WGS 300: Topics Women's&Gender Studies

General Education requirement: Cult & Art Lit/Diversity/Wrtng

Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.

Class #3411 Course information

Topic: Race,Gndr,Sexualty-French Film

3.00 credits
Section 7106: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #3411

Second 5-Week Session
Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

COURSE INFORMATION: Using an intersectional framework of analysis, this course examines questions of race, gender, and sexuality in French film, supplemented by readings. We will also address structural racism and sexism in the French film world. Films covered include: Ousmane Sembène's "Black Girl" (1966), about the experience of a young woman from Senegal working as a maid to a family in France; Claude Chabrol's "Story of Women" (1988), about an abortionist in World War II France; Yamina Benguigui's documentary "The Glass Ceiling" (2004), about the discrimination faced by Black and Arab young adults; Céline Sciamma's "Tomboy" (2011), about a gender non-conforming child. All films will have English subtitles; all readings will be in English. This course satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. WGS Minors: This course fulfills an elective. WGS Majors: This course can be used to fulfill either the "Intersectional Gender Studies" or the "Politics of Cultural Representation" focus area learning outcome.

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Class #3410 Course information

Topic: Gender & Health Disparities

3.00 credits
Section 7105: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #3410

Second 5-Week Session
Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

COURSE INFORMATION: This course examines women's health disparities in the United States, using an intersectional feminist lens to better understand the dimensions underlying disease and illness. We conduct a critical examination of the causes of health inequity, and evaluate strategies used by government and political advocacy groups to improve women's health outcomes. We closely examine the following health issues: mental health, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, disability, reproductive justice, and gender violence. We will examine social conditions as a predictor for poor health outcomes. We will examine women's health using an intersectional feminist lens in order to better understand the dimensions underlying disease and illness with a focused look at the impact systematic interlocking oppressions influence. We will conduct a critical examination of the causes of health inequity, and critically evaluate strategies used by government and political advocacy groups to improve women's health outcomes. We will emphasize social, economic, environmental, and political factors that impact health and illness of women. This course satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. WGS Majors: This course can be used to fulfill either the "Politics, Policy, and Justice" focus area learning outcome. WGS Minors: This course can be used to fulfill a minor elective.

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Class #3249 Course information

Topic: Intimate Personal Violence

3.00 credits
Section 7102: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #3249

Second 5-Week Session
Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

Attention Students: This Summer 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you. COURSE INFORMATION: The topic of this course is Intimate Personal Violence. The focus is more specific than what is commonly referred to as "domestic violence." Domestic violence includes all aspects of violence that occurs between family and some friends. This could include child abuse, elder abuse, and abuse of a parent by a child. Intimate violence refers only to violence between intimate partners. The nature of violence that women experience is often different than ordinary violence. Women's lives are often constructed around the fear of stranger violence, yet they most often experience violence at the hands of family, friends and acquaintances. Most often, though certainly not always, in intimate relationships, women are the recipients of the violence. This is even more true for women of color. We will explore both the fear and the reality of such intimate violence. We will explore the how race and class intersect in understanding. We will examine mutually violent relationships to understand how the dynamics differ. And we will look at the changing societal and criminal/legal response to such violence, while we explore its efficacy. Much has been made of this issue in the media. Part of our task will be distinguishing myth from reality. This course satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. WGS Majors: This course can be used to fulfill either the "Intersectional Gender Studies" or the "Politics, Policy, and Justice" focus area learning outcome. WGS Minors: This course can be used to fulfill a minor elective.

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Class #3247 Course information

Topic: Intersectional Criminology

3.00 credits
Section 7101: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #3247

Second 5-Week Session
Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

Attention Students: This Summer 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you. COURSE INFORMATION: A critical examination of historical and contemporary criminology theory, with emphasis on the disproportionate criminalization of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other people of Color (BIPOC), particularly womxn and non-cisgender folx. This course draws from traditions including, but not limited to: Black feminist thought, critical race theory, Black queer studies, and critical criminology. This course satisfies a Social Science distribution requirement. WGS Majors: This course can be used to fulfill either the "Intersectional Gender Studies" or the "Politics, Policy, and Justice" focus area learning outcome. WGS Minors: This course can be used to fulfill a minor elective.

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Class #13072 Course information

Topic: Environments of Justice

3.00 credits
Section 7103: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #13072

Fall 2024 First 7-week session
Sep 4, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

Attention Students: This Fall 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you.

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Class #13071 Course information

Topic: Youth, Crime, and Justice

3.00 credits
Section 7102: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #13071

Fall 2024 First 7-week session
Sep 4, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

Attention Students: This Fall 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you.

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Class #13960 Course information

Topic: Major Author: Adichie

3.00 credits
Section 7104: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #13960

Fall 2024 14-week session
Sep 4, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online
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Class #13069 Course information

Topic: Abolitionism

3.00 credits
Section 7101: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #13069

Fall 2024 Second 7-week session
Oct 28, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
Instructor(s): 

Cost: 
$
Status: 
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Location: Online

Attention Students: This Fall 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you.

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