ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Women’s Studies (WST)

WST 100 Women and Society. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Interdisciplinary introduction examining critical issues in women’s studies. Credit is allowed for only WST 100 or 300.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Women and Social Action
Fee.

WST 300 Women in Contemporary Society. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Intensive interdisciplinary examination of such topics as gender roles, work, education, sexuality, politics, health, and law. Credit is allowed for only WST 300 or 100.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 313 Women and Sexuality. (3)
fall and spring
Explores feminist theories about women’s sexuality and the relationship of these theories and related research to women’s experience. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

WST 360 Women as Healers. (3)
spring
Examines the role of women as caregivers, healers, physicians, midwives, and nurses in different cultures and historical periods. Lecture, discussion.

WST 372 Women in Judaism. (3)
spring
Studies the legal, social, and cultural status of Jewish women in various historical and contemporary societies. Cross-listed as REL 373. Credit is allowed for only REL 373 or WST 372.

WST 373 Latina/Chicana Issues. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the roles Mexican American, Chicana, and/or Latina immigrant women play historically, socially, and politically in the United States. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 375 Women and Social Change. (3)
fall and spring
Combines research and theory on a contemporary social problem with a community action experience focusing on women’s social change initiatives. Lecture, field placement. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 377 Creation of Feminist Consciousness. (3)
fall
Explores the development of feminist theory from its roots to 1960. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L, C

WST 378 Contemporary Feminist Theory. (3)
spring
Contemporary feminist theories and exploration of the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and class through critical analysis. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L, C

WST 380 Gender, Race, and Class. (3)
fall and spring
Explores cultural diversity, class, and gender issues in American social life. Lecture, seminar, analysis papers, and writing. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB, C

WST 457 Gender, Culture, and Development. (3)
fall and spring
Economic, cultural, and sociopolitical contexts for understanding women’s roles related to health, family, work, education, and politics in developing countries. Prerequisite: 6 hours in social science or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB, G

WST 460 Women and the Body. (3)
fall and spring
Interdisciplinary look at how representations of woman as body permeate culture and affect a woman’s sense of self. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 477 Women and Violence. (3)
fall
Global examination of forms of violence against women at the individual, institutional, and cultural levels, and efforts to control it. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, C

WST 484 Internship. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Practical experience to enhance the academic perspectives that emerge from women’s studies instruction. Prerequisite: internship coordinator approval.

WST 498 PS: Theoretical Issues in Women’s Studies. (3)
fall and spring
Reading and research on important theoretical issues in women’s studies. Prerequisite: WST 100 or 300 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L

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