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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)



WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no 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. Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.

LGBT Studies

Section 001 — The Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Individuals. (Drop/Add deadline=January 26).

Instructor(s): Diana Sanchez (disanche@umich.edu)

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

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This mini-course will examine the psychological experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered individuals from a psychological perspective. We will explore the literature on social stigma in psychology to understand the well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals. Weekly topics will include the consequences of concealment, disclosure, and visibility for both LGBT individuals and their communities. Students will be responsible for weekly readings, active class participation, and short writing assignments.

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 001 — Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. (Drop/Add deadline=January 26).

Instructor(s): Alison Denise O Brzenchek (aokb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health). Offered mandatory credit/no 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 those 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 will then explore how to link health promotion, prevention, and development to impact the prevalence of eating issues in society. We will focus 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 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 002 — Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. Meets March 1-end of term. (Drop/Add deadline=March 12).

Instructor(s): Alison Denise O Brzenchek (aokb@umich.edu)

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

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See WOMENSTD 112.001.

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 003 — Feminist Perspectives and Meaning Making Among Breast Cancer "Survivors". Meets March 2-end of term. (Drop/Add deadline=March 12).

Instructor(s): Gloria Parra Martinez (gptmz@umich.edu)

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

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to explore the meaning making process of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer from a feminist perspective. Students will examine diverse feminist theories about women and breast cancer, and understand various issues related to breast cancer "survival."

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WOMENSTD 112. Issues in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 004 — Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. (Drop/Add deadline=January 26).

Instructor(s): Alison Denise O Brzenchek (aokb@umich.edu)

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

mini/short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See WOMENSTD 112.001.

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WOMENSTD 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 — Grrrls, Boyz, and Tunes: Pop Music, Gender, and Sexuality 1960 to 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/2004/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 serves, 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 its effects 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 discussion, 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 002 — Race and Attractional Orientation.

Instructor(s): Amorie Alexia Robinson (kofi@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 explore the psychological, social, political, and cultural experiences of being a person of color who is also gay or lesbian in America. Issues such as racism, sexism, classism, heterocentrism, and homoprejudice will be examined using multicultural, Afri-centric, and womanist perspectives. Students are expected to gain insights into the lives of oppressed and doubly/triply-oppressed groups of people in order to better understand and appreciate individuals and their daily struggles/barriers.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 003 — Women, Race, and Racism.

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). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/220/001.nsf

In this course, we will examine women's health issues, across the lifespan, from feminist and sociocultural perspectives. It will explore the social construction of women's sexuality, reproductive options, health care alternatives, and risks 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 240 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melanie Anne Boyd (maboyd@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/2004/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 243 / AMCULT 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rosario Carrillo (rcarrill@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rcarrill/ContentsAC243.html

See AMCULT 243.001.

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

LGBT Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Amorie Alexia Robinson (kofi@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/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 — The Politics of Identity.

Instructor(s): Andrea Lynn Dottolo (adottolo@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

"The Politics of Identity" is an interdisciplinary introduction to theories of political and social identities. This course will interrogate identity in those processes. Stuart Hall (1996) asks "who needs Identity?" We aim to address this question and to explore ways others have attempted to answer as well as create our own responses. Some other central questions of the course include:

  • What is Identity? What do we mean when we talk about identity?
  • How is Identity constructed and "naturalized?"
  • Which identites are valued and why?
  • What is the difference between "identity politics" and the "politics of identity?"
  • What are some of the social and political consequences for how and why individuals label themselves and others?
  • What is at stake in the process?

This course emphasizes intersectionality. Although the readings are divided based on separate social identities including race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, nationality and culture, there is always overlap. We will analyze multiplicity and complexity as part of the politics of identity.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 — Queer and the Middle East.

Instructor(s): Elif Bilgin (eshafak@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The question of sexuality and sexual identity has to a large extent been neglected in the literature on the Middle East. The developments in gender and women's studies, as well as GLBT studies have been visibly slow in penetrating scholarly work on Islam in general and the Muslim Middle East in particular. This course will explore the ways in which sexuality is understood and regulated in Muslim societies by paying special attention to the construction and legitimization of fundamental dualities such as "normal-abnormal", "sin-virtue", "modesty and fitna"…We hope to reread Middle Eastern cultural, literary, and intellectual history by bringing to the center those issues and subjects hitherto pushed to the margins. In this endeavor of central importance will be highlighting the changes in the definition and perception of the word "queer" in different cultural contexts and at distinct historical periods. In addition to selected academic articles, examples from Middle Eastern poetry, literature, miniature, folk tales, as well as films, will be used throughout the course. Regular attendance, participation in class discussions, short three weekly assignments, a presentation on a topic selected by the students and a final research paper will compose the requirements and eventually determine the students' success in this course.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 003 — The Psychology of LGBTQ Lives.

