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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

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

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Women's Studies.


WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/wstudies100

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.

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WOMENSTD 110. Practical Feminism.

Section 001 Weight as a Cultural Question. Meets Jan 4 to Feb 15. (Drop/Add deadline=January 24).

Instructor(s): Yofi Tirosh (ytirosh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We operate in a culture in which weight and fitness are central to our perception of self and of others. In this seven week course we will ask what lies at the basis of the features of the prevailing right body. We will explore the obviousness of its power and aesthetics, and look at everyday practices, popular representations, and other cultural phenomena to examine their roles in constituting and re-constituting this body. Questions we will treat include:

  • What are the features of contemporary legitimate bodies?
  • What cultural values are reflected and enforced through these bodies, and through the practices of trying to obtain such bodies (e.g., through exercising and dieting)?
  • What cultural meanings are ascribed to fat bodies?
  • How do conceptions of gender, race, and class shape the longed-for bodies?
  • Who is excluded and who is rewarded by prevailing weight and fitness values, in what social realms, and by what means?
  • What alternative visions of size-norms can we imagine, and in what ways would they be transformative visions?

Students are required to attend all class meetings, write several response papers, lead a class discussion, present texts in class, and write a final essay.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Section 001 Shakespeare and Hollywood: A Love Affair. Meets Jan 4 to Feb 15. (Drop/Add deadline=January 24).

Instructor(s): Gina Heidi Bloom

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The love affairs that this course examines are both the attraction of Hollywood to Shakespearean drama and the construction of romantic love in the Shakespeare films that Hollywood has promoted over the last decade. Why have Hollywood filmmakers been so drawn to Shakespeare, especially in the last decade? What does this tell us about the preoccupations and fantasies of our turn-of-the-century culture, and specifically of the youth market to whom many of these films are targeted? We will begin by considering historical differences between the notion of "true love" in Shakespeare's time and in our own, focusing on how the entertainment industry shapes and reflects conceptions of romance. We will then explore how Hollywood films of the last decade use Shakespeare to endorse a particular vision of the nature and development of "true love." We will be especially interested in what this vision of love means for the representation of gender behaviors and roles. Examining the intersection between gender and sexuality, we will ask how and why romance sells in Hollywood Shakespeare films, and at whose expense.

In preparation for each meeting, students will be responsible for completing the assigned readings and arranging to view the film(s). Students will also be responsible for turning in no less than three "movie reviews." For final projects, the class will be divided into groups, each of which will create its own Shakespeare short movie (e.g., a rendition of a scene from Shakespeare; a condensed version of a play; a short based loosely on one or more Shakespeare plays). Keeping in mind filmmaking techniques discussed throughout the course, students will be responsible for dividing up tasks (director, actors, costume design, writing, etc.); producing the video; and presenting a brief discussion of how the film addresses issues discussed in the course. Other course requirements are attendance and active participation in class discussions.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Women in the Labor Market. Meets with Sociology 105.002.

Instructor(s): Pamela J Smock (pjsmock@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).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 105.002.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lisa M Kane-Low

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E).

R&E

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

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/womenstd/240/001.nsf

Introduction to Women's Studies draws on feminist ideas and scholarship to develop historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural frameworks for the comparative study of women and gender. Questions to be addressed include:

  • What does it mean to study "women" as a group?
  • When is it useful to focus on commonalities among women, when is it necessary to stress differences?
  • In what ways do gender differences and gendered power relations organize the social world and shape people's experiences and self-perceptions?

The course aims to sharpen students' critical awareness of how gender operates in institutional and cultural contexts and in their own lives, and to give them an opportunity to imagine participating in social change. Because Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary activity within the university, this course is taught by a team of five GSIs and one faculty member, all of whom share lecturing responsibilities.

Topics to be covered include:

  • key concepts and strategies in feminist thought and practice (e.g., "the personal is political," simultaneous oppressions, consciousness-raising);
  • the U.S. women's movement in historical perspective;
  • sexualities;
  • women's
  • bodies (body image, reproductive rights, violence against women);
  • work, welfare, and poverty;
  • women's health;
  • women and popular culture;
  • international feminism.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the study of sexualities from the perspective of lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual and transgender scholarship. Topics might include the historical configurations of same-sex desire and practices; the regulation of bodies and pleasures through genital normativity and the category of "sexuality" itself; butch, femme and transgender experiences; the meanings and uses of the term "queer" in contemporary discourses; heterogeneity in a range of non-EuroAmerican cultures, and within the Americas; and possibilities for activism. While particular themes will vary somewhat from year to year, the course will always consider the interplay between sexualities and differences of ethnicity, culture, race, class and gender.Any undergraduate student interested in an overview of issues concerning LGBT studies.

