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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies (Division 497)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Women's Studies

Wolverine Access Subject listing for WOMENSTD

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

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

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Japanese 401.001.

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

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

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

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

Credits: (3).

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

See History of Art 415.001.

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

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

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

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. 447/Soc. 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3).

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

See Sociology 447.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

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

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Afroamerican and African Studies 458.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Women in Prison. Meets with Psychology 305.004

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

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

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

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

Credits: (3).

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

See Sociology 495.002.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

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

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See French 379.001.

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Women's St. 530. Theories of Feminism.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the changing conceptions of the body in feminist theory, which are inextricably linked to the problematic of female subjectivity. Beginning with de Beauvoir and Firestone, we will look at the unencumbered body of the late 1960s and the feminine body in Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva before analyzing the emphasis on different, situated bodies by the latter day search to locate somatic agency with postmortem, late capitalist, consumer culture. In this process, we will confront feminist debates over female sexuality, the lesbian body, gender performativity, the cyborg, and transsexualism, and inevitably grapple with what the body means today, and where any body can go from here.

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Women's St. 580. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Wom. St. 530 and Graduate standing. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Women's St. 601. Approaches to Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adela Pinch (apinch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to familiarize graduate students with the methodologies of feminist scholarship in a range of disciplines in the humanities, as well as the theoretical and critical debates in the fields. Conducted as an interdisciplinary seminar, the course will critically explore a variety of methods of documenting and theorizing women's relations to systems of meaning. The course will be designed to encourage students to work together productively across disciplinary difference. Students will be responsible for presenting and facilitating discussion in class; coursework will include both methodological exercises and critical papers.

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Women's St. 602. Approaches to Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences.

Section 001 NARRATIVES AND NUMBERS: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Study of Gender ant the Life Course. MEETS WITH SOCIOLOGY 595.005 & RACKHAM 570.002.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Cole, David Featherman , Abigail Stewart

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/F00/WS602/index.html

The course will introduce students to social science research that integrates both qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of two major topics: Gender, Work and Family; and Race, Gender and Politics. Epistemological, methodological and disciplinary issues arising in research of this kind will be the focus of seminar discussions. Students must participate in the seminar over both academic terms (Fall 2000 and Winter 2001) in order to obtain course credit. All participants will be expected to attend eight lectures by visiting scholars, eight 2-hour seminars with those visitors, and 5 additional seminars with the teaching team. Seminar participants will be expected to prepare research proposals outlining and defending an integrated methodological approach to studying a research topic of their choice.

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Women's St. 655/Psych. 655. The Psychology of Women.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara Fredricksen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 655.001.

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Women's St. 690. Directed Readings.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Wom. St. 530 and 601 or 602. Graduate standing. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Women's St. 698. Special Seminar.

Section 001 READING WOMEN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: SUBJECTIVITY, IDENTITY, AND THE BODY. (3 credits). Meets with English 640.001

Instructor(s): Sidonie Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will be exploring the autobiographical as a performative act, a cultural practice, a set of generic possibilities, and a problematic. We will develop a set of terms for reading the autobiographical as a site of subjectivity, experience, memory, identity, embodiment, and agency. We will explore the last twenty-five years of theoretical work on women's autobiographical acts. And we will read a variety of narratives and look at self-representational practices in various media. Texts might include Sally Morgan's My Place, Rigoberta Menchu's I Rigoberta Menchu, Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman, Audre Lorde's The Cancer Journal, Janet Campbell Hale's Bloodlines, Mary Antin's The Promised Land, and Christ Wolf's Patterns of Childhood. The visual artists we take up might include Faith Ringgold, Jenny Saville, Claude Cahun, Jo Spence, Hannah Wilke, and Frida Kahlo.

Students will write several response papers; lead discussions of particular essays and texts; and write a 30 page essay.

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Women's St. 698. Special Seminar.

Section 002 Narrative, Case Files, and Women's Health. (2 credits). Meets with History 590.002. Meeting Dates Are: Thursdays 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/16 At 2-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 10/3, 10/10 At 5-8 p.m. and Friday, 10/20 At 10 A.M.-1 p.m. (Drop/Add deadline=October 5).

Instructor(s): Nancy Hunt (nrhunt@umich.edu) , Timothy Johnson

Prerequisites & Distribution: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3).May be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 590.002.

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Women's St. 698. Special Seminar.

Section 003 Calling Myself Home: Contemporary Native American Women Writers and Popular Pan-Tribal Culture. (3 Credits). Meets with American Culture 699.003.

