A variable topics course on the many ways in which culture and gender interact. Possible topics include women in multiethnic America, women in the labor movement, and women and social policy. Co-scheduled with HIS 515. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall or Spring,

A variable topics course on the many ways in which culture and gender interact. Possible topics include women in multiethnic America, women in the labor movement, and women and social policy. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Fall or Spring,

This advanced course will continue the discussion of the graduate seminar on Sociology of Gender, by examining theoretical debates or controversies, examining specific gender identities, examining the gender of a specific institution (i.e., labor,law), or the gendered dynamics of social interaction (in for example, romantic relationships or sexuality). Co-scheduled with WST 602. Fall or Spring, alt years, 3 credits, ABCF grading

This course explores the various ways in which gender, race, and class, along with other aspects of identity, shape the lives and experiences of women of color in the United States and globally. It presents the ongoing debates concerning the interconnections of gender, race, and shifting identities. It will examine the relationships between the construction of personal identities, identity statuses, cultural and ideological meaning systems, and the search for alternative images. Permission from advisor required. Fall Semester, 3 credits, ABCF grading cross-listed with WST 550

This course explores gender differences in physical and mental health through the study of psychology, sociology, medicine, and epidemiology. Co-scheduled with PSY 559. Fall or Spring,

A topics course dealing with such subjects as women in social movements, the place of gender in particular historical circumstances, imperialism and woman, changing views of sexuality, or relations between family policies and other political programs. This course offered as both HIS 595 and WST 595. Fall or Spring,

Directed Readings must be approved in writing by the Advisor, Director of Graduate Studies, and the supervising professor. 1-3 credits each semester, repetitive credit. Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A,A-,B+,etc.)

Research and writing of M.A. thesis supervised by faculty advisor. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

A student and faculty member agree on a topic not offered in any seminars and a reading list to study at weekly or biweekly meetings. A final research paper or major annotated bibliography will be required. The syllabus must be filed with the program's form before the add/drop period ends. Fall and Spring, 1-3 credits, ABCF grading. Maybe be repeated for credit. Only three credits of Independent Study may be counted toward the M.A. requirements, and a maximum of six toward the Ph.D.

Rather than begin with an exploration of 'the' feminist methodology in Women's and Gender Studies, or an account of 'the' history of feminism, this course will explore what counts as 'history', as 'method', and as 'evidence' in feminist scholarship. Since its emergence as distinct knowledge project within the academy, feminism has raised questions about how we know what we know, who gets to speak and for whom, and what are legitimate fields of inquiry. Our goal will be to trace some of the ways in which feminist scholars have sought to intervene in debates about disciplinary as opposed to interdisciplinary forms of knowledge, objective as opposed to 'situated' knowledge, evidence versus experience, history versus fiction, etc. Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)



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