Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Women's Studies (Division 497)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

Take me to the Winter Term '99 Time Schedule for Women's Studies.


Women's St. 100. Women's Issues.

Section 001 Attendance is mandatory at first meeting of class to hold your place

Instructor(s): Hassinger

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to all undergraduates. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Theme Semester

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. Attendance is mandatory at first meeting of class to hold your place.

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Women's St. 111. Women in Popular Culture.

Section 001 Good Mother, Bad Mother: Representations of Mothers in TV and Film. Mini-Course Meets Jan. 7 To Feb. 18

Instructor(s): Stitt

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

Theme Semester ARTS Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This mini-course examines mothers in their many manifestations in film and television. The class will start with two early black and white films, Stella Dallas (1937) and Mildred Pierce (1945) which question the possibilities for women working outside the home and working class women to be good mothers. Moving on to 50s television favorites such as I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, and The Donna Reed Show, we will look at who counts as a good mother and why. We will then compare these earlier works to television shows of the 1960s and 70s such as the Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Julia, Good Times, and One Day at a Time which feature single mothers or blended families. We will also look at the ultimate in bad mother films: Mommie Dearest. This film raises questions about the ways in which representing Mom can be source of revenge. Finishing with more contemporary shows such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and Mad About You, we will look at what aspects of mothering on TV have changed over the years and what has stayed the same. Our final class will focus on the 1998 TV special The Wedding produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring Halle Berry. What does this made-for-television film have to say about questions of mothering within interracial families? Topics to be addressed include: mothers of color, bad and good mothers, single mothers, working class mothers, mothers and sexuality, rebellious children, and feminist critiques of visual representations of mothering.

Students will be encouraged to examine representations of mothering in their own communities, as well as to engage with the issues raised by being children of television. Class requirements include six short journal reactions and class participation.

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Women's St. 112. Issues for Women of Color.

Section 001 African American Women's Health and Social Issues. Mini Course Meets Jan 7 To Feb 18

Instructor(s): Carla Stokes

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

Theme Semester Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

African-American women are confronted with a multitude of physical and emotional health challenges. This mini course will explore interrelated social, political, cultural, and economic factors contributing to the poor health status of African-American women.Course discussions and readings will address various health issues including HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, life expectancy, stress, and access to health care. Material will be drawn from the health and social sciences, and major emphasis will be on the impact of poverty, racism, sexism, and economic inequality on African-American women. Students will also examine how images of African-American women influence this population's health outcomes. Special attention will be given to African-American women's strengths, solidarity, and ability to persist despite social inequality.

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Women's St. 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 002 Gender and Popular Culture. Meets with English 140.002

Instructor(s): Sally Robinson

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).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 140.002.

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Women's St. 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 001 Women in War and Peace

Instructor(s): Ann Larimore

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, Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

To begin to understand women's long search for peace and the abolition of war, this seminar uses three perspectives. After a brief consideration of how women have fared in various wars, we will learn about the persistence of the international women's peace movement during the 20th century, about outstanding women peace activists such as Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rigoberta Menchú and other Nobel peace prize winners. Next, we will focus on the protracted Israeli-Palestinian dispute over national territory and the varying roles women have taken in that struggle. Third, we will investigate women's peace-making activities within peace movements of different scopes: national, regional, global. These efforts have all taken place in a gendered context so that we will necessarily be considering the actions of men as well. A primary goal is to clarify our own thoughts and develop a position about our individual relationships to increasing peace in the world and decreasing wars.This course will focus on library research and writing. It will be taught using collaborative pedagogical methods. We will use STORY SPACE, a hypertext software writing tool for the Macintosh, to write analysis, exposition, and narration. Three papers drawn from hypertext writing and effective class participation are required.

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Women's St. 151. Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender.

Section 002 Introduction To Feminist Legal Theory

Instructor(s): Tracy Edwards

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, Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Presupposing that American law is gendered, this course on Women and Gender focuses upon the first and fourteenth amendment (liberty and equality) and how they pertain to women. In particular, we will examine sexual harassment law, pornography, reproductive rights, and civil rights legislation including subtopics such as affirmative action and equal education opportunity. Materials include abridged cases and films. Course requirements for this seminar are class participation, several short homework assignments throughout the term, two papers, and a comprehensive take home final examination.

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

Section 001 Mandatory Lecture/Film Showings on March 10 and March 17 from 7-10 pm

Instructor(s): Lisa 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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Women's St. 230. Women's Movements.

