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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health.

Gender and Health

Sections 002-005 satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

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

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/400/001.nsf

This course will explore the current biomedical definition and physiological progression of major conditions affecting the reproductive health of women, e.g., pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and menopause. 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 415 / HISTART 415. Studies in Gender and the Arts.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001 — Women in Early Modern Europe.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons (patsimon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing, and one course in women's studies or history of art. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits. (Gender, Culture, and Representation).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTART 415.001.

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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): Jane A Hassinger (jahass@umich.edu), Julieanne Mae Muir

Prerequisites: One course in women's studies or psychology. WOMENSTD 240 is recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminate 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-base 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 dynamics. This course is the prerequisite to WOMENSTD 420, Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

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WOMENSTD 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Practice Course

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jane A Hassinger, Julie A Eastin

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 419 and permission of instructor. (3). 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 447 / SOC 447. Sociology of Gender.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): PJ McGann (pjmcgann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See SOC 447.001.

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WOMENSTD 450. Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality.

LGBT Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nadine M Hubbs (nhubbs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240 or one course in music. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (LGBT Studies).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/450/001.nsf

This course will explore the cultural workings of gender and sexuality through the lens of popular music. Our means of engaging these issues will comprise

  1. selected readings from the critical and theoretical literature,
  2. relevant musical and other works on disc and film,
  3. class discussions and
  4. assigned writing projects.

We will consider multiple angles of involvement with popular music, especially

  1. production including creation and performance;
  2. reception (sometimes "consumption", including listening, watching, dancing to, etc.;
  3. criticism, i.e., oral or written commentary on a musical experience or object (which may be deployed toward more abstract theorizing).

By these means, we will shed some light on how popular music powerfully shapes our understandings of body, emotions and selfhood, particularly in relation to gender, sexuality, class, and age.

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

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julie A Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/anthrcul/455/001.nsf

See ANTHRCUL 455.001.

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WOMENSTD 458 / AMCULT 458. Gender and Race and the Christian Right.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith (tsalagi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AMCULT 458.001.

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WOMENSTD 471 / AAPTIS 495 / HISTORY 546 / RELIGION 496. Gender and Politics in Early Modern Islam.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Kathryn Babayan (babayan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Students should preferably have had one course in Islamic Studies. Taught in English. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AAPTIS 495.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 — Culture, Poverty, and Medicine. Meets with CAAS 458.009.

Instructor(s): Amal Hassan Fadlalla (afadlall@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (3). 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.

This course focuses on how people in different cultures explain and manage suffering and misfortune related to health and sickness. We will examine how both "biomedicine" and "ethnomedicine" are related and how they are informed by people's social experiences and their constructions of physical and social well-being. We will address issues such as poverty, underdevelopment and global inequalities, and the construction of gender, sexuality and health narratives (especially in the case of AIDS) in order to understand the myriad strategies people emply to cope with their situations. Although the reading material will focus on Africa, we will use examples from other countries for comparative analysis. The course is intended for senior and junior undergraduates and aims at introducing students to medical systems globally.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (3). 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 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 — Race & Identity in Western Art Music. Meets with WOMENSTD 698.001, HONORS 493.006, MUSICOL 405.001, and MUSICOL 505.001.

Instructor(s): Naomi A André (nandre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (3). 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.

This course explores the parameters of racial and ethnic identities in classical Western art music. From the discourse surrounding exoticism and Orientalism, to the effects of evocative instrumentation, the use of dialect, and foreign subjects, the focus of this class is to understand how racial and ethnic difference can be portrayed musically. Musical case studies will be drawn from the late eighteenth century through the present with a strong emphasis on the nineteenth century and opera. Central questions to be raised are: how is racial/ethnic difference expressed musically? Who is representing whom? What is the intersection between the original performing context and our understanding of these works today? This course encourages interdisciplinary dialogue. Readings will be drawn from post-colonial and cultural studies as well as musicology. No previous music classes are prerequisite, and harmonic analysis will be presented in a form accessible to students without a specialized musical background. Assignments will include two brief essays, short classroom presentations, and a final project.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 005 — Politics and Culture in Hebrew Literature: Ethnicity and Gender. Taught in English. Meets with JUDAIC 317.003 and HJCS 491.001.

Instructor(s): Ruth Tsoffar (rtsoffar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (3). 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 HJCS 491.001.

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WOMENSTD 484. Special Topics.

Section 001 — Introduction to Sociology of Sexuality in Contemporary American Society. Meets with SOC 345.001.

Instructor(s): PJ McGann

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (4). 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.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See SOC 345.001.

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WOMENSTD 484. Special Topics.

Section 010 — Ancient Greece and Modern Gay Identity. Meets with ENGLISH 313.001.

Instructor(s): David M Halperin (halperin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (4). 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.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ENGLISH 313.010.

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WOMENSTD 484. Special Topics.

Section 020 — Middle School Girls: Theory and Practice. Meets with PSYCH 401.005.

