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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/wstudies100

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. A mass meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Students must attend class the first week to retain their registration or to add the class. Students who do not attend or contact instructors may lose their place in the course.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Section 001 Eating Issues, Body Image & Society. 7-WEEK MINICOURSE (9/5/02 - 10/28/02) (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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WOMENSTD 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 002 Facing American Manhood. Meets with American Culture 103.002.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu)

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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/amcult/103/002.nsf

See American Culture 103.002.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Are Men From Mars and Women From Venus? Explorations In Our Assumptions About Gender Differences.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Ruth Cole (ecole@umich.edu)

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). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/151/001.nsf

Within psychology there is a longstanding debate concerning whether large, fundamental differences between women and men exist. In this course, we will learn to read research critically, identifying specific factors that make research on group differences more likely to produce distorted and partial findings. We will discuss the ways this "difference paradigm" has been used to understand not only gender, but also race, sexuality, and other social categories. We will look at the broader social implications of such research, examining the ways that it has been used to support a political ideology in which members of different groups are held to be fundamentally different, alien, and therefore destined to different spheres. We will also study research employing methodological strategies that offer insight into the processes that create and maintain group differences. Such research may illuminate not only the differences between groups, but also the very meaning of group categories.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 002 Women's History/Women's Words. Meets with American Culture 102.001 and History 196.004

Instructor(s): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (csmithro@umich.edu)

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). (SS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 196.004.

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WOMENSTD 220 / NURS 220. Perspectives in Women's Health.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lisa Kane Low (kanelow@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/220/001.nsf

This course will examine women's health issues across the lifespan, from feminist and sociocultural perspectives. Attention will be paid to historical, economic, and cultural factors, which influence the physical and psychological well being of women. Students will gain a greater knowledge of women's bodies and the health/illness issues most relevant to women. A major emphasis will be to educate and empower students to become pro-active within the health care system. Topics may include menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, abortion, childbirth, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, reproductive cancers, and violence against women.

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WOMENSTD 231 / CAAS 241. Women of Color and Feminism.

Section 001 Native American Feminism. Meets with American Culture 301.006

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 301.006.

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WOMENSTD 240 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth R Wingrove (ewingrov@umich.edu)

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/240/001.nsf

Designed as an introduction to feminist scholarship about women, this interdisciplinary course acquaints students with key concepts and theoretical frameworks for analyzing women's experiences, and helps students hone both their ability to analyze arguments and to "read" gender in a variety of media. We will explore how women's lives differ and are interconnected over time and place, but will focus on the situations of women in the United States today. This exploration includes investigation of the effects of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality on women's lives. Material is drawn from both the humanities and social sciences, and topics may include, for example: violence against women; women and work; body image; love and contract; women's health; and the family. The course does not merely provide analyses of women's oppression, however, but suggests strategies for ending that oppression. The course is structured around lectures, readings, and discussion sections. Students are expected to participate fully in discussion. The course grade is based upon written assignments, projects, exams, and participation in discussion.

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WOMENSTD 243 / AMCULT 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura Halperin (mcotera@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 243.001.

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WOMENSTD 245. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons (patsimon@umich.edu), Jarrod Hayes (hayesj@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/245/001.nsf

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the study of sexualities from the perspective of lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual and transgender scholarship. Topics might include the historical configurations of same-sex desire and practices; the regulation of bodies and pleasures through genital normativity and the category of "sexuality" itself; butch, femme and transgender experiences; the meanings and uses of the term "queer" in contemporary discourses; heterogeneity in a range of non-Euro-American cultures, and within the Americas; and possibilities for activism. The course will always consider the interplay between sexualities and differences of ethnicity, culture, race, class, and gender.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 Good Mother, Bad Mother: Representations of Mothers in TV and Film.

Instructor(s): Jocelyn Stitt

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/253/001.nsf

This course examines mothers in their many manifestations in film and television to critique our society's binary of "good" and "bad" mothers. We will use an interdisciplinary approach encompassing feminist film theory, sociological theories of the family, historical accounts of the construction of race and mothering, and histories of women and work in order to understand the contentious figure that is "mother." A range of films and television programs will be considered, from early black and white films such as Stella Dallas (1937) and Mildred Pierce (1945) that question the possibilities for working class women to be "good" mothers, to several groundbreaking television shows such as "Julia," "Roseanne," or "The Cosby Show." Finishing with a contemporary film such as the "24 Hour Woman" (1999) starring Rosie Perez, we will question which aspects of representations of mothering in popular culture have changed over the years and what has stayed the same.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 Sex and Gender in Japan. Meets with Anthropology 302.001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer E Robertson (jennyrob@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.

See Cultural Anthropology 302.001.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Dolente, Dana Christina Rundlof, Sarah G Warbelow

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/270/001.nsf

Women and the Law covers selected topics in American constitutional and statutory law that affects women's lives. The course focuses on the idea of "equality" and how this concept has been incorporated into American jurisprudence, and how different feminist legal theories seek to bring all women's experience into the discourse. Topics include constitutional guarantees of race and gender equality, employment discrimination including harassment, marriage and custody, rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, pornography and prostitution. Required: midterm examination, 10-12 pages of writing, final exam, and class participation.

