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Gender and Women's Studies

Winter 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



GWST 310  Gender and Inequality in America                        3 credits
An examination of the ways in which gender roles and gender relations are constructed and experienced in American society. The 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 and age. Note: Also listed as AMST 310.
          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[0024] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             TAYLOR, D
            TuWTh......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 239)


GWST 390A Topics in Women's Studies Gender and                    3 credits
          American Situation Comedy - TV's Funny            
          Ladies                                            
HYBRID COURSE - The course will study the relationship between changing gender roles and the “leading ladies” of television comedy. Text studied will include: Beulah, The Nanny, Mary Tyler Moore, Maude, Hazel, Laverne and Shirley, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Honeymooners and Roseanne. 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
[0026] 9151 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             MCCULLY, S
            W..........9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV011)


GWST 390B Topics in Women's Studies Issues and                    3 credits
          Phases in 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 the course, we will address the specific health needs of women from different races, cultures, and ethnicities. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade   Method:  REG/P-F  THIS  COURSE  IS
          CO-TAUGHT BY STACEY KARGMAN-KAYE.
[0027] 9131 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             KELBER-KAYE, J
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


GWST 390C Topics in Women's Studies Gender and Aging              3 credits
ONLINE COURSE - In this course students will learn about the complex process of aging. We will explore the process of aging not only as a physical process of the body and mind but also as cultural and social processes with relationships to social identities including race, class, gender, sex, sexuality, and ability. In this course we will explore scholars who have begun to explore the relationships among social identities and the process of aging. Through course materials students will develop cultural and critical critiques of “aging”. Students in this class are expected to contribute to dialogue thoughtfully and intellectually, based on the class material. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. For more information contact hagovsky@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0028] 9131 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             HAGOVSKY, E
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


GWST 390D Topics in Women's Studies                               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. Prerequisite: SOCY 101, or ANTH 211 or consent of instructor. For more information contact mterra705@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0029] 9101 Meets 01/02/2008 - 01/25/2008             TERRANOVA, M
            TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)


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