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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Division of Social Sciences - Adm
Division of Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 24
This is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of the Social Sciences. The program is administered by the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) coordinator who is a faculty member of any of the four divisions. Objectives--To explore the intersections of gender and sexuality across disciplinary, chronological, and geographical barriers. Through diverse methodologies and critical paradigms, students explore the impact of gender and sexuality in their own lives and in the world around them.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their adviser. In developing an elective plan, students are strongly encouraged to consult with faculty who teach within the GWSS program. No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
GWSS 1101 - Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
Elective Requirements
Students must fill the remaining 20 credits with courses from the following lists. These courses must come from at least three different disciplines. A course not listed below may be applied to the elective requirement with the consent of the instructor and GWSS coordinator.
Primarily Gender, Women, and Sexuality Content
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 2202 - Men and Masculinities [SS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 2206 - Sex, Marriage, and Family [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3281 - Women and Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2031 - Gender in Literature and Culture [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3155 - 20th-Century British Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3332 - African American Women Writers [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3414 - Feminist Theory [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3501 - Women's Issues in Contemporary German Culture [IP] (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3001 - Troubling Genders in African Cinema [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3414 - Feminist Theory [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· HIST 1402 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in American History [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 2704 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Medieval Europe [SS] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 2708 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Modern Europe [IP] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 2141 - Analytic Feminism [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3303 - Feminist Political Theory [SS] (2.0 cr)
· PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3221 - Behavioral Biology of Women [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3261 - Human Sexuality (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3121 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3252 - Women in Muslim Society [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3602 - Women in Latin America [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3654 - Seminar: Sex, Love, and Marriage in Golden Age Spanish Literature [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3688 - Seminar: Literature and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain [HUM] (4.0 cr)
Partial Gender, Women, and Sexuality Content
Take at most 4 credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3014 - Media Studies: Fabric as Form [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4101 - Labor Economics I [HDIV] (2.0 cr)
· ENGL 2411 - Representations of American Indians in Popular and Academic Culture [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3142 - The Rise of the Novel (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3154 - 19th-Century British Fiction (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3168 - Victorian Literature and Culture (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3301 - U.S. Multicultural Literature [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3311 - American Indian Literature [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3411 - Critical Approaches to Literature (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3444 - Holocaust Literature and Film [IP] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3522 - Harlem Renaissance [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4031 - Research Seminar: Renaissance Romance (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 4034 - Research Seminar: The Adventure Novel in American and British Literature (4.0 cr)
· FREN 1031 - Modern Studies: The Modern Body in France [SS] (4.0 cr)
· FREN 1302 - French Cinema [IP] (4.0 cr)
· FREN 1311 - Sub-Saharan Francophone Cinema [IP] (4.0 cr)
· FREN 3603 - Francophone Studies: Contes francophones (2.0 cr)
· HIST 2103 - Medieval Europe [HIST] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3008 - The Making of the Islamic World [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3207 - The Crusades [IP] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 2112 - Professional Ethics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3542 - Multicultural Psychology [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 2101 - Systems of Oppression [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3112 - Sociology of the Environment and Social Development [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3123 - Sociology of Aging [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3141 - Sociology of Deviance [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3685 - Seminar: Slavery and Abolition in Cuban Literature and Culture [IP] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3686 - Seminar: Writing History in Spanish American Literature [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3687 - Seminar: Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
 
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GWSS 1101 - Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the theoretical concepts and impact of gender and sexuality in everyday life. Various feminist, queer, and other gender-oriented theories are considered and employed as students explore how definitions of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality have been created, maintained, negotiated, and resisted. Particular attention is paid to the complicated relationships between individuals and social systems, and to the ways in which class, race, ethnicity, age, and other identity categories intersect with definitions and representations of gender and sexuality.
ANTH 2202 - Men and Masculinities (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the field of men and masculinity. Examines cultural construction of masculinity in sports, family, work, media, and other social realms, with a focus on contemporary American, Chinese, Mexican, and Japanese societies. Highlights the multiple masculinities that exist, showing which are privileged and what effects this hierarchy of masculinities has. Topics include men's movements and networks, men's socialization, male sexuality and fertility, male aggression and violence, the idea of machismo, intimacy and friendship among males, fatherhood, men's experiences with sports and work, media representations of boys and men, and the social construction of masculinities in different historical and cultural contexts. Helps students understand how masculinity as a social concept affects their relationships with the people in their lives, approaching gender problems in a rational way, and developing cultural sensitivity toward masculinity issues. prereq: some academic background or knowledge about gender and sexuality is recommended
ANTH 2206 - Sex, Marriage, and Family (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to classic anthropological theories of sexuality, kinship, and marriage. Consider how emotional and experiential aspects of sex, marriage, and family life--love and romance as well as conflict and control--are shaped by formal arrangements known as "social structure." Topics such as gift-exchange, cousin-marriage, patrilineal and matrilineal descent, incest, arranged marriage, and the concept of "blood" relations in North American families are addressed. Also explore recent anthropological work on such topics as transnational adoption, marriage migration, and new reproductive technologies.
