UMASS DEPARTMENTAL COURSES - Spring 2004 (Courses in red are from the addenda and were added in after publication of the Guide)

Art History
Community Health
Comparative Literature
Judaic Studies
Labor Studies
Legal Studies
Political Science
Spanish and Portuguese

Anthropology 215 Machmer Hall 545-2221

ANTHRO 297B Gender & Sexuality
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Jackie Urla

This course will familiarize students with ethnographic and cross cultural approaches to the study of gender and sexuality. No prerequisites required. Take home essays and active participation in class discussions required.

Art History 317 Bartlett Hall 545-3595

ARTHIS 384 Great Themes in Art:
Contemporary Women Artists

Monday, Wednesday 10:10-12:05 p.m.
Maura Coughlin

In this lecture course, women artists and women’s ‘place’ in the art world from 1945 to the present is the primary focus. The formative role of the feminist movement in contemporary art as well as the recent interplay of postmodern theory and identity politics will inform thematic considerations of contemporary art made by women. The representation of women artists in popular culture and the reception and historicization of women’s art work will also be considered. Prerequisite: ARTHIS 110 or 115 or consent of instructor.

Classics 524 Herter Hall 545-0512

CLASSICS 335H Women in Antiquity
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25-2:15
Debbie Felton

Lives, roles, contributions, and status of women in Greek and Roman societies, as reflected in classical literature and the archaeological record. (Gen.Ed. HS)

Community Health 305 Arnold House 545-0309

COMHL 213 Peer Health Educ.I
Tuesday 4:00-6:30 (contact instructor to add course)

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. Stuidents 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 Peer Health Educ.II
Wednesday 4:00-6:30 (contact instructor to add course)

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 faciliation, workshop presentation and health education program planning training. Campus outreach projects include World AIDS Day, Safe Spring Break, Designated Driver, and Safe 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.

COMHL 582 Women's Health
Monday 5:30-8:30
Kathryn Tracey

Introduction to public health policy. The policy-making process, policy analysis, and policy development. Emphasis on community perspectives on state-level public health policies. Includes individual and small group assignments and presentations. Prerequisite: COM HL 601 or 620, or consent of instructor.

Comparative Literature 303 South College 545-0929

COMPLIT 691 Female Subject
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45
Elizabeth Petroff

This course will explore how the interrelationship between the individual, the historical moment, and mythic patterns of experience are represented, giving particular attention to motifs of doubling and splitting. Students will read a number of twentieth century writings with female protagonists in which agency and subjectivity are questioned, fragmented, distorted or doubled. Readings: Robert Calasso, Ka, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony; Wendy Doniger, The Implied Spider, Splitting the Difference; Anchee Min, Katherine; Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses; Natalia Ginzburg, The Things We Used to Say; Leila Hadley, The Journey of Elsa Cloud, selections by Jeanette Winterson, Kazuo Ishiguro.

Economics 1004 Thompson Hall 545-0355

ECON 397E Gender in Latin American Economic Development
Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15
Carmen Diana Deere

Over the course of the twentieth century women in Latin America have slowly gained a broad range of economic and political rights so that today in most countries in the region men and women have equal rights. Nonetheless, there continues to be a significant gap between formal and real equality. This course will examine the evolution of women's property rights and access to resources, employment, and socio-economic position compared to men's. It will analyze the role of gender hierarchies in the various development models pursued including import substitution industrialization, free trade zones and non-traditional export promotion under neoliberalism. It will give particular attention to the impact of economic change on gender, families and households, and to the role of social movements in the struggle for gender and social justice. Fulfills Women of Color requirement outside the U.S.

School of Education 134 Furcolo Hall 545-0233

EDUC 392E Sexism (1 credit)
Barbara Love

There is a mandatory first meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 6:00-8:30PM. Students will not be admitted to the course if they do not attend this session. Course meets over the weekend of April 3, 4, 2004 from 9:00-5:00.

EDUC 395Z Exploring Differences and Common Ground: Gender Dialogue
Section #3 Thursdays 4:00-6:30 &
Saturday, 2/28 9:00-5:00
Ximena Zuniga

Gender stereotypes? Sexism on campus? Reverse discrimination? Reproductive rights? Have you always wanted to ask these questions, but it never seemed like the right time? In this course, students will engage in an intergroup dialogue, learning from other's experiences. Participants will examine relevant issues and explore conflicts, common ground and alliance building in a constructive way using discussion and small group activities. Students will further their learning through weekly readings, logs, and a final self reflection paper. Section will be facilitated by two graduate students from the Social Justice Education Program. Students must pick up an application packet available in 161 Hills South & in the RAP office, 5th floor JQA, Southwest. Forms must be completed and returned to register for the course.

English 170 Bartlett Hall 545-2332

ENGL 132 Man and Woman in Literature (ALD)
1. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05
2. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:10
3. Tuesday, Thursday 9:30
4. Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:05
5. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30-3:45 (SW freshmen)
6. Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Ismet Ozkilic
Sara Lewis
Edward Cottrill
Kimberly Carol Elliott
Ann Higgins
Kirin Makker

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 378 American Women Writers
Monday, Wednesday 2:30-3:45
Deborah Carlin

Fiction "rediscovered" by scholars in the last 10 years exploring the social and sexual arrangements of American culture. The perspective brought by women writers to the American Literature canon of traditional literature. Prerequisite: ENGLWP 112 or equivalent.