Instructor(s): Betty Bell (blbell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 699.003.

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Women's St. 698. Special Seminar.

Section 004 Gender & Social Transformation. (3 credits). Meets with Sociology 595.003.

Instructor(s): Sonya Rose

Prerequisites & Distribution: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 595.003.

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Women's St. 702. Feminist Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Simons

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will concentrate on recent theoretical work treating the sexuality of women, especially "lesbians." The latter term will not be naturalized or assumed, but considered in the context of a range of transgressive or "perverse," hybrid practices and identities, and unruly bodies (e.g., hermaphroditism, bisexuality, intersexuality). We will cover such matters as the inter-relationship of various systems of sexuality; the reception and application of Foucault's interpretation of discourses about sexuality; the implications of historical perspectives; the rise of "queer theory;" discussions of "performance," subjectivity and desire; disagreements between proponents of social constructionism and "essentialism;" debates about "identity politics," including the complications of racial identity and the representation and reception of lesbianism in various media, including film, advertising, music and television. Our class discussions, as well as the syllabus contents towards the end of the course, will be determined by the particular interests of the students participating.

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Women's St. 801. Special Seminar.

Section 001 Desire in the Renaissance. Meets with English 841.001

Instructor(s): Valerie Traub

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 841.001.

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Women's St. 801. Special Seminar.

Section 002 Feminism & Health. Meets with Nursing 887 (852?).

Instructor(s): Boyd

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We will study the intersection of health, nursing and feminist theoretical views. In particular, we will examine those health perspectives that fail to address the gender bias that affect women's well being. This course will prepare students to investigate women's health by focusing on what has been left out of health theories, including nursing and health promotion theories and students will explore strategies for developing more applicable theories of women's health. For example, class participants will be expected to critique their respective disciplinary perspectives and synthesize middle- range models and hypotheses relevant to their research interests and women's health. All students will become familiar with the disciplinary perspectives represented by their fellow classmates; however, they will be expected to focus their work within their own disciplines.

Prerequisites: Nursing students must take N801 prior to enrolling in this class. Students from other disciplines must have completed an equivalent course to N801.

Objectives:

After completing this course the student will be able:

  1. To describe and critique several feminist perspectives.
  2. To synthesize middle-range models and develop hypotheses relevant to women's health.
  3. To discuss the controversies that surround women's health research and practice.
  4. To discuss the rationale for a feminist, nursing focus on women's health.
  5. To critique the interface among race/ethnicity, class and gender in the extant literature pertaining to women's health.
  6. To develop theoretical frameworks that incorporate feminist thought and/or other disciplinary theory.
  7. To critique the methods and measures used in the study of gender, ethnicity and health.
  8. To communicate with Women's Health scholars using the Internet.
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Women's St. 801. Special Seminar.

Section 003 IMMIGRANTS, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER. (3 credits). Meets with Psychology 808.001.

Instructor(s): Ram Mahalingam

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Immigrants are unique in a sense they are exposed to dual world-views, cultural practices and beliefs. So far, the psychological treatment of immigrants focuses mostly on acculturation. Being a cultural psychologist, I want to argue that immigrant psychology is unique and needs to be conceptualized differently. Rather than simply applying cultural psychology of a "home" culture to understand immigrants, we need to rethink cultural psychology in a way that is sensitive to the sociocultural context of immigrants' lives. Primarily, this seminar will strive to develop a theoretical framework for immigrant psychology and apply that to study race, class and gender. Special attention will be paid to specific issues related to refugees and the nature of their immigrant experience. The course will use an interdisciplinary framework and will appeal to the fields of cultural psychology, sociology, women's studies and refugee studies.

Course requirements: Students are required to write short reflection papers (50%) and make a presentation (20%). The course is designed to emphasize student in-class participation including small group discussions (30%).

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Women's St. 890. Advanced Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Wom. St. 530 and 601 or 602. Graduate standing. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Women's St. 891. JT Ph. D Advanced Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Must be admitted to JT Ph. D in English/WS or Psych/WS. Graduate standing. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course is designed to culminate in the production of an interdisciplinary research paper. The process for achieving this goal will vary from year to year. However, students are encouraged, wherever possible, to build on the work they began in their first year, in the required courses on Feminist Theory (WS 530) and Approaches to Feminist Scholarship (WS 601 or 603).

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Women's St. 893. Feminist Pedagogy.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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Women's St. 990. Dissertation-Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced Doctoral Students. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Women's St. 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

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Women's St. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Doctoral Candidates. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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