Section 001 Women Globally and Internationally

Instructor(s): Ann Larimore

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

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In the ten years between the 1985 Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, "the women's movement has grown into a global force for change, a force working at multiple levels."

Vivienne Wee, DAWN, Singapore

"The Beijing Platform for Action though not perfect is the strongest statement of consensus on women's equality, empowerment, and justice ever produced by governments. The Beijing Platform is a consolidation of the previous UN conference agreements, in the unique context of seeing it all through women's eyes. It is an agenda for change, fueled by the momentum of civil society, based on a transformational vision of a better world for all.

Bella Abzug, WEDO, United States

"The Platform for Action is an agenda for women's empowerment. It aims at accelerating the implementation of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women and at removing all the obstacles to women's active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural, and political decision-making."

Mission Statement, the Platform for Action

What prospects does the world hold for women in the coming century? In this course we will explore the progress that the international women's movement revitalized by the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, People's Republic of China, has been making in the world regions of Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. We will examine key issues such as women's human rights, women in economic development, the empowerment of women for democracy and citizenship, women in poverty, and women and violence. Necessarily, we will need to examine the current status of women in the states which make up these regions as a context in which particular issues arise. We will read to acquaint ourselves with the pressing challenges which the world's women face.

We will also consider what specific roles women in the United States can play in furthering the Platform for Action. You will also write a three part term paper using exploratory research methods which follow multiple paths and use a variety of source materials. A goal of this course is to acquaint you with some of the vast library resources at this outstanding research university.

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

Instructor(s): Beth Hackett (bhackett@umich.edu)

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

R&E Theme Semester

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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" literary and visual representations. 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, discrimination in the workplace, the feminization of poverty, 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, films, and discussion sections. Students are expected to participate fully in discussion by sharing their knowledge and experience. The course grade is based upon written assignments, exams, and participation in discussion.

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Women's St. 243/Amer. Cult. 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S.

Instructor(s): Hernandez

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

R&E Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 243.001.

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Women's St. 253. Special Topics.

Section 001 Women and Careers

Instructor(s): Vaughters

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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Women's St. 270. Women and the Law.

Instructor(s): Goldenhersh , Kate Weatherly (krose@umich.edu), Vickers

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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

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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 001 Medieval Women Reading/Reading Medieval Women

Instructor(s): Nancy Warren (nwarren@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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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 002 Fictions of the Body

Instructor(s): Sally Robinson (sallyr@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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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 003 Colonialism, Nationalism, and Women's Writing in India

Instructor(s): Susie Tharu (stharu@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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Women's St. 315/English 315. Women and Literature.

Section 004 Twentieth-Century Women Writers of Nonwestern Origin

Instructor(s): Srilata Mukherjee (srim@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 315.004.

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Women's St. 342. Gender and Society: Hierarchies in Social Organization.

Section 001 Popular Culture and the Colonial Gaze. Meets with Asian Studies 492.001. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Saloni Mathur

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Asian Studies 492.001.

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Women's St. 351. Women and the Community II.

Instructor(s): Beth Hackett (bhackett@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 98 to continue with their service-learning placements through the winter term. Requirements will be tailored to the interests and needs of those who enroll, through journaling, class discussion, and some sort of final project are likely components of the course.

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Women's St. 371/Hist. 371. Women in American History Since 1870.

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

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

Theme Semester

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 371.001.

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

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

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 375.001.

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Women's St. 385. Directed Reading.

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

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 386. Directed Reading.

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

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 387. Directed Reading.

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

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 394/Great Books 394. Great Books by Women Writers.

Instructor(s): Sidonie Smith

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (4). (HU).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course provides an introduction to "great" books" by women writers from a variety of cultures from ancient to modern times. We will take up some seven or eight works by such writers as Sappho, Hildegarde von Bingen, Madame de La Fayette, Sor Juana InÈs de la Cruz, Aphra Behn, Mary Shelley, George Sand, George Elliot, Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, and Maxine Hong Kingston. With guest lecturers, we will approach these texts through a variety of critical approaches that enable us to examine differences in women's writing at specific historical moments. We will also be developing perspectives from which to critique the traditional Great Books canon.

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Women's St. 400(320). Women's Reproductive Health.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Timothy Johnson , Carolyn Sampselle (csampsll@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/W99/WS400/index.html

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 socio-political context. Students will study the physical, psychological, and socio-political 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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Women's St. 419/Psych. 411. Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context.