Instructor(s): Reid (pamreid@umich.edu), Stubbs

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 240. (4). 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.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will provide the opportunity to discuss the role of gender, social class and ethnicity in early adolescent development and the relationships, aspirations and attitudes that girls develop in school, family, and peer contexts. Theories of development will be considered, and their application in a real setting will be examined. Issues of achievement, self esteem, and cognitive development will be covered as the class engages in mentoring activities with 7th graders in a Detroit-based Saturday school program. Students in the course will develop case studies, program evaluation reports, and pedagogical skills. Comfort with math and statistics are recommended since these will provide the basis for the interaction with the 7th graders.

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WOMENSTD 498 / PSYCH 498. Gender and the Individual.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam (ramawasi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: PSYCH 111. (3). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/psych/498/001.nsf

See PSYCH 498.001.

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WOMENSTD 580. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 530 and Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/602/001.nsf

This course charts the 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 655 / PSYCH 655. The Psychology of Women.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lilia M Cortina (lilia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See PSYCH 655.001.

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WOMENSTD 690. Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 530 and 601 or 602. Graduate standing and Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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 — Race & Identity in Western Art Music. [3 credits]. Meets with WOMENSTD 493.004, HONORS 493.006, MUSICOL 405.001, and MUSICOL 505.001.

Instructor(s): Naomi A André (nandre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the parameters of racial and ethnic identities in classical Western art music. From the discourse surrounding exoticism and Orientalism, to the effects of evocative instrumentation, the use of dialect, and foreign subjects, the focus of this class is to understand how racial and ethnic difference can be portrayed musically. Musical case studies will be drawn from the late eighteenth century through the present with a strong emphasis on the nineteenth century and opera. Central questions to be raised are: how is racial/ethnic difference expressed musically? Who is representing whom? What is the intersection between the original performing context and our understanding of these works today? This course encourages interdisciplinary dialogue. Readings will be drawn from post-colonial and cultural studies as well as musicology. No previous music classes are prerequisite, and harmonic analysis will be presented in a form accessible to students without a specialized musical background. Assignments will include two brief essays, short classroom presentations, and a final project.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 002 — History of Racial Formations in the Americas. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTORY 698.003, AMCULT 699.001 and CAAS 558.002.

Instructor(s): Richard Turits (rturits@umich.edu) , Hannah Rosen (hrosen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AMCULT 699.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 003 — Femininities in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art: Mythologies/Materialism/Orientalisms. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTART 772.001.

Instructor(s): Susan L Siegfried

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course studies the imagery of women as powerful imaginary figures in the visual arts of 18th- & 19th-century Europe. An increased feminine presence in the cultural imaginary in the 19th century needs to be related to a failure of masculinist culture from within, which saw the demise of classical male heroes who had dominated neo-classical and republican art of the 18th century. We will consider the implications of this for women artists, patrons, and critics as well as the possibilities for male artists and writers to identify with and through the female figure in their work. One thematic focus will be the relationship between nude and clothed figures. This will be sited at an intersection of two concurrent developments: the shift from the male to female nude as the dominant figure of ideal beauty in the visual arts; and "the great masculine renunciation" of aristocratic costume, which prepared the way for an identification of women's fashion with modernity. Other themes include the relationship between the trade in textiles and luxury goods and representations of orientalism; and mythologies of the female figure, both classical and contemporary, in figures of fantasy as well as in portraits. The course works across disciplines. It is designed for people in historical and literary studies who have some familiarity with gender theory and want to expand their work into the visual arts, and equally for people who specialize in the visual arts and want to study the importance of gender in them.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 004 — Gender and Sexuality. [3 credits]. Meets with SOC 547.001.

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

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/soc/547/001.nsf

See SOC 547.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 005 — Sexological Theories: From Krafft-Ebing to Foucault. [3 credits]. Meets with ANTHRCUL 558.004, COMPLIT 750.001

Instructor(s): Gayle S Rubin (grubin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See COMPLIT 750.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 006 — Intersectionality and Women's Health: Ethnographic Approaches. [3 credits]. Meets with HBEHED 656.001 & ANTHRCUL 558.001

Instructor(s): Marcia C Inhorn

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ANTHRCUL 558.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 007 — Gender and Sexuality in African American History. [3 credits]. Meets with CAAS 558.004 and HISTORY 593.001.

Instructor(s): Michele Mitchell (mmitch@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 593.001.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 008 — Feminist Practice of Oral History. [3 credits]. Meets with WOMENSTD 345.002 and AMCULT 301.001.

Instructor(s): Emily Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the theory and practice of collecting oral histories of women. Offered in conjunction with the United States Site of the Global Feminisms Project, we will examine methods of conducting interviews, with a concentration on the feminist perspective. We will explore issues to consider, such as "insider-outsider" perspectives, relationships between the interviewer and interviewee, our role as "narrator", legal and ethical issues, the reliability of memory, and how the complex intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality are reflected in women's life stories. Students will learn different strategies of how to prepare for, conduct, and process an oral history interview; how to develop an interview question guide, how to do background research, how to phrase questions to get the most out of an interview, and what type of equipment choices one has. Towards the latter half of the course, we will cover post-interview processing, including: transcribing, editing, indexing, and presenting the interview.

