For a full listing of courses offered and for more information on the following courses, please check their website. Courses are online unless otherwise noted. www.umassulearn.net
Session I - 5/17-6/17, Session II - 6/8-7/13 and Session 3 - 7/14-8/17
(Please note that 100 level courses count towards the minor but NOT the major)
ANTHRO – Inequality and Oppression (SB U)
The roots of racism and sexism and the issues they raise. The cultural, biological, and social contexts of race and gender and examination of biological variation, genetic determinism, human adaptation, and the bases of human behavior.
COMM 288 – Gender, Sex and Representation
This course will examine the relationship between commercialized systems of representation and the way that gender and sexuality are thought of and organized in the culture. In particular, we will look at how commercial imagery impacts upon gender identity and the process of gender socialization. Central to this discussion will be the related issues of sexuality and sexual representation (and the key role played by advertising).
EDUC 591W – Recognizing Family Values and Initiating Interventions
This course will allow school counselors, teachers, and criminal justice professionals to look at the impact of family violence as it relates to their work. This course will focus on the treatment issues, as well as the impact of adults and children living in that home. The course will examine some of the signs of this and will allow for those working in a school setting to gain a greater understanding of the issues. May be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit. Part of the School Counseling Series but open to all.
ENGLISH – Gender, Sexuality, Literature & Culture (AL G) (5 sections)
Literature treating the relationship between man and woman. Topics may include: the nature of love, the image of the hero and heroine and definitions, past and present, of the masculine and feminine. Please check our website for updated textbooks information. Please order the correct textbooks based on your section.
FRENCHST 280 – Love & Sex in French Culture (AL)
Course taught in English. This course offers a broad historical overview of the ways in which love and erotic behavior in French culture have been represented and understood in the arts, especially in Literature and, more recently, in film, from the middle ages to the twentieth century.
LEGAL 397DD – Pornography, Gender and the State
This course analyzes one type of mass communication that tells stories about what sex is, can, and should be. It examines the production, text, and consumption of pornography in a social, legal, and political context. For the purposes of this course, I define pornography as material sold in stores, presented as movies or videos, and offered by telephone or over the Internet for the purpose of producing sexual arousal for mostly male customers. The course treats pornography as struggle for control of how issues are framed and how terms are defined in law It includes an overview of the legal, social and political history of the anti-pornography movement; examines opposing feminist analyses of contemporary pornography; and studies the legal, social and political effects of the use of pornography in society.
PSYCH 391LG – Psychology of the Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Experience
An overview of psychological theory and research pertaining to gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. Topics include the meaning and etiology of sexual orientation, sexual identity development, stigma management, heterosexism and homonegativity, gender roles, LGB relationships, LGB families, LGB diversity, and LGB mental health. Recommended: PSYCH 100.
PUBHLTH 160 – My Body/My Health (S I)
Principles of health promotion and personal wellness with emphasis on stress management, nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse prevention, prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, and human sexuality.
SOCIOL 106 – Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity (SB U)
The first third of this course focuses on social class inequality; the second on race (primarily the African American experience); the final third focuses on gender. Emphasis is on the contemporary American scene, with historical background included when appropriate.
SOCIOL 222 – The Family
First part: historical transformations in family life (relationships between husbands and wives, position and treatment of children, importance of kinship ties); second part: the contemporary family through life course (choice of a mate, relations in marriage, parenthood, breakup of the family unit).
SOCIOL 395K – Domestic Violence
Prior to the 1970s, domestic violence in America was widely viewed as a private matter in which public intervention was inappropriate except under the most extreme circumstances. Over the past several decades, however, domestic violence has been increasingly perceived and responded to by the public as a criminal matter. Take a detailed look at patterns and trends in domestic violence in contemporary America, explore theoretical perspectives about its causes, and examine the domestic violence reform movement, paying special attention to research that tries to assess the actual effectiveness of criminal justice reforms in reducing domestic violence. Elective course in Criminal Justice Studies Certificate Online Program but open to all.
WOMENSST 187 – Gender, Sexuality and Culture (I U)
Basic concepts and perspectives in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, with women's experiences at the center of interpretation. Critical reading and thinking about gender and its interaction with race and class. Focus on women's history and contemporary issues for women.
WOMENSST 297N – Sex, Gender and Pop Culture
Examines some of the relationships between the media in the U. S. and the social constructions of race, class, and gender. Four related concerns are at the heart of many of these relationships: 1) media representations of race, class, and gender, 2) audience interpretations of media portrayals, 3) critical analyses of media culture and media content, and 4) what to do about these concerns: media literacy, activism and advocacy.
(Majors and minors must focus their papers or projects on gender)
ANTH 106 – Culture Through Film (SB G)
ANTH 270 – North American Indians (SB U)
COMPLIT 141- Good and Evil: East-West (AL G) (1 each session)
EDUC 210 – Social Diversity in Education (I U)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-7:30 p.m. (5/17-6/3), Monday 4:00-7:30 (6/7)
EDUC 210 – Social Diversity in Education (I U)
SOCIOL 224 – Social Class Inequality (SB U)