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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Women's Studies
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Women's Studies.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy J Quay (nquay@umich.edu) , Lara N Zador (zadorl@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: 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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WOMENSTD 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jane A Hassinger (jahass@umich.edu), Gabrielle Dawn Lawhon

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

Section 001 The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health. Meets with CAAS 558.001.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites: WS 240 and one 340-level course. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/caas/558/001.nsf

The Pedagogy of empowerment seeks to address the role of the educated person as an activist in his or her community. This activism will focus primarily on the issues of HIV and violence. Both HIV and Violence are health issues which illustrate the important intersections of health, gender, and race. At present the HIV spread in the United States is highest in the African American and other communities of color. Although violence is rampant in all communities it is of particular relevance to Black men who represent the largest population of the jails in comparison to their numbers in society, and are themselves both victims and perpetrators of violence. Domestic violence as a category has been a pioneering topic in feminist studies. However the intersection of race and gender as well as the victim status of such women must be more carefully examined. This class then will focus primarily on the African American community in these two areas of HIV and Violence. Apart from the traditional readings and papers, students will be expected to learn an intervention module on HIV prevention and violence awareness designed for the larger population and teach that module to community groups which the students must identify. At the end of this intervention some members of the community group must be able to teach back that module to their own community, thus leaving the community empowered in some way after the student leaves. This is the actualization of the pedagogy of empowerment.

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WOMENSTD 455 / ANTHRCUL 455. Feminist Theory and Gender Studies in Anthropology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie A Skurski

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 455.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Affirmative Action And Reparations. Meets with CAAS 458.001

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff

Prerequisites: 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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/caas/458/001.nsf

See CAAS 458.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Issues for Feminism in India.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 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.

This course is meant to familiarize students with the history and characteristics of the Women's Movement in India. It also seeks to communicate to them the range of issues addressed by feminist theory in India. While the focus will be on the Indian context, cross-cultural references will be made to the women's movement in the West (U.S. in particular). The discussion about some common elements of feminist endeavor in India and U.S. will be followed by an emphasis on the specific concerns of Indian feminists. This focus on feminist theory in India will also enable an understanding of some conceptual frameworks developed in non-western contexts.

The course will engage with some key and recurring issues of feminist concern in the Indian context, especially between the 1970s (when the activism of the women's movement was at its peak) and the present. This will help to concentrate on issues that have posed challenges for feminist theory, thereby forcing a rethinking of feminist agendas and articulations in recent times. The debates on work, family, sexuality, gender justice, violence, reservations for women, media representations, etc. will be taken up as part of the course.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Gender & Ethnicity in American Literature.

Instructor(s): Patricia Smith Yaeger (pyaeger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: 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.

What traditions do we use to read new ethnic American literatures that refuse or revise canonical Anglo-American texts? What role does gender play in ethnic American writing? How do any of us read books by women writers that come out of cultural traditions that are multiple, alien, not one's own? Over the last three decades the field of American writing has changed so radically that we need new pathfinders to chart our way through these strange, violent, lyrical, debris-obsessed novels. In this course we will read novels by Asian-American, Native-American, African-American, Jewish-American, and Latina women. What maps do we use to think about the ways that gender, sexuality, economics, and politics work in diverse American cultures?

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 20TH Century Writing Women of Color. Meets with American Culture 496.003.

Instructor(s): Maria E Cotera

Prerequisites: 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 American Culture 496.003.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 007 Mentoring, Gender, and Technology. Meets with Psychology 405.002.

Instructor(s): Abigail Stewart

Prerequisites: 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 Psychology 402.002.

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WOMENSTD 487 / ACABS 487. Gender and Society in Ancient Egypt.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Terry G Wilfong (twilfong@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with Egypt is helpful. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 487.001.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 530. Theories of Feminism.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/womenstd/530/001.nsf

What do feminists theorize? How and why do they do it?

In this course we will explore feminist theorizing on topics ranging from politics, knowledge, and the family to race, sexuality, and the body. The focus will be on recent work rather than classics of feminist theory and on the variety of feminist theory across disciplines rather than a particular theme. The purpose of the course is to engage graduate students with feminist theory: both to enter into dialogue with particular theories and approaches and to think about how to make use of theory in their own work.

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WOMENSTD 580. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings or research in consultation with a member of the department faculty.

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WOMENSTD 621 / HISTORY 621. Studies in Women's History.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Upperclassmen with permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 621.001.

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WOMENSTD 690. Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 001 Women and Work. (3 Credits). Meets with Sociology 895.003.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/soc/895/003.nsf

See Sociology 895.003.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 003 Language & the Gendered Self. (3 credits). Meets with Linguistics 792.001 and Anthropology 675.001

Instructor(s): Robin M Queen (rqueen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: 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 Linguistics 792.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 004 Theories and Representations of the Gendered Body. (3 credits). Meets with History of Art 772.001 and Women's Studies 720.001

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons

Prerequisites: 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 History of Art 720.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 006 Theories of Sexual Differences: From Perversity to Diversity. (3 credits). Meets with Institute for the Humanities 511.001 and Cultural Anthropology 558.007.

Instructor(s): Gayle S. Rubin

Prerequisites: 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 Institute for the Humanities 511.001.

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WOMENSTD 720 / HISTART 720. Gender and Sexuality in the Visual Arts.

Section 001 Theories and Representations of the Gendered Body. Meets with History of Art 772.001 and Women's Studies 698.004.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 720.001.

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WOMENSTD 890. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Every Women's Studies graduate certificate student is required to carry out a research project with a feminist perspective. The form of the project will vary with individual students and is subject to approval by the student's faculty advisor. This can be a chapter of a dissertation, a prelim, a master's thesis project or a project undertaken in the Women's Studies Program

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WOMENSTD 891. Joint Ph.D. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In the interdepartmental doctoral program, students have the opportunity to work out an interdisciplinary approach to a research problem with a faculty committee from an early stage of their training. They benefit from the kind of interdisciplinary mentorship that is necessary to develop and complete an interdisciplinary dissertation.

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).

The preliminary exam in Women' Studies is based on the research paper completed in the WS 891. The student will defend the paper in an oral exam to the prelim committee. This prelim committee should include at least one member from Women's Studies, who is not also appointed in the English Department, and one from the English Department, who is not also appointed in Women's Studies.

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WOMENSTD 990. Dissertation-Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 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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WOMENSTD 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 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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