For the term project, students will have the opportunity to uncover "new" historical findings, by interviewing one woman you know. If you don't have someone already in mind, you can choose from one of five scholar/activists from the Global Feminisms Project's U.S. Site. [The Global Feminisms (GF) Project is a three-year study (2002-2005) funded by a Rackham Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Grant. The project is an interdisciplinary initiative to document the lives of scholars and activists in the women's movements in China, India, Poland, and the U.S. Working collaboratively with University of Michigan faculty and students, women's groups in each country are producing oral histories of feminist scholar/activists' work and lives, in both video and transcript formats.] If you interview an activist from the GF Project, the U.S. Site Project will provide funding for the interviewee's travel expenses to Ann Arbor and assistance with filming the interview at the UM TV studio. For the term project, students can shape their oral history interviews into a research paper or a creative project or performance. Class sessions will allow you to learn techniques and share your experiences as you plan and carry out your interview. There may be some class sessions where we will not meet, in order to give you release time to conduct your research.

This course is open to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students. Suggested prerequisite: successful completion of WS240. Graduate student enrollment is by permission of instructor only; deadline for graduate student applications is Friday, December 5, 2003. Graduates student applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if space is available.

Women's Studies 698-008
Feminist Practice of Oral History - Global Feminisms Project
Winter 2004 Graduate Student Application
Return to: WS698-008@umich.edu

Your name:
Graduate program in which you are enrolled:
Year you entered this program:

Please give us the name and contact information (department, phone number, email address) of one academic reference (e.g. your advisor, a professor, etc.):

Please describe your current stage in your graduate studies (e.g. Doing coursework? Completed coursework? Doing prelims? Writing dissertation proposal? Etc.):

Please describe your involvement with Women's Studies at either the graduate or undergraduate level (e.g. have taken courses; working on the Certificate; enrolled in a joint Doctoral program; doing feminist research, etc.)

Please tell us a little about why you are interested in taking this course, and how you see it fitting in with your program of research or study:


Below is a list of scholar/activists who will be interviewed for the Global Feminisms Project (US Site). Very brief descriptions of their work are included. Please indicate your first, second and third choice for the interview on which you would like to work. If you have no preference, please let us know:
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List of Interviewees - Global Feminisms - US Site
1. Sista II Sista - NYC based group focusing on empowerment of young women of color
2. Holly Hughes - performance artist whose work addresses sexuality
3. Barbara Lee - California member of congress known for opposing the war in Iraq
4. Lani Guiner - civil rights law scholar
5. Pamela Kingfisher -- Executive Director of the Indigenous Women's Network, anti-nuclear activist
6. Joelle Brouner - committed to promoting a complex analysis of the experience of people with disabilities and is a strong proponent of a cultural model of disability, based in Seattle.
7. Lourdes Portillo -- Writer, director, producer of films that focus on the search for Latino identity.
8. Third World Within -- network of NYC-based People of Color Organizations that seeks to make connections between People of Color in the U.S. and Third World peoples who struggle against a new global violence characterized by the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.
9. Someone (to be named) working on Arab American women's issues

Please email your application to: WS698.008@umich.edu
Deadline for applications: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2003
Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if space is available.

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WOMENSTD 698. Special Seminar.

Section 009 — Sexual Identity and Health Behavior. [Credits?]

Instructor(s): Hans Pant (apant@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: One graduate course in Women's Studies. Graduate standing. (1-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/698/009.nsf

This course will address how processes of identity formation in gay, lesbian, and bisexual youths (GLBY) affect health behaviors across the life span. We will review and compare various models of GLB identity development as well as models of health behavior (e.g., Protection Motivation Theory, Transtheoretical Mode). We will then consider how both theoretical frameworks can be integrated or related to each other. Throughout the course, we will review empirical findings on identity management/health behavior associations and discuss methodological issues specific to research with GLB populations.

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WOMENSTD 801. Special Seminar.

Section 001 — Women's Mental Health and Illness: Contemporary, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives. [Credits?]. Meets with PSYCH 808.009 and RACKHAM 570.004.

Instructor(s): Jane A Hassinger, Nolen-Hoeksema, Leary

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See PSYCH 808.009.

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WOMENSTD 890. Advanced Research.

[3 credits].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: WOMENSTD 530 and 601 or 602. Graduate standing and Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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: Graduate standing and Permission of instructor required. Must be admitted to joint Ph.D. in English/WS or Psych/WS. (3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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 (WOMENSTD 530) and Approaches to Feminist Scholarship (WOMENSTD 601 or 603).

The preliminary exam in Women' Studies is based on the research paper completed in the WOMENSTD 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.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Students in Certificate Program in Women's Studies. (3). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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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