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Spring 2004




WMST 100  Introduction to Women's Studies (SS)                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[5738] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (SS  112)       STAFF


WMST 100H Introduction to Women's Studies (SS)                    3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[5739] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SS  204)       KELBER-KAYE, J


WMST 310  Gender and Inequality in America (AH)                   3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   Also
          listed as AMST 310.
[5740] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (ACIV015)       GEORGE, E


WMST 320  International Women Directors (AH)                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   Also
          listed as MLL 320
[5741] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (LH2 ...)       MENNEL, B


WMST 322  Women and the Media: Myths, Images, and                 3 credits
          Voices (AH).                                      

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   Also
          listed as AFST 347, ENGL 322 and MLL 322.
[5742] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SS  112)       STAFF


WMST 325  History of Women in America to 1870 (SS)                3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   SS.   GDR:Meets  S.   Also
          listed as HIST325.
[5743] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SS  209)       STAFF


WMST 333  Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural                       3 credits
          Perspective                                       

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Prerequisite:
          SOCY 101 or permission of instructor. Also
          listed as SOCY 333
[5744] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (PUP 105)       SERVATIUS, N


WMST 338  Women and Law                                           3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          POLI338.
[5745] 0101 Tu.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (ACIV011)       Andronici, J


WMST 349  Women and Theatre (AH)                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   A/H.  GDR:Meets  H.   This
          course   examines  the  issues  of  gender
          identification   as   they  are  presented
          through   dramatic   writing  and  theatre
          performance.  Traditionally, the female in
          plays   has   been  portrayed  within  the
          limited  roles of wife,  mother, whore and
          goddess.  Contemporary women  writers have
          challenged,  expanded and  redefined these
          roles.    Plays   by   such   writers   as
          Euripides,    Strindberg,   Shaw,   Lorca,
          Glaspell,  Shange,  and Churchill  will be
          studied  through their  historical, social
          amd  theatrical  traditions to  more fully
          understand  what  created  a  context  for
          those  earlier  female images.  Note: Also
          listed    as   THTR   349.   Prerequisite:
          Sophomore standing.
[5746] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV014)       McCULLY, S


WMST 352  Women, Gender, and Information Technology               3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F This course examines
          important issues concerning women, gender,
          and  information technology (IT). Students
          will  consider such topics  as the history
          of  women's involvement with IT, how women
          are  impacted by technology, how women and
          girls  fare in the  educational setting as
          well  as  online, and the  way that gender
          intersects  with  IT in  relation to other
          dimensions  of women's  experience such as
          race,  class  and  age.  Students  connect
          issues  relevant to women  and IT to their
          own career choices, interact with women in
          the  IT field, and  utilize technology for
          research  and presentation.  Prerequisite:
          a   prior   course  in  computer  science,
          information  systems, or  women's studies.
          Note:  Also  listed  as CMSC  352 and IFSM
          352.
[5747] 0101 Th.........7:00pm- 9:45pm (SS  207)       McDermott, M


WMST 353  Marriage and the Family (SS)                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets   SS.   GDR:Meets  S.   Also
          listed as SOCY 353.
[5748] 0101 TuTh.......8:30am- 9:45am (PUP 105)       SERVATIUS, N


WMST 357  Psychology of Women                                     3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          PSYC357.
[5749] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (LH6 ...)       O'BRIEN, E


WMST 370  Black Women: Cross-Cultural Perspectives                3 credits
          (SS)                                              

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets     SS.     GDR:Meets     S.
          Prerequisite:   AFST100   or   WMST100  or
          permission  of instructor.  Also listed as
          AFST370.
[5750] 0101 MW.........3:30pm- 4:45pm (LH3 ...)       Shemak, A


WMST 390A Topics in Women's Studies : Queer                       3 credits
          Representations in Film and TV                    

          Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  While  queer
          characters and subject matters seem almost
          "mainstream"  in American popular culture,
          there     was    a    time    when    such
          respresentations  were  problematic and/or
          revolutionary.  In this course, armed with
          an  understanding of the  power and images
          convey  in  culture,  we will  explore the
          historical         and        contemporary
          representations   of   queer   people   in
          American  film and television,  as well as
          the   ways   issues   of   queerness  have
          intersected  with  the issues  of race and
          gender.  Through  a  discussion  of common
          themes  like  "sissy"  cowboys,  "mannish"
          lesbians,   lesbian   vampires   and   gay
          killers,  drag queens, AID patients, queer
          parenting,  transgender issues  and coming
          out, we will develop our own ideas of what
          queer  resistant  cinema look  like. NOTE:
          Also listed as AMST 357B.
[5751] 0101 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (FA  015)       KELBER-KAYE, J


WMST 401  Special Projects in Women's Studies                   1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5752] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


WMST 450  Internship                                            1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  course
          offers   practical   work   experience  in
          businesses,   agencies  and  organizations
          dealing   with   women's   concerns  (e.g.
          Maryland  Commission  for  Women,  Planned
          Parenthood,    National   Women's   Health
          Network).  Note: Repeatble to a maximum of
          six  credits.  WMST  450  DOES  NOT  COUNT
          TOWARD  THE  18  CREDITS REQUIRED  FOR THE
          WOMEN'S  STUDIES  MINOR.  If  completed in
          conjunction    with    WMST    495,    one
          three-credit  internship  can  be  counted
          toward  the  women's  studies certificate.
          Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing,  GPA of
          2.5  or higher,at least  six prior credits
          in  women's  studies  courses  and written
          permission of the program director.
[5753] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF
[5754] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              KUSHNER, M
[5755] 0301 Time and room to be arranged              Jessell, J


WMST 490A Advanced Topics in Women's Studies                      3 credits
          Virginia Woolf                                    

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          will examine Virginia Woolf as pre-eminent
          story    teller,    modernist   innovator,
          critical  essayist, and feminist activist.
          We will follow her development as a writer
          while   looking   at   each   novel  as  a
          separateformal  experiment. A  main thrust
          of  the  course  will  also be  to examine
          Woolf  within the context  of her times as
          we   come   to   understand  the  enormous
          importance she holds within the history of
          women's  writing and in the development of
          20th-century prose. Cross listed with ENGL
          451,    Seminar    in    Major    Writers.
          Prerequisite: ENGL 302 with a grade of "C"
          or   better   and   senior   standing,  or
          permission of the instructor.
[5756] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  440)       BERMAN, J


WMST 495  Research & Activism Seminar in Women's                  3 credits
          Studies                                           

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD The seminar will
          focus  on  the topic  of feminist research
          and  activism.  Students  will  complete a
          research  or  internship project  of their
          design that focuses on gender. The seminar
          includes   discussion   of  methodological
          issues   central  to  conducting  research
          about gender and strategies for evaluating
          research  and methodologies  used by other
          disciplines     in    terms    of    their
          appropriateness    for   women's   studies
          scholarship.  The research  seminar may be
          taken  in conjunction with a 1 to 3 credit
          hour   elective   internship   (WMST   450
          Internship).  The  internship  would count
          for    elective    credit.   Prerequisite:
          WMST100,   WMST/AFST   370,  WMST  480  or
          permission  of instructor. Also listed LLC
          750D and WMST 695.
[5757] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SS  103)       STAFF


WMST 690A Advanced Topics in Women's Studies women                3 credits
          writers speak out on intercultural                
          conflict                                          

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          MLL690,  LLC750. Graduate Status required.
          This   seminar   will   focus  on  women's
          struggle  to  solve  conflicts  ignited by
          intercultural  misunderstandings.  We will
          read  writers  from  around  the  world --
          Australia,  India, Senegal, the Caribbean,
          and UMBC's Anne Brodsky -- as they reflect
          on  their own experiences or trace stories
          of  their families or  of courageous women
          with  whom they have  worked. We will also
          examine  the  discourse  styles  that  the
          writers  use  for  their  effectiveness in
          communicating  their stories. Each student
          will  choose one of  the assigned texts to
          explore  its  social context  and forms of
          resistance in greater depth. Students will
          share     their    research    in    class
          presentations,  discussions and  a seminar
          paper.
[5758] 0101 Th.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (ACIV010)       MOORJANI, A


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