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Courses - Spring 2019
WMST
Women's Studies Department Site
Both WMST 200 and 250 serve as introductory courses for WMST and may be required before taking some advanced courses with a WMST prefix.
WMST200
Introduction to Women's Studies: Women and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
An interdisciplinary study of the status, roles, and experiences of women in society. Sources from a variety of fields such as literature, psychology, history, and anthropology, focusing on the writings of women.
WMST211
Women in America Since 1880
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST211.
Credit only granted for: HIST211 or WMST211.
An examination of women's changing roles in working class and middle class families, the effects of industrialization on women's economic activities and status, and women's involvement in political and social struggles, including those for women's rights, birth control, and civil rights.
WMST250
Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, Art and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
An examination of women's creative powers as expressed in selected examples of music, film, art, drama, poetry, fiction, and other literature. Explores women's creativity in relation to families, religion, education, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and within a cultural tradition shaped by women.
WMST255
Reading Women Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: ENGL250.
Credit only granted for: WMST255 or ENGL250.
Explores literary and cultural expressions by women and their receptions within a range of historical periods and genres. Topics such as what does a woman need in order to write, what role does gender play in the production, consumption, and interpretation of texts, and to what extent do women comprise a distinct literary subculture. Interpretation of texts will be guided by feminist and gender theory, ways of reading that have emerged as important to literary studies over the last four decades.
WMST275
World Literature by Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: CMLT275.
Credit only granted for: WMST275 or CMLT275.
Comparative study of selected works by women writers of several countries, exploring points of intersection and divergence in women's literary representations.
WMST298D
Women's Bodies in Contention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
WMST298J
Special Topics in Women's Studies; Gender & Body in Iran
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as PERS252. Credit only granted for: PERS298A, PERS252, or WMST298J. Formerly: PERS298A. Multidisciplinary approach to key topics concerning gender and body in Iran, to include insights from religion, history, sociology, anthropology, disability studies, travel literature,arts, and fashion. Taught in English.
WMST336
Psychology of Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100.
Also offered as: PSYC336.
Credit only granted for: PSYC336 or WMST336.
A study of the biology, life span development, socialization, personality, mental health, and special issues of women.
Restricted to WMST or PSYC undergraduate students only.
WMST350
(Perm Req)
Feminist Pedagogy
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Women's Studies department.
General application of feminist methodology to teaching and communication skills, teaching strategies, motivation, classroom dynamics and knowledge of students' development and learning styles.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
WMST379B
(Perm Req)
Topics in Women's Studies; Honors Thesis Writing II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
WMST379C
Topics in Women's Studies; Politics of Transnational Adoption: Intersectional Analysis of Class, Race, Gender and Nationality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
WMST379Q
Topics in Women's Studies; Queer History of Classics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CLAS309Q and LGBT398Q. Credit granted for CLAS309Q, WMST379Q and LGBT398Q.

In Classics and Queer History, we will explore ancient and modern paradigms of sex, gender, and sexuality and discuss queer uses of and struggles with the past and the idea of the Classical. To do this, we will examine diverse works of ancient Greek and Roman literature and visual art, as well as works from later periods sonnets, operas, novels, films, scholarship, and more that adapt ancient stories and ideas for their own, queer purposes. As we move across time, geography, and cultures, we will keep in mind the over-arching questions, what is queer history, and why might one pursue it?
WMST386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must have Learning Proposal approved by Women's Studies Academic Advisor; and junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
WMST400
Theories of Feminism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course in WMST; or must have completed a course cross-listed with a WMST course.
A study of the multiplicity of feminist theories which have been developed to explain women's position in the family, the workplace, and society. Major feminist writings are considered in the context of their historical moment and in the context of the intellectual traditions to which they relate.
WMST428J
Topics in Women's Studies; Black Feminist Science Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
WMST452
Women in the Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as: JOUR452.
Credit only granted for: JOUR452 or WMST452.
Participation and portrayal of women in the mass media from colonial to contemporary times.
WMST471
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
Restriction: Must be in a major within ARHU-Women's Studies department; or must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Also offered as: HLTH471.
Credit only granted for: HLTH471 or WMST471.
The women's health movement from the perspective of consumerism and feminism. The physician-patient relationship in the gynecological and other medical settings. The gynecological exam, gynecological problems, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, breast and cervical cancer and surgical procedures. Psychological aspects of gynecological concerns.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department; or must be in a major within ARHU-Women's Studies department. Also offered as HLTH471. Credit granted for HLTH471 or WMST471.
WMST488X
(Perm Req)
WMST498V
Advanced Special Topics in Women's Studies; Women and Memory in Material and Digital Worlds
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as WMST498V. Credit only granted for ENGL378Z, ENGL379Z, or WMST498V. Formerly offered as ENGL379Z in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017.
WMST499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
WMST602
(Perm Req)
Approaches to Women's Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: WMST400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Continued examination of intersectionality and interdisciplinarity with emphasis on the politics of knowledge production and identity.
WMST618
(Perm Req)
WMST619
(Perm Req)
Women's Studies Teaching Practicum
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
WMST621
(Perm Req)
Feminist Theories and Women's Movements: Genealogies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: WMST400; or permission of ARHU-Women's Studies department.
Examines theories to explain the matrix of domination from the nineteenth century to the present. Students learn the key debates that produceed new insights and shifted the ground of subsequent feminist theorizing within multi-racial feminisms. Examines those debates within global perspectives. Examines how dominant theoretical frameworks have been developed at specific historical moments.
WMST628
(Perm Req)
Women's Studies Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
For WMST students only.
WMST699
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
WMST709
(Perm Req)
Directed Independent Reading for Major Field Exam
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: S-F
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WMST799
(Perm Req)
Masters Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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WMST898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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WMST899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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