WST 250A
Modes of Feminist Inquiry
Susan Van Dyne
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

In this course students will analyze and apply methods used in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. We will pay particular attention to the nature of evidence used in interpreting women's lives and to cross- cultural awareness. We will emphasize historiographical and textual analysis, archival research and theory-building. Our goal is to learn to use critical methods that will help us understand the personal, social, and political choices made by women in the past and present. Recommended for sophomores and juniors.

WST 300A
Special Topics: Queer Histories and Lesbian Stories
Marilyn Schuster
Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

In this course we will study histories and stories, primarily North American, that alternately define, contradict, and correct each other. What do the narratives of gay history tell us? What do they leave out? What are the implications of the encounter between queer theory and gay and lesbian history? What can lesbian fictions (from Radclyffe Hall to Jeanette Winterson, including stories from The Ladder and writers such as Ann Bannon, Ann Shockley and Cherrie Moraga) tell us about history? What literary and social conventions are lesbian writers writing against? What do their texts (and what we know of the ways they were consumed) tell us about lesbian history that confirm or complicate the narratives of gay and lesbian historians?

WST 350A
Gender, Culture, and Representation
Marilyn Schuster
Monday, Wednesday 2:40 - 4:00 p.m.

This senior integrating seminar for the women's studies major examines how gender is structured and represented in a variety of arenas including art, politics, law, and popular culture. Through the critical reading of key contemporary works of feminist theory and intensive investigation of multidisciplinary case studies, we will study the variety and ambiguities of political and symbolic representation--how can one woman's experience "stand for" another's?

EAL 252A
The Korean Literary Tradition
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 - 2:20 p.m

In this course we will inquire into the representations of women in Korean society from the earliest times through the 19th century. Using various texts, myths, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and (auto)biography, we will examine the cultural factors that have influenced the formation of images of women in different historical epochs. Topics will include issues such as textual representations of women; the image and status of women in a patriarchal society; and the impact of various belief systems on women's lives as reflected in literary and historical texts.

EAL 360A Seminar: Topics in East Asian Literatures Japanese Women Writers
Thomas H. Rohlich
Thursday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.

A study of the tradition of Japanese women writers, from the flowering of women’s writings in the Heian period (794-1185) to women writers in contemporary Japan. Topics will include the development the women’s hand (onnade) in the court society of early Japan, the construction of poetic personae in the waka tradition, the loss of voice in early modern Japan, and finally the development of new traditions of women’s writings in 20th century Japan.

ENG 264A
American Women Poets
Susan Van Dyne
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:10 - 2:30 p.m.

We'll begin with Sylvia Plath's Ariel, composed in 1962, and end with Rita Dove's Thomas and Beulah, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. We'll also read Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop, Audre Lorde, Sharon Olds, Cathy Song, and Louise Erdrich, and several other poets from the last 25 years as we investigate what it means to write and to read as a woman. Our task is to understand how these poems work and how they help us see the intersections of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and literary creativity; mother-daughter relationships; the poetic responsibilities of being a historical witness or political actor; the changing forms of familial and sexual love in the late 20th century.

ENG 280A
Advanced Essay Writing: Essays by Women
Ann Boutelle
Thursday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.

In this workshop, we will explore, through reading and through writing, the woman writers use of "I" in the essay form. A major focus will be on the interweaving of voice, structure, style, and content. As we read the work of ourselves and of others, we will be searching for strategies, devices, rhythms, patterns, and approaches that we might adapt to our own writing. The reading list will consist of writings by twentieth-century American women.

FRN 230A
French and Francophone Literature and Culture: Black Women Writers
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

A study of literary and cultural topics through a variety of texts. Images of slavery, sexuality and France in the works of contemporary Black Women writers from Africa and the Caribbean. Such authors as Mariama Ba, Maryse Conde, and Simone Schwarz-Bart.

GOV 204A
Urban Politics
Instructor: TBA
Time: TBA

This course examines the growth and development of political communities in metropolitan areas in the United States, with specific reference to the experiences of women, black and white. It explores the social restructuring of space; the way patterns of urban development reflect and reinforce prevailing societal views on issues of race, sex and class; intergovernmental relations; and the efforts of people --through governmental action or popular movements -- to affect the nature and structure of the communities in which they live.

