Afro-American Studies
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ANTHRO 397A Gender and Post-Socialist Transformations
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25 p.m.
Thursday 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Julie Hemment

See department for description.

ANTHRO 797A Feminist Anthropology
Tuesday 6:30-9:30 p.m.
J. Urla

See department for description.

AFROAM 397H Abolition and Antislavery (Honors)
Wednesday 10:10-12:05
Manisha Sinha

Discussion seminar traces the rise of the abolition movement and political antislavery in the U.S. in the three decades before the Civil War. How abolitionists managed to make slavery an issue in national politics; the spread of political antislavery in the north after the rise of the controversy over slavery expansion. The older debates over the nature of moral reform movements and some of the recent material on the role of African Americans and women in the efforts to abolish slavery. The success and limitations of the abolition movement as a radical movement against slavery and racial discrimination. Readings: recent historical literature on these topics. Requirements: leading class discussion once during semester; 15-page historiographical or research paper on topic of student's choice. Not for freshmen.

COMM 297 Communicating Gender
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Leda Cooks

See department for description.

COMM 497D International Women Filmmakers and Feminist Theory
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-3:00
A. Ciecko

See department for description.

CommHlth 213 Peer Health Education I
Tuesday 4:00-6:30
Sally Linowski

Students participate in campus outreach projects while learning about the primary health issues for college students: alcohol and drug use, sexual decision-making, contraception, prevent of sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, and stress management techniques. Class involves personal health assessment, small group discussions, guest lectures, role playing, team building and public speaking exercises. Class size limited to 20. Students must complete an application and interview process for admission to the Peer Health Education Program. This is the first course of a two-semester sequence.

CommHlth 214 Peer Health Education II
Wednesday 4:00-6:30
Sally Linowski

Utilizing skills and information from COM HL 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.

ECON 348/ WOST 348 The Political Economy of Women
Tuesday 6:00-8:45 p.m.
Lisa Saunders

Focus on the economic status of American women from diverse class and racial backgrounds. Examines economic and political history, historical demography, and labor economics with an emphasis on economic policy in the U.S. Takes a critical look at traditional and nontraditional theories. Also WOST 391E.

EDUC 392E Social Issues: Sexism (1 credit)
Mandatory mtg 2/8/01 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 4/7 & Sunday 4/8 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Barbara Love

See department for description.

EDUC 395L Peer Educ & Sexual Harassment (2 credit)
Tuesday 4:00-6:30 p.m.
D. Fordham

See department for description.

EDUC 697A Women in Higher Education
Tuesday 7:00-9:30 p.m.
M. Jablonski

Women students, staff and faculty are major actors in the higher education community. This course will be an overview of topics related to women on college campuses: as students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, and campus leaders .

EDUC 752 Gender Issues in International Development
Wednesday 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sangeeta Kamat

The course will examine the gender discourse in the field of Third World Development: identify its historical trajectories, study its various phases and trends, and examine its effects on gender relations. The course will have three main sections: 1) history of WID and GAD; the various phases through which gender issues in development has progressed; a critique of the gender perspectives that have inhered within the official discourse of development. 2) the main sectoral interventions in development that have centered around women - population control, poverty, and the environment. 3) the institutional and practical ways in which gender issues are sustained - namely, the multiplicity of linkages between NGOs, development institutions and women's movements, and practical resources, including training frameworks, that help to constitute this discourse. Course requirements include group work and short analytical papers.

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05 a.m.
Wednesday, Friday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday 10:10-11:25
J. Dymond
A. Turner

Investigates images of men and women in poetry, drama, and fiction. It aims at appreciating the literature itself, with increasing awareness of the ways in which men and women grow up, seek identity, mature, love, marry, and, during different historical times, relate in families, classes, races, ethnic groups, societies, cultures. What are the conventional perspectives and relationships of "Man" and "Woman"? How does literature accept or question these conventions, and what alternative perspectives and relationships are imagined in literature? 132W is for Southwest residents only.

