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Women's Studies

Summer 2006




WMST 310  Gender and Inequality in America (AH)                   3 credits
An examination of the ways in which sex roles and gender relations are constructed and experienced in American society. This course explores the development of women's sphere, denoting women's position in the family and home; cultural definitions of femininity and masculinity through mass media, education and other agencies of socialization; the relationship between wage-earning and household work; and feminist consciousness and politics. Special attention is paid to the ways in which gender-based experiences are divided by other social relations, particularly those of class, race, sexual orientation and age. Note: Also listed as AMST 310. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu/ or contact hagovsky@umd.edu for section 6040 or taylorAMST@comcast.net for section 7060.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  THIS IS A
          CROSS-LISTED COURSE WITH AMST 310.
[0505] 6040 Meets 05/30/2006 - 06/23/2006             HAGOVSKY, E
            TuThF......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)
[0506] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             TAYLOR, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH3 ...)


WMST 322  Women and the Media: Myths, Images, and                 3 credits
          Voices (AH).                                      
In this course, we will define media and examine diverse and complex modes of communication. We will analyze images of women in the media in terms of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender. As consumers and producers of media, we will become a critical media audience, increasing our media literacy. This course will explore careers for women in the media. We will utilize the media as tools for activism in empowering women on local and global levels, and we will research how others are using the media to create positive change for women. Note: Also listed as AFST 347, ENGL 322 and MLL 322. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0507] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             KELBER-KAYE, J
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 229)


WMST 353  Marriage and the Family (SS)                            3 credits
Marriage and family as social institutions. Primary relationships in marriage, their development in courtship, formalization in marriage and extension to children. The course draws on materials from related disciplines, as well as from sociology. Special emphasis on marriage and change in sex roles in modern societies. Note: Also listed as SOCY 353. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0508] 6060 Meets 05/30/2006 - 07/07/2006             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


WMST 355  The Sociology of Women (SS)                             3 credits
Women in society, social roles and socialization, women in the labor force, class and lifestyle differences among women as a minority group, and women's social movement. Note: Also listed as SOCY 355. Prerequisite: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211. For more information contact servatiu@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0509] 7060 Meets 07/10/2006 - 08/18/2006             SERVATIUS, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)


WMST 390I Topics in Women's Studies Gender and                    3 credits
          American Situation Comedy--TV's Funny             
          Ladies                                            
ONLINE COURSE - The course will study the relationship between changing gender roles and the “leading ladies” of television comedy. Text studied will include: Mary Tyler Moore, The Honeymooners, Leave It to Beaver, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, and Roseanne. Online discussion and readings will support student’s independent viewing and analysis of the sitcoms. This is an online course that students complete at their individual pace. Intermittent deadlines will be provided to assure students of successful participation. For more information contact mccully@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0510] 6120 Meets 05/30/2006 - 08/18/2006             MCCULLY, S
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


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

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


WMST 601  Directed Independent Study                              3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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