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ANTHRO 597A Abortion, Motherhood & Society
Thursdays 9:30-12:30 p.m.
John Cole

Cross-cultural and historical examination of the abortion issue and its relationship to concepts of motherhood, family, state population policies. Ecological, feminist, and political economic perspectives employed.

ANTHRO 597F Feminist Anthropology
Tuesday 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Jacqui Urla
See department for description.

JAPAN 211/
WOST 291A
Japanese Women Writers
Tuesdays 2:30-5:15 p.m.
Doris Bargen
See Women's Studies 291A for course description. FULFILLS WOMEN OF COLOR REQUIREMENT.

ComHl 213/EDUC 213 Peer Health Education I
Wednesday 1:25 p.m.
Sally Damon
Training course. Students participate in campus outreach projects while learning specific information on the primary health issues for college students; alcohol and other drug use, sexual decision-making, contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders and stress management techniques. Class involves personal health assessment such as personal alcohol and drug survey, small group discussions, guest lectures, role playing, team building and public speaking exercises. Class size limited to 20. Students must complete an application and process for admission to the Peer Health Education Program. This course is the first course in a year-long academic course.

ComHl 214/EDUC 214 Peer Health Education II
Tuesday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Laurie Turkovsky
Utilizing the skills and information from EDUC/ComHl 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, and may elect to continue in the program through independent study credits. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite: EDUC/ComHl 213.

ComHI 396 Independent Study-Women's Health Project
By arrangement
Gonyer
Health Education offers the following health programs: Peer Health Connections, Queer Peer Educ., Not Ready for Bedtime Players (NRBP), Women's Health Program, and Contraceptive Choices. Students can receive 1- 3 credits for their involvement. Contact Health Education at 577-5181 to make arrangements.

COMPLIT 394A Women and Men in Myth: Epic Monsters, Epic Betrayals
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Petroff
In his reteling of Greek myth, Roberto Calasso says that "betrayal is to women heroes what monster killing is to male heroes." This is where I'd like to begin in a study of cooperation and competition between the men and women of myth. Other kinds of dyads will also be examined: fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, peers with same sex peers. Readings will include Homer's Odyssey, the dramas Medea and Antigone, selections from Apuleius' The Golden Ass, rituals of Isis and Osiris in Egypt, the Bible, the medieval romances of Marie de France and Chretien deTroyes, La Celestina. Prerequisites: reading ability in a language other than English; familiarity with classical mythology or medieval European literature.


CS 155 Dress & Culture
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Susan Michelman
Dress and culture examined from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective focussing on diversity and social change. Discussion of sociocultural meaning of dress in European, African, North and South American, Pacific and Asian cultures.

CS 176 Intro to Marriage, Families & Intimate Relationships
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25 p.m.
Warren Schumacher
Designed to give students a basic understanding of the dynamics of change and consistency within marital and family relationships. Particular emphasis will be given to examining decision making throughout the life cycle and the tension that frequently exists between the individual, family and the social environment. Topics such as courtship patterns, sexuality, singlehood, work and family, parenting, and divorce and remarriage will be explored.

CS 397W 20th Century Fashion
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Patricia Warner
This course is designed to understand the historical conditions - social, cultural, artistic, political, economic, technical - that influenced our clothing and helped to codify gender roles throughout the Twentieth Century.

CS 450 Family Economic Issues through the Life Course
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25 p.m.
Musaddak Alhabeeb
An examination of the dynamics of the economic decisions and behaviors of individuals/families as they are influenced by the demographic, social, and psychological changes of their needs throughout the life course.

CS 460 Family in Economic Systems
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15 a.m.
Musaddak Alhabeeb
Interrelation of the national economy and family economy: income, expenditures, levels and standards of living and welfare. Programs for improving economic well-being of families.

CS 470 Family Policy: Issues and Implications
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Maureen Perry-Jenkins
Identifies major policy issues and evaluates these in terms of impact on the family and services provided to the entire population in need, including the non-poor. Highly individualized to student area of interest. Oral and written presentations including "family-impact" statement on topic of student.

CS 597A 19th Century Costume History
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Patricia Warner
History of nineteenth century dress, 1814-1914, and the influences that drove the changes. New technology, the department store, women's magazines, education, sports, dress reform, and the rise of the couture all played important roles. Men's dress stabilized; thus particular attention will be given to the changing place and expectations of women and how these are reflected in their clothing. Prerequisites: CS 355, CS 557, or permission of the instructor.

