All Departmental courses except 100 level automatically count towards the Women's Studies major. All departmental, including 100 level automatically count towards the minor.

Afro-American Studies
Community Health
Consumer Studies
School of Education
Judaic/Near Eastern
Political Science
Psychology Department

Race, Ethnicity and Gender in U.S. History
Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
John Bracey

Examination of situations which illuminate intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender in antebellus U.S.: contact and interaction between American Indians, African-Americans and European-Americans in colonial New England; relationship between white and black women - both slave and free - in the south; and the development of racist ideologies and behavior in the white working classes.

COMM 693C Feminist Film Theory: Dress and Desire
Wednesday 3:35 p.m.
Anne Ciecko

This course will examine critical issues in feminist theory, gender students, and cultural studies as they relate to visual representation, especially in film and video. We will study the emergence and continuing development of feminist film theory by foregrounding central cinematic and theoretical tropes associated with cultural construction of screen images. Topics to be considered include the following: the gendered gaze, theories of spectatorship, and audience/reception studies; the relationship between gender and genre (e.g., the women's film, the costume drama, the femme fatale in film noir); female authorship (auteur theory, ecriture feminine); elements of mise en scene and cinematography (lighting, makeup, costume design, the close-up shot, etc.) which compose the screen image of the star; exposure and concealing of the body (nudity, the use of veiling and striptease); the "makeover" and other transformations (both diegetic and in terms of "grooming" for stardom), "passing" (racial, ethnic, class, gender), cross-dressing, transgender subversions, and "camp" excess.

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

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.

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.

CS 155 Dress & Culture
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 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 on historical data. Prerequisite CS 155. Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.

ECON 348/ WOST 391E Political Economy of Women
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 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.
ECON 397B Sexuality and Economics
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Lee Badgett

Economic theory used to explore dimensions of inequality related to sexual orientation and topics such as fertility, abortion, and other state regulation of sexuality.

EDUC 392E Sexism (1 credit)
Mandatory mtg. 2/3/00, 7-9:30p.m.
Weekend mtg. 2/19/00 9-5, 2/20/00 9-5
Barbara Love

EDUC 395L Peer Educ. & Sexual Harassment (2 credits)
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45
Diane Fordham

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Lecture 1 Wednesday, Friday 9:05 - 10:20 a.m.
Lecture 2 Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Lecture 3 Wednesday, Friday 1:25-2:40

ENGL 132H Lecture 1 Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15
(honors, 4 credits)

ENGL 132W Lecture 1 Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.

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 491A Feminist Literary Theory
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Laura Doyle

This course will introduce students to key questions in contemporary feminist literary theory. After briefly surveying early English-language feminist thought and its context since the eighteenth century, we will turn to the developments of the last twenty years. To ground our discussions and to gain practice in feminist analyses of literature, we will read 3 or 4 selected works of literature from different periods, applying and asking questions about the theory in relation to the texts. Discussions will address issues of language, the body, the politics of literary form, sexuality, queer theory, and race, class, and gender as they affect authors' relationships to literary tradition. Prerequisite: EnglWP 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 491F George Eliot
Tuesday 1:00-3:45
Lee Edwards

We will read a variety of Eliot's fictional and nonfictional works, but concentrate particularly on her three great novels-The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda. Emphases will be on the development of Eliot's narrative voice, narrative structures, and social commentary. Prerequisite: EnglWP 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 492H American Women's Autobiography (4 credits)
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15
Margo Culley

The course will begin with a brief look at earlier traditions of American autobiography: conversion, captivity, and slave narratives. We will the focus on selected "classics" of twentieth century American women's life-writing that explore identity issues in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, class and sexuality.

HIST 389 US Women's History Since 1890
Monday, Wednesday 9:05 plus Friday discussion
Honors section also.
Kathy Peiss

Surveys the social, cultural, economic and political developments shaping American women's lives since the 1890's, and explores women's participation in and responses to those changes.

JUDAIC 191L Women In Judaism (1 credit)
Monday 2:30-3:30
C. Gordon

Through literature and writing, we will study the historical and cultural roles of women in Judaism. Students will be expected to complete the readings assigned and to write a few short essays.

JUDAIC 390A Women in Jewish History
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. Focus on women as historical actors, how acknowledging women's experiences might change traditional periodizations of Jewish history, and how historians have used methods from other disciplines to uncover the role of women. Comparison of works of women in Jewish history to works on women in other specific subject areas.

PHIL 381H/ WOST 392H Philosophy of Women (4 credits)
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Ann Ferguson

This 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 theorists on female embodiment. Issues will include: the relation between gender, sex and sexuality, dichotomies between ideals of masculinity/femininity, reason/emotion, subject/object, connection between oppression by race, class, sexulaity and gender, feminist visions and knowledge, representations of women and theories of self, identity and subjectivity. Prerequisites include either a 100 level philosophy class or WOST 201 or permission of the instructor.

POLSCI 375/ WOST 375 Feminist Theory and Politics
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Pat Mills

A theoretical consideration of the varieties of feminism (liberal feminism, socialist-feminism, anarcha-feminism, radical feminism, eco-feminism). Also examines the relation between feminist theory and practice, the historical development of feminism and political theory, and current feminist issues.

PSYCH 308 Psychology of Women
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Ronnie Janoff-Bulman

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.

SOC 106C Race, Sex, and Social Class (SBD)

SOC 106U SOC 106X Monday, Wednesday 12:20 p.m. plus discussion
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 a.m. plus discussion

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 222 The Family (SBD)
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15 a.m. plus 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.

SOC 224 Social Class Inequality
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Joya Misra

This course introduces students to a sociological perspective on inequality. The course addresses the major class positions in American society - the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and what has been called the "underclass" - and how race/ethnicity and gender impact class locations. Students learn the key sociological explanations for class, race, and gender inequalities, and engage in research projects on inequality within the educational system.

SOC 383 Gender and Crime
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.

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 722 The Family
By arrangement
Naomi Gerstel

See Department for description.

SOC 797G Gender and Social Policy
Wednesday 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Joya Misra

See Department for description.

WOST Program
Women of Color
Graduate Level
Winter 2000
Amherst College
Hampshire College
Mount Holyoke
Smith College