Instructor(s): Julie A Konik (jkonik@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/253/003.nsf

This course will explore the recent advances in LGBTQ psychology. While previously looking at LGBTQ individuals as psychologically deviant, psychological research is now illuminating the ways in which LGBTQ people possess unique psychological strengths. Various aspects of LGBTQ experiences will be examined, including the creation and maintenance of sexual minority identities, intersections of sexual identity with gender identity, ethnic identity and other social identities, "coming out" as LGBTQ, LGBTQ parenting and workplace issues, and LGBTQ relationships. Classes will be a mix of lecture, discussion, and other participatory activities designed to understand the existing LGBTQ psychological research, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and brainstorm future areas of research to understand further the diversity of LGBTQ experiences.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anna R Kirkland (akirklan@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/270/001.nsf

This course explores contemporary legal response to gender inequality in the U.S. with particular attention to the ways that feminists have tried to use law for social change. Topics may include equal protection under the U.S. constitution, sex and race discrimination on the job, pay equity, sexual harrassment (of both men and women) abortion, pornography, rape, domestic violence, women as lawyers, and immigration. We will study debates among feminists over these legal strategies as well as the ways that women's racial and ethnic identities make a difference in the law.

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WOMENSTD 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001 — Being a Heroine.

Instructor(s): Merla Wolk (merla@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ENGLISH 315.001.

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WOMENSTD 330(430) / AMCULT 341. Feminist Thought.

Feminist Thought

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melanie Anne Boyd (maboyd@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores important trends and debates in feminist theory over the last two decades. We will examine various ways that feminist scholars across the disciplines have theorized power and difference with regard to gender, race, sexuality, class, and nation. We will also consider critiques of mainstream feminist theories from alternative feminist prospectives. And we will explore the relationship of particular theories to political practice and changing historical circumstances.

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WOMENSTD 333. Women and Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the oppression that women in prison experience before, during, and after incarceration. It examines how punishment was used through history to punish those labeled deviants, studies the experience and life history of women in prison, and observes the judicial process. The practical requirements of this course require flexibility, especially the court and jail visits. This could be cancelled or times changed at the last minute by the jail or the courts. Sometimes this results in having to re-arrange the schedule for reasons beyond our control.

There is approximately two hours per week of fieldwork for this class (not including the transportation time). The fieldwork is extremely important for you to put practice and theory together and to practice your advocacy skills. The fieldwork also provides the women in prison and their children with much needed services. Please budget these hours into your busy schedule. If you feel that you will not have the additional time, please do not take the class.

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

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CAAS 336.001.

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WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 001 — Adolescent Female's Health: Challenges & Opportunity.

Instructor(s): Barbara Guthrie (bguthrie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 220 or 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/342/001.nsf

We will examine adolescent female's health within social, political, cultural, and environmental contexts. Students will be expected to critique selected developmental, feminist, and health perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to indentify and address gaps in the literature related to adolescent female's health. Students will be expected to generate researchable questions or practice strategies that move the field beyond the physical body and forces consideration of a more socially embedded understanding of adolescent female's health.

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WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health.

Gender and Health

Section 002 — Gender, Medicine, and Culture in U.S. History. Meets with HISTORY 459.001.

Instructor(s): Martin S Pernick

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 220 or 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender and Health).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 459.001.

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WOMENSTD 343. Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

Section 001 — The 'Middle East' in the U.S.

Instructor(s): Nadine C Naber (ncnaber@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/womenstd/343/001.nsf

This course brings "diaspora studies" and "women of color" feminisms bear on Arab and Muslim histories and experiences in the U.S. Students will study Arab and Muslim engagements with U.S. racial formations and Arab and Muslim identity formations in relation to the U.S. nation and Arab and Muslim homelands. The course will address the diversity of Arab and Muslim women's experience through a focus on intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and religion." The course will also highlight the shift from Arab American "invisibility" to "hyper-visibility" emergent after September 11th from a feminist persepective. Central to this course will be a study of representations of Arab and Muslim women within popular American culture and the processes by which Arab and Muslim women resist, tranform and/or reproduced dominant notions of "Arabness" and "Americanness."

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WOMENSTD 344. Special Topics in Gender, Culture, and Representation.

Gender, Culture, and Representation

Section 001 — Women's Lives in Twentieth Century China: From the Personal to the Political. Meets with History 392.001.

