Women & Gender Studies Summer 2010
FCHD 3110 Human Sexuality (online only). Kim Openshaw. Provides students with a breath of knowledge relative to the human sexuality embedded within the biological, psychological, social and ethical dimensions. The overall intent is to provide sufficient information so that students will become proactive in their sexual behavior through the implementation of a decision-making process based on informed choices. Pre-requisites: FCHD 1500 & FCHD 2400.
HIST 4910 Women in Islam (online only). Debra Baldwin. Course explores such diverse topics as gender & social roles, women’s rights, veiling & dress, female circumcision, arranged marriages & expectations, employment opportunities, education, parenting, honor killings, politics, and feminist movements, all within the context of a religious historical framework. We will also discuss the religious and historical attitudes and attributes in light of modern cultural applications in different countries in an effort to understand what it means to be a woman in Islam today.
Women & Gender Studies Fall 2010
ARTH 4610: Greek and Roman Art, MW, 4:00-5:15, Alexa Sand. This course surveys the art of classical antiquity, beginning with the late Bronze Age and continuing through the first centuries of the Common Era. Its central themes are the uses of visual art in ritual, and the ways in which the visual arts encode and perpetuate ideas of gender and power. Proceeding chronologically, but focusing on specific “case studies” rather than trying to broadly encompass the vast body of material that has survived, students learn through the study of primary source material ranging from archeological data to literary texts, as well as through the carefully guided reading of scholarly works on a variety of topics. FYI: Graduate students register for ARTH 6610.
ENGL 2170 (002) American Literary History 1865 to Present. MWF 11:30-12:20. Steve Shively. Provides a historical survey of the many issues addressed in American literature; among these issues are the role of women in American society, gender, sexuality, family, and the portrayal of women. We will read works by several significant women writers including Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Zora Neale Hurston.
ENGL 3520 (001) Multicultural American Literature. MWF 2:30-3:20. Steve Shively. Provides an introduction to the study of diverse literatures of the U.S. This section focuses on diversity related to ethnicity, race, gender, age, and economic status. We will study a range of genres while we examine such themes as family, religion, violence, power, community, and the arts. The course includes women writers like Judith Ortiz Cofer, Zora Neale Hurston, and Joy Harjo, as well as male writers like Erneset J. Gaines and Jamie Ford who portray powerful women and address gender issues.
FCHD 3110 Human Sexuality. MWF, 10:30-11:20. Kim Openshaw. Provides students with a breath of knowledge relative to the human sexuality embedded within the biological, psychological, social and ethical dimensions. The overall intent is to provide sufficient information so that students will become proactive in their sexual behavior through the implementation of a decision-making process based on informed choices. Pre-requisites: FCHD 1500 & FCHD 2400.
JCOM 4410/6410 & WGS 4410/6410 Gender & Mass Media. TR 3:00-2:45. Brenda Cooper. Examines the nature of gender images in a wide variety of popular media genres. Students analyze gender stereotypes and portrayals in a broad range of news and popular mass media forms, the interdependence of gender images, and constraints and power differentials within the media industry.
SOC 3010 Social Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender. MWF 10:30-11:20. Staff. Focuses on social stratification, examines theories and research concerning how race, class and gender intersect in the lives of societal members.
SOC 4370 Sociology of Gender. MW 1:30-2:45, Matt Cottrell. Examines impacts that social constructions of gender have on individual and collective experience. Investigates how gender is shaped through social processes and through the effects of social institutions. Particular attention is given to the relation of gender to social stratification.
WGS 4900 Directed Study (1-3 credits). Instructor Permission Required. WGS Staff. This course provides students with an in-depth opportunity to work individually with a faculty member. Contract for work to be completed must be signed by the WGS director, the faculty member, and the student, and then filed with WGS.
For additional information, please contact Interim WGS Director, Professor Brenda Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our WGS office in the Center for Women & Gender Programs (TSC 315; 797-1737/1728) or check our WGS website: http://www.usu.edu/womenstudies/