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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Women's Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for WOMENSTD

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Women's Studies.


WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health.

Sections 002, 003, 004, 005 ONLY satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Timothy R B Johnson (trbj@umich.edu) , Carolyn M Sampselle (csampsll@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WS 220. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the current biomedical understanding of major conditions affecting the reproductive health of women, e.g., pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and menopause. Course discussions will develop within a feminist and sociopolitical context. Students will study the physical, psychological, and sociopolitical interface of such conditions as abuse in pregnancy, attitudes re: sexuality and voluntary termination of pregnancy. They will participate in scientifically rigorous critiques of current research in women's reproductive health. Major emphasis will be on developing critical thinking skills and self-care capabilities in order to educate and empower students to become proactive within the health care system.

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

Instructor(s): Orli Aviyonah

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

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 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, (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 427 / ANTHRCUL 427 / WOMENSTD 427. African Women.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: One course in African Studies, anthropology, or women's studies. AAS 200 recommended. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/caas/427/001.nsf

See CAAS 427.001.

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WOMENSTD 447 / SOC 447. Sociology of Gender.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rudd (erudd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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WOMENSTD 461 / FILMVID 461. Explorations in Feminist Film Theory.

Section 001 Feminist Film Theory.

Instructor(s): Kristen Whissel (kwhissel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing; and F/V 414 or Women's Studies 240. (3). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 461.001.

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WOMENSTD 481. Special Topics.

Section 001 Honors Student Seminar. (Drop/Add deadline=January 27).

Instructor(s): Reid

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Gender and the Health Professions.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan , Lisa Kane Low (kanelow@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/womenstd/483/001.nsf

This course will take and interdisciplinary approach to understanding gender and a wide range of issues relevant to the health care professions specifically, and which can inform the study of other systems of occupations more generally. Health care professions are ideal for situating a study of gender and work for several reasons. First, not only do they include traditionally male and female professions, but they also operate as a system both at the macro level where jurisdictional disputes are ongoing (for example between nurse-midwives and physicians over who will attend births), and at the micro level where practitioners in various of the health care areas work with one another, and with patients, on a day-to-day basis. This gives us an opportunity to ask not only how gender is shaped in interaction, but also how it shapes public discourse and policy. This course will include a practicum, which will give students a chance to observe health care professionals at work.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Women and Work.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

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/2002/winter/womenstd/483/002.nsf

This course will draw on research and theory from sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, history, and organizational behavior to analyze a wide range of issues regarding gender and work. We will study the construction of gender through work, effects of changing technology, gendered structures of opportunity, emotion work, globalization of women's work (both through capital and labor mobility), sexual harassment, work and family, housework, gender segregation of jobs, pay inequality, and trends in paid labor force participation and attachment. My objective is that you come away from the course able to engage scholarship on these issues across different disciplines.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Women in Prison. Meets with American Culture 310.001.

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

This course will address the lives and problems of women in prison and their children in the United States and Mexico. Students will study theory and have a practical experience by working directly with women prisoners. This course uses theoretical texts as well as writings containing the voices of women prisoners and their children. This helps assure us that students understand incarceration from the perspective of women prisoners and their children as well as from the perspectives of theorists and intellectuals. Class requires two additional hours to work directly with women prisoners.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 Gender and Health Under Post-Socialism. Meets with REES 405.001.

Instructor(s): Michele R Rivkin-Fish

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 Russian and East European Studies (REES) 405.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 005 Media and the Body. Meets with Communication Studies 488.003.

Instructor(s): Kristen S Harrison (krishar@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/comm/488/003.nsf

See Communication Studies 488.003.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 006 Women and Music. Meets with Music 436.001.

Instructor(s): Naomi A André (nandre@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/musicol/436/001.nsf

See Music History and Musicology 436.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

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

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).

Students can register for either Psychology 405.002 or Women's Studies 483.007 (this section will meet the WS practice requirement, but not the WS special topics requirement).

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 008 Queer World-Making in American Musical Modernism, 1934-50. Meets with Institute for the Humanities 511.003 and Music Theory 506.002.

Instructor(s): Nadine Hubbs (nhubbs@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.

See Music Theory 506.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 009 Feminist, Queer, and Oppositional Art. Meets with Art 454.006 and American Culture 498.001.

Instructor(s): Jacobsen

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 studio course will focus on creating, studying, and discussing controversial feminist, lesbian and gay, and activist art in contemporary photographic, installation, and video media. Assigned readings, student-led discussions, slide lectures and videos will look at today's artists whose work actively challenges conventional art traditions. We will explore a range of oppositional practices designed for diverse audiences, differing distribution methods, and nontraditional art venues.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 010 Women, Autobiography, and the Medical Body. Meets with English 317.002.

