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Women's Studies (WMNST)

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
 

WMNST 501 Feminist Perspectives on Research and Teaching Across the Disciplines (3) Feminist approaches to methodological issues in research and teaching in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

WMNST 502 Global Perspectives on Feminism (3) Exploration of feminist issues in a global perspective, including debates in history, ethics, and political feminism.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WMNST 507 Feminist Theory (3) Development of feminist theory and its relationship to history in terms of critique of family, sexuality, and gender stratification.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

WMNST 508 (GEOG 508) Feminist Methodology (3) The objective of this course is to examine feminist approaches to traditional research methodologies.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

WMNST 516 (HIST 516) US Women's and Gender History (3) A critical analysis of gender and theories of gender in selected American historical contexts.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

WMNST 518 Global Black Feminist Thought (3) This course will explore the historical background and various expressions of contemporary Black feminist thought around the globe.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

WMNST 520 Gender and Nationalism (3) Impact of Western nationalism and colonialism on the organization of gender roles from the 18th century to the present.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

WMNST 523 (HRER 523) Seminar in Work-Life Dilemmas, Practices, and Policies (3) The course will provide students with an analytic framework for understanding how social inequalities in race, class, and gender shape experiences in families and the workplace.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

WMNST 536 Gender and Science (3) Studies the foundations of feminist science studies as applied to biocultural practices of gender, biology, and reproductive technologies.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

WMNST 537 (AFR 537) Gender, Sexuality and Islam in Africa: Exploring Contemporary Feminist Scholarship (3) A course about discourses of sexuality and gender in studies of Islam in Africa, with South Africa as a case study.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

WMNST 538 (PHIL 538) Feminist Philosophy Seminar (3) Critically examines feminist approaches to ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics, social/political philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

WMNST 542 (C I 542) Girls' Cultures and Popular Cultures (3) This seminar explores educational implications in popular texts created for and by girls across time and cultures.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

WMNST 594 Research Topics (1-15) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

WMNST 595 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

WMNST 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1987
 

WMNST 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1992
 

WMNST 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester, maximum of 6) Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the profession at The Pennsylvania State University.
Effective: Fall 1996
 

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