Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Women's Studies (Division 497)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to all undergraduates. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 4

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

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed as an introduction to the new, feminist scholarship on women, this interdisciplinary course acquaints students with key concepts and theoretical frameworks to analyze women's condition. We will explore how women's status has changed over time, but we will concentrate on the situation of contemporary American women. Topics will include: violence against women, discrimination in the workplace, the feminization of poverty, and sexuality. Students will also examine how capitalism, racism, imperialism, and heterosexism affect women's lives. The course will not only provide students with an analysis of women's oppression, but will suggest strategies for ending sexual inequality. The course is structured around weekly lectures, readings, films, and discussion sections. Students are encouraged to participate fully in discussion and to assume responsibility for sharing their knowledge and experience. The course grade is based upon written assignments, an examination, and participation in discussion.

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Women's St. 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 Affirmative Action. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 203.001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Haniff

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 Afroamerican and African Studies 203.001.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001 Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Art. Meets with History of Art 394.001 and Women's Studies 347.001

Instructor(s): Pat Simons, Valerie Traub (traubv@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/fall99/ha394-001.html

See History of Art 394.001.

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Women's St. 341. Gender and the Individual: Transmission and Function of Sex/Gender Systems.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 498.001

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine how gender shapes and is shaped by individuals. We will draw on psychological theories, feminist theories, the empirical literature, and case studies of women. In the first section of the course we will consider a variety of ways in which gender is constructed socially; in the second section we will examine particular domains in which gender is experience and perform (mental health and well-being, relationships, violence and work and achievement). In the final section we will examine sources of gender in biology, lifespan development, and socialization to gender and the roles.

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

Section 001 The Epidemic of HIV, AIDS in the African American and Hispanic Communities. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 358.002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 358.002.

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Women's St. 346. African-American Women in Context.

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

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Mattis (jmattis@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we focus on the complexity of African-American women's experiences and explore central themes in Black women's lives. The course is divided into three major sections:

  1. "A View from Within" explores narratives of African-American women from the nineteenth century to present;
  2. "Women's Connection" explores central sites of connection (family, community, church) for African-American women;
  3. "A Womanist View" explores the notion of a "womanist" consciousness and will focus on special topics covered by student projects.

Although we will explore threads that connect women over time, these commonalties will be viewed within the context of the diversity among African-American women.

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Women's St. 347. Feminist Perspective on Lesbian Studies.

Section 001 Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Art. Meets with History of Art 394.001 and Women's Studies 315.001.

Instructor(s): Pat Simons, Valerie Traub (traubv@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/fall99/ha394-001.html

See History of Art 394.001.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Combines a five hour per week community work with a theoretical analysis of women's status and roles in society. Three hours of classroom work focus on volunteerism, community and organizational analysis, sexism in the workplace, gender roles and socialization, feminist activism, and empowerment.

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Women's St. 360/Hist. 368/Amer. Cult. 342. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 368.001.

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Women's St. 361/Film-Video 361. Women and Film.

Section 001 Required Screening on Tuesday Evenings from 4-6 pm

Instructor(s): Gaylyn Studlar (gstudlar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 361.001.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 370.001.

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Women's St. 385. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 386. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 387. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Quay

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Honeycutt

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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Women's St. 481. Special Topics.

Section 001 Elizabeth Cady Stanton As Social Theorist. Meets with American Culture 301.001 and 601.001. Meets September 15, 22, & 29 in Addition to 2 Public Evening Lectures By Professor Ellen Dubois, Professor of History, UCLA (Dates to be Announced). Graduate Students Should Enroll Under AC 601.001

Instructor(s): Ellen Dubois , Richard Candida Smith (candidas@umich.edu)

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

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Women in Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas in the U.S. Meets with American Culture 410.001

Instructor(s): Christina José (carino@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 410.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 The Life & Times of Muhammad Ali. Meets with Afroamerican and African Studies 458.001

Instructor(s): Nesha Haniff

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 458.001.

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Women's St. 486/Phil. 486. Topics in Feminist Philosophy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Anderson (andersn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in either Philosophy or Women's Studies. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Philosophy 486.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

Women's St. 490. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 491. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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