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JAPAN 135 Japanese Arts and Culture (ID)
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Conducted in English; no other language required

Exploration of Japan's secular and religious arts and their impact on gendered literary texts, such as early aristocratic women's writings and medieval warrior epics. Films about the traditional theater, which influences the culture of sexuality, and about the Zen-inspired art of the Tea Ceremony, which reflected political upheaval. Locating points of intersection between art and literature, religion and politics in modern Japan under Western influence.

JAPAN 560H/WOST 591H Japanese Lit: Geisha
Tuesday 1:00-3:45 p.m.

See department for description.

COM HL 213 Peer Health Education I
Wednesday 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Students participate in campus outreach projects while learning about the primary health issues for college students: alcohol and drug use, sexual decision-making, contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, and stress management techniques. Class involves personal health assessment, small group discussions, guest lectures, role playing, team building and public speaking exercises. Class size limited to 20. Students must complete an application and interview process for admission to the Peer Health Education Program. This is the first course of a two-semester sequence.

COM HL 214 Peer Health Education II
Tuesday 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Utilizing skills and information from COM HL 213, students are prepared to conduct educational programs in the residence halls and Greek areas. Significant group facilitation, workshop presentation and health education program planning training. Campus outreach projects include World AIDS day, Safe Spring Break, Designated Driver, and Safer Sex campaigns. Advanced peers serve as mentors to the first-semester peer health educators.

COMP LIT 387 Myths of the Feminine
Monday, Wednesday 2:30-3:45 p.m. with Discussion
E. Petroff

A survey of the ancient and medieval stories of women and men and their goddesses. We'll begin in the ancient Near East, with the stories of Inanna and Ishtar and their devotees, and then turn to the classical world of Greece and Rome, with the Homeric Hymns and the tale of Cupid and Psyche. We'll then survey the images of women in the three 'religions of the book'--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as Taoism and Buddhism. The medieval world inherited all these traditions, and we'll read stories from The Arabian Nights, The Canterbury Tales, and the Decameron that illustrate these themes. We'll learn about the complexity of images of the feminine, including women as goddesses and priestesses, as leaders of their people, as the embodiment of sexuality and fertility, as pious housewives and cunning deceivers. This is a 4 credit Honors course. Readings: Baring and Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess; Young, An Anthology of Sacred Texts by and about Women; Kinsley, The Goddesses Mirror; Wolkstein and Kramer, Inanna; Rayor, Sappho's Lyre; selections from the Arabian Nights, Canterbury Tales, and Decameron. Requirements: Journal every two weeks, three five-page papers, class participation.

CONS 397S Dress and Gender
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Susan Michelman

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exploration of dress as one of the most significant markers of gender identity. Students will analyze this relationship by studying ethnographic areas ranging from Asia, Europe, Africa, to North and South America. Current research will be examined as well as studies based on historical data. Prerequisite: CS 155 or permission of instructor.

ECON 348/ The Political Economy of Women
WOST 391E Tuesday 6:00-8:45 p.m.

Focus on the economic status of American women from diverse class and racial backgrounds. Examines economic and political history, historical demography, and labor economics with an emphasis on economic policy in the U.S. Takes a critical look at traditional and nontraditional theories.

EDUC 392E Social Issues: Sexism (1 credit)
Mandatory mtg 9/07/01 CC Auditorium plus 1 weekend TBA
Barbara Love

EDUC 395L Peer Educ & Sexual Harassment
Tuesday 4:00-6:30 p.m. D. Fordham

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 p.m.

This course investigates images of men and women in poetry, drama, and fiction. It aims at appreciating the literature itself, with increasing awareness of the ways in which men and women grow up, seek identity, mature, love, marry, and, during different historical times, relate in families, classes, races, ethnic groups, societies, cultures. What are the conventional perspectives and relationships of ``Man" and ``Woman?" How does literature accept or question these conventions? What alternative perspectives and relationships are imagined in literature?

ENGL 132R Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.

See description of 132, above. For Central residents only.

ENGL 132W Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.

See description of 132, above. For Southwest residents only.

ENGL 378 American Women Writers
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
M. Culley

The Autobiographical narrative. We will focus on a series of narratives by American women based in some important ways on the author's own life. Critics argue that all autobiography is necessarily "fiction," and that all fiction is in some ways autobiographical, yet boundaries of genre persist between the novel and the autobiography. We will explore how we "read" texts that cross these genre boundaries. Where does the reader fall between the "suspension of disbelief" and "the autobiographical pact"? Texts will include: Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper;" Anzia Yezierska, Breadgivers; Agnes Smedley, Daughter of Earth; Mary Doyle Curran, The Parish and the Hill; Paule Marshall, Brown Girl Brownstones; Mary Gordon, Final Payments; Joy Kogawa, Obasan; Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy; Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. Regular short response papers; two or three longer (5-8 page) papers. Prerequisite: EnglWP 112 or equivalent.

FRENCH 280O Love and Sex in French Culture
Conducted in English; no other language required.
Orchard Hill residents only
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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. Readings from authors such as Cretien de Troyes, Beroul, Moliere, Sade, Flaubert, Gide, Bataille, and Duras will be supplemented with screenings of films from French directors such as Truffaut, Lecomte, Godard, Kurys, Chabrol, and Vadim. The course is entirely conducted in English.

GERMAN 363 Witches: Myth and Historical Reality
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:15 p.m. Conducted in English; no other language required

The image of the witch and the historical situation of women tried as witches in early modern Europe and colonial New England with reference to contemporary pagan practice. Mythological texts, documentation of witch trials, theories about witchcraft, as well as literary and graphic representation of witches and witch trials. No prerequisites.

GERMAN 372 Vienna 1890-1914 (AL)
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Conducted in English; no other language required

Course examines art, literature, music, dance, dress codes, and material culture in turn-of-the-century Vienna in a social-historical context with a focus on gender. Multi-media presentations.

HIST 388 U.S. Women's History I
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
J. Berkman

Surveys the social, cultural, economic and political developments shaping American women's lives from diverse regional, race, ethnic, social class, sexual identities from the colonial period to 1890, and explores women's participation in and responses to those changes. Topics include: the transformation of work and family life, inter-cultural relations, the emergence of the abolitionist and feminist movement, intellectual and religious changes.

HIST 397E Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Wednesday 9:05-12:00 p.m.
K. Bliss

This upper-level undergraduate seminar will explore social debates over the relationship of sex and gender to such issues as work, political rights, family and reproduction, health care, religion, crime and deviance, and education in national period Latin America. This year the course will focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Weekly readings and class meetings will address the following questions: In what ways have social spaces in these nations been gender-segregated? What logic has historically underpinned legal restrictions on women's rights to work outside the home, vote, receive higher education or live on their own? How is it that activities considered "normal" for men were long considered "deviant" for women, and vice versa? And in what contexts did social attitudes toward marriage, paternity and divorce change? Over the course of the semester, students will study and discuss popular literature, reform tracts, films, criminological studies, and political manifestoes from the period. They will assume responsibility for helping to lead class discussions and will prepare several short papers as well as a longer final project for course completion.

HONORA 292F/ The American Family
Monday, Wednesday 11:15-1:10 p.m.

In this Honors seminar we will take an historical, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary appraoch to the study of families in America. We live in a time when no single family form is dominant and there is no consensus on what constitutes an appropriate or "functional" family. While people are more free to have the families they choose, there is also fear that the institution of the family is in decline, failing to nurture the healthy individuals who are the foundation of a sound society. Using this fear of dysfunction as our starting point, we will ask: What factors determine our beliefs about desirable family behavior? Which activities do we believe are the responsibility of the private family, and which of the society at large? America has always been characterized by racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, resulting in a variety of responses to the question, "What is a family?" We will therefore examine the histories of various groups, exploring how these experiences have resulted in different family dynamics. We will then take up the question of the continuing relevance of race, ethnicity, and social class to families in America today and to the discussion of family in American politics.

HONORS 292F/02 The American Family: Community Service Learning (ID)
Monday, Wednesday 2:30 - 4:25 p.m.

In this community serving learning section of the American Family Honors seminar, students will actively bridge the gap between academic learning and the world outside the classroom by performing family-related service work in the community. This work will both meet real needs in the community and enrich our more academic exploration of the changing meanings and functions of the family. We live in a time when no single family form is dominant and there is no consensus on what constitutes an appropriate or ``functional" family. While people are more free to have the families they choose, there is also a fear that as an institution the family is in decline, failing to nurture the healthy individuals who are the foundation of a sound society. With history as our backbone, we will examine the shifting relations between the family, the individual, and society, and the ways social change and ethnicity inform the answer to the very fundamental question, ``What is a family?" This course is an opportunity for students to learn about the problems and successes of past and contemporary American families and also to gain experience that may be of value in their future lives and careers. THIS IS A COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR; STUDENTS MUST ALSO REGISTER IN HONORS H02.

JUDAIC 191Z Love, Sex, and Family Life (1 credit)
Monday 3:35 p.m.

What is falling love? How is love related to sex? How can we foster healthy families? This course is designed to help make choices about intimate partners, become better parents, and form strong families. We will explore Jewish values and teachings as well as personal and psychological perspectives. This course is made possible by the Janice and Leo Rossbach Parenting and Family Life Programs Fund.

PHIL 381H Philosophy of Women
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
A. Ferguson

This 4-credit Honors course will investigate the ways that women and their bodies have been viewed by some important Western philosophers, as well as writings by contemporary feminist theories on female embodiment. Texts: Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory, ed. Conboy, Medina, and Stanbury; De Beauvoir, The Second Sex; Philosophy of Woman, ed. Mahowald. Requirements: class reports and reading questions; 3 short papers; midterm exam; term paper (8-10 pages). Prerequisites: one course in philosophy, or WOST 201, or consent of the instructor.

PHIL 591W 17th-Century Women Philosophers
Monday 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Survey of some of the major contributions of women to seventeenth-century philosophy. Topics will include: causation, mind-body problems, perception, free will and divine providence, the mechanical philosophy and vitalist alternatives, gender differences and the bearing this should have on treatment in society, the relation of gender to the virtues, skepticism as a philosophical method, and self-knowledge. Texts: Anna Maria van Schurman, Whether a Christian Woman Should be Educated; Margaret Cavendish, Observations upon Experimental Philosophy; Andrea Nye, The Princess and the Philosopher: Letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to René Descartes; course packet of writings by Marie de Gournay, Mary Astell, and Madeleine de Scudéry. Requirements: short paper (3-5 pages); term paper (10-15 pages); class presentation. Prerequisites: two courses in philosophy, or consent of the instructor. Some familiarity with the history of early modern philosophy is recommended.

POLSCI 374 Issues in Political Theory - Politics of Sex
Monday, Wednesday 1:25-2:40 p.m.

This course covers the politics of sex and sexual acts (rather than gender politics). We will ask, how does the tradition of political theory deal with the act of sex? How does sex become political? How is sex made governable? What are the roots of the contemporary politics of sex? Is the body politic a sexual body? What is the relation between sexual passion and political passion? Issues will include the incest taboo, prostitution, sexual violence, sexuality, pleasure, disease, and resistance.

PSYCH 306 Psychology of Exclusion: The Lesbian Experience
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Prerq: Psych 100. An exploration of lesbian life and contemporary lesbian issues. Same-sex intimacy and female friendships through history will be covered as will ``causes" of lesbianism, coming out, and the development of lesbian identities. Stereotypes and prejudice against homosexuality examined.

PSYCH 308 Psychology of Women (SBD)
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30

This course in an introduction to the psychology of women, reviewing psychological theories and research about a) female development; b) gender comparisons in cognition, personality, and social behavior; and c) life experiences that primarily affect girls and women.

PSYCH 391D Human Sexual Behavior
Tuesday 2:30-5:00 p.m.

This seminar is designed for students who are interested in exploring the scientific study of sexuality in greater depth than was possible in the survey course, Psych 213, Introduction to the Study of Human Sexuality. Papers and class presentation will be required. Topics may include: The Social Psychology of Love and Attachment; The Effects of Pornography; Alternative Sexual Orientations; Sexual Dysfunctions and Their Treatments; Sexual Abuse; Recent Developments in Birth Control; AIDS etc.

STPEC 492H Making Media & The Development of a Global Feminist Movement
4 credit honors seminar
Junior and Senior STPEC majors only
Prereq: STPEC 391H with a "C" or better.
Monday 18.00-20.00 p.m.
E. Miller

SOC 106 Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity (SBD)
Monday, Wednesday 11:15 a.m., disc Friday

Introduction to sociology. Discussion of the effects and experiences of race, gender and social class on social and economic processes and their relationship to family, occupation and other aspects of social life.

SOC 106 Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity (SBD)
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45, discussion Friday

Overview of the sociological approach to race, class, and gender inequalities (especially economic inequalities) in the contemporary United States. In segment devoted to race, African Americans receive most emphasis. Readings consist of one book and a selection of articles. Evaluation is based on several pop quizzes, three exams (two during the semester and a final), as well as two five-page papers.

SOC 222 The Family (SBD)
Monday, Wednesday 1:25 p.m., Discussion Friday

Lecture, discussion. Historical development of the family: changes in household structure, in relations between partners, between parents and children and among extended kin. Social forces shaping contemporary stages of the family, from the choice of a mate, to marriage (both his and hers) and kinship, to parenting (from the perspective of both parents and children), to the diverse endings of relationships.

SOC 344 Gender & Crime
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15 a.m.

Prereq: Sociol 241. The extent and causes of gender differences in crime, from the "streets" to the "suites." Topics include problems in the general measurement of crime, historical and cross-cultural differences in the gender gap, the utility of general theories of the causes of crime in explaining the continuing gender gap, and a detailed look at the question and magnitude of gender discrimination in the American criminal justice system.

SOC 383 Gender & Society
Monday, Wednesday, Fri 12:20
Sociology majors only

Sociological analyses of women's and men's gendered experiences, with a focus on contemporary U.S. society but with some cross-cultural and historical emphases. Feminist theories and methods; analyses of culture, family, work, poverty, politics, and women's movements.

SPAN 497C Spanish American Women Writers
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Introduction to selected works of major Spanish American women writers. We will work in a variety of genres (spiritual autobiography, poetry, drama, novel) and cover topics such as writing by nuns, antislavery and racism, terrorism, the affirmation of the Latina self, etc.

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