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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 110. Practical Feminism.

Gendered Lives

Section 001 The Gender Politics of Emotions: Angry Women, Disgusting Bodies, Shameful Experiences. Meets Mar 3 to April 15. [Drop/Add deadline=March 18].

Instructor(s): Laura Beth Citrin

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Gendered Lives). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

While there is much debate in the social science literature as to whether or not women and men experience certain emotions differently from one another, it seems clear that there are differences in how we express emotions, especially in terms of how we are "supposed to" express emotions.

  • What happens when a woman or a man breaks emotional norms?
  • What are the political implications of following the rules?
  • In a culture in which men have more power than women, what lessons about gender do emotions teach us, and how do emotions reinforce the seemingly inherent "naturalness" of these social lessons?
  • What are the affect-related outcomes for women living in a sexually objectifying culture?
  • How do emotions convey, and sometimes reproduce, status?

In this course, we'll discuss how gender norms produce gendered emotional states, and the ways in which these emotional and social norms for gendered behavior and traits are intimately connected. We will read articles and book chapters from the social sciences and humanities on gender and emotions, and will analyze films and TV episodes that convey cultural messages about the "appropriate" expression of emotions for women and men. Some of the topics covered in the mini-course will be anger and status; the gender politics of smiling; bodies that disgust and are shameful; contempt and hierarchical social structures; and the ability to experience positive emotions. While the focus of the course will be on women, we'll also discuss outcomes of gendered emotion norms for men.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001 Gender and Sexuality in the U.S. Law. Meets March 4 to April 15. [Drop/Add deadline=March 18].

Instructor(s): Anna R Kirkland

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to basic concepts in the feminist study of law and sexuality. The course is organized to highlight both what the law actually is-what it protects, whom, and on what grounds-as well as the strong disagreements among feminists and sexuality theorists about what it ought to be. We will begin with topics such as discrimination and sexual harassment and conclude with theoretical questions such as, Is the law "male"? The aim is to provide an account of legal treatment of women, gay men, lesbians and transgendered men and women in a few substantive areas, using these legal cases to illuminate larger theoretical debates. Short writing assignments and participation in discussions will be required.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 002 Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. Meets Jan 6- Feb 17. [Drop/Add deadline=January 24].

Instructor(s): Alison Brzenckek

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The first year of college 80% of women diet and 50% binge eat. Why do women compromise their psychological, physiological, nutritional, and behavioral well being to attain certain weight standards? How does the thinness ideal that the media presents and society embraces impact eating issues and eating disorders? This course will explore these questions by looking at individual and societal factors that impact eating issues. We will examine feminist perspectives that look at the development of eating issues, considering the historical and social contexts that impact where we are today. We then will explore how to link health promotion, prevention, and development to impact the prevalence of eating issues in society. Focusing on how we can initiate change in individual and sociocultural norms by utilizing community voice, human resiliency, and empowerment. Finally we will analyze the role that media literacy, activism, and advocacy can play in the education and prevention of eating disorders.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 003 Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. Meets Mar 3- Apr 14. [Drop/Add deadline=March 14].

Instructor(s): Alison Brzenckek

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 111.002.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 004 Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. [Drop/Add deadline=March 14].

Instructor(s): Alison Brzenckek

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 111.002.

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WOMENSTD 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Grrrls, Boyz, and Tunes: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Music, 1960-Present.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/150/001.nsf

Popular music is a crucial part of our inner and outer lives. It helps to bring us together with others even as it serve, itself, as a trusted friend in our most solitary moments. And, of course, music has a very special way of getting under our skin which also suggests that it can affect us profoundly. But what are music's efffects on us? These can be hard to identify precisely because music can seem such a part of us, inseparable from our bodies, feelings, and thoughts. In this course we will use listening, viewing, group dicussion, and writing to develop tools and a vocabulary for exploring music's influence on all these aspects of ourselves and on the culture around us, particularly in the realm of gender and sexuality. We'll listen closely to the ways in which popular music, with its potent mixture of sounds, images and words, works powerfully and often "under the radar" to affect how we understand our own and others' bodies and selves in relation to constantly shifting notions of gender and sexuality.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Women and Race in the U.S.