Instructor(s): Sidonie A Smith (sidsmith@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/english/317/002.nsf

In this course we will be looking at a variety of representations of the medical body from the contorted body of the hysteric woman and the "diseased" body of the prostitite in the 19th-century to the surgically transformed body of the "plasticized" woman and the pumped-up, hyperhealthy body of the female bodybuilder in the late 20th-century. As we do so we'll be exploring how it is that medical technologies and discourses constitute the normative and abnormative female body and subject. That is, we'll be looking at how these technologies and discourses re/produce a life narrative for particular women. Then we'll take up self-representational practices through which women reproduce, negotiate, and resist these technologies and discourses. We'll be looking at writers such as Suzanna Kaysen (Girl Interrupted), Audre Lorde (The Cancer Journals), Nancy Mairs (Remembering the Bone House), and Kate Bornstein (Gender Outlaw); artists such as Frida Kahlo and Hannah Wilkie; photographers such as Jo Spence; and performance artists such as Orian, who, over a series of operations, is having parts of her body reconstructed according to particular cultural norms of beauty. Requirements will include various kinds of writing: response papers, critical essay, perhaps oral history, among them.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 011 Culture and Gender. Meets with Psychology 401.005.

Instructor(s): Ram Mahalingham (ramawasi@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.

See Psychology 401.005.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 012 Women and Technology. Meets with Information 513.001

Instructor(s): Frost

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.

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WOMENSTD 530. Theories of Feminism.

Section 001 Meets with American Culture 699.003.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers an introduction to important trends in feminist theory over the last two decades. We will examine how feminist scholars across the disciplines have theorized power and difference with regard to gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation. We also will consider critiques of mainstream feminist theories from alternative feminist perspectives. And we will explore the relationship of particular theories to political practice and changing historical circumstances. Although our readings will focus on theoretical works, seminar discussion and writing assignments will encourage exploration of how feminist theories might enrich and illuminate participants' own research and scholarship. Graduate students from all disciplines and with any degree of familiarity with feminist theory are welcome.

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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 601. Approaches to Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

What do feminist humanists do and how do they do it? This course explores these questions through comparative analysis of significant works of scholarship by feminists working in the humanistic disciplines (including but not necessarily limited to: literary studies, art history, history, philosophy, political theory, cultural anthropology, cultural studies). In particular, we will investigate questions of authority, evidence, and argument.

  • How do feminists claim authority?
  • Where do they locate it?
  • Where do feminist scholars look for evidence beyond canonical texts and official archives?
  • How do they use theory in the construction of argument?
  • How do they analyze language, images, and other cultural products?
  • What role does experience play in the assertion of authority, the identification of evidence, and the construction of feminist arguments?

This course is aimed at graduate students in all humanistic disciplines interested in practicing as well as understanding feminist scholarship, and especially those concerned with how to enrich and deepen their disciplinary work through the use of feminist approaches and the application of feminist methodologies.

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WOMENSTD 602. Approaches to Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jayati Lal (jlal@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/womenstd/602/001.nsf

Charts debates in and the development of feminist approaches to scholarship in the social sciences. Readings on the epistemologies, methodologies, and methods of feminist research will examine views that encompass feminist empiricism, standpoint epistemology, postmodern feminism, and postcolonial methodologies. We will also address contentious issues that have animated feminist research in the last decade: for example, on the politics and ethics of feminist ethnography and of testimonials in feminist scholarship.

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WOMENSTD 603. Feminist Scholarship on Women of Color.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rosario Ceballo

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will review theoretical issues and methodological strategies in feminist scholarship concerning women of color. Scholarly work, written by women of color, will be highlighted with a special emphasis on African American women and Latinas. In the first half of this course, an interdisciplinary approach will be used to review major theoretical frameworks proposed by feminist scholars. Issues relating to the self-definition and social construction of identities, intersecting oppressions, and academic paradigms that have suppressed and excluded knowledge by women of color will be explored. The second half of this course will focus on specific research topics in order to further examine the impact that feminist theorizing about race and gender has on scholarship in various disciplines. Topics for specific consideration will stem from social science research and may include such areas as political activism and empowerment strategies, sexuality, poverty, violence against women, and clinical interventions with women of color. Finally, this course will focus primarily on women of color in the United States.

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WOMENSTD 604. Approaches to Feminist Practice.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Practice experience and course work in some field/profession. Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/womenstd/604/001.nsf

In this seminar, students and faculty from different disciplines and professional schools will study a number of approaches to feminist, anti-racist, and multiculturalist praxis, the systematic examination of the inter-relationships of theory and practice, through cycles of action and reflection. Participants will review the ways in which:

  1. feminist knowledge, principles, and practices have been applied in different disciplines, professions and practice settings;
  2. feminist perspectives and/or feminist practice skills can incorporate class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, differently abled, and other factors often associated with societal oppression, and that affect the lives of women; and
  3. these concepts can be applied to processes of place or field work.

The course will end with a graduate student conference in which students' scholarship on practice and feminist perspectives will be presented. The conference is sponsored by Women's Studies, the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Prerequisites: Practice experience plus coursework in some field/professional school, AND prior coursework in Women's Studies (e.g., WOMENSTD 530 and one elective in Women's Studies) OR permission of instructor.