Requirements will vary according to individual instructors, but will normally include a midterm and final take-home exam, weekly reading reports of 2 pages each, and the submission of a portfolio at the end of the term. This last item could consist of a selection of 5 of the reading reports, chosen by the student and rewritten as much or as little as they decide. Excluding exams, students are expected to produce between 30 and 40 pages of writing for the course.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 WOMEN AND CAREERS.

Instructor(s): Sharon D Vaughters, Simone Himbeault Taylor

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

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. Requirements: active class participation, written discussion questions, project/presentation, final paper.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 Women and Marriage in Feminist Thought.

Instructor(s): Theresa Sue Braunschneider

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines marriage as a central topic in feminist discourse during the last three centuries. Beginning with Englishwoman Mary Astell's 1700 text, Some Reflections Upon Marriage, and finishing with a consideration of recent debates about same-gender unions in the U.S., the course will map a broad and diverse history of feminist thought about marriage. The writers we will read variously emphasize marriage's status as an economic arrangement, a sexual relationship, a religious sacrament, a state-sponsored institution, a cultural rite of passage into adulthood, and a site for the production of meaning about gender. In our discussions of these texts, we will pay particular attention to differences within feminist thought, especially analyzing the ways that a writer's social position as defined by race, class, sexual orientation, religion, and/or nation can inflect her or his views. Course materials will primarily include analytical prose, but we also will consider feminist analyses of marriage produced in such creative media as poetry, fiction, film, and music. In addition to reading and participating in class discussions, students will keep a reading journal, write a midterm and final exam, and design an analytical project.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 003 Doing Gender: Constructions, Explanations, Revisions.

Instructor(s): Monica Andrea Bachmann (monabach@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In what ways are people in the contemporary United States doing and undoing gender? What is a man? What is a woman? How do we know? What difference does gender make? What alternative gender identities are available? What are the major tensions and debates in the multiple explanations of these varied gender performances? Through an examination of texts from the humanities, the social sciences, and biology, including works of fiction, first-person narrative, cultural theory, journalism, and film, we will interrogate the construction and maintenance of the gender binary. We will examine some of the challenges to that system presented by various theorists and subcultures, as well as by the fissures and instabilities within masculinity and femininity themselves, and will think through questions of gender identity, roles, relations, and hierarchy. We will look at biological definitions of maleness and femaleness, critiques of binary gender roles, explanations of transsexual and transgender identifications, and the challenges to gender duality presented by intersexed people. Throughout the course, we will place our discussions of gender in the context of other categories, such as nation, race, kinship, sexuality, and class. Students will be responsible for reading assigned texts, participating in class discussion, giving one brief presentation, and writing two short papers.

The books and course pack for this class will cost about $70.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 004 Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies.

Instructor(s): Patricia Simons, Troy Patrick Gordon

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an introduction to current interdisciplinary scholarship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender studies, with a focus on the humanities. The course considers materials drawn from a range of cultures and historical periods, rather than concentrating only on the contemporary situation in the United States.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 007 History of Childbirth in America: Early Republic to the Present. Meets with American Culture 204.001.

Instructor(s): Christine Kae Bass (cbass@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). A maximum of seven credits of WS 252 and 253 may be counted toward graduation.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 204.001.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tara Katherine McGrath, Bonnie Heather Walker, Lisa Ann Kellmeyer

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

"Women and the Law" covers selected topics in American constitutional and statutory law which have a special effect on women. The class focuses on ideals of sex equality and how they are incorporated into the American legal system. Topics usually covered include constitutional equality, employment discrimination, family law, rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, reproductive rights, pornography, and women in poverty. Required: midterm examination, 10-12 pages of writing, final examination, and class participation in discussion. Some understanding of the history of women of color in the United States is also strongly recommended.

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WOMENSTD 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 001 20th-Century Women's Literature.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six 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.

Section 002 Women Poets & Feminist Critics.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 315.002.

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

Section 001 Culture and Politics During the Civil War and Reconstruction. Meets with History 393.001 and American Culture 301.004.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The meaning of freedom, the definition of equality, the rights of citizenship, and the social and political significance of race and gender: in the middle of the nineteenth century these profound issues divided the United States in a bloody Civil War and shaped what was probably the most contentious and potentially revolutionary era in U.S. history the era of Reconstruction. The war and its outcome, the abolition of slavery, the dismantling of southern social hierarchies, and the loss of political power among traditional elites, created political openings that challenged past notions of who was an "American" and a "citizen," who had the right to vote, what it meant to be "Black" or "white," and what constituted "honorable" manhood and womanhood. This undergraduate lecture and discussion class will focus on the social and cultural history of this era. We will explore the nexus of race, class, gender, nation, and citizenship from 1860 to 1898. Topics will include contests over slavery, voting rights (suffrage for women as well as for African-American men), labor, family life, sexuality, and control over public space. We will also explore the role that representations of the Civil War and Reconstruction play in culture and politics in the U.S. today. Course materials will include both primary and secondary sources, a novel, and films. Students will write three short papers, participate in a group presentation, and complete a midterm and final exam.