Instructor(s): Rosario E Ceballo (rosarioc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will rely upon scholarly texts, newspaper articles, fiction, and feature and documentary films to explore how the concepts of gender and race operate in American society. Works written by women of color will be highlighted, with a special emphasis on African American and Latina women. Feminist theories regarding the social construction of gender and race as well as the intersection of mulitple oppressions (e.g., gender, race, social class, and sexual orientation) will be explored. Topics for specific consideration and discussion may include such issues as social stereotypes, racism, sexuality and reproduction, motherhood, poverty, immigration, and affirmative action. Throughout our consideration of these issues, we will focus on how women's experiences are affected by their gender, race, and social class.

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WOMENSTD 220 / NURS 220. Perspectives in Women's Health.

Gender and Health

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lisa K Low

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (Gender and Health). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/220/001.nsf

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

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WOMENSTD 230. Women's Movements.

Gendered Lives

Section 001 Women of Color in America: History, Narrative, Identity. Meets with CAAS 201.001 and AMERCULT 210.001.

Instructor(s): Tiya A Miles

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (Gendered Lives). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/amcult/210/001.nsf

See CAAS 201.001.

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WOMENSTD 231 / CAAS 241. Women of Color and Feminism.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (Excl). (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/caas/241/001.nsf

In this course we will explore the concept of intersectionality by focusing on the lives of women of color and their contributions to feminism and anti-racist social movements in the United States. Because some women of color find the concept of feminism problematic, we will pay special attention to the ways that women of color have defined and redefined feminism and women's issues through their theory and activist practice. Although this course is interdisciplinary, the course will focus on research in the social sciences. Class meetings will emphasize discussion and evaluation will be primarily through written assignments.

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WOMENSTD 240 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth R Wingrove (ewingrov@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/240/001.nsf

Designed as an introduction to feminist scholarship about women, this interdisciplinary course acquaints students with key concepts and theoretical frameworks for analyzing women's experiences, and helps students hone both their ability to analyze arguments and to "read" gender in a variety of media. We will explore how women's lives differ and are interconnected over time and place, but will focus on the situations of women in the United States today. This exploration includes investigation of the effects of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality on women's lives. Material is drawn from both the humanities and social sciences, and topics may include, for example: violence against women; women and work; body image; love and contract; women's health; and the family. The course does not merely provide analyses of women's oppression, however, but suggests strategies for ending that oppression. The course is structured around lectures, readings, and discussion sections. Students are expected to participate fully in discussion. The course grade is based upon written assignments, projects, exams, and participation in discussion.

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WOMENSTD 245. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

LGBT Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Amorie Alexia Robinson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). (LGBT Studies). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/245/001.nsf

The aim of this course is to introduce students to lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, and transgender populations through exploration across various academic disciplines. Included throughout this course is the study of the intersections between sexual/attractional orientation, race, gender, and class. Theory, research, policy, and activism related to LGBT life experiences and culture include topics such as identity development; simultaneous oppressions; internalized and externalized homophobia; coping with heterocentricity, sexism, and racism; and early and contempoprary history/herstory of same-gender attraction and transgender experience.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 From Spinsters to Sex and the City: Representations of Unmarried Women.

Instructor(s): Maureen Elizabeth McDonnell

Prerequisites & Distribution: A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/253/003.nsf

This course will examine the historical figure of the unmarried woman and its many modern manifestations. We will use a variety of mediums (including popular films and television shows) to trace the competing and conflicting representations of these women. What images does society create and how do these images relate to the lives of real women? What traditions (literary, psychological, historical, legal) do we use to understand umarried women who reject or revise societal expectations? How do discussions about the appearance and behavior of such women reveal controversies about their capabilities and their challenges to the status quo? We will analyse the unique positions of the unmarried women, as well as the ways in which they confront and contribute to cultural movements.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 Violence Against Women of Color.

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will survey violence against women of color in its myriad forms. We will analyze the relationship between sexual/domestic violence and institutional structures of violence. We will further explore the development of women of color's organizing strategies against violence and their relationship to the mainstream anti-sexual/domestic violence movement. Issues to be covered include: domestic/sexual violence, colonialism and violence, prisons/INS detention, police brutality, violence and the global economy, religion/spirituality and violence, environmental racism, heterosexism/homophobia, medical experimentation, attacks on the reproductive rights of women of color, militarism and border violence.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 003 Imagining the Island: Women, Writing, and the Transatlantic World.

Instructor(s): Jocelyn Fenton Stitt

Prerequisites & Distribution: A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/253/003.nsf

"She had arrived in Kingston, entering the city on the sea as her ancestors had once done. Some concealed below. Some pacing above, bonnets protecting their finely complected faces from the brutal sun. Windward Passage, Spanish Main. Contrary images. The noises of the kin below breaking the breezes of the tropical night."

