and modeled in class will be applied in home-based groups with opportunities for skill practice and feedback. The goals of skill development will be further pursued in an extended workshop format at two points in the term. Special attention will be given throughout the course to the influence and manifestation of gender, ethnic, and race dynamics as they shape events, conflict, and communication patterns in various group formats.

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Women's St. 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jane Hassinger (jahass@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 419 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students study interpersonal and small group dynamics in general, and as these vary with group composition. The prerequisite course, (WS 419, Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context), provides the theoretical basis for this course. Students apply knowledge and expertise gained in WS 419 by facilitating small groups (8-10 people).

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Women's St. 430/Amer. Cult. 430. Feminist Thought.

Section 001 Women of Color and Third World Women. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 458.004.

Instructor(s): Nesha Haniff (nzh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240 and one 340-level course. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Feminist thought as it has been constructed has referred largely to a Western interpretation of feminism. Indeed, because it has been construed as theoretical, it was then seen by definition as the purvey of Western feminism. This concept of feminism has been challenged by many feminists of color and feminists outside of the United States. This class will examine a radical interpretation of feminism that encompasses the complex realities of Women of Color and Third World Women. The concept of contradiction will be used as the overarching theoretical construct to viewing the lives of these women. A series of readings and films will be used to explore this theory of contradiction. Contradiction as a feminist construct for Women of Color and Third World Women will be evaluated by looking at examples from Africa, Asia, and the U.S. How does one explain, for example, that India has some of the most radical feminist movements in the world and a female Prime Minister, but is also the place of severe crimes against women, such as bride burning, that have been culturally entrenched? How does one resolve the perception of Latinas as entrenched in religious martyrdom to family and husband and the presence of Rigoberta Menchú? The Feminist Thought that is emerging as non-western at its core is extremely complex and vexing. This will be the project of this class.

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Women's St. 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240, and junior Women's Studies concentrators. (1). (Excl). (TUTORIAL).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students work closely with a faculty member to develop a short thesis prospectus and the skills necessary to carry out thesis research.

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Women's St. 447/Soc. 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karen Martin (kamartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/447/001.nsf

See Sociology 447.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Life & Times of Muhammed Ali. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 458.001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Haniff (nzh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 458.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Women in Prison. Meets with Psychology 305.004

Instructor(s): Christina Jose-Kampfner (carino@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course you will learn about women in prison. This course will focus on the oppression that these women experience before, during, and after incarceration. Interviews will be scheduled with women at the prison which will be the basis for a final paper. The approach for these papers will utilize the Human Science perspective. As we study the experiences of these women as they participate in their existence we will use abstract categories and scientific constructs to analyze their experiences. Requirements: (a) midterm and final paper; (b) class participation; (c) reaction papers; (d) class presentation.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Gender and the Body. Meets with Sociology 495.002.

Instructor(s): Karen Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/soc/495/002.nsf

See Sociology 495.002.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 20th Century French Feminist Thought. Meets with French 379.001.

Instructor(s): Domna Stanton (dcs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See French 379.001.

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Women's St. 490. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 490 and 491.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Women's Studies 490 and 491 should be elected during the senior year by students writing Honors theses. Students may elect between 2 and 6 credits over the course of the academic year.

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Women's St. 491. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 490 and 491.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Women's Studies 490 and 491 should be elected during the senior year by students writing Honors theses. Students may elect between 2 and 6 credits over the course of the academic year.

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