100 Focus on Women: An Introduction to Women’s Studies
(3 s.h.) Examines the interdisciplinary nature of the field as well as its applications in non-academic contexts. What are the aims of women’s studies and how are they put into practice?
200 Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Studies
(3 s.h.) Why is any attempt to define one monolithic vision of feminism inadequate? Explores contemporary topics in women’s studies and feminist theory as it examines various models of feminism. Compares and contrasts principles of Marxist, psychoanalytic, essentialist, radical, and liberal feminism and analyzes ways these ideologies enter into dialogue and debate with one another. Traces evolution of feminist thought and articulation of Queer Theory as structures from which current thinking on gender studies develops. Cross listed as PHIL 231. *Prerequisite: WS 100 or permission of instructor.
245 Gender and Sport
(3 s.h.) For course description, see SGS 245 in the Sexuality and Gender Studies listing.
252 Biology of Women
(3 s.h.) For course description, see BIOL 252 in the Biology listing.
(credit varies) A one-time only special course, offered on an occasional basis.
280 Women and Economics
(3 s.h.) For course description, see ECON 280 in the Economics listing.
Note: Directed Inquiries, teaching assistantships, and internships in women’s studies can be arranged on an individual basis.