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

Section 002 Oral History and Autobiography of Asian Pacific American Women. Meets with American Culture 301.001

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 301.001.

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

Section 003 Filipino American Women. Meets with American Culture 310.002.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 310.002.

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

Section 004 Women in Prison. Meets with American Culture 310.003.

Instructor(s): Christina Jose-Kampfner

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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WOMENSTD 346. African-American Women in Context.

Section 001 Meets with CAAS 358.002. Satisfies the interdisciplinary requirement for the Women's Studies Concentration.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Ruth Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/womenstd/346/001.nsf

In this course, we focus on the complexity of African American women's experiences and explore central themes in Black women's lives. Although we will explore common threads that connect African American women, these commonalities will be viewed within the context of the diversity among African American women. Topics to be covered include:

  • Work and Family Roles
  • Sexuality, reproduction and health
  • Racism and Sexism: Double Jeopardy?
  • Black Feminist Thought
  • Black Women's Political Activism
  • Finding Voice: Black Women's Culture

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WOMENSTD 351. Women and the Community II.

Instructor(s): Donna S Ainsworth (donnasa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 350 and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides the opportunity for students who took WS 350 during Fall 00 to continue with their service-learning placements through the Winter Term. Requirements will be tailored to the interests and needs of those who enroll, journalizing, class discussion, and a final project are likely components of the course.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 371.001.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 375.001.

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WOMENSTD 376/Rel. 376. Women and the Bible.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Astrid Billes Beck (astridb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Religion 376.001.

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WOMENSTD 385. Directed Reading.

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 100 or 240, one 300-level Women's Studies course, and permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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.

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 385. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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.

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 386. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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.

Sections 002-006 satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Timothy R B Johnson (trbj@umich.edu), Lisa M Kane-Low

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 220. (3). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~womenstd/419.htm

This course will provide an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminates stages of group development and productivity. It will include teaching and practice of group facilitation skills. The course will combine theoretical presentation with an experiential learning model; material discussed and modeled in class will be applied in home-based groups with opportunities for skill practice and feedback. The goals of skill development will be further pursued in an extended workshop format at two points in the term. Special attention will be given throughout the course to the influence and manifestation of gender, ethnic, and race dynamics as they shape events, conflict, and communication patterns in various group formats.

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WOMENSTD 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 419 and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students study interpersonal and small group dynamics in general, and as these vary with group composition. The prerequisite course, (WS 419, Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context), provides the theoretical basis for this course. Students apply knowledge and expertise gained in WS 419 by facilitating small groups (8-10 people).

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WOMENSTD 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240, and junior Women's Studies concentrators. (1). (Excl). (TUTORIAL).

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.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dana M Greene (dmgreene@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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WOMENSTD 460/Class. Civ. 460. Theorizing Women in Antiquity.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (3). (HU).

Upper-Level Writing Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rappe/

See Classical Civilization 460.001.

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WOMENSTD 471/AAPTIS 495/Hist. 546/Religion 496. Gender and Politics in Early Modern Islam.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Students should preferably have had one course in Islamic Studies. (3). (Excl).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 495.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Women, Autobiography, and the Medical Body. Meets with English 317.003.

Instructor(s): Sidonie A Smith (sidsmith@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sidsmith/

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 Performing Gender: Dramatizing from Oral Sources. Meets with Theater 399.002.

Instructor(s): Glenda Dickerson (glendad@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Theatre and Drama 399.002.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 005 Pop Music, Gender, and Sexuality. Meets with Music Theory 406.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/womenstd/483/005.nsf

See Music Theory 406.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 006 Women and Technology. Meets with Information 513.001.

Instructor(s): Bob Frost (rfrost@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~rfrost/courses/currcrse.html

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

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.

In this course, we will examine central issues of technology, gender, power, and politics. In one sense, we will examine how society shapes technologies and how technologies, once implanted, shape societies-that's fine, but we 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, we'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, we 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 007 Sex/Gender/Sexualities: Sex, Gender, and the Body. Meets with Sociology 495.003.

Instructor(s): Karen Sue Honeycutt (khoneyct@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240. (3). (Excl). Degree credit is granted for a combined total of seven credits elected through WS 481, 482, 483, and 484.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/soc/495/003.nsf

See Sociology 495.003.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

WOMENSTD 486/Phil. 486. Topics in Feminist Philosophy.

Section 001 Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth S Anderson (eandersn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in either Philosophy or Women's Studies. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/phil/486/001.nsf

See Philosophy 486.001.

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

WOMENSTD 490. Honors Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

WOMENSTD 491. Honors Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior Honors Women's Studies concentrators. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of WS 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

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