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WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies Concentration.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course serves as an introduction to men's health, taught through the perspective of gender studies. Theoretical approaches to the analysis of inequities and differences affected by gender, race, social class and ethnicity will be central features of the course. The class will introduce and discuss the health/ medical/ cultural and cross cultural aspects of topics including cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, ASCVD), arthrosclerosis, cancer (lung, colon, prostate), reproductive health (sexually transmitted disease, infertility, impotence), AIDS, popular culture and the representation of "masculinity", mental health, addiction (alcohol, substance, tobacco) grief and emotion, rape and violence, carcinogenic (tobacco-lung, human papilloma virus-lower genital track) and genetics of cancer and other diseases. These topics will be approached through case studies meant to illustrate how health/biomedical problems can also be understood as points of entry into broad cultural debates. The format will be lectures, with several guest speakers and small group discussions, supplemented by outside readings.

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WOMENSTD 301(401) / ASIAN 301. Writing Japanese Women.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for the Women's Studies concentration.

Instructor(s): E Ramirez-Christensen

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Asian Studies 301.001.

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WOMENSTD 310. Women Writing.

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/310/001.nsf

Writing is a learned skill, a cultural practice, and a source of power and empowerment. In this course we will examine the practice, process, and meaning of writing in women's lives. What do women write and why do they do so? In what forms and genres do women typcially write and why? What obstacles do women face in becoming writers, and how have they addressed them? What similarities and differences can we find in the role of writing in the lives of women across race, class, culture, and time? Is there such a thing as "women's writing?"

Readings will be by women and, in one way or another, about them. They will include personal writing (letters, diaries), literary works (fiction, poetry), political writing (e.g., feminist manifestoes), and critical and historical writing. The categories through which women's writing has been both interpreted and confined (public/ private, personal/political, literary/non-literary, fiction/non-fiction, objective /subjective) will be interrogated and scrutinized from a feminist perspective. We will consider how women's writing contests these categories by crossing boundaries, as in Françoise de Graffigny's epistolary novel, Letters of a Peruvian Woman, Toni Morrison's historical novel, Beloved, the historically-saturated short stories of Algerian writer Assia Djebar, and experience-based criticism, such as Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.

All students will engage in frequent writing assignments of different kinds. The total number of pages will not exceed 30, but assignments will be revised and rewritten based on peer, professor, and GSI evaluation. Students will be expected to share their work with their peers and to subject it to rigorous criticism. This is not, however, a course in creative writing or in English composition. Rather, it is hoped that through the experience of writing students will deepen their understanding of the complex relationship between women and writing as it unfolds in the course readings.

There are no exams for this course.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Section 001 Women and Space.

Instructor(s): Anne C 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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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Section 002 Women, Authorship, and National Identity.

Instructor(s): Maria Sanchez

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 315.002.

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WOMENSTD 337 / CAAS 337 / HISTORY 337. Black Women in the United States, Part I: From the American Revolution through the Women's Era.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martha Jones (msjonz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/history/337/001.nsf

See CAAS 337.001.

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WOMENSTD 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 001 APA Women and Performance. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies Concentration. Meets with American Culture 301.001.

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 301.001.

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WOMENSTD 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 002 Women in Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks And Latinas. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for the Women's Studies concentration.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will address the lives and problems of women in prison and their children in the United States and Mexico. Students will study theory and have a practical experience by working directly with women prisoners. This course uses theoretical texts as well as writings containing the voices of women prisoners and their children. This helps assure us that students understand incarceration form the perspective of women prisoners and their children as well as from the perspectives of theorists and intellectuals. Course requires two additional hours to work directly with women prisoners.

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WOMENSTD 345. Third World Women.

Section 001 Gender & Globalization. Meets with Sociology 495.006

Instructor(s): Jayati Lal (jlal@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/womenstd/345/001.nsf

See Sociology 495.006.

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WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community.

Section 001 Meets the practicum requirement for the Women's Studies Concentration.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 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 local community organization (community service learning) and to reflect upon those experiences and their relevance to feminism and the improvement of women's lives. In the classroom setting this course addresses topics which are relevant to the service learning experiences, and more broadly, to women's participation in community work (i.e., feminist pedagogy, activism, and working across differences). The first part of this course will be designed and facilitated by the instructor, while the last four classes will be designed and facilitated by the students, focusing on issues addressed in their community placements. Through reading and writing assignments, classroom discussion, service learning placements, films, and speakers from the community this course should facilitate:

  1. the development of knowledge and skills for working effectively within community organizations and across differences on issues that affect women and girls, and
  2. intensive thinking about feminism, pedagogy, difference, activism, community service, non-profit organizations, and their relationship to social change.

Requirements include five hours of work per week in a local organization, a weekly journal, an organizational analysis paper, and facilitation of one class session.

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WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies Concentration.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 368.001.

