Women's Studies

Winter 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 contact hagovsky@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0080] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)       HAGOVSKY, E

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 zeynep@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[7546] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 105)       Tufekcioglu, Z

WMST 370  Black Women: Cross-Cultural Perspectives                3 credits
A comparative examination of selected social and psychological factors that influence the lives of black women in Africa and the diaspora. Note: Also listed as AFST 370. Prerequisite: AFST 100, WMST 100 or permission of instructor. For more information contact ctemple@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0081] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  101)       TEMPLE, C

WMST 390D Topics in Women's Studies Gender and                    3 credits
          American Situation Comedy - TV's Funny            
HYBRID COURSE - The course will study the relationship between changing gender roles and the “leading ladies” of television comedy. Text studied will include: Our Miss Brooks, Beulah, The Nanny, Mary Tyler Moore, Maude, Hazel, Laverne and Shirley, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, The Jeffersons, I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Roseanne, and Ellen. Online discussion and readings will support in-class viewings of the great American sitcoms. For more information contact mccully@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0083] 9151 MW........10:00am-11:45am (ITE 227)       McCULLY, S
            TBA                       (WEB ...) LAB

WMST 390E Topics in Women's Studies Violence Against              3 credits
This course examines issues surrounding violence against women, including historical antecedents, societal views on women, and a critical analysis of genital mutilation, pornography, sexual assault/abuse, and domestic violence. Note: Also listed as SOCY 397B. For more information contact michelle@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0084] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)       TERRANOVA, M

[Return to Winter 2006 Index]    [Return to Schedule of Classes]