ENGL 391F/ JUDAIC 391F Jewish Women Writers
Tuesday 6:00-9:00PM
Jyl Felman

Feminists or Just Feminine? Seen but not heard? Just what is a "nice Jewish girl?" This course will explore the voices of Jewish women writers and their ethnically gendered narratives. Questions include the following: What does it mean for these writers to be Jewish and female? What role, if any do Judaism, politics, and sexuality play in their writing?

History 612 Herter Hall 545-1330

HIST 389 US Women's History Since 1890
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:20 & discs.
Joyce Berkman

Explores the relationship of women to the social, cultural, economic and political developments shaping American society from 1890 to the present. Examines women's paid and unpaid labor, family life and sexuality, feminist movements and women's consciousness; emphasis on how class, race, ethnicity, and sexual choice have affected women's historical experience. Sophomore level and above.

HIST 397D Women in Colonial Africa Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:15 Joye Bowman

See Department for description. Fulfills Women of Color requirement outside the U.S.

HIST 791B U.S. Women's and Gender History
Wednesday 6:30-9:00PM
Joyce Berkman

Judaic and Near Eastern Studies 744 Herter Hall 545-2550

JUDAIC 192C Food, Speech, Sex, Sabbath (1 credit)
Monday 3:35-4:25
Saul Perlmutter

What ethical teachings does Judaism offer about eating, talking and sex? How can we find a spiritual dimension to these and other aspects of everyday living? We will also look at how Judaism finds personal meaning in the flow of time through the cycle of the week and the year.

JUDAIC 193A Love, Sex & Intimacy (1 credit)
Monday 6:00-8:00PM

Contact Hillel House for information: 549-1710

JUDAIC391F/ ENGLISH 391F JewishWomen Writers
Tuesday 6:00-9:00PM
Jyl Felman

Feminists or just Feminine? Seen but not heard? Just what is a "nice Jewish girl?" This course will explore the voices of Jewish women writers and their ethnically gendered narratives. Questions include the following: What does it mean for these writers to be Jewish and female? What role, if any, do Judaism, politics, and sexuality play in their writing?

Labor Studies Gordon Hall 545-2884

LABOR 201 Issues of Women and Work
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45
Dale Melcher

The role of women in the work force and in the trade union movement with historical, social, and economic emphasis.

Legal Studies 221 Hampshire House 545-0021

LEGAL 391F Law and the Family
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Bernie Jones

Who has traditionally had the right to parent, and what has been the role of ideology in defining the "American family"? What are some of the contemporary issues in American family law addressed by legal scholars, practicing lawyers, judges, legislators and policy analysts? How have changing social patterns affected marriage and parenting arrangements? We will discuss recent developments that have redefined "the traditional American family": divorce, single parenting, gay and lesbian parenting, international and transracial adoption, and new reproductive technologies that have changed the very meaning of parenthood.

Political Science 318 Thompson Hall 545-0377

POLSCI 374 Issues in Political Theory:
Sex, Sexuality, Politics

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25-2:15 p.m.
Barbara Cruikshank

Theories of sex and sexuality in politics, including those by Freud, Marcuse, Foucault, MacKinnon, Delany, Butler, and Rubin, among others. Political analysis of the regulation of sex and sexuality (polygamy, sodomy, marriage, reproduction, incest, prostitution, pornography, masturbation, and disease); the emergence of sexual liberation and civil rights movements, and the discourses of liberation, assimilation, and resistance deployed by and against those movements. What role does and should the state play in regulating sexual practices? How is sex made governable? What is the relation between sexual passion and political passion? What is the relationship of political power to the ways that sex is repressed or produced, performed or felt?

POLSCI 375 Feminist Theory and Politics
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Patricia Mills

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.

Psychology 403 Tobin Hall 545-2383

PSYCH 213 Human Sexual Behavior
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-5:15
Morton Harmatz

Introduction to the psychological study of human sexual behavior. Methods of investigating sexual behavior and the research findings. Review of basic biology and anatomy of the human sexual system; emphasis on the nature of sexual expression. Topics include: development of sexuality, forming of attachments, varieties of sexual expression, homosexuality, sexual problems and their treatment, legal aspects of sexuality. Prerequisite: elementary psychology.

PSYCH 308 Psychology of Women
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:30
Beth Ann Lux

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

Sociology 710 Thompson Hall 545-0427

SOCIOL 106 Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity (SBD)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:25-2:15
C.N. Le

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)
Tuesday, Thursday 11:15-12:05 & discs.
Naomi Gerstel

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 383 Gender and Society
Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45
Naomi Gerstel

Historical and cross-cultural variation in positions and relationships of women and men. Contemporary creation and internalization of gender and maintenance of gender differences in adult life. Recent social movements to transform or maintain "traditional" positions of women and men.

SOCIOL 793F Global Feminist Movements
Wednesday 7:00-9:30PM
Millie Thayer

SOCIOL 794P Gender & Sociol Policy\ Monday 3:00-5:30PM Joya Misra

SOCIOL 797F The Family
Wednesday 4:00-6:30
Sanjiv Gupta

Spanish and Portuguese 418 Herter Hall 545-2887

SPANISH 797 Early Spanish American Women Writers (in Spanish)
Thursday 4:00-6:30
Nina Scott

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