WINTER SESSION 2002
Registration for Winter 2002 Continuing Education courses began November 5th. Classes run from January 2-24, 2002
The following course list is not a complete list of courses offered by the Continuing Education Program at UMass for Wintersession 2002. This is meant as a guide to show those particular courses that have Women's Studies content. Contact Continuing Education at 545-0530 for more information.


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

WOST 187
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES (I D) Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m.

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. 3 credits.

ENGL 132
MAN AND WOMAN IN LITERATURE (AL D) Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m.

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. 3 credits.

ENGL 132
MAN AND WOMAN IN LITERATURE -Online (AL D) Online course runs 1/2-1/24

Examines the degree of change in perceptions of gender measured by literature. Beginning with short selections from ancient writings, then moving in swift leaps through literary time, we will examine the roles filled and acted by men and women throughout literary history, attempting to discover the answers which have shaped modern assumptions about gender hierarchies. Ultimately, we will attempt to answer, in the context of our literate past, those gender questions that continue to arise today. What does it mean to be a man in the twenty-first century? What does it mean to be a woman? 3 credits.

PSYCH 308
PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN (SB D)
Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30 p.m.

A general introduction. Two sections: the issue of sex differences, including evidence for and explanation of such differences; and "women's issues," topics of particular interest to women in contemporary society (e.g., violence against women, work and achievement). Prerequisite: Elementary Psychology. 3 credits.

SOCIOL 222
THE FAMILY (SB D)
Monday-Thursday 9 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). 3 credits.

SOCIOL 387
SEXUALITY & SOCIETY (SB D)
Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30 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. 3 credits.

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

AFROAM 151 PM
CULTURE AND LITERATURE (AL D)
Monday through Thursday 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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. 3 credits.

AFROAM 236
HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (HS D)
Monday-Thursday 9:00-noon

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 white students and the antiwar movement. 3 credits.

AFROAM 254
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES (HS D)
Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Introduction to Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective. The chronological sequence from pre-history to contemporary times. Political development and processes, the arts, ethnography, social structures, and economies. 3 credits.

ANTH 100
HUMAN NATURE (SB D)
Monday-Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Introduces the full range of human culture 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. 3 credits.

ANTH 104
CULTURE, SOCIETY AND PEOPLE (SB D)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 p.m.

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. 3 credits.

COMM 121
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND CULTURE
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m.
Monday-Thursday 4-7 p.m.

An introduction to the social role of mass media in advanced industrial western societies, focusing on how relationships between mass communications and the surrounding economic framework affect cultural, political, and ideological processes in society. An examination of social and historical contexts within which newspapers, radio, and television developed and how they are structured with attention to both the domestic and international implications of treating mass media as just another industry. 3 credits.

COMLIT 122
SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY (AL D)
Monday-Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m.

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. 3 credits.

COMLIT 141
GOOD & EVIL, EAST & WEST (AL D)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 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, unwanted children. 3 credits.

ENGL 115
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (AL D)
Monday-Friday 12:30-3 p.m.

Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture, with a wide historical scope and attention to diverse cultural experiences in the U.S. Readings in fiction, prose, and poetry, supplemented by painting, photography, film, and material culture. Primarily for non-majors. 3 credits.

SOCIOL 103
SOCIAL PROBLEMS (SB D)
Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:30 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. 3 credits.

SOCIOL 327
SOCIAL CHANGE
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon

Focuses on social and cultural change in American Society since 1960. Changing roles of women, young people, and minorities; expanded conceptions on virtually everyone's part of rights and entitlements to greater justice and equity; increasing social conflict; polarization of opinion; heightened dissatisfaction with almost all institutions; and indications, by the early 1990s, of reversal of many trends that began 30 years before and the beginning of a new, more conservative era. 3 credits.

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