ANTH 3602 - Women in Latin America (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01271 - Anth 3602/Soc 3602
Typically offered: Every Spring
Same as Soc 3602. Study of the social, economic, and political positions of women in Latin American countries. Topics include class and ethnic differences, women in the labor force, and women's participation in political movements through the lens of feminist theory. prereq: 1111 or Soc 1101 or instr consent
ARTH 3281 - Women and Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or #
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
A historical survey of women's roles as creators and patrons of the visual arts in Western European and American societies, from antiquity to the present. prereq: any 1xxx ArtH course or jr status or instr consent
ENGL 2031 - Gender in Literature and Culture (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv or declared English major
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to literary and cultural representations of gender. Emphasis on the intersections between power and the social relations of gender, race, class, and sexuality. prereq: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv or declared English major
ENGL 3155 - 20th-Century British Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major novelists from the Modernist period and after, focusing on the historical context of the new challenges to literary tradition. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
ENGL 3332 - African American Women Writers (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
If African Americans struggled to achieve equality and recognition in the racist United States, the situation was even more difficult for African American women, who had to contend with the sexism in both the white and black communities. This course examines the writings of prominent African American women. prereq: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv or instr consent
ENGL 3414 - Feminist Theory (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01928 - Engl 3414/GWSS 3414
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Same as GWSS 3414. Engages students in a critical examination of several influential works participating in the elaboration of feminist theories. Readings and discussions focus on a series of themes and issues--gender, sexuality, race, class, language, bodies, etc.--and how these issues bear upon society. prereq: [2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212] or [GWSS 1101]
GER 3501 - Women's Issues in Contemporary German Culture (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3011 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Focus is on the German women's movement during the 20th century, historical relationship of gender and class, and lives of women from various ethnic backgrounds in Germany and Austria. Short stories, essays, and poems document the evolution of feminist literary theory in German studies. Readings and lectures are in English. Final papers either in German (for German credit) or English (for Humanities credit). prereq: 3011 or instr consent
GWSS 3001 - Troubling Genders in African Cinema (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course explores the ways in which Sub-Saharan African film directors have used cinematic arts to challenge and envision paradigms of feminine, masculine and queer identity. Students will study African models of womanist thought and how they work with, through and against various "Western" models of gender. All films have English subtitles.
GWSS 3414 - Feminist Theory (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01928 - Engl 3414/GWSS 3414
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Same as Engl 3414. Engages students in a critical examination of several influential works participating in the elaboration of feminist theories. Readings and discussions focus on a series of themes and issues--gender, sexuality, race, class, language, bodies, etc.--and how these issues bear upon society. prereq: [1101] or [Engl 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212]
GWSS 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.
HIST 1402 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in American History (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Themes and methods in the history of women in the United States. Topics may include women in the colonial era; American Indian, African American, and immigrant women; sex roles; women and work, family, politics, the law, and religion.
HIST 2704 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Medieval Europe (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Analysis of the history of European women and gender systems as constructed during the Middle Ages (c. 500-1500).
HIST 2708 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Modern Europe (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of the forces that have shaped the lives of European women since 1600 and analysis of how changes in the structures of power and authority--religious, political, social, familial--affected the choices available to them. Students engage critically with the question of what bringing gender to the forefront of the study of European history has to teach them. Students gain an understanding of many of the underpinnings of American society, which has been deeply affected by European patterns of thought about women and their place in the world.
PHIL 2141 - Analytic Feminism (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Applies an analytical approach to issues discussed in feminist writings. A mixture of lecture and discussion. Requirements include essay exams, papers, attendance, service-learning projects with related reflective journals, and class participation.
POL 3303 - Feminist Political Theory (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1101 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of various ways of understanding gender through study of diverging perspectives within feminist political theory in conjunction with critical analysis of the relationships of feminist theory to political action. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
PSY 3051 - The Psychology of Women and Gender (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of the interactive biological, psychological, and socio-cultural processes that shape the lives of women and the experience of gender. Topics include: the psychobiology of sex; the social construction of sex and gender; socialization and development; media representations; identity and sexuality; language and communication; motivation and personality; relationships; work and family lives; mental and physical health; mid- and later life development; victimization; therapy; intersections of race, class, and gender; and feminist approaches to teaching, learning, and knowing. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3221 - Behavioral Biology of Women (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: (3201 or 3211) or Biol 2111 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of proximate and ultimate influences on female behavior in human and nonhuman species. Topics include sexual differentiation, gender differences in cognition, biological basis of sexual orientation, female sexual selection, dominance, and other topics of interest to students. Readings consist of primary journal articles. prereq: (3201 or 3211) or Biol 2111 or instr consent
PSY 3261 - Human Sexuality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051, 2001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of aspects of human sexuality, including intimacy and communication; male and female anatomy, physiology, and response; development of sexual differentiation, gender identity, gender role, and gender orientation; varieties of sexual expression; pregnancy and child birth; contraception and disease prevention; sexual coercion and abuse; sexual dysfunctions and their treatment. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for Psy 1071] prereq: 1051, 2001
SOC 3121 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduces students to the sociological study of gender and sexuality. Focuses on gender difference and gender inequality. Analyzes the changing roles, opportunities, and expectations of women and men as their societies (and subsequently, gender relations and power) undergo change in today's world. Following a theoretical overview, examines how gender and sexuality affect everyday experiences. prereq: 1101 or Anth 1111 or instr consent
SOC 3252 - Women in Muslim Society (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The cultures and social statuses of women in several Muslim countries are examined and placed in their political, economic, and religious contexts. prereq: 1101 or Anth 1111
SOC 3602 - Women in Latin America (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01271 - Anth 3602/Soc 3602
Typically offered: Every Spring
Same as Anth 3602. Study of the social, economic, and political positions of women in Latin American countries. Topics include class and ethnic differences, women in the labor force, and women's participation in political movements through the lens of feminist theory. prereq: 1101 or Anth 1111 or instr consent
SPAN 3654 - Seminar: Sex, Love, and Marriage in Golden Age Spanish Literature (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The theme of sex, love, and marriage in Golden Age Spanish Literature through prose, poetry, and theatre of the Golden Age (XVI-XVII centuries) Spain. Consideration of the gender relations and gender politics reflected in the works and the socio-historical context in which these works were produced. prereq: 3012, 3112 or instr consent
SPAN 3688 - Seminar: Literature and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
An examination of 19th-century Spanish literature with primary emphasis on gender representation and construction. Readings include both canonical and lesser known works, by both male and female writers, that reflect an ongoing dialogue regarding traditional and shifting notions of gender identity and relations in Spain at the time. prereq: 3012, 3112 or instr consent
ARTS 3014 - Media Studies: Fabric as Form (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focus on the possibilities of fabric as the primary medium in art making. Topics include surface manipulation via hand and mechanical processes and using fabric to construct independent forms. [Note: materials fee required] prereq: major or minor or instr consent
ECON 4101 - Labor Economics I (HDIV)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Wage and employment determination. Distribution of earnings and earnings inequality by race and sex. Labor supply applications. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
ENGL 2411 - Representations of American Indians in Popular and Academic Culture (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv or declared English major
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of representations of American Indians in American popular and academic culture including literature, films, and sports. Particular attention given to how Indian identity, history, and cultures are represented in pop culture by non-Indians and, more recently, Indians themselves. prereq: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv or declared English major
ENGL 3142 - The Rise of the Novel
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The 18th-century origins of the British novel: experiments with the new form, influence of earlier genres, evolution of formal realism. Authors may include Austen, Burney, Fielding, Richardson, and Sterne. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
ENGL 3154 - 19th-Century British Fiction
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The rise of the novel to respectability and prominence in Britain from the Romantics to the Victorians. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
ENGL 3168 - Victorian Literature and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2501, two from 2201, 2201, 2211, 2212, or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studies an array of 19th-century literary forms, including fiction, poetry, drama, and prose, in their social and political contexts. prereq: 2501, two from 2201, 2201, 2211, 2212, or instr consent
ENGL 3301 - U.S. Multicultural Literature (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of literatures by African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana/o, U.S. Latino/a, and other under-represented peoples. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or instr consent
ENGL 3311 - American Indian Literature (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of American Indian literature written in English. Particular attention given to language, identity, land, and sovereignty. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212, or instr consent
ENGL 3411 - Critical