An interdisciplinary course examining women's lives and roles through socio-economic, political, historical and biological perspectives. Introduces feminist theories and gender as a structure and process. (F, S) (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)
Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts. (*)
Statistical overview of the current status of women, followed by examination of theories concerning equality of the sexes. (F)
To raise awareness of social inequities, promote cultural competency & appreciation of differences. (*)
Introduction to women's health issues and a basic understanding of how women's health has been influenced historically, culturally and by socio-economic factors. (*)
Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective; cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: SS)
The historical and cultural implications of the mass media's portrayal of women and the extent of their media participation from colonial to contemporary times. (*)
Intensive study of literature written by women, in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*)
Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).
Examination of gender, sexuality, race, class, and other variables connecting thoery to activism. Exploration of how multiple identities intersect to create a whole. (*)
A social, cultural, and historical overview of the Chicana experience and contributions. (F, S)
Examination of the global dimensions of women's organizing and policymaking, drawing on both historical and contemporary examples. Exploration of global debates regarding contemporary feminism. (*)
A discussion course which examines gender roles in theatrical and documentary film while considering the perspective of producers, actors, and spectators and salient film theories. Prerequisite: Upper division standing in MCCNM or Women's Studies. (*)
This course examines the ways that gender affects communication behaviors and helps develop an awareness of the processes that affect gender socialization and stereotyping. (*)
Survey of Chicana writers from the early 1900's to the present. Along with the literature, aspects of history, sociology and politics will be incorporated. (*)
This course focuses on Third World women's challenging views of global feminism and feminist representations of 'other' women. (*)
The extent, seriousness, and impact of major forms of family violence, including child maltreatment, dating and partner violence, stalking, and mistreatment of elders. Gender, race and social class implications are examined . (*)
Examines historical and contemporary issues for women of various economic, social, and ethnic groups, especially in the US; examines gender ideologies about paid, unpaid work. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of instructor. (*)
Examines assumptions about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality and other factors that are used to justify the bias behind hate crimes; examines social/legal definitions, causal factors & consequences. (*)
Students will develop a project in which they will develop and execute a research assignment related to ethnicity, gender, or diversity. Prerequisite: Senior level standing and permission of the instructor. (*)
Allows one or more students to conceptualize, create, and complete a project relating to women's studies, under supervision of faculty member(s) approved by WS program. Prerequisite: WS minor and junior or senior standing and approval of WS curriculum committee. (*) Repeatable (6).
Special Topics. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing with adequate preparation or permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).
Research project selected by student and supervised by a faculty member with the approval of WS. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: WS minor and junior or senior standing and approval of WS curriculum committee. (*) Repeatable (6).
Application of the WS disciplinary framework to an off-campus volunteer work experience, under the supervision of a faculty member approved by WS. Prerequisite: WS minor and junior or senior standing and approval of WS curriculum committee. (*) Repeatable (6).
Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*)
Application of the WS disciplinary framework to a work experience, under the direction of the selected site and a faculty member approved by WS. Prerequisite: WS minor and junior or senior standing, and approval of WS curriculum committee. (*) Repeatable (6).