Women's Studies

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LIN, YI-CHUN TRICIA, Professor and Director, Women's Studies Program
ANTHIS, KRISTINE, Professor
ARBOLEDA, CARLOS A., Professor
BEALS, POLLY, Associate Professor
BLACKMER, CORINNE, Associate Professor
CARDONE, RESHA, Associate Professor
CARTER-DAVID, SIOBHAN, Assistant Professor
CONFORTI, ROSEMARIE, Associate Professor
CRAWFORD, ILENE W., Professor
DELLINGER-PATE, CHARLENE, Associate Professor
HUTCHINSON, BRANDON, Associate Professor
JACKSON, SHIRLEY A., Professor
LOCKWOOD, HEIDI HOWKINS, Associate Professor
LAROCCO, STEVEN M., Professor
LATORRE, SOBEIRA, Associate Professor
MADLOCK-GATISON, ANNETTE, Associate Professor
MEYERHOFFER, CASSI, Assistant Professor
MCGINN, JANE M., Professor
METAXAS, VIRGINIA, A., Professor
NEVEROW, VARA, Professor
ROFUTH, TODD, Professor
SKOCZEN, KATHLEEN, Professor
SONNENSCHEIN, DANA L., Professor
VANCOUR, MICHELE, Associate Professor
VILLANI, CHRISTINE J., Professor
VRANA, HEATHER, Assistant Professor
WORDEN, BARBARA, Professor

WLL 600 - Independent Study

Independent Study in World Language and Literature.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

WMS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices

This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary course explores contemporary feminist theories and practices, examining the intersections of various feminisms including liberal, radical, Marxist-socialist, postmodern, and multicultural positions. The course also integrates the concept of feminist practice through the study of such topics as feminist art, community activism, and ecofeminism. Scheduled every fall semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 504 - Gender and the Law

An analysis of the American legal system as it has affected women from the 18th century to the present. Course content is applicable for any student with an interest in the law. Topics include constitutional protections for equality, Title VII (including sexual harassment and sex discrimination), reproductive rights, domestic violence, and Title IX (educational equality). Cross-listed as SOC 504 and EDL 674.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

WMS 505 - Women, Heal Thyself: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women's Health Issues

A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach to women’s health issues focusing primarily on 20th century North America. Engages with the politics of women’s health including selfcare, health activism and alternative medicine and focuses on strategies for empowerment in exploring and evaluating health care options. Scheduled summer semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

WMS 510 - Research Methods in Women’s Studies

Interdisciplinary approach to a broad range of feminist research methodologies essential for planning and conducting research in the field of women’s studies; will include written and oral presentation of student research project. Scheduled every spring semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WMS 518 - A Woman’s Place is in the Curriculum: A Multicultural Approach

Introduction of multicultural women’s studies content to education professionals. Workshop facilitators demonstrate strategies for infusing women’s studies content into K-12 curriculum. Scheduled summer semesters.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014

WMS 520 - History of Feminist Thought

A survey of women’s intellectual history from ancient cultures to the contemporary period using primary sources, including ancient and classical texts, and focusing on the works of leading European and American feminist thinkers. The course will also cover the formation of women’s communities and the corresponding evolution of the feminist movement. Scheduled every fall semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 525 - Feminist Pedagogy

Examines feminist pedagogical theory and theories of teaching women’s studies courses in order to prepare students to conceptualize, develop, and teach women’s studies courses in other disciplines with a women's studies emphasis at the secondary and/or post-secondary level. Scheduled spring of odd years.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 529 - Race, Class and Gender

Explores the intersection of race, class, and gender in social relations. Uses a wide variety of theoretical perspectives to investigate the ways that race, class, and gender are intersected and the impact this interrelationship has on the experiences and opportunities of individuals and their social location.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

WMS 530 - Global Women’s Issues

Interdisciplinary study of issues affecting women in cross-cultural perspective, such as international feminism, reproductive rights, health, global economy, women in leadership. Scheduled every spring semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WMS 534 - History of Women in the Professions

A historical examination of American women's entrance into and contribution to professional fields such as education, health, law, library, social work, and the arts.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

WMS 536 - Progressive and Modern Women in the U.S.

Survey of readings and research from the late nineteenth century to the present on the following topics: family, work, immigration, urbanization, altruism, professionalism, race, class, ethnicity, and cultural and political status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 545 - Self-Representation in the Writing of Immigrant Women

This course focuses on the female immigrant experience as understood through the autobiographical and fictional narratives written by those who have lived it.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WMS 590 - Thesis Seminar I

First of two courses fulfilling one of the exit requirement options. Development of a thesis proposal under the dual supervision of the instructor and the thesis adviser in the context of peer evaluation. Classes will meet at two-week intervals during the semester. Scheduled every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to matriculated Women’s Studie s master’s degree candidates with 15 credits of course wor k including WMS 500 and WMS 510.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 591 - Thesis Seminar II

Second of two courses fulfilling one of the exit requirement options. Development of the thesis under the dual supervision of the instructor and the thesis adviser in the context of peer evaluation. Classes will meet at two-week intervals during the semester.Scheduled every spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to matriculated Women’s Studie s master’s degree candidates with 18 credits of course wor k including WMS 590.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WMS 592 - Special Project Seminar I

First of two courses fulfilling one of the exit requirement options. Development of a special project proposal relevan t to the student’s own academic specialization and interests under the dual supervision of the instructor and the special project adviser in the context of peer evaluation. Classes will meet at two-week intervals during the semester. Scheduled every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to matriculated Women’s Studie s master’s degree candidates who have completed 15 credits of course work including WMS 500 and WMS 510.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 593 - Special Project Seminar II

Second of two courses fulfilling one of the exit requirement options. Completion of a special project relevant to the student’s own academic specialization and interests under the dual supervision of the instructor and the special project adviser in the context of peer evaluation. Class will meet at two-week intervals during the semester. Scheduled every spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to matriculated Women’s Studie s master’s degree candidates who have completed 18 credits of course work including WMS 592.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WMS 599 - Topics in Women’s Studies

Various topics in women’s studies are explored from multidisciplinary perspectives. Topics offered in recent years include Ecofeminism; Gender, Race, Class in Children’s Literature; Self-Representations of Immigrant Women; Take Back the Kitchen; and so forth. (See more listing below)

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

WMS 600 - Independent Study and Research

Provides students with an opportunity for supervised independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the coordinators.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 601 - Field Experience I

A required course for all Women’s Studies students (students may substitute an internship through a cooperating host department for the field experience). Field experience options are: administrative field experience in the Women’s Studies Program; administrative field experience in the Women’s Center; academic field experience in a Women’s Studies classroom; research-based field experience under the supervision of a Women’s Studies faculty member. A field experience requires a commitment of 150 hours (10 hours per week) per semester.

Prerequisite(s): matriculated Women’s Studies degree candi dates who have completed 9 credits of graduate Women’s Stu dies coursework and coordinators' permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WMS 602 - Field Experience II

An elective course for all Women’s Studies students (students may substitute an internship through a cooperating host department for the field experience). Students select among the following options: administrative field experience in the Women’s Studies Program; administrative field experience in the Women’s Center; academic field experience in a Women’s Studies classroom; research-based field experience under the supervision of a Women’s Studies faculty member. A field experience requires a commitment of 150 hours (10 hours per week) per semester.

Prerequisite(s): WMS 601 and permission of the coordinator s.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017