CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE LISTINGS

Click here for Continuing Ed website and a complete listing of courses. The following list is meant as a guide for those looking for courses with Women's Studies content.

Registration for fall began July 29th. Classes start on Wednesday, September 4, 2002. Click here to see a listing of summer courses.

Departmental Courses for Fall 2002 (All departmental courses except 100-level automatically count towards the major.)

COMM 397G
Public Sexual Culture
Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lynn Comella

Examine the production and circulation of sexual meanings, identities, values, and knowledge across a variety of popular cultural forms and spaces. We will investigate pornography and different forms of sexual culture from the perspective of history, economics, fantasy, sexual education, labor relations, "taste culture," and public policy considerations. In doing so, we will draw upon work from film studies, cultural studies, queer studies, and feminist theory. Recommended background courses: COMM121-Intro to Media and Culture and COMM 297E-Popular Culture and Cultural Studies. 3 credits.

ENGL 132
Man and Woman in Literature (AL G)
Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.

PSYCH 308
Psychology of Women (SB U)
Monday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A general introduction. Two sections: the issue of sex differences, including evidence for and explanation of such differences; and "Women's issues," topics of particular interest to women in contemporary society (e.g., violence against women, work and achievement). Prerequisite: Elementary Psychology.

SOCIOL 106
Race, Gender & Class Ethnicity (SB U)
Monday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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.

SOCIOL 222
The Family (SB U)
Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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 383
Gender and Society
Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ingrid Semaan

What is gender? How do gender relations intersect with class and race relations? We will be exploring these questions and others through fiction, film, and academic literature.

SOCIOL 395K - ONLINE- CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERIES
Domestic Violence

A survey of patterns and trends in domestic violence in contemporary America, including detailed discussion of the factors that cause and reduce it. Topics include the role of family and work-related stresses as triggers in domestic violence, cultural definitions of violence as an acceptable or unacceptable response to anger; gender-related differences in this response, and the individual and sociol costs of domestic violence. Special attention will be paid to historical changes in American legal definitions of domestic violence and to the resulting changes in the American criminal justice system's responses to it.

WOST 187
Introduction to Women's Studies (I U)
Monday 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Basic concepts and perspectives in Women's 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.


Component Courses for Fall 2002
(Students who would like the following courses to count towards their major or minor must focus their paper(s) or project(s) on Women's Studies. 100-level courses count only towards the minor.)

AFRO AM 254
Introduction to Afro-American Studies (HS G)

Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul Udofia

Introduction to Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective. The chronological sequence from pre-history to contemporary times. Political development and processes, the arts, ethnography, social structures, and economics

ANTH 106
Culture Through Film (SB G)
Tuesday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Exploration of different societies and cultures, and of the field of cultural anthropology through the medium of film. Ethnographic and documentary films; focus on non-Western cultures and ecological adaptations, gender roles, ethnicity, race, class, religion, politics, and social change.

COMLIT 141
Good and Evil, East and West (AL G)
Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The imaginative representation of good and evil in Western and Eastern classics, folktales, children's stories, and 20th-century literature. Cross-cultural comparison of ethical approaches to moral problems such as the suffering of the innocent, the existence of evil, the development of a moral consciousness and social responsibility, and the role of faith in a broken world. Contemporary issues of nuclear war, holocaust, AIDS, abortion, marginal persons, anawim, and unwanted children.

EDUC 210
Social Diversity in Education (I U)
Tuesday 4-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Christopher Lester

Focus on issues of social identity, social and cultural diversity, and societal manifestations of oppression. Draws on interdisciplinary perspectives of social identity development, social learning theory, and sociological analysis of power and privilege within broad social contexts.


The following were Summer 2002 courses that had some Women's Studies content.

Departmental Courses (All departmental courses except 100-level automatically count towards the major.)

ENGL 132-ONLINE - Man and Woman in Literature (AL D)

HIST 389 - U.S. Women's History Since 1890 (HS D)

SOCIOL 222 - The Family (SB D)

SOCIOL 383 PM - Gender and Society

SOCIOL 387 - Sexuality and Society (SB D)

WOST 187 - Introduction to Women's Studies (I D)


Component Courses
(Students who would like the following courses to count towards their major or minor must focus their paper(s) or project(s) on Women's Studies. 100-level courses count only towards the minor.)

AFROAM 133 - Afro-American History, Civil War to 1954 (HS D)

AFROAM 236 - History of the Civil Rights Movement (HS D)

AFROAM 254 - Introduction to African Studies (HS D)

ANTH 103 - Human Origins and Variation (BS)

ANTH 104 - Culture, Society, and People (SB D)

ANTH 106 PM - Culture Through Film (SB D)

ANTH 270 - North American Indians (SB D)

COMM 226 - Social Impact of Mass Media

COMM 312 - Cultural Codes in Communication (SB D)

COMLIT 122 - Spiritual Autobiography (AL D)

COMLIT 141 - Good and Evil, East And West (AL D)

EDUC 210 - Social Diversity in Education (I D)

ENGL 279 - Introduction to American Studies (AL D)

PSYCH 391A - The Social Psychology of Mass Media

SOCIOL 103 - Social Problems (SB D)

SOCIOL 297A - Mass Media and Society

SOCIOL 395J-ONLINE - Criminal Violence in America


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