Women's Studies Academic Minors

 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Women's Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor.  Advising appointments are made online.  To make an advising appointment, please see the bottom left hand corner of the Women's Studies website main page:  www.lsa.umich.edu/women.

Gender and Health Minor

Effective Fall 2013, with course list additions

This  minor allows students to develop a minor major through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
    • WOMENSTD 212.  The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Fall 2014 : retroactive to Winter 2011)
    • WOMENSTD 291.  Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
    • WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health
    • WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health
    • WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 328. Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 394. Adolescent Sexuality (Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)
    • WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health
    • WOMENSTD 402. Gender and Health Policy
    • WOMENSTD 404. Gender Based Violence: From Theory to Action (effective Winter 2015)
    • WOMENSTD 405. Pharma, Pills, & Policy
    • WOMENSTD 407. Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 410. Reproductive Justice: Legal and Ethical Issues (Fall 2014, retroactive to Fall 2013)
    • WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 421. Gender and Sport
    • WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 438. Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
    • WOMENSTD 452. Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 494. Adolescent Sexuality (Fall 2014, retroactive to Fall 2013)
    • WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual
    • WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD 328, 342, 365, 405, 407, 411, 412, 438, 443, 494.

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: WOMENSTD 307, 324, 328, 365, 412, 438.

Gender and Health Minor (FA'12-SU'13) +

Effective Fall 2012-Summer 2013

This  minor allows students to develop a minor major through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
    • WOMENSTD 212.  The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 291.  Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
    • WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health
    • WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health
    • WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 328. Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health
    • WOMENSTD 402. Gender and Health Policy
    • WOMENSTD 407. Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 438. Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
    • WOMENSTD 452. Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual
    • WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD, 328, 342, 365, 407, 412, 438, 443.

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: WOMENSTD 324, 328, 365, 412, 438.

Gender and Health Minor (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

Effective Fall 2011-Summer 2012

A  minor in Women's Studies is not open to students majoring in Women's Studies

This academic minor allows students to develop a minor concentration through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this academic minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The academic minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).
    • WOMENSTD 212.  The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 291.  Introduction to the Psychology of Women and Gender
    • WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health
    • WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health
    • WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 328. Women, Agency and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health
    • WOMENSTD 402. Gender and Health Policy
    • WOMENSTD 407. Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 438. Gender, Health and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.
    • WOMENSTD 452. Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual
    • WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD, 328, 342, 365, 407, 412, 438, 443.

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: WOMENSTD 324, 328, 365, 412, 438.

Gender and Health Minor (Fall 2010 through Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2010 through Summer 2011

 

This minor allows students to develop a minor major through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this minor is designed to focus students’ studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women’s Health)

2.   Electives: Four electives from the listing below (at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).

WOMENSTD 300.              Men’s Health

WOMENSTD 320.              Gender and Mental Health

WOMENSTD 324.              Childbirth and Culture

WOMENSTD 328.              Women, Agency and Sexual Safety

WOMENSTD 342.              Special Topics in Gender and Health

WOMENSTD 350.              Women and the Community

WOMENSTD 365.              Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction

WOMENSTD 400.              Women’s Reproductive Health

WOMENSTD 402.              Gender and Health Policy

WOMENSTD 407.              Intersexualities

WOMENSTD 412.              Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context

WOMENSTD 432.              Advanced Topics in Gender and Health

WOMENSTD 443.              Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.

WOMENSTD 498.              Gender and the Individual

WOMENSTD 499.              Psychology of Women

 

 

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD, 328, 342, 365, 407, 412, 443

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: WOMENSTD 324, 328, 365, 412.

 

Gender and Health Academic Minor (through Summer 2010) +

Effective through Summer 2010 

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This academic minor allows students to develop a minor concentration through courses that focus on gender and health across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. At the same time, this academic minor is designed to focus students' studies of gender and health from a feminist perspective. The academic minor provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in critical analysis as they explore how the social category of gender and conceptualizations of health, health care and health policy intersect.

Coursework on a range of topics allows students to engage critically with the biomedical model of health in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of what constitutes health by exploring, for example, the relationship between health and disease. In all courses students will be challenged to consider the implications of a critical gender analysis of health for health care delivery, the health care professions, and health policy domestically and transnationally.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 220/NURS 220 (Perspectives in Women's Health)
  2. Four electives from the listing below(at least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level). One of these courses must be an upper-level seminar and one must be from a transnational, global, or historical perspective as indicated below. (A single course may satisfy more than one of these requirements).

    WOMENSTD 300. Men's Health

    WOMENSTD 320. Gender and Mental Health

    WOMENSTD 324. Childbirth and Culture

    WOMENSTD 326. The Politics of Health and Social Suffering

    WOMENSTD 342. Special Topics in Gender and Health

    WOMENSTD 350. Women and the Community

    WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction

    WOMENSTD 400. Women's Reproductive Health

    WOMENSTD 404. Women, Autobiography, and the Medical Body

    WOMENSTD 412. Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context

    WOMENSTD 432. Advanced Topics in Gender and Health

    WOMENSTD 443. Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender, and Health.

    WOMENSTD 499. Psychology of Women

     

 

Upper-Level Seminars: WOMENSTD 326, 342, 365, 404, 443, 483

Courses with a transnational, global, historical perspective: WOMENSTD 320, 324, 326, 365, 412


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