Registration began November 8. All classes are Monday, January 3 - Monday, January 24. Wintersession courses present a regorous academic challenge: all the requirements of a full semester course in an intensive 3-week format. Please note that due to year 2000 preparation, no registrations will be accepted or processed after noon (12:00 p.m.) on Friday, December 31. For general information call 545-2414 or consult their website.


The following courses are considered "departmental" and with the exception of 100-level which only count toward the Women's Studies, they automatically count toward the Women's Studies major.

ENGL 132 - Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

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.

HIST 388 - U.S. Women's History to 1890 (HSD)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

Surveys the social, cultural, economic, and political developments shaping American women's lives 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, women's culture, the emergence of the feminist movement, sexuality and women's health, race and ethnic issues.

PSYCH 308 - Psychology of Women (SBD)
Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30 pm

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

SOCIOL 106 - Race, Gender, Class, & Ethnicity (SBD)
Monday-Thursday 9 am-noon

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 (SBD)
Monday-Thursday 9am-noon

First part: historical transformation 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).

WOST 187 - Introduction to Women's Studies (ID)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

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.


The following courses are considered "component." This means that students must focus their work on Women's Studies. Please consult the faculty member or teaching assistant and the Women's Studies office for more detail. Please note that only 100-leve courses count towards the minor.

AFROAM 133 - Afro-American History, Civil War to 1954 (HSD)
Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30 pm

Major issue and actions from the beginning of the Civil War to the 1954 Supreme Court decision. Focus on political and social history: transition from slavery to emancipation and Reconstruction; the Age of Booker T. Washington; urban migrations, rise of the ghettoes; the ideologies and movements from integrationism to Black nationalism.

AFROAM 161 - Introduction to Afro-American Political Science (SBD)
Monday-Thursday 9am-noon

Survey of the politics of the Black community in the United States. The history of Black political development, major theories that explain Black political life, social, economic, psychological and institutional environment from which Black politics flows. Attention paid to the 1988 presidential campaign and the rise of Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition.

ANTH 100 - Human Nature (SBD)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

Introduces the full range of human cultural and biological diversity. Human evolution, rise and fall of civilizations, non-Western cultures, and the human condition in different societies today. Emphasis on the relationships among biological, environmental and cultural factors. For non-majors only.

ANTH 103 - Human Origins and Variation (BS)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

The biological aspects of being human. Evolution, how and where the human species originated, and biological similarities and dissimilarities among contemporary human groups. The nature of scientific and anthropological inquiry.

ANTH 104 - Culture, Society and People (SBD)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

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.

COMLIT 122 - Spiritual Autobiography (ALD)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

Exploration of the individual psyche, growth of self-consciousness; the dark night of the soul and the role of suffering in personal growth. Reading from a variety of spiritual diaries, autobiographies, from East and West, written by women and men, believers and heretics. Ancient and modern examples.

COMLIT 141 - Good & Evil, East & West (ALD)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

The imaginative representation of good and evil in Eastern and Western 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 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, unwanted children.

ENGL 115 - American Experience (ALD)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

Selected aspects of American literature, thought and culture. Persons, places, or issues vary; emphasis on the roots of American character and experience and what is inescapably American about our people, our ideas, and the products of our imagination. Primarily for non-majors.

ENGL 201 - Major British Writers
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

The growth of English literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the 17th century, with emphasis on major writers in historical context, major works as responses to the social and political situations and revisions of earlier literary visions. Prerequisite: ENGLWP 112 or equivalent.

HIST 150 - Development of American Civilization to 1876 (HS)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

The development of social, political, economic, and intellectual life in the United States from Native American settlements to 1876. Topics include Puritanism, slavery and antislavery, Indian relations, religious reform, as well as such events as the Revolution and Civil War.

HIST 151 - Development of American Civilization Since 1876 (HS)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 pm

The development of social, political, economic, and intellectual life in the United States from 1876 to the 1980s. Topics include late 19th century industrialization , the farm crisis, urbanization; emergence as a world power; the Progressive Era; the 1920s, the Depression, World War II; domestic problems since 1945.

HIST 170 - Indian People of North America (HSD)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

The diverse history of Indian Peoples of North America from their origins to the present. The Indian perspective on events through understandings of native culture and self-determination, examining social, economic, and political issues people have experienced. Emphasis on diversity, continuity, and change, and emerging pan-Indianism.

PHIL 164 - Medical Ethics (AT)
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am

An 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.

WOST Program
Departmental
Component
Women of Color
Graduate Level
Amherst College
Hampshire College
Mount Holyoke
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