Michelle Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven

This course explores the trope of the island in contemporary transnational writings, mostly by women of color. The works considered here retrace the route of the slavery's "triangle trade" as it intersects Africa, the Caribbean, New York and England. We will examine themes such as identity, exile, movement, and home. Most importantly, we will interrogate the complicated history of women, slavery, and colonialism in the New World. While focusing on the literary works, such as Cuban-Jewish anthropologist Ruth Behar, and Puerto Rican performance artist Coco Fusco.

Course Requirements: Class attendance, participation, and in class writing assignments (25%), two short essays (15% each), final examination (30%). The writing assignments to be completed in class will be based on that week's reading. They will allow you to begin formulating your thoughts on the material, give you a basis for our subsequent discussion, and will help me assess your understanding and analysis of the reading. Suggested topics for the short essays will be distributed, but I encourage you to find your own approaches to the material. Please come to my office hourse to discuss your ideas on the essays. The final exam will cover the entire course.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 004 20th-Century Writing by Women of Color.

Instructor(s): Maria E Cotera

Prerequisites & Distribution: A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For well over a century women of color have been writing themselves into U.S. history, continuously redefining their political, cultural, and social locations within the discourses of American identity. Their refusal to remain silent observers of "history" has resulted in a body of work poems, essays, novels and short stories that helps us to understand the ways in which ethnic, racial, class, gender, and sexual differences shape our conceptions of American identity. In this course we will explore the narrative practices of Latinas, African American, Native American, and Asian American women, paying special attention to the ways in which their writing has given voice to their differential locations within the discourses of American identity.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 005 Women and Careers.

Instructor(s): Vaughters

Prerequisites & Distribution: A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to explore the emerging and shifting role of women in the workplace from both historical and current perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on multicultural viewpoints and life experiences of women as they approach and influence the world of work. Discussion of current issues including leadership, job search issues and strategies, career negotiation and decisions, networking, "the glass ceiling," sexism in the workplace, and images of women in work will enable students to increase their self-understanding and build skills necessary to effectively impact the world of work. The course will include discussion, guest speakers, films, readings (course pack), and Internet/library research.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon Dolente, Dana Christina Rundlof , Sarah G Warbelow

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E). (Gendered Lives). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/270/001.nsf

Women and the Law covers selected topics in American constitutional and statutory law that affects women's lives. The course focuses on the idea of "equality" and how this concept has been incorporated into American jurisprudence, and how different feminist legal theories seek to bring all women's experience into the discourse. Topics include constitutional guarantees of race and gender equality, employment discrimination including harassment, marriage and custody, rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, pornography and prostitution. Required: midterm examination, 10-12 pages of writing, final exam, and class participation.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001 Women and Novels. Satisfies the New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.

Instructor(s): Ilana M Blumberg (blumberg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (Gender in the Discipline). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 315.001.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 002 Women's Writing in America. Satisfies the New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.

Instructor(s): Sara Blair (sbblair@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (Gender in the Discipline). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 315.002.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 003 Women and Literature in Medieval England. Satisfies the pre-1600, pre-1830, and New Traditions requirements for English concentrators.

Instructor(s): Catherine Sanok (sanok@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (Gender in the Discipline). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 315.003.

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WOMENSTD 336 / CAAS 336 / HISTORY 336. Black Women in America.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (Gender in the Discipline). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 336.001.

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WOMENSTD 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 001 Feminist Practice of Oral History. Meets w/AC 301.001.

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the theory and practice of collecting oral histories of women. We will examine various theories and methods of conducting interviews, with a concentration on the feminist perspective. We also 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 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.

Toward the latter half of the course, we will cover post-interview processing, including: transcribing, editing, indexing, and presentation options. Students are expected to facilitate and participate in class discussions, and complete assignments that lead to a final project (i.e., conducting, transcribing, reading, workshopping, processing, documenting, and presenting an oral history of a woman). By doing so, we will attempt to uncover "new" historical findings within our local community, adding to the oral history research available on women.

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WOMENSTD 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 002 Women's Lives in Twentieth Century China: from the Personal to the Political. Meets with History 392.001.

