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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An innovative introduction to contemporary women's issues! In this course you will be an active member of an eleven-week small discussion group, led by one or two advanced student facilitators. Together, your group will explore and discuss a range of topics in an environment that we hope will be challenging, stimulating, open, supportive and exciting. You will be learning about women's issues through readings, journal writing, discussion and experimental exercises.

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 001 — Eating Issues, Body Image & Society. Meets 9/08 to 10/20. (Drop/Add deadline=September 22).

Instructor(s): Alison Denise O Brzenchek

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The first year of college 80% of women diet and 50% binge eat. Why do women compromise their psychological, physiological, nutritional and behavioral well being to attain certain weight standards? How does the thinness ideal that the media presents and society embraces impact eating issues and eating disorders? This course will explore those questions by looking at individual and societal factors that impact eating issues. We will examine feminist perspectives that look at the development of eating issues, considering the historical and social contexts that impact where we are today. We will then explore how to link health promotion, prevention and development to impact the prevalence of eating issues in society. We will focus on how we can initiate change in individual and sociocultural norms by utilizing community voice human resiliency and empowerment. Finally we will analyze the role that media literacy, activism and advocacy can play in the education and prevention of eating disorders.

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 002 — Eating Issues, Body Image & Society. Meets Oct 27 - Dec 08. (Drop/Add deadline=November 10).

Instructor(s): Alison Denise O Brzenchek

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 112.001.

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 003 — Eating Issues, Body Image & Society. Meets Sept 08-Oct 20. Permission of Instructor/Sorority (Drop/Add deadline=September 22).

Instructor(s): Alison Brzenchek (aokb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 112.001.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 — Are Men from Mars, Women from Venus: Psychology & the Study of Gender Difference.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Ruth Cole

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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/womenstd/151/001.nsf

Are women the "opposite" sex? The "weaker" sex? The "gentler" sex? Within psychology there is a longstanding debate concerning whether large, fundamental differences exist between women and men. The mass media regularly report results of research that would appear to support the existence of such differences. In this course, we will learn to read this research critically, and we will look at its broader social implications, examining the ways that such research is used to support a political ideology that men and women are destined to separate spheres.

In the first section of the course, we will discuss the concepts of sex and gender, investigating social and biological perspectives on these categories. We will then learn about the research tools used by psychologists to make when they make gender comparisons.

In the second section, we will use this knowledge to critically investigate research areas in which psychologists (and others) have looked for gender difference, including math ability, moral reasoning, mate selection, and psychiatric diagnoses.

In the final section, we will consider what the future of research on gender difference should be: how does attention to differences among women change our view of the question of gender differences? What qualities distinguish research on differences that is not harmful or discriminating? Class meetings will emphasize participation, including discussion and small group work. Students will be evaluated through written assignments and regular quizzes.

This course is part of a larger program called FIGS (First-year Interest GroupS). Students in all of the FIGS seminars will participate in a day-long retreat on Sunday, September 7th from 8:30-5:00.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 002 — Women's History/Women's Words. Meets with HISTORY 196.004 & AMCULT 151.002.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 196.004.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 003 — Language & Gender: Creating Gendered Identities through Talk & Text.

Instructor(s): Deborah Keller-Cohen (dkc@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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/womenstd/151/003.nsf

Over the past three decades, scholars have turned their attention to the role gender plays in how we interact with language. In this course, we will explore how language is used to create gender based social identities and the consequences of these differences across the life span. We examine not only the role of gender in how people talk to each other in face-to-face interaction but also in what and how we read and write. Work in linguistics, anthropology, psychology, sociology, literature, and feminist theory will be part of our readings and class discussions. This course is aimed at introducing you to different methodologies social scientists and humanists have used to study the relationship between language and gender, developing your critical thinking and writing skills, and increasing your awareness of language as an instrument for creating and maintaining power differentials.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 004 — Arab and Muslim Women in America. Meets w/ American Culture 102.002.

Instructor(s): Nadine Naber

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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the history of Arab migration to the U.S. and Arab and Muslim engagements with U.S. racial formations. The course will focus on representations of Arab and Muslim women within popular American culture and the diverse identity formations of Arab and Muslim women living in the U.S. Students will study identity formation in relation to the U.S. nation and Arab and Muslim homelands. This course will address the diversity of Arab and Muslim experiences and shifts in Arab and Muslim identity formation before and after September 11th. This course is interdisciplinary, focusing on social science articles, novels, poetry, and film.

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WOMENSTD 201. Women and Careers.

Gendered Lives

Section 001 — Women and Careers.