ECON 348/WOST 391E Political Economy of Women
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Lisa Saunders
Uses a wide range of women's issues to teach varied economic principles and theories. Popular women's topics in past semesters include women's increasing labor force participation; gender differences in hiring, promotions, and earnings; the growing poverty rate for female headed households; trade policy effects on women in the US and other countries; and race and class differences in the economic opportunities of women. Empirical assessment of women's work in the market and in the home in the US and other countries. Reconsideration of traditional issues of political economy, comparative economic history, and labor economics

EDUC 213/ComHl 213 Peer Health Education I
Wednesday 1:25 p.m.
Sally Damon

Contact instructor. See ComHl 213 for course description.

EDUC 214/ComHl 214 Peer Health Education II
Tuesday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Laurie Turkovsky

See ComHl 214 for course description.

EDUC 392E Sexism (1 credit)
Saturday 4/24 and Sunday 4/25
Barbara Love

This social issues course meets for one weekend. There is a mandatory organizational meeting on Thursday, February 11th in the Campus Center Auditorium from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Students will not be admitted to the course if they do not attend this session. Mandatory P/F grading.

EDUC 395L Peer Educ./Sexual Harassment (2 credits)
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Diana Fordham

See department for course description.

EDUC 395Z Women of Color & White Women: Interpersonal Dialogue
Section 1 Wednesday 1:25-3:55
Section 2 Wednesday 5:30-7:00
Section 3 Thursday 2:30-5:00
Section 4 Thursday 5:30-7:00

Ximena Zuniga

See department for course description.

EDUC 697A Women in Higher Education
TBA
Peggy Jablonski
This course is an introduction to the issues affecting women in the academy as students, teachers, leaders and scholars. Some of the topics include: barriers to women's full participation in higher education, including sexual harassment and racism; the question of coeducation versus single sex education; conditions for women undergraduates including the so called "chilly climate". In addition, the course will explore issues germane to female faculty members, barriers to institutional leadership, and the goals and contributions of women's studies as well as the current attack on feminist scholarship.

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Lecture 1 Wednesday, Friday 9:05-10:20
Lecture 2 Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Lecture 3 Wednesday, Friday 1:25-2:40
Lecture 4 Monday, Wednesday 1:25-2:40
Section instructors:
Mathew
Ryan
Wolf
Peterson
ENGL 132W Lecture 1 Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 (res) Clermont-Forr
Literature treating the relationship between man and woman. Topics may include the nature of love, the image of the hero and of the heroine, and definitions, past and present, of the masculine and feminine. 100 level courses do not count toward Women's Studies major.

ENGL 191B He Said/She Said
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:50 p.m.
Jenny Spencer
A Five College supported course in performance studies. Some of the classes will be taught off campus. Contact instructor for more information.

ENGL 481 Toni Morrison: Fiction & Criticism
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Margo Culley
A course on the complete works of Nobel Prize winner writer Toni Morrison focusing on both the artistry and cultural contexts of her work. We will read her novels and selected criticisms. English majors only. FULFILLS WOMEN OF COLOR REQUIREMENT.

ENGL 491B Modernist Women Writers
Monday, Wednesday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Laura Doyle
This course offers the opportunity to read many of the important and sometimes overlooked women writers of the early twentieth century in the US and Britain. Between 1900 and 1940, authors such as Gertrude Stein, Nella Larsen, Virginia Woolf, and Mina Loy played formative roles in the experiments of modernism. When attention is given to women's as well as men's modernist writing, how does our picture of the period change? Restricted to English majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 491D Narrating Prostitution/Prostituting Narrative
Mondays 1:25-3:55 p.m.
Christine Cooper
In this course we will interrogate cultural assumptions about prostitution as we explore the various forms prostitution takes in short stories, poems, novels, and plays in different historical and social contexts. Beginning with `stories' of prostitution that we know [i.e. stereotypes], we will move through a variety of narratives of prostitution and ask what it means for sex to be work and whether work in other forms [physical labor, intellectual labor, finding a spouse, writing a novel, etc] can be sexualized. English majors only.

ENGL 891H Bodies at the Limit
Wednesday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Laura Doyle

Contact department for course description.

ENGL 891L Women in Medieval & Early Modern English Literature
Monday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Arlyn Diamond
This course will focus on works written specifically for and by women in medieval England (including translations).

ENGL 891M Contemporary Women's Memoirs
Wednesdays 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Judith Davidov
Contact department for course description.

HIST 201 New Approaches to History: Lizzie Borden
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Bruce Laurie
Contact department for course description.

