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Fall 2013 Course Offerings

COMM 304 Gender Communication TTh 4:30-5:45 E. Porter

This course is an active, intensive seminar that will provide students the opportunity to explore the issue of human trafficking from a communication-activist approach.

ENGL 489 Gender and Sexuality in Literature MWF 10:00-10:50 K. Oestreich

Course employs feminist principles, philosophies, and pedagogies, to examine literary and/or theoretical treatments of gender and sexuality. Topics vary from semester to semester and may include issues such as sexual identity, queer theory, feminist criticism, and masculinity studies.

ENGL 351 Language Gender and Power TTh 1:40-2:55 R. Childs

The course investigates language structure and usage patterns in the context of gender to achieve a better understanding of the way language references, and the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors related to these differences are examined.

HPRO 310

Issues in Family and Sexuality

TTH 9:25-10:40
TTH 10:50-12:05
Distance Learning
F. M'Cormack
F. M'Cormack
C. Beyer
An overview of problems and questions relative to family life and sex education. Topics include: communication, relationships, intimacy, marriage, parenting, male/ female sexual anatomy, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives and childbirth.

HPRO 480

Women's Health Issues

MWF 1:00-1:50
Distance Learning
F. M'Cormack
F. M'Cormack

An overview of current health concerns related to women throughout their life-span. Current diagnostic, technological and other medical/scientific advances will be discussed.

PSYC 300 Human Sexual Behavior MWF 10:00-10:50 T. Pettijohn

Introduction to Human Sexuality taught from a social psychological perspective.

PSYC 301 Psychology of Marriage T 6:00-8:45 C. Nycum

A survey of the psychological issues related to marriage. Topics include spouse selection, sexuality, child bearing, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and aging.

SOC 305
Sociology of the Family
TTH 4:30-7:20
Distance Learning

S. Webb

Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles and values.

SOC 309
Social Inequality
MWF 11:00-11:50
TTH 4:30-7:20

L. Winters

The course provides a sociological overview of how social inequality occurs, is maintained and challenged, with a primary focus on the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and social class. Current and historical trends in inequalities are examined. The social causes of inequalities are analyzed as well as the consequences of inequality for individuals and states.

WGST 103

Introdroduction to Women's and Gender Studies

TTH 9:25-10:40
MWF 12:00-12:50
MWF 4:00-5:15
MWF 2:00-2:50

K. Turner
A. Fitzpatrick
A. Fitzpatrick
A. Fitzpatrick
A. Fitzpatrick

This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of the historical influences that have shaped women’s roles and experiences and introduces some of the current issues in women’s and gender studies: the construction of gender; work, wages, and welfare; global violence against women; and transnational feminist activism.

WGST 315 Sex Work in Transnational US MWF 4:00-5:15

A. Fitzpatrick

This interdisciplinary course will interrogate the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and class by exploring the experiences of pornography actors and models, exotic dancers, and prostitutes from the 19th century to the present day. Students will also engage with feminist theories and social movements to better understand the social and political meanings of sex work.


Special Cross-List Courses

***Student needs to fill out Special Cross-List Form to take for WGST credit***

ARTH 310 Myth, Ritual and Magic  TTh 3:05-4:20 S. Moses

This is an Anthropological course that will examine ancient and historical cultures’ supernatural beliefs, ritual practices, mystical symbolism and how these reflect societies’ values and world views about power, gender, and identity.  Topics will include “goddess” cults, witchcraft, spirits/demons, shamans, and cult objects.  We will approach these topics through folklore, mythology, historic and archaeological evidence.

ARTH 308 History of Photograph  TTh 9:25-10:40 E. Howie

A survey of the history of photography from 1839 to the present, from pre-photographic visual technologies to the current revolution in digital visual media. In addition to fine art photography, we will consider a variety of photographic genres, for example, documentary and landscape photography, portraiture, and family snapshots.

ENGL 402 History of Christianity  MWF 12:00-12:50 A. Barnes
This course explores the political, economic, social, theological, and cultural developments of Christianity in the Mediterranean, situating the early Christian movement within the historical context of its Jewish roots through its westward expansion, c. 4 BCE-600 CE.