Instructor(s): Sharon D Vaughters (sdvaught@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to explore the emerging and shifting role of women in the workplace from both historical and current perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on multicultural viewpoints and life experiences of women as they approach and influence the world of work. Discussing current issues including leadership, job search issues and strategies, career negotiation and decisions, networking, "the glass ceiling," sexism in the workplace, and images of women in work will enable students to increase their self-understanding and build skills necessary to effectively impact the world of work. The course will include discussion, guest speakers, films, readings (course pack), and Internet/library research.

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

Gender and Health

Section 001 — Perspectives in Women's Health.

Instructor(s): Lisa K Low

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/womenstd/220/001.nsf

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/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 245. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

LGBT Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons (patsimon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (ID). May not be repeated for credit. (LGBT Studies).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 — Native American Feminism.

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith (tsalagi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. A maximum of seven credits of WOMENSTD 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. Laboratory fee may be required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will introduce themes in contemporary Native American feminism. We will look at the development of Native feminist thought and its relationship both to Native land-based struggles and non-Native feminist movements. Particular issues we will focus on include: sexual/domestic violence; environmentalism; incarceration; the politics of motherhood; women's health and religion/spirituality.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 — Contradictions, Communities, and Conversation: 20th Century American Women's Literature.

Instructor(s): Melanie Anne Boyd

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. A maximum of seven credits of WOMENSTD 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. Laboratory fee may be required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The relationship of the individual to the community has been one of the great themes of American literature — explorations of this relationship open up investigations of identity, tradition, politics, memory, and history. Within the 20th century, women authors have pursued these questions with particular vigor as multiple waves of feminism have disrupted familiar individual — community relationships and created possibilities for new ones. This course will join that pursuit, tracing the contradictions and conversations that emerge within and among women's texts as they grapple with the place of women in communities defined as much by race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity as by gender.

Texts will include poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath, Joy Harjo and others, as well as fiction by Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sandra Cisneros, and others. Course requirements will include weekly response papers, a class presentation and a 5- and an 8-page essay.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 003 — Facing American Manhood. Meets with AMCULT 204.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. A maximum of seven credits of WOMENSTD 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. Laboratory fee may be required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/amcult/204/001.nsf

See American Culture 204.001.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 004 — WOMEN WRITING ON WOMEN: Middle East-West Encounters.

Instructor(s): Elif Shafak (eshafak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. A maximum of seven credits of WOMENSTD 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. Laboratory fee may be required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Women have used writing not only as a forge for the creation of new narrative modes, but also to raise a voice and to tell those stories that might have been otherwise suppressed and silenced.

  • But do women write differently than men?
  • Do women writers write with mother's milk?
  • And along with gender, is culture a determinant?
  • Are there differences among women writers from the Middle East and from the West?
  • How do Middle Eastern women write on themselves?
  • How do Western women write on Middle Eastern women?

By bringing together the selected writings of women from the Middle East and the West, and rereading them in light of some of the prominent topics of discussion in feminist critical theory, this course aims to plumb the bond between women and writing.

About the instructor: Elif Shafak is a leading feminist writer in Turkey and the author of five award-winning novels, among them the Rumi Prize, a recognition given to best works in mystical/transcendental literature, and the Turkish Novel Award.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/womenstd/270/001.nsf

This course focuses on the idea of "equality" and how this concept has been incorporated practically into American jurisprudence. Topics include constitutional guarantees of race and gender equality, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, marriage, sexuality, rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, pornography, and prostitution. Women and the Law is team taught by Sarah Warbelow, Dana Rundlof, and Sharon Dolente. While your section GSI will have primary responsibility for your grade, you are encouraged to consider all of us as resources. Prior course work or familiarity with Women's Studies is not essential to this course and neither is in depth knowledge of the legal system or legal theory.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 003 — WOMEN IN THE 20TH CENTURY.

Instructor(s): Abbas

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. (Gender in the Discipline).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 315.003.

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WOMENSTD 324 / ANTHRCUL 325. Childbirth & Culture.

Gender and Health

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elisha P Renne (erenne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/anthrcul/325/001.nsf

See Cultural Anthropology 325.001.

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WOMENSTD 330(430) / AMCULT 341. Feminist Thought.

Feminist Thought

Section 001 — Theories of Feminism. Meets with CAAS 458.004.

Instructor(s): Hannah Rosen (hrosen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240 and one additional WOMENSTD course. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Feminist Thought).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores important trends and debates in feminist theory over the last two decades. We will examine various ways that feminist scholars across the disciplines have theorized power and difference with regard to gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation. We will also consider critiques of mainstream feminist theories from alternative feminist prospectives. And we will explore the relationship of particular theories to political practice and changing historical circumstances.