HIST 389 US Women's History Since 1890
Tuesday, Thursday 1:25 p.m.
Joyce Berkman
Lecture and discussions. U.S. women's experience since 1890 to the present, exploring female consciousness and gender relationships analyzing customs, attitudes, policies, laws concerning women's place; attention to social class, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, regionality, sexual preference. Interdisciplinary methodology. Assorted paperbacks-fiction and nonfiction. Course journal or two essays. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

HIST 592A Women's Movement in Western Massachusetts
Thursday 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Joyce Berkman
This seminar upper level students an unusual opportunity to undertake research projects in local and regional history, specifically on the rise and spread of Second Wave feminism and the lesbian movement, and to explore the way in which local history offers a prism for understanding wider state and national experiences. Fulfills junior year writing requirement for history majors. Majors other than History must contact the instructor for permission to register for the class.

HIST 697C Topics in Women and Gender
Wednesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Joyce Berkman
See department for course description.

HIST 697D State and Sexuality
Monday 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Katharine Bliss
This graduate seminar will examine the historical intersection of politics and human sexuality from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Asking how and why states have historically intervened in popular private life and sought to restrict, define or promote particular kinds of sexual activity and expression, the seminar will address the following issues and more: What are the different relationships between government, politics and sexual activity? How do conceptualizations of sexuality and national identity shape particular state ideologies of authority and power relations? In what ways are political and popular ideas about class, gender and race important to these relationships? Students will read various theoretical perspectives on politics and sexuality before focusing on several case studies of the ways in which struggles over politics and sexuality have played out in Latin America.

JUDAIC 3192D Divisions and Conflicts in Israel Society: Gender, Race, Culture, Nationality
Tuesday 4:00-5:30 p.m.(1 credit)
TBA
This course will introduce students to the divides in Israeli society: Men and women, Sephardi (Mizrachi) and Ashkenazi, Arabs and Jews, religious and secular. We will demonstrate these issues using the way they are covered in the media; documentary films, newspaper articles, advertising, and television.

JUDAIC 390A Women in Jewish History (HS)
Wednesday 1:25-4:25 p.m.
Ruth Abrams
A survey of some recent works on Jewish women, analyzing them in terms of historiographic approaches. Primary focus on women as historical actors. Special attention to how acknowledging women's experiences might change traditional periodizations of Jewish history. Emphasis on how historians have used methods from other disciplines to uncover the role of women. Students are encouraged to compare works on the roles of women in Jewish history to works on women in other specific subject areas.

POLSCI 375 Feminist Theory
Monday, Wednesday 2:30 p.m., Friday discussion
Barbara Cruikshank
A theoretical consideration of different feminisms including liberal- feminism, socialist feminism, anarcha-feminism, radical feminism, and eco- feminism. Also examines: the relation between feminist theory and practice; the historical development of feminism; feminist issues within the canon of political theory; the problem of identity and difference(s) as related to race, class, and gender. [This course is not an alternative to the WOST 301 requirement for UMass WOST majors.]

PSYCH 308 Psychology of Women (SBD)
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Carole Beale
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the psychology of women, including a review and evaluation of psychological theories and research about female development and the life experiences that primarily affect girls and women. We will consider the diversity of female experience, as well as common themes that are shared by most women. PRIORITY TO PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS.

PSYCH 391E Topics in the Psychology of Women
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Ronnie Janoff-Bulman

Contact department for course description. Psychology majors only.

SOCIOL 106 Race, Sex, and Social Class (SBD)
Monday, Wednesday 12:20 plus discussion
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 plus discussion

Instructors:
Dan Clawson
Pamela Quiroz
An overview of sociological approach to race, class and gender inequalities-- especially economic inequalities--in the contemporary United States. Some attention will also be devoted to the presidential election and its potential impact on the future of race, class and gender inequalities. Within the segment devoted to race, African Americans receive most emphasis. Readings consist of one book and selection of copied articles.

SOCIOL 222 The Family (SBD)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.

TBA
Lecture, discussion. Historical development of the family: changes in household structure, in relations between husband and wife, between parents and children and among extended kin. Social forces shaping the contemporary 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 marriage. Three exams.

SOCIOL 792A Seminar: Sexuality Studies
By arrangement
Janice Irvine

See department for course description.

SOCIOL 797A Family & Work
Thursdays 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Naomi Gerstel
See department for course description.

SPAN 697A Spanish Women Writers (19th-20thC)
TBA
Raquel Medina
Contact department for course description.


Program Courses
Component
Women of Color
Graduate Level
Winter 1999
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Mount Holyoke
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