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Wednesday, Friday 10:10-11:25 a.m.
A. Turner

In American culture we have conflicting notions of what it means to be both American and female or American and male. This conflict is made more complex by the additional questions of ethnicity, race, class, and sexual preference. Students enrolled in English 132 will have the opportunity to discuss the complex nature of American conventions of gender through the careful study of literature. These works will present a variety of voices that consider the role that ``womanhood`` and ``manhood`` have in the construction of American communities and cultures. This study will use fiction, autobiography, poetry, drama, and class discussion as tools of inquiry. The students will have the opportunity to read such writers as Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, Tobias Wolff, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Students will read four novels, one play and two autobiographies, give one oral presentation, and submit four papers during the course of the semester.

ENGL 132W Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
B. Marshall

Our course will consider American literature marking the turn of two centuries-the nineteenth and the twentieth-particularly focusing on issues of gender in a changing American society. In the first half of the course, we will be studying works from and/or about the period between 1880 and 1910, a time marked by rapid industrialization, the spread of mass media and mass culture, and technological advances that increased leisure time. It is also a period when gender roles were changing as more women began to take on careers outside the home and asserted not only economic, but sexual freedom. We will study a variety of fiction from this period as a way to access and understand the ideology and culture of this era of social change. We will consider the lineage of these changes in both our society and our literature. In the second half of the course, we will read more recent works to help us understand our current turn to the 21st century. Works will possibly include Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899); Henry James' Daisy Miller (1878); Toni Morrison's Beloved (1987, but written about the previous turn of the century); and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985).

ENGL 132H Man and Woman in Literature Honors (ALD) 4 cr.
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:5 p.m.
Arlyn Diamond

This course investigates images of men and women in poetry, drama, and fiction. It aims at appreciating the literature itself, with increasing awareness of the ways in which men and women grow up, seek identity, mature, love, marry, and, during different historical times, relate in families, classes, races, ethnic groups, societies, cultures. What are the conventional perspectives and relationships of ``Man" and ``Woman?" How does literature accept or question these conventions? and what alternative perspectives and relationships are imagined in literature? What we read will move from ancient Greece to contemporary fiction and poetry. Students will be expected to write four short papers and do two class reports. Entering Freshmen Honors College only.

ENGL 296B Curving Gender/Writing Trajectories
Tuesday 2:30-5:00 p.m.

This is a writing-intensive course that focuses on issues of gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, class, ethnicity and spirituality. Workshop participants will be encouraged to experiment with different writing genres as their thinking unfolds and develops. Material for the class will be drawn from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community bulletins and newspapers as well as from theoretical essays, fiction, poetry, personal testaments and films. Prerequisite: ENGLWP 112 or equivalent. Mandatory Pass/Fail. Limited to 12.

ENGL 296C From Seventeen to Zine: Print Media By and About Women
Monday 3:35-6:05 p.m.

This workshop aims to introduce readers/writers to representations of girls and women in print media. The emphasis is on both analysis and production: that is, workshop participants will read and discuss print media - magazines and zines - in addition to designing and producing their own print publications. Prerequisite: ENGLWP 112 or equivalent. Mandatory Pass/Fail. Limited to 12.

ENGL 491G Imigration, Diaspora, Transnationalism
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
S. Maira

Sexing the Diaspora: Gender, Sexuality, and (Trans)nationalism. The discourses used to discuss experiences of displacement in the diaspora often center on questions of authenticity and belonging that are deeply gendered and sexualized. This course will examine the ways in which notions of womanhood and masculinity are used to negotiate the politics of nationalism and ethnicity in immigrant or transnational communities. What is the function of the metaphor of ``woman-as-nation" or the ``woman question" in nationalist movements? How does this relate to masculinity and to struggles over class mobility in immigrant communities? How useful is the notion of diaspora, and what other frameworks for discussing experiences of contemporary immigrants in an era of global flows of culture, capital, and labor? The course draws on post-colonial and feminist theory as well as on Asian/Pacific and Asian diasporic fiction. Prerequisite: EnglWP 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 493H Virginia Woolf (Honors 4 credit)
Tuesday, Thusrday 1:00-2:15 p.m.
L. Doyle

Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Her experimental storytelling opened up the world in utterly new ways, and we will ask exactly how and why it did so. While our main concern will be to understand Woolf's writing well and intimately, her work will also serve as the occasion for studying narrative and cultural theories. We will explore issues bearing on literary modernism, storytelling craft, sexual identity and writing, the function of art in modern western cultures, and the political history of the novel. We will read selections from Woolf's essays and memoirs as well as several novels. As an honors seminar, the course involves intensive reading, writing, and discussion, including polished, carefully revised essays that analyze both form and theme. Prerequisite: ENGWP 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 494H Fiction and Criticism in Toni Morrison
(Honors 4 credit) Monday, Wednesday 1:15-2:40 p.m.
M. Culley

See department for description. Fulfills Women of Color requirement inside the U.S. for Women's Studies majors and minors.

