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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Women's Studies


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WOMENSTD 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001 (Mass meeting on Wednesday, January 12).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2). (Excl). 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 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Section 001 Representations of Women in Hip Hop.

Instructor(s): Carla E Stokes

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to historical and contemporary representations of African-American women in popular culture, viewed within the context of hip hop culture. An interdisciplinary approach will be used, with course content and readings drawn from music lyrics, popular magazines, films, advertisements, music videos, promotional materials, and other sources. Particular emphasis will be placed on hip hop as a lens for critically examining the intersection between race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. Topics to be covered include: gender roles, power dynamics, and the social construction of African-American women's sexuality. Students are required to attend all class meetings, complete assignments, and participate fully in discussions.

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WOMENSTD 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Section 002 Eating Issues, Body Image, and Society. Seven Week mini-course meets Jan 7- Feb 18

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). 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 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 112. Issues for Women of Color.

Section 001 The Welfare Queen and "The End of a Welfare As We Know it." Seven-week minicourse starts 1/7/01 thru to 2/18/01.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Summerson (summer@umich.edu)

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Due to the intricate intersections of racism and sexism, a disproportionate number of women of color live in poverty in the United States. Historically, however, popular representations of poor women do not reflect such systematic inequities, but instead detract from them, suggesting that women's poverty is a matter of personal failures and moral weaknesses. Most recently, the infamous "welfare queen" has indexed an array of public anxieties about race, gender, and the stability of the social contract. Moreover, this racist and sexist representation has served to bolster the bipartisan, popularly supported "end of welfare as we know it."

In this course, we will examine recent historical representations of women who receive welfare in order to

  1. critically assess the ideas about race, gender, and class that such representations index,
  2. work to decipher the relationship between the welfare queen and punitive social welfare policy specifically, and
  3. consider the relationship between power-laden presentations and power-laden acts more broadly.
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WOMENSTD 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Gender, Slavery, and Freedom. Meets with American Culture 102.002.

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

R&E First-Year Seminar,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 102.002.

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WOMENSTD 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Feminism, Gender, and Chinese Modernity.

Instructor(s): Wang Zheng

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.

This seminar will introduce you to the theoretical and empirical literature on women's experiences in twentieth century China, with an emphasis on a history of the Chinese feminist movement. We will focus on the emergence and development of feminist discourse in modern China, discuss its relations with the rising nationalism, dominant political parties, and China's pursuit of modernity. 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 women's 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, but knowledge of Chinese language is not required. 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 materials will be supplemented by a variety of visual materials shown in class, such as excerpts from the documentary TV series "A Chinese Women's History in the Twentieth Century." The course is organized as a seminar, with emphasis placed on reading, writing, and lively class discussion.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lisa Kane Low (kanelow@umich.edu)

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 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed as an introduction to the new, feminist scholarship on women, this interdisciplinary course acquaints students with key concepts and theoretical frameworks to analyze women's condition. We will explore how women's status has changed over time, but we will concentrate on the situation of contemporary American women. Topics will include: violence against women, discrimination in the workplace, the feminization of poverty, and sexuality. Students will also examine how capitalism, racism, imperialism, and heterosexism affect women's lives. The course will not only provide students with an analysis of women's oppression, but will also suggest strategies for ending sexual inequality. The course is structured around weekly lectures, readings, films, and discussion sections. Students are encouraged to participate fully in discussion and to assume responsibility for sharing their knowledge and experience. The course grade is based upon written assignments, an examination, and participation in discussion.

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

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 contemporary history/herstory of same-gender attraction and transgender experience.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 Cultural Narratives of Violence Against Women: Theorizing Representations and Interventions.

Instructor(s): Melanie A Boyd (maboyd@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.

Contemporary U.S. culture is awash in stories of violence against women, with individual narratives of assault framed by heated disputes over how, when, and why women become targets. The stakes of these debates are high. Not only do cultural narratives shape our understandings of experience, they establish the possibilities for action: for perpetrators, victims, and the communities around them.