Instructor(s): Christine White, Marta McClintock (mmcclin@umich.edu)

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

Theme Semester

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 as they shape events, conflict, and communication patterns in various group formats.

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Women's St. 420. Group Facilitation in Women's Studies.

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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Women's St. 430/Amer. Cult. 430. Feminist Thought.

Instructor(s): Beth Hackett (bhackett@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: WS 240 and one 340-level course. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Over time, feminist have proffered numerous answers to the questions "what is gender?" and "what is gendered oppressions?" This course will study several of these answers several feminist frameworks for thinking about gender and gender oppression. To help ground these theoretical frameworks, discussion of each will include discussion of feminist practice that utilizes the framework under consideration. We will also discuss how these various frameworks conceive of gender oppression's relationship to other forms of oppression.

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Women's St. 441. Honors Research Tutorial.

Section 001.
Instructor(s):

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

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 447/Soc. 447. Sociology of Gender.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 447.001.

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Women's St. 455/Anthro. 455. Feminist Theory and Gender Studies in Anthropology.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 455.001.

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Women's St. 460/Class. Civ. 460. Theorizing Women in Antiquity.

Section 001 Constructions of Women from Classical Greece through the Roman Empire. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Sara Rappe

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

Upper-Level Writing Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Classical Civilization 460.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 001 Women in Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas. Meets with American Culture 410.001. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Christina José-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.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See American Culture 410.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 002 Censoring Women. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Domna Stanton (dcs@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 focus on the multiple ways in which women and their work have been censored and continue to be censored. While considering cases of state censorship, we will primarily examine "the new censorship," a concept that goes beyond state-sponsored modes to consider censoring structures deployed throughout society and culture (through the media or canons of literature, for example), through various and subtle forms of restraint (what cannot be said or done), through lack of access (to technology, to information about reproductive rights, for example), and that are internalized in self-censorship. We will also consider the ways in which feminism censors some women and ideas. At the same time, we will discuss the tactics and strategies that different women, differently positioned in society and culture by race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other variables, devise, appropriate and use to resist or overcome their censorship. Readings will combine theoretical and critical texts in the social sciences, history of science and the humanities, along with primary works that are both verbal and visual. The course will build on the three-day conference on Gender Based Censorship that will take place in February 1999. Course requirements include a class presentation, an annotated bibliography and a research paper. For information, contact Domna Stanton (dcs@umich.edu).

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 003 Photography Special Projects: Nea Photo-Active Feminist Visiting Artists Series. Meets with Art and Design 462.001. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Carol Jacobsen (jacobsen@umich.edu) , Joanne Leonard (joannell@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.

Theme Semester

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This interdisciplinary studio course will research, host, engage with, and document a National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Photographers' Series, titled "Photo-Active Feminists." Four photographic artists per term will be invited who are part of a cultural movement addressing women's issues such as women's labor, women and justice, violence against women, issues of difference among women, i.e., race, ethnicity, sexual identity, economics poverty.Students will organize, publicize, and document visits; research and arrange for the artists to meet with particular communities and audiences that their work addresses; and work with them to produce art and experiences that can provoke action and provide public visibility around particular issues. The project will be documented through photography, video, a catalog, and other resource materials.The course is open to all upper-level students. Students can set up their own course of study, original research and/or creative work or documentation (visual, written, etc.) with the professor, in relation to the series.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 004 Psychology of Women's Bodies. Meets with Psychology 581.002

Instructor(s): Barbara Fredrickson (blf@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.umich.edu/~psycours/581/581.002/

See Psychology 581.002.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 005 Asian-American Women's History. Meets with American Culture 496.001. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Gail Nomura (gmnomura@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 American Culture 496.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 006 Women in Tantric Buddhism. Meets with Religion 480.001 and Religion 402.002. Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Janet Gyatso

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 Religion 480.001.

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Women's St. 483. Special Topics.

Section 007 Women and Children in Late Imperial China: Social, Cultural, and Medical Perspectives. Meets with History 392.002 and Women's Studies 483.007

Instructor(s): Hsiung

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 History 392.002.

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Women's St. 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.

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 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.

No Description Provided.

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Women's St. 496/AAPTIS 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Section 001 Meets the interdisciplinary requirement for Women's Studies concentrators

Instructor(s): Carol Bardenstein (cbardens@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies 496.001.

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