HIST 389 U.S. Women's History, 20th Century (HSD)
Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 1:15 & Discussion
Joyce Berkman

U.S. women's experience 1890 to the present, exploring female consciousness and relationships, customs, attitudes, and policies, laws concerning women's place, social class, ethnicity, race, religion, regionality, sexual preference. Interdisciplinary methodology. Assorted paperbacks--fiction and nonfiction. Course journal. Several short papers. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

HIST 397C History of Native American Women
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30 p.m.
A. Nash

This course will examine the lives and struggles of indigenous women in North America through variety of sources and conceptual frameworks. We will consider both the ways in which indigenous women defined and understood themselves, and the ways in which they have been defined and (mis)understood by others, from before the arrival of Europeans through the present day. Coursework includes heavy reading, a research paper and a group project, plus several shorter assignments. Fulfills Women of Color requirement inside the U.S. for Women's Studies majors and minors.

HIST 591A Autobiography & History
Tuesday, Thursday 3:35 p.m. (Jr. Year Writing) Senior, Junior History majors, Meast and Judaic majors only
J. Berkman

See department for description.

HONORS 292F The American Family (ID) 4 cr.
Monday, Wednesday 10:10-12:05 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday 2:30-4:25 p.m.

Historical, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of families in America. In a time when no single family form is dominant and there is no consensus on what constitutes an appropriate or "functional" family, people are more free to have the families they choose, but there is also a fear that the family as an institution is in decline, failing to nurture the healthy individuals who are the foundation of a sound society. What factors determine our beliefs about desirable family behavior? Which activities do we believe are the responsibility of the private family, and which of the society at large? These beliefs inform our feelings about of our families of origin and our personal choices about the new families we form, and influence social policies and legislation that have a real impact on our lives. Shifting relations among the family, the individual, and society, and the way larger changes and various ethnic identities alter the answer to the very fundamental question, ``What is a family?"

HONORS 292F The American Family: Community Service Learning
Section 2, and H02 - (ID) 4 cr.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR. Students must enroll in both HONORS 292C, section 2, and HONORS H02. See above for course description. In this community serving learning section, students will actively bridge the gap between academic learning and the world outside the classroom by performing family-related service work in the community. This work will both meet real needs in the community and enrich our more academic exploration of the changing meanings and functions of the family.

PSYCH 308 Psychology of Women (SBD)
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Carole Beal

The female experience as viewed from the perspective of psychology. (1)Processes and experiences through which girls are socialized into the female role in childhood and adolescence. (2)The issue of gender differences in personality characteristics, interests, abilities and behavior. (3)Central experiences in girls' and women's lives, including issues relating to sexuality, mothering, school and work roles, mental health and violence against women.

SOC 106 Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity (SBD)
Lecture Monday, Wednesday 12:20 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 plus discussion
Naomi Gerstel

Lecture, discussion. Historical development of the family: changes in household structure, in relations between partners, between parents and children and among extended kin. Social forces shaping contemporary stages of the 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 relationships.

SOC 383 Gender & Society
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 p.m.
Joya Misra

Sociological analyses of women's and men's gendered experiences, with a focus on contemporary U.S. society but with some cross-cultural and historical emphases. Feminist theories and methods; analyses of culture, family, work, poverty, politics, and women's movements.

SOC 397G
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:15 a.m.
Joya Misra

Race and gender relations and discrimination around the globe; sociological approaches to explaining racial and gender discrimination; the origins and practice of racial, ethnic and gender domination and empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States.

SPAN 756 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Wednesday 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Nina Scott

This advanced seminar (taught entirely in Spanish) will look at the figure of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and her multifaceted writing - poetry, drama, spiritual autobiography, epistolary literature - within the context of women's writing in 17th century Mexico. We will be looking at samples of writing by other nuns, but will focus principally on her work.

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