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WOMENSTD 333. Women and Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001 — Women and Prison.

Instructor(s): Christina Jose-Kampfner

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the oppression that women in prison experience before, during, and after incarceration. It examines how punishment was used through history to punish those labeled deviants, studies the experience and life history of women in prison, and observes the judicial process.

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WOMENSTD 344. Special Topics in Gender, Culture, and Representation.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 002 — Women and the Bible: Interpreters and Interpretations. Meets with JUDAIC 317.002.

Instructor(s): Ilana Blumberg

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Judaic Studies 317.002.

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WOMENSTD 345. Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 002 — Global Perspectives on Gender, Reproduction, and Health. Meets with CAAS 358.005.

Instructor(s): Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Feminists and anthropologists have produced voluminous work on the body as a site of gendered and sexualized practices. Building on this rich corpus of literature, the course uses the body as a point of entry to examine the constructions and meanings of gender, health, and reproduction, and their constitution of social differentiation. By using various cross-cultural examples, we will discuss how gender, racial, and class differences are enacted and manifested in the divisions of social spaces, and in bodily conduct, function, hygiene, and sickness. In its entirety, the course attempts to introduce students to the complexity of the local and global processes underlying the cultural production of gender identities and social differentiation.

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WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community.

Practice Course

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Epstein

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240; and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. (Practice Course).

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. Students will have the opportunity: to dialog with community activists; to learn about community activism from local, national; and international perspectives; and to facilitate a class.

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

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 368.001.

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WOMENSTD 363 / AMCULT 363. Asian/Pacific American Women.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 363.001.

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WOMENSTD 370 / HISTORY 370. Women in American History to 1870.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 370.001.

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WOMENSTD 385. Directed Reading.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 100 or 240, one 300-level WOMENSTD course, and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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 386. Directed Reading.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 385. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 386. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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 416 / ENGLISH 416 / HISTORY 487. Women in Victorian England.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrea Patricia Zemgulys (zemgulys@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation).

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/english/416/001.nsf

See English 416.001.

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WOMENSTD 419 / PSYCH 411. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ami Robinson (kofi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. WOMENSTD 240 is recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/womenstd/419/001.nsf

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.

Practice Course

Instructor(s): Jane A Hassinger, Julie A Eastin

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 419 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Practice Course).

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, (WOMENSTD 419, Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context), provides the theoretical basis for this course. Students apply knowledge and expertise gained in WOMENSTD 419 by facilitating small groups (8-10 people).

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WOMENSTD 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Women's Studies concentrators who have attained junior standing and completed WOMENSTD 240. Permission of instructor required. (1). (Excl). (TUTORIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

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 443 / CAAS 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240 or CAAS 201. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Explores the intersections of health, gender, and race by focusing on the epidemic of HIV and the epidemic of violence in the African American community. Students explore the theory and practice surrounding an intervention module on HIV presentation and violence.

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

WOMENSTD 447 / SOC 447. Sociology of Gender.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karin A Martin (kamartin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 — A Critique of Western Feminism.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. 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.

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 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 had 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 Violetta Barrios de Chamorro, 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 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 — Middle School Girls and Research: Theory and Practice. Meets with Psychology 401.004 and Education 547.002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. 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.

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WOMENSTD 484. Special Topics.

Section 001 — Women and Higher Education in America, 1700-2003. Meets with RCSSCI 460.002.

Instructor(s): Margaret L Steneck (msten@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See RC Social Science 460.002.

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

WOMENSTD 485 / PSYCH 485. Gender, Mentoring, and Technology.

Practice Course

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. (Practice Course). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/psych/485/001.nsf

This course provides students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by combining readings on mentoring, gender, and technology and adolescent girl's development with online observations and interactions with adolescent girls who are users of the SmartGirl.org website. Students must be willing to serve as participant observers on the Smartgirl.org project. This course will meet once a week to discuss observations and course readings. Written requirement will be a weekly reflective journal. Instruction and supervision by Abigail Stewart (Psychology and Women's Studies) and Tiffany Marra (Project Manager for SmartGirl at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender).

(This section will meet the WS practice requirement, but not the WS special topics requirement).

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

WOMENSTD 490. Honors Thesis.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WOMENSTD 490 and 491. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (WOMENSTD 491), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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/department

WOMENSTD 491. Honors Thesis.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WOMENSTD 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/department

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

Gender in a Global Context

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

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: No Data Given.


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