This course will take up key feminist theories of violence against women, considering the ways in which they have both illuminated and altered broader cultural narratives of sexual violence. At the same time, we will interrogate the ways in which these theories are themselves shaped by cultural presumptions, most particularly those grounded in race, class, and sexual orientation. We will look at what happens when these theories are put to the test in various feminist intervention efforts: "breaking silence" in literature and on talk shows; setting up crisis centers and shelters; demanding structural changes in the "justice" system; making art that challenges preconceived notions of gender and the female body. Among the many scenarious under consideration, we will take narratives surrounding the rape of African-American women as central examples, refining our theoretical models at this especially fraught site. Course requirements will include formal and informal writings, group work, and midterm and final exams. We will occasionally meet in the evening with WS 253-002; consult the course schedule for dates.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 002 Understanding the Dynamics of Family Violence:A Clinical and Theoretical Integration of Feminism and Psychotherapy

Instructor(s): Julie A Eastin (jeastin@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.

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WOMENSTD 253. Special Topics.

Section 003 The Anthropology of Childbirth. Meets with Anthropology 325.001.

Instructor(s): Elisha P Renne (erenne@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 Cultural Anthropology 325.001.

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WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law.

Instructor(s):

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 course 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 Lesbian Fictions.

Instructor(s): Blumberg

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 and Space.

Instructor(s): Anne C Herrmann (anneh@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 315 / ENGLISH 315. Women and Literature.

Section 003 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 315.003.

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WOMENSTD 341. Gender and the Individual: Transmission and Function of Sex/Gender Systems.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 498.001.

Instructor(s): Sharon E Gold-Steinberg (sharongs@umich.edu), Rachel M Russell

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 498.001.

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

Section 001 Feminist Practice of Oral History. Meets with American Culture 301.001.

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

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

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 will also 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.

Towards 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 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).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we focus on the complexity of African American women's experiences and explore central themes in Black women's lives, with particular interest in their roles as workers, mothers, activists, and scholars. Although we will explore common threads that connect women over time, these commonalities will be viewed within the context of the diversity among African American women.

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WOMENSTD 351. Women and the Community II.

Section 001.

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 Academic Term to continue with their service-learning placements through the Winter Academic 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 / HISTORY 371. Women in American History Since 1870.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca J Mead

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 / HISTORY 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 375 / HISTORY 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 385. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

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.

Instructor(s):

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.

Instructor(s):

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.

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

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

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.

Instructor(s): Orli Aviyonah

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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WOMENSTD 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & 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.

Instructor(s):

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): Elizabeth Rudd

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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

Section 001 Feminist Film Theory, Film/Video 461.001.002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 461.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Gender and the Health Professions.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan, Lisa Kane Low

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.

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Women and Work.

Instructor(s): Laurie A Morgan

Prerequisites & 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.

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Women in Prison. Meets with AC 310.001.

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

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

Instructor(s): Michele R Rivkin-Fish

Prerequisites & 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 Russian and East European Studies (REES) 405.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

Instructor(s): Kristen S Harrison

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 Communication Studies 488.003.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 006 Women and Music. Meets with Music 436.001.

Instructor(s): Naomi A Andre

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 Music History and Musicology 436.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

Instructor(s): Abigail J Stewart

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.

This course provides students with supervised opportunities to integrate theory and practice by combining readings on mentoring, gender, and technology and adolescent girl's development with online observations and interactions with adolescent girls who are users of the SmartGirl.org website. Students must be willing to serve as participant observers on the Smartgirl.org project. This course will meet once a week to discuss observations and course readings. Written requirement will be a weekly reflective journal. Instruction and supervision by Abigail Stewart (Psychology and Women's Studies) and Tiffany Marra (Project Manager for SmartGirl at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender).

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

Section 008 Queer World-Making in American Musical Modernism, 1934-50. Meets with Institute for the Humanities 511.003, Music Theory 406.001, and Music Theory 506.001.

Instructor(s): Nadine 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: No homepage submitted.

See Music Theory 406.001.

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

Instructor(s): Jacobsen

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.

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

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WOMENSTD 483. Special Topics.

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

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

Prerequisites & 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.

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

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WOMENSTD 490. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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.

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WOMENSTD 491. Honors Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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.

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