Instructor(s): Zheng Wang

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Mentioning "Chinese women," what images come into your mind? What are the meanings of those images to you personally? And how have these images and meanings been constructed historically? Starting with an examination of representation of Chinese women in the West, this seminar will introduce you to recent scholarship on women's experiences in twentieth-century China, with an emphasis on a history of the Chinese feminist movement. This course aims not only at bridging the gap in our knowledge of women in other cultures and other historical times, but also at preparing you for further cross-cultural studies. We will highlight diverse Chinese women's multiple roles in the 20th century, study and compare women in and outside the Chinese revolution, and examine relations with the socialist state. The course will end at the contemporary Chinese society by discussing Chinese women's activism today. This is a course on a history of modern China with gender perspective and works from different disciplines will be used as various approaches to historical inquiries. All the books and articles assigned for the course are in English. Personal voices and life stories constitute the majority of the reading. The reading material will be supplemented by a variety of visual materials shown in class, including a few documentary films on Chinese women. The course is organized as a reading, writing, and lively class discussions.

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WOMENSTD 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 003 Women in Prison.

Instructor(s): Christina José-Kampfner

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"Yet it is clear to see that for many of the women in prison, going to prison was just a traumatic transistion from one society that was confining and oppressive to another."

(Burhart)

Through learning and practice in this course we will learn about women in prison. This course will focus on the oppresion that these women experience before, during, and after incarceration. For the education of those of us fortunate enough to live on the outside, for we know nothing of these prisoners whose lives and activities are limited by the cold, gray stone walls of their prison cells, we will use a variety of approaches. The first approach will be the history of punishment, how punishment was used throughout history to punish those labeled "deviants." The second tool will be to understand the experience and life history of women in prison, as told by them. The third approach will be to visit the courts and observe the process of the system. This course will analyse the racism, sexism and homophalism that exist in the criminal justice system. This course requires 15 hours outside the regular schedule. We will visit the local jail and the courts, and there will be a final project with a social justice action project. These activities must be done during the daytime. This academic term will be especially exciting because a former prisoner will be adding her voice to the class.

Due to the nature of the course, sometimes we have to rearrange the schedule for reasons beyond our control. Please forgive the unpredictability.

There is approximately two hours per week field work for this class. The field work is extremely important for you to put practice theory together and to practice your advocacy skills. The field work also provides the women in prison and their children with much needed services. Please budget these hours into your busy schedule.

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WOMENSTD 345. Third World Women.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 001 Global Perspectives on Gender, Reproduction, and Health. Meets with CAAS 358.003.

Instructor(s): Amal Fadlalla

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). (Gender in a Global Context). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Feminists and anthropoligists have produced voluminous work on the body as a site of gendered and sexualized practices. Building on this rich corpus of literature, the course uses the body as a point of entry to examine the constructions and meanings of gender, health, and reproduction, and their constitution of social differentiation. By using various cross-cultural examples, we will discuss how gender, racial, and class differences are enacted and manifested in the divisions of social spaces, and in bodily conduct, function, hygiene, and sickness. In its entirety, the course attempts to introduce students to the complexity of the local and global processes underlying the cultural production of gender identities and social differentiation.

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WOMENSTD 361 / FILMVID 361. Women and Film.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (Gender in the Discipline). Laboratory fee ($45) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($45) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 361.001.

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WOMENSTD 371 / HISTORY 371. Women in American History Since 1870.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). (Gender in the Discipline). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/history/371/002.nsf

See History 371.001.

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WOMENSTD 372 / HISTORY 372. Women and Gender in European History.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Gender in a Global Context). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/history/372/001.nsf

See History 372.001.

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WOMENSTD 385. Directed Reading.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 100 or 240, one 300-level WOMENSTD course, and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 386. Directed Reading.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 385. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 387. Directed Reading.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 386. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health.

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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, social, and political aspects of women's reproductive health, e.g., abuse in pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, and infertility. The course work will entail the conduct of a scientifically rigorous critique, within a feminist and sociopolitical context, of the current research base for the health care of women. Major emphasis will be on developing critical thinking skills and self care capabilities in order to educate and enpower 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 Gender & Visual Arts.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons (patsimon@umich.edu), Celeste Brusati (cbrusati@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 415.001.

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WOMENSTD 416 / ENGLISH 416 / HISTORY 487. Women in Victorian England.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001 Satisfies the New Traditions requirement for English concentrators.

Instructor(s): Andrea Patricia Zemgulys (zemgulys@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (Gender, Culture, and Representation). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/english/416/001.nsf

See English 416.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Orli Klier Avi-Yonah, Melissa Rae Peet

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

WOMENSTD 419 provides an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminate stages of group development and productivity. The course will combine a theoretical presentation with an experiential learning model, including teaching and practice of group facilitation skills. Special attention will be given throughout the course to the influence and manifestation of gender, class, national origin, and ethnic and race dynamics, as they shape events, conflict, and communication in various group formats. This course provides preparation for WOMENSTD 420 Group Facilitation in Women's Studies through which students gain experience in peer facilitation in WOMENSTD 100 Women's Issues.

Note: This is the prerequisite course 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 419 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (Practice Course). May not be repeated for credit.

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 430 / AMCULT 430. Feminist Thought.

Feminist Thought

Section 001 The Body as a Site for Feminist Inquiry.

Instructor(s): Peggy S McCracken (peggymcc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240 and one 340-level course. (3). (Excl). (Feminist Thought). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course we will read and discuss feminist writing on bodies. We will explore feminist persepectives on gendered bodies, racialized bodies, sexualized bodies, and disabled bodies. We will also read some feminist critiques of body practices ranging from shaving to anorexia and of medical and scientific views of women's bodies. Requirements include preparation and participation in class discussions; regular one-page response papers; and a research paper due at the end of the term.

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WOMENSTD 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Women's Studies concentrators who have attained junior standing and completed WOMENSTD 240. Permission of instructor required. (1). (Excl). (TUTORIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 468 / PSYCH 439 / ANTHRBIO 468. Behavioral Biology of Women.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barbara Boardman Smuts (bsmuts@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of the following: ANTHRBIO 161, 361, 368, PSYCH 335, EEB 494. (4). (Excl). (BS). (Gendered Lives). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/psych/439/001.nsf

See Psychology 439.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

WOMENSTD 481. Special Topics.

Section 001 Junior Honors Seminar. [Drop/Add deadline=January 24].

Instructor(s): Pamela Trotman Reid (pamreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 7 credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

For Junior Women's Studies concentrations with a 3.2 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in Women's Studies who are interested in writing an Honors thesis in their senior year.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Women and Work. Meets with Soc 495.002.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/483/001.nsf

See Sociology 495.002.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Gender and Viewing. Meets with History of Art 489.001

Instructor(s): Susan Siegfried (seigfrie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 489.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Middle School Girls and Research: Theory and Practice. Meets with Psych 405.006 and Sch.Edu 547.002.

Instructor(s): Pamela Trotman Reid (pamreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

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. (An earlier version of the program may be viewed at http://www.umich.edu/~umgirls)

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 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 Women an Technology. Meets with SI 513.001.

Instructor(s): Robert L. Frost (rfrost@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~rfrost/courses/Women%2BTech/W%2BT02syll.htm

Technology is neither good nor bad, but it is critically important to investigate how technical power and knowledge operate in contemporary society. Context is everything, so this course examines the difficult relationship between women and technology, particularly IT.

Why a difficult relationship? Perhaps because technical know-how as a form of knowledge is so strongly male-identified, perhaps because in this era the acquisition of (or claim to) expertise provides access to power and accentuates the exclusion of women from power, perhaps because historically women were to be "served" by technological gadgets, perhaps because the recent emergence of formidable information technologies has sharply divided women between enthusiasts and loathers whatever the reason, we had better investigate it.

Students examine central issues of technology, gender, power, and politics. In one sense you examine how society shapes technologies and how technologies, once implanted, shape societies that's fine, but you will more concisely examine how technological artifacts have been used to engender women in very specific ways, and how women have tried to reshape technologies for their own uses. For example, as part of an examination of technoenthusiastic rhetoric, you'll see how liberatory discourses were developed in order to "free" women from the demands of hard, paid labor and, in turn, to liberate them from "domestic servitude." From this, you will learn that, as Marcuse argued, some liberatory impulses can often oppress further.

If knowledge is power, this course will empower in part by examining paths of disempowerment, in part by understanding the social dynamics of technology.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 006.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WOMENSTD 481, 482, 483, and 484. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 7 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/musicol/436/001.nsf

See Music History and Musicology 436.001.

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WOMENSTD 485 / PSYCH 485. Gender, Mentoring, and Technology.

Practice Course

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart (abbystew@umich.edu), Tiffany Vera Marra

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (Practice Course). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/winter/womenstd/485/001.nsf

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 490. Honors Thesis.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. Permission of instructor required. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 490 and 491. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (WOMENSTD 491), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 491. Honors Thesis.

Reading/Research Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. Permission of instructor required. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 490 and 491. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 498 / PSYCH 498. Gender and the Individual.

Gendered Lives

Section 001 Meets with WS 341.001.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 498.001.

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