Instructor(s): Zheng Wang (wangzhen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender, Culture, and Representation).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

When you mention "Chinese women" what images come to mind? What are the meanings of those images to you personally? And how have those images and meanings been constructed historically? Starting with representations 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. China entered the twentieth century with agitation to topple the imperial dynasty, experienced a communist revolution, and ended the century joining global capitalism. How did women live through wars, revolutions and dramatic, social, economic, political, and cultural transformations? We will highlight Chinese women's multiple roles since the beginning of the 20th century, compare women in and outside the Chinese revolution, and examine women's relations with the socialist state. The course will end with Chinese women's activism today. The course aims at providing a historical chronology through readings in history and personal narrative. All the books and articles for the course are in English, supplemented by visual materials shown in class, including a few documentary films. The course is organized as a seminar with emphasis placed on reading, writing, and lively class discussion.

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WOMENSTD 345. Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 001 — Feminist Practices in a Global Context.

Instructor(s): Zheng Wang (wangzhen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Feminist activism has long been a global phenomenon. How do we understand feminist practices in various locations as well as the relationships between feminisms in the east and west and the local and global? When racial relations, sexuality and abortion rights are important issues for feminists in the U.S., what are the major issues concerning feminists in other countries? Without assuming a universal course of development of women's activism, this course adopts a comparative approach to the investigation of particular historical processes of women's movements in the three countries — the United States, India, and China. Focusing on the feminist activism in the three countries, this course attempts to ground our understanding of globalization in local history. Personal narratives (in both textual and visual forms) of feminist activists from the three locations constitute the main body of texts for this course. Other readings and documentaries will provide historical backgrounds to these personal narratives. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in analyzing and comparing the textual and visual material in the process of learning diverse feminist issues crossing national borders and from the personal to the political. The course is organized as a seminar with emphasis placed on reading, writing, and lively class discussion.

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WOMENSTD 345. Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 002 — Feminist Practice of Oral History. Meets with AMCULT 301.001 and WOMENSTD 698.008.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AMCULT 301.001.

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WOMENSTD 345. Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context.

Gender in a Global Context

Section 003 — Letters, Gender, and the French Enlightenment. Taught in English. Meets with HISTORY 391.001, HISTORY 591.001, FRENCH 331.001, INSTHUM 311.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. (Gender in a Global Context).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/history/391/001.nsf

See HISTORY 391.001.

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WOMENSTD 347. Feminist Perspective on Lesbian Studies.

LGBT Studies

Section 001 — Crossing Erotic Boundaries: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Art. Meets with History of Art 394.001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTART 394.001.

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350. Women and the Community.

Practice Course

Instructor(s): Johanna Epstein

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240; and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. (Practice Course).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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WOMENSTD 351. Women and the Community II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Johanna Epstein (epsteinj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WOMENSTD 350 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of WOMENSTD 350. Involves field placement work. Since its inception, Women's Studies has professed a commitment to the integration of theory and practice. Consistent with that commitment, this course provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in a community organization and to reflect upon those experiences and their relevance to feminism and the improvement of women's lives. Students will have the opportunity: to dialog with community activists; to learn about community activism from local, national, and international perspectives; and to facilitate a class. Reading and written assignments are designed to facilitate rigorous reflection. The first half of the course will be designed and facilitated by the instructor, while the second half will be designed and facilitated by the students. Readings, written assignments, classroom participation, and community service experiences will be part of the grading process.

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

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/history/371/001.nsf

See HISTORY 371.001.

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WOMENSTD 375 / HISTORY 375. A History of Witchcraft: The 1692 Salem Trials in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective.

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See HISTORY 375.001.

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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 002-005 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). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender and Health).

Upper-Level Writing

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 & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and one course in women's studies or history of art. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: One course in women's studies or psychology. WOMENSTD 240 is recommended. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 419 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). 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 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

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 447 / SOC 447. Sociology of Gender.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240 or one course in music. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AMCULT 458.001.

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WOMENSTD 460 / CLCIV 460. Theorizing Women in Antiquity.

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sara L Rappe (rappe@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/clciv/460/001.nsf

See CLCIV 460.001.

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

Foreign Lit

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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (4). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (4). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: WOMENSTD 240. (4). (Excl). 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 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). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. (Practice Course). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~tmarra/class/index.html

This course provides students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by combining readings on mentoring, gender and technology, and adolescent girls' 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. Class will meet once a week to discuss observations, weekly readings, and journal.

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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. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WOMENSTD 490 and 491. 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.

WOMENSTD 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. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WOMENSTD 490 and 491.

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.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

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

See PSYCH 498.001.

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