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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 Refugees from a World on Fire: U.S.-Third World Feminist Methodologies. (3 credits). Meets with American Culture 510.001.

Instructor(s): Maria E Cotera (mcotera@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.

This course will enable students to explore the various histories, methodologies, and cultural practices that we have come to recognize under the academic rubric of "U.S.-Third World Feminism" in a collaborative atmosphere aimed at producing an interdisciplinary collection of essays focusing on the history, theory, cultural productions, and social conditions of women of color.

The course will provide an overview of the historical foundations and contemporary practices of U.S.-Third World Feminism and explore the various theoretical, methodological, and political debates that have shaped contemporary U.S.-Third World Feminist praxis over the last several decades.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 003 Comparative Slavery in a Circum-Atlantic Perspective. (3 credits). Meets with Hist 604.001, American Culture 699.001, CAAS 558.001.

Instructor(s): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (csmithro@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 History 604.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 005 Gender and Health: Ethnographic Approaches. (3 credits). Meets with HBEHED 655.001, AAPTIS 592.001, and Anthropology 558.001.

Instructor(s): Marcia Inhorn (minhorn@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.

This interdisciplinary graduate seminar, open to students in public health, anthropology, women's studies, and Near Eastern studies, is designed to explore in an in-depth fashion ethnographic approaches to gender and health issues around the globe. Weekly, student-led, feminist-oriented discussions will revolve around thirteen, award-winning anthropological studies of gender and health in a variety of Western and non-Western sites (with a significant focus on the Middle East and North Africa, the professor's region of concentration). Through reading, thinking, talking, and writing about a series of ethnographic monographs, students in this course will gain broad exposure to a number of exigent global women's health issues, issues of ethnographic research design, and the interdisciplinary theorizing of feminist, (medical) anthropological, and public health scholars. In particular, the course is designed to explore in an in-depth fashion the relationship between health and the social category of gender. Students will be graded on seminar participation, leadership of one seminar discussion, and a comparative written review of three additional ethnographies.

Ethnographic texts to be covered in the seminar include:

  • Emily Martin, The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
  • Margaret Lock, Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America
  • Carol Delaney, The Seed and the Soil: Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society
  • Robbie Davis-Floyd, Birth as an American Right of Passage
  • Nancy Hunt, A Colonial Lexicon of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo
  • Rayna Rapp, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America
  • Marcia Inhorn, Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions
  • Janice Boddy, Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan
  • Susan Kahn, Reproducing Jews: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel
  • Faye Ginsburg, Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community
  • Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Death Without Weeping: The Structural Violence of Everyday Life in Northern Brazil
  • Elisa Sobo, Choosing Unsafe Sex: AIDS-Risk Denial Among Disadvantaged Women
  • Ellen Gruenbaum, The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective
  • Mimi Nichter, Fat Talk: How Girls and Their Parents Talk about Dieting in America
  • Kathy Davis, Reshaping the Female Body: The Dilemma of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Kaja Finkler, Women in Pain: Gender and Morbidity in Mexico.

This course is a meet-together, and HBHE (SPH) is the home department. Enrollment is limited, so students interested in taking the course must seek permission of the instructor.

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WOMENSTD 801. Special Seminar.

Section 001 Women Who Rule: Gender, Authority, and Power.

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu) , Peggy McCracken (peggymcc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Theme Semester on the topic of "Women Who Ruled." It offers graduate students the opportunity to work together to design and follow a curriculum that combines humanities and social sciences research in the exploration of complex and varied ways in which gender intersects with ideas of authority and power in the past and in the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on bridging disciplinary differences in discussions, and shape the focus of the seminar. By the third week of the academic term they will also have decided on a culminating project for the course; this could be a group project (an annotated bibliography; a report on a collaborative research project, for example), or it could be an individual project that draws on the interdisciplinary approaches used during the academic term. Instructors will offer bibliographical suggestions, participate in discussions, help with practical and organizational arrangements, and supervise grading structures.

Topics might include: a consideration of fictional and pictorial representations of women in the context of studies on how historical women exercised authority and in relation to contemporary laboratory and field studies of how gender constructs women leaders, both in terms of how they tend to operate and how they are viewed; the possible differences between authority and power, particularly in relation to gender and in relation to traditional roles for women (like motherhood); sexuality and power and the gendering of power and authority in the past and in contemporary culture.

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WOMENSTD 801. Special Seminar.

Section 002 Women Writers & British Aestheticism. Meets with English 881.001

Instructor(s): Johanna H Prins (yprins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 881.001.

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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 892. Supervised Field Practicum.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Students in Certificate Program in Women's Studies. (3). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Supervised field placement. Student experience is analyzed in light of feminist theory and principles of feminist practice. A substantial paper integrating academic scholarship on feminist practice with the students' experience in the setting is required.

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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.

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

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

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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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