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WOMENSTD 386. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 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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WOMENSTD 387. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 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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WOMENSTD 419 / PSYCH 411. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melissa Rae Peet (ijb@umich.edu), Orli Klier Avi-Yonah (oaviyona@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. WOMENSTD 240 is recommended. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

WOMENSTD 419 provides an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminate stages of group development and productivity. The course will combine a theoretical presentation with an experiential learning model, including teaching and practice of group facilitation skills. Special attention will be given throughout the course to the influence and manifestation of gender, class, national origin, and ethnic and race dynamics, as they shape events, conflict, and communication in various group formats. This course provides preparation for WOMENSTD 420 Group Facilitation in Women's Studies through which students gain experience in peer facilitation in WOMENSTD 100 Women's Issues.

Note: This is the prerequisite course to WOMENSTD 420 Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

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WOMENSTD 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie A Eastin (jahass@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for facilitators of small group discussion on women's issues (WS 100). Provides training in group process skills and an opportunity to explore women's issues. Students participate actively in planning and facilitating this seminar, as well as gaining additional group experience in support and task-oriented committees.

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WOMENSTD 430 / AMCULT 430. Feminist Thought.

Section 001 Feminist Theory: A Critique of Western Feminism.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 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 course 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 and Violetta Barrios de Camorro, who was president of Nicaragua? And in the U.S., Shirley Chisolm ran for president of the United States and Carol Mosely Braun was among the first women to be U.S. senators, both African American women? African American women have been the brunt of every discrimination felt in this country. The Feminist Thought that is emerging as non-western at its core is extremely complex and vexing. This will be the project of this course.

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WOMENSTD 440. Issues and Controversies in the New Scholarship on Women.

Section 001 The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies Concentration. Meets with CAAS 558.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Pedagogy of Empowerment seeks to address the role of the educated person as an activist in his or her community. This activism will focus primarily on two health epidemics the epidemic of HIV and the epidemic of violence. Both the epidemics of HIV and Violence are health issues which illustrate the important intersections of health gender and race. At present the HIV spread in the United States is highest in the African American and other communities of color. Although violence is of national concern, it is of particular relevance to Black men who represent the largest population of the jails in comparison to their numbers in society, and are themselves both victims and perpetrators of violence. Domestic violence as a category has been a pioneering topic in feminist studies. However, the intersection of race and gender as well as the victim status of such women must be more carefully examined.

This course then will focus primarily on the African American community in these two areas of HIV and Violence. Apart from the traditional readings and papers, students will be expected to learn an intervention module on HIV prevention and violence conscientiousization designed for the larger population and teach that module to community groups which the students must identify. At the end of this intervention some members of the community groups must be able to teach back that module to their own community thus leaving the community empowered in some way after the student leaves. This is the actualization of the pedagogy of empowerment.

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WOMENSTD 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 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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WOMENSTD 447 / SOC 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marlena Studer

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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WOMENSTD 468 / PSYCH 439 / ANTHRBIO 468. Behavioral Biology of Women.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for the Women's Studies concentration.

Instructor(s): Barbara Smuts (bsmuts@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: ANTHRBIO 161, 361, 368, PSYCH 335, EEB 494. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/439/001.nsf

See Psychology 439.001.

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WOMENSTD 481. Special Topics.

Section 001 Rereading "Letters From A Javanese Princess." Meets 9/19-10/17. Meets with Asian Studies 492.001 and Institute for the Humanities 411.002. (Drop/Add deadline=September 23).

Instructor(s): Goenowan Mohamad, Nancy Florida (nflorida@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (1). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Asian Studies 492.001.

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WOMENSTD 482. Special Topics.

Section 001 Global Women's Health. Meets 9/24/02 to 10/17/02. Meets with History 590.001. (Drop/Add deadline=September 30).

Instructor(s): Nancy Rose Hunt (nrhunt@umich.edu), Timothy R B Johnson (trbj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (2). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 590.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Middle School Girls and Research: Theory and Practice. Meets the practicum requirement for the Women's Studies Concentration. Meets with Psychology 401.001 and Education 547.002.

Instructor(s): Pamela Reid (pamreid@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide the opportunity to discuss the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in early adolescent development and the relationships, aspirations and attitudes that girls develop in school, family and peer contexts. Theories of development will be considered and their application in a real setting will be examined. Issues of achievement, self-esteem, and cognitive development will be covered as the class engages in mentoring activities with 7th graders in a Detroit-based Saturday school program. (An earlier version of the program may be viewed at http://www.umich.edu/~umgirls)

Students in the course will develop case studies, program evaluation reports, and pedagogical skills. Comfort with math and statistics are recommended since these will provide the basis for the interaction with the 7th graders.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 007 Gender, Mentoring, and Technology. Meets with Psych 405.361

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu), Tiffany Marra (tmarra@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 405.361.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

WOMENSTD 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

WOMENSTD 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

WOMENSTD 496 / AAPTIS 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carol B Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 496.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

WOMENSTD 499 / PSYCH 499. Psychology of Women.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lilia Cortina (lilia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or women's studies, and sophomore standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/psych/499/001.nsf

See Psychology 499.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

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