GOV 305A
Seminar in American Government: Law, Family and State
Alice Hearst
Tuesday 3:00-4:50 p.m.

Explores the status of the family in American political life and its role as a mediating structure between the individual and the state. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the courts in articulating the rights of the family and its members. Enrollment limited to 12, permission of the instructor required.

GOV 322A
Seminar in Comparative Government: Gender, Education and Democracy in Latin America
Susan Bourque
Tuesday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.

The politics of gender, education, and democratic transformation will be examined in a range of countries. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required.

GOV 341A
Seminar in International Politics: Gender and Global Politics
Mary Geske
Thursday 1:00 - 2:50 p.m.

This seminar considers the role gender plays in the study and practice of global politics. Our attention will be focused on the following questions: 1.) Are dominant approaches to understanding international politics gendered? 2.) Are current practices of international politics gendered? 3.) Are women uniquely affected by and affecting global politics? In seeking to address these questions we will examine a variety of issues including armed conflict, the global economy and population.

GOV 366A
Seminar in Political Theory: The Body Politic
Gary Lehring
Tuesday 3:00-4:50 p.m.

This seminar examines the contemporary politicization of human bodies focusing on the way bodies have become represented, imagined, dispersed, monitored, regulated, and inscribed within and through recently emergent political struggles. Often providing new forms of resistance to the dominant social text, new bodily and political possibilities bring with them new modes of surveillance and containment of bodies and politics. Issues we will explore include the following: abortion, reproduction, AIDS, gender subversion, sexual acts and identities, political torture and terminal illness.

HST 278A
History of Women in the U.S.: 1865-1970
Helen L. Horowitz
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

This course will continue the examination of the historical position of women within the society and culture. Problems will include the implications of class, the rise of the "lady," changing notions of sexuality, educational growth, feminism, African-American women in "freedom," wage-earning women, careers, radicalism, the sexual revolution, the impact of the world wars and depression and feminism's second wave. Emphasis on social and cultural aspects.

HST 383A
Seminar: Research in U.S. Women's History: The Sophia Smith Collection
American Women in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Helen L. Horowitz
Wednesday 1:10 - 3:00 p.m.

See Department for description.

IDP 208A
Women‘s Medical Issues
Leslie Jaffe
Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 - 11:50 a.m.

A study of topics and issues relating to women's health, including menstrual cycle, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, abortion, menopause, nutrition, and cardiovascular disease. The depiction of women in the media will be considered as it relates to health, as will violence against women, including domestic and sexual. Emphasis will be primarily on biological aspects of these topics.

PSY 268A
Lesbian Identity and Experience
Joan Laird
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Perspectives on the psychological, social, and cultural construction of lesbian identity and sexual orientation are examined. Themes include the lesbian in contemporary and historical context; sexual orientation as it intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, and social class; identity politics vs. queer theory; bisexuality, transgenderism, and transsexuality; lesbian identity development in adolescence and adulthood; issues of coming out; sexism, heterosexism, and homophobia; lesbian and bisexual sex and intimacy; and lesbian coupling, family-building, and parenting. The strengths and resiliencies of lesbians as well as the kinds of psychological and social problems that can develop in hostile and disaffirming contexts are examined.

SOC 229A
Sex and Gender in American Society
Nancy Whittier
Tuesday, Thursday 9-10:20 a.m.

An examination of the ways in which the social system creates, maintains, and reproduces gender dichotomies with specific attention to the significance of gender in a number of institutional contexts, including the economy, the law, and the family.

THE 214A
Black Theatre
Andrea Hairston
Tuesday, Thursday 10:30-11:50 a.m.

A study of the Black experience as it has found expression in the theatre. Emphasis on the Black playwrights, performers, and theatres of the 1950s to the 1990s. The special focus on Black Theatre U.S.A. makes this course integral with Afro-American studies offerings. More than half the playwrights considered are women, and the investigation of gender is central to examining all plays and productions.

THE 300A
Women in Theatre
Susan Clarke
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Ranging from the early political plays of Mercy Otis warren to the art of contemporary actor/writers, the course will chart the critical role that women playwrights, actors, and directors have played in shaping the themes, structures and reception of theatre in America. Issues of equality, sexuality, and ethnicity, both on the stage and in the social and political context of the United States, will be central. Course materials will include scripts, diaries, films, reviews, and popular entertainments Permission of the instructor is required.