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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001 Women's Issues.

Instructor(s): Jane Hassinger

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.

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 behaviorial 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 prevalance 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.

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 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 impace where we are today. We will then explore how to link health promotion, prevention and development to impact the prevalance 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 003 Eating Issues, Body Image & Society. Meets Sept 08-Oct 20. Permission of Instructor/Sorority

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.

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 004 Eating Issues, Body Image & Societ. Meets Oct 27 - Dec 08. Permission of Instructor/Sorority

Instructor(s): Alison 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 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: No homepage submitted.

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.

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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).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

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: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (LGBT Studies).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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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.

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: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 204.001.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Gendered Lives

Section 001 Women and the Law.

Instructor(s):

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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WOMENSTD 310. Women Writing.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 typically 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.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001 Women Poets & Feminist Critics.

Instructor(s): Johanna H Prins

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 315.001.

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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. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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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.

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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 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 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 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: No homepage submitted.

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):

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: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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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.

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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.

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WOMENSTD 481. Special Topics.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (1). (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.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

Instructor(s): Margaret L Steneck

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.

See RC Social Science 460.002.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Feminist Theory: A Critque 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 Nicaraqua? 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.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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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: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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 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 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: 1


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