CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE LISTINGS - Fall 2003

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. Fall 2003 will be added when available.

SUMMER 2003
Session I: June 2-July 10/Session II: July 14-August 20
Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted

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

ENGLISH 132 (AL G) Man and Woman in Literature
Session I - ONLINE - Sec 1 Instructor: Diane Chase e-mail: dchase@english.umass.edu
Session I - ONLINE - Sec 2 Instructor: Margaret Price e-mail: mbprice@english.umass.edu
Variable Session (6/26-7/24) TuWTh 9 a.m.-noon - Sec 3 Instructor: Sara Veglahn e-mail: veglahn@hotmail.com
Session II - Online - Sec 4 Instructor: Catherine Pavia e-mail: cpavia@english.umass.edu
Session II - Online - Sec 5 Instructor: Claire Schomp e-mail: cschomp@english.umass.edu
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. Capacity limited; register early to ensure a space.

HISTORY 389 (HS U) U.S. Women's History Since 1890
Session I - TuWTh 6-8:30 p.m. - Instructor: Veronica Wilson (vwilson@history.umass.edu)
Explores the relationship of women to the social, cultural, economic and political developments shaping American society from 1890 to the present. Examines women's paid and unpaid labor, family life and sexuality, feminist movements and women's consciousness; emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and sexual choice have affected women's historical experience. Sophomore level and above.

SOCIOL 222 (SB U) The Family
Session I - TuWTh 9:30 a.m.-noon
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
Session II - TuWTh 6-8:30 p.m.
Analysis of: 1) historical and cross-cultural variation in positions and relationships of women and men; 2) contemporary creation and internalization of gender and maintenance of gender differences in adult life; 3) recent social movements to transform or maintain "traditional" positions of women and men.

SOCIOL 387 (SB U) Sexuality and Society
Session I - TuWTh 1:00-3:30 p.m.
The many ways in which social factors shape sexuality. Focus on cultural diversity, including such factors as race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity in organizing sexuality in both individuals and social groups. Also includes adolescent sexuality; the invention of heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality; the medicalization of sexuality; and social theories about how people become sexual.

SOCIOL 395K Domestic Violence
Session II - Online - Instructor: Kevin Warwick (warwickkevin@msn.com)
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 social 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. Elective course in Criminal Justice Studies Certificate Online Program but is open to all.

WOMENSST 187 (I U) Introduction to Women's Studies
Session II TuWTh 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Basic concepts and perspectives in Women's Studies, with women's experiences at the center of interpretation. Critical reading and thinking a bout gender and its interaction with race and class. Focus on women's history and contemporary issues for women.


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

AFROAM 151 (AL U) Culture and Literature
Session II, TuWTh 9:30 a.m.-noon
Relevant forms of Black cultural expressions contributing to the shape and character of contemporary Black culture; the application of these in traditional Black writers. Includes: West African cultural patterns and the Black past; the transition-slavery, the culture of survival; the cultural patterns through literature; and Black perceptions versus white perceptions.

AFROAM 236 (HS U) History of the Civil Rights Movement
Session II, TuWTh 6:30-9 p.m.
Examination of the civil rights movement from the Brown v. Topeka decision to the rise of Black power. All the major organizations of the period, e.g., SCLC, SNCC, CORE, NAACP, and the Urban League. The impact on the white students and the anti-war movement.

ANTHRO 104 (SB G) Culture, Society and People
Variable Session - (6/26-7/24), TuWTh 9 a.m.-noon
The nature of culture and its role in creating forms of social, economic, and political life in diverse historical and geographical contexts, readings drawn from contemporary ethnographies of various peoples, analyzing the persistence of cultural diversity in the midst of global social and socioeconomic forces.

ANTHRO 106 (SB G) Culture Through Film
Session I, TuWTh 6-8:30 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.

ANTHRO 270 (SB U) North American Indians
Session I, TuWTh 9:30 a.m.-noon
Survey of the indigenous people of America north of Mexico; their regional variations and adaptations, their relationship to each other, and the changes taking place in their lifeways, integrating nature and non-nature information.

COMP-LIT 141 (AL G) Good and Evil: East and West
Session II, TuWTh 6:30-9 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 GEN ED (I U) Social Diversity in Education
Session I, TuWTh 4:00-6:30 p.m. - Instructor: Christopher Lester (calester@educ.umass.edu)
Session II , TuWTh 4:00-6:30 p.m. - Instructor: Valerie Joseph (vjoseph@educ.umass.edu)
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.

EDUC 377 Introduction to Multicultural Education
Variable Session I (6/2-6/20), MTuWThF 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kristen French (kbfench@educ.umass.edu)
Variable Session II (7/8-7/23), MTuWThF 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Raible (jraible@educ.umass.edu)
Introduction to the sociohistorical, philosophical, and pedagogical foundations of cultural pluralism and multicultural education. Topics include experiences of racial minorities, white ethnic groups and women; intergroup relations in American society, sociocultural influences and biases in schools; and philosophies of cultural pluralism.

PHIL 164 (AT) Medical Ethics
Session I - Online
Introduction to ethics through issues of medicine and health care. Topics include abortion, euthanasia, truth telling, medical experimentation, and the allocation of scarce medical resources.

SOCIOL 103 (SB U) Social Problems
Session I - TuWTh 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Introduction to sociology. The major social problems facing American society today such as crime, mental health, drug addiction, family tension, gender, race, ethnic, and social inequalities, are reviewed contemporarily and historically.


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