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Gender and Women's Studies

Winter 2007




GWST 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 a woman'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 http://blackboard.umbc.edu/ or contact hagovsky@umd.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0027] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  018)       HAGOVSKY, E


GWST 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 jlloyd2@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0028] 9101 WThF.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (MP  012)       LLOYD, J


GWST 390C Topics in Women's Studies Violence Against              3 credits
          Women                                             
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 mterra705@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0029] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 231)       TERRANOVA, M


GWST 390D Topics in Women's Studies Gender and                    3 credits
          American Situation Comedy - TV's Funny            
          Ladies                                            
HYBRID COURSE - This course studies 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. Online discussion and readings will support in-class viewings of the great American sitcoms. Intermittent deadlines will be provided to assure students of successful participation. For more information contact mccully@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0030] 9151 Tu.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 229)       MCCULLY, S


GWST 390F Topics in Women's Studies Issues and                    3 credits
          Phases of Women's Health                          
ONLINE COURSE - This course will provide an overview of issues in women's health as they occur in various phases of women's lives. Course material will focus on both the biological understandings and social meanings of puberty, menstruation, reproduction and menopause. We will also discuss specific health issues that women face including chronic diseases, STDs, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. Throughout, we will address the specific health needs of women from different races, cultures, and ethnicities. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade  Method: REG Dr. Stacey Kargman-Kaye
          will be co-teaching this course.
[0032] 9131 TBA                       (WEB ...)       KELBER-KAYE, J


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