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Women's Studies (WMNST)

WMNST 001S (GS;US;IL) Introduction to Women's Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Fall 2009
 

WMNST 008 (GH) (PHIL 008) Philosophy and Feminism (3) Explores diverse feminist philosophies of culture and knowledge, and examines gender's role in accounts of reality, truth, morality, and justice.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

WMNST 083S (GH;US;IL) First-Year Seminar in Women's Studies (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and directions in Women's Studies.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 100 (GS;US;IL) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 100U (GS;US;IL) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Fall 2016 Ending: Fall 2016
 

WMNST 101 (GH;US) (AF AM 101) The African American Woman (3) The sociological, historical and political experiences of African American women, their roles and contributions to society.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 102 (GH;IL) (AF AM 102) Women of Color: Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) Global examination of value systems of women of color; attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 103 (US) (AF AM 103, SOC 103) Racism and Sexism (3) Critical analysis of the structure of race and gender inequality in the contemporary United States.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 104 (GH;US) (AM ST 104) Women and the American Experience (3) Selected aspects of the role of women in United States history and culture from colonial to modern times.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 105 (GS;US) Living in a Diverse World (3) Critical perspectives on the relationship between social difference and power, emphasizing gender, race, sexuality, class, and disability.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 106 (GH;US;IL) Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art and Popular Cultures (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of primary works and scholarship pertaining to women in the humanities and the arts.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 110 (GS;US) (SOC 110) Sociology of Gender (3) Changing sex role expectations and behavior for men and women in contemporary society.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 116 (GS;US;IL) (HIST 116) Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (3) Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

WMNST 117 (GH;US;IL) (HIST 117) Women in Modern History (3) Modernization and women: changing images and roles since mid-eighteenth century in the family, workshop, politics, society. Cross-cultural comparisons.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 136 (US) (LER 136) Race, Gender, and Employment (3) Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

WMNST 137 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 137, J ST 137) Women and Religion (3) Jewish and Christian religious views on womanhood; thought and lives of important religious women; and feminist understandings of these.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: third-semester standing  

WMNST 157 (US) (S T S 157) Science, Technology, and Gender (3) The role of women and gender in science, technology, and engineering.
Effective: Fall 2011
 

WMNST 166 (GH;US) (HIST 166) History of Sexuality (3) Discusses the ideas, practices, and identities surrounding sexuality over several centuries in a variety of contexts, focusing primarily on the US.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: one introductory level course in History or Women's Studies  

WMNST 194 (GH;US;IL) (ENGL 194) Women Writers (3) Short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and essays by British, American, and other English-speaking women writers.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

WMNST 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 200 (GS;IL) Global Feminisms (3) This course examines the diverse contents and forms of "feminism" worldwide, emphasizing women's engagement with unequal, unjust, impacts of globalization.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

WMNST 202 (GS;IL) (AFR 202) Gender Dynamics in Africa (3) Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

WMNST 205 (GS;US) (COMM 205) Gender, Diversity and the Media (3) Explores the relationship between media and society through critical analysis of its role in social reality.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 213Y (GH;US) (HIST 213Y, AF AM 213Y) African American Women's History (3) This course examines the social, political, and economic history of African American women in the United States from slavery to the present.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 225 (GA;GH) (ENGL 225, ART H 225) Sexuality and Modern Visual Culture (3) An examination of the visual expression of gender and sexual identities in English-speaking cultures since the late nineteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

WMNST 227 (GH;US;IL) (ENGL 227) Introduction to Culture and Sexuality (3) A course addressing the relationships between sexuality, literature, and culture.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

WMNST 235 (US) (IST 235) Gender and the Global Information Technology Sector (3) Integrates information technology and gender studies. Overview issues and socio-cultural shaping of gender in the IT field.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

WMNST 245 (GH;US) (ENGL 245) Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) An introduction to the study of sex and (homo) sexual identity across a wide range of disciplines and methodoligies.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 250 (US) (HD FS 250) Sexual Identity Over the Lifespan (3) Concepts of affectional and sexual orientation over lifespan, with emphasis on lesbian and gay male personal, family, and community adaptation.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Hd FS or 3 credits in behavioral sciences  

WMNST 266Y (GH;US) (HIST 266Y) Sex and Violence in Nineteenth-Century America (3) Historical Overview of Sex and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century United States.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 270 (FR 270) Race and Gender in Literature Translated from French (3) A critical presentation, taught in English, of changing ideas and values on race and gender in French and Francophone literatures.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: FR 351  

WMNST 280 (GH;IL) (J ST 280, RL ST 280) Women and Judaism (3) Explores the Jewish views of women that have influenced the roles of women within both the religion and Western culture.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

WMNST 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

WMNST 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1986
 

WMNST 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1984
 

WMNST 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 300 (US) (LTNST 300) Latinas in the US: Gender Culture and Society (3) This course examines the historical development, theoretical premises, and political, social, and artistic contributions of Latina feminisms in the United States.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: LTNST 100 orWMNST 100  

WMNST 301 (GH;US;IL) Sexualities, Gender and Power: Feminist Thought and Politics (3) An interdisciplinary survey of historical and contemporary feminist theories in both the United States and international contexts.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100 orWMNST 106  

WMNST 303 (GS;IL) (AF AM 303, ANTH 303) Race and Gender in the Americas: Latin American and Caribbean Cultures (3) Utilizing a theoretical framework of intersectionality, this course examines historical and cultural constructions of race and gender in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 364 (GS;US) (AF AM 364) Black & White Sexuality (3) This course explains how narrow ways of thinking limit our understanding of the diverse expressions of human sexuality.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

WMNST 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

WMNST 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 400 (US;IL) Debates in Contemporary Feminism (3) Consideration of feminist theories of women's experience in transforming understanding, reconceptualizing old problems, raising new ones, and expanding traditional disciplines.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 301  

WMNST 401 Doing Feminism: Theory and Practice (3) Advanced analysis of feminist theory and the nature of its integration (sometimes uneasily) within feminist movements and practices.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100 orWMNST 106 orWMNST 005 andWMNST 301  

WMNST 407 (US) (THEA 407) Women and Theatre (3) A study of theatre practice and dramatic literature as informed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
Effective: Summer 2005 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: THEA 100  

WMNST 407W (US) (THEA 407) Women and Theatre (3) A study of theatre practice and dramatic literature as informed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: THEA 100  

WMNST 412 (EDTHP 412) Education and the Status of Women (3) An examination of the relationship of education to the status of women in American society.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

WMNST 420 (US;IL) (CED 420) Women in Developing Countries (3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

WMNST 421 (IL) (HIST 421) The History of European Women (3) European women's lives from the Middle Ages to the present.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100, WMNST 106, WMNST 116 orWMNST 117  

WMNST 423 (US) (CRIMJ 423, CRIM 423) Sexual and Domestic Violence (3) Legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives of sexual and domestic violence.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

WMNST 424 (US) (KINES 424) Women and Sport (3) An interdisciplinary approach to contemporary issues related to women and sport from historical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 231, PSYCH 479, SOC 001 orWMNST 100  

WMNST 426Y (US;IL) (GEOG 426Y) Gender Geographies (3) Description and explanation of the links between gender relations and spatial structures; gender and work, social services, and neighborhood activism.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: GEOG 020, GEOG 126, GEOG 120, WMNST 100  

WMNST 428 (US;IL) (PL SC 428) Gender and Politics (3) Gender in politics in the United States and around the world; major areas of women and politics research.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 3 credits in political science or women's studies  

WMNST 430 (US) (AM ST 430) Women in American Society (3) A historical study of women's roles and experiences in the United States.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of American Studies Sociology or Women's Studies  

WMNST 438 (PHIL 438) Feminist Philosophy (3) Examines the central currents of feminist philosophy, selected problems and concepts regarding difference, gender and sex, identity, and political culture.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including 6 credits of philosophy of the 200-level or 5th semester standing  

WMNST 439 (HIST 439, J ST 439) Women and the Holocaust (3) Analysis of women's experience in the Holocaust and exploration of the role of gender in Holocaust Studies.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: J ST 010 orJ ST 121 orHIST 121 or consent of program  

WMNST 450W (IL) (CAMS 450W) Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) An examination of gender, sexuality, and sexual desire in ancient Greece and Rome.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 3 credits in CAMS  

WMNST 452 (US) (BB H 452, NURS 452) Women's Health Issues (3) Exploration of major health issues concerning women today, with an emphasis on social, cultural, and medical influences.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orPSYCH 100 orWMNST 100  

WMNST 453 (US) (CRIMJ 453, CRIM 453) Women and the Criminal Justice System (3) This course focuses on the experiences of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orWMNST 100  

WMNST 455 (US) (CAS 455) Gender Roles in Communication (3) Explores the literature on gender research in the discipline of human communication.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: CAS 202  

WMNST 456 (SOC 456) Gender, Occupations, and Professions (3) The role of gender in shaping contemporary North American patterns of employment, occupational roles, and statuses.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100 or 3 credits in Sociology  

WMNST 458 (GS) (BB H 458) Critical Issues in Reproduction (3) Examination and analysis of the new reproductive technologies from the standpoint of medical ethics, feminism, and sociocultural influences.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orPSYCH 100 orWMNST 100  

WMNST 462 (US) (ENGL 462) Reading Black, Reading Feminist (3) Female identity and its construction in textual representations of gender, class, color, and cultural difference in English-language literatures.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

WMNST 464 (US) (BE SC 464) Feminine/Masculine (3) Study of sex role learning; investigating feminine/masculine labeling; implications for contemporary society.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: general psychology or general sociology  

WMNST 466 (US;IL) (HIST 466) Lesbian and Gay History (3) Critical exploration of the history of sexuality, focusing especially on the emergence of modern lesbian and gay identities.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 100, WMNST 117  

WMNST 471 (US) (PSYCH 479) The Psychology of Gender (3) Theories and research on gender differences and gender roles. Emphasis on women's and men's current positions in society.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100, PSYCH 221  

WMNST 472 (LER 472) Work-Life Practices and Policies (3) Explore the causes and consequences of conflicts between work, family, and other life commitments, and how these may be resolved.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits of LER  

WMNST 477 (SOC 477) Sociology of Sexuality (3) An analysis of the demographic, social, and cultural factors affecting the development and experience of sexuality in contemporary society.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Sociology  

WMNST 480 (IT 480) Italian Women Writers Through the Centuries (3) Analysis of the works of women authors in their historical and literary contexts.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: any 300-level Italian course  

WMNST 489 (ENGL 489) British Women Writers (3) A study of selected British women writers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL  

WMNST 490 (US;IL) (ENGL 490) Women Writers and Their Worlds (3) American and British literature written from the perspective of women.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030  

WMNST 491 (AM ST 476, ENGL 492) American Women Writers (3) A study of selected American women writers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL  

WMNST 492W Contemporary Feminist Analysis: The Capstone Senior Seminar (3) Applied critical analysis of any aspect of society and/or culture from a contemporary feminist perspective.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: WMNST 001, WMNST 301, WMNST 400  

WMNST 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

WMNST 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

WMNST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

WMNST 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

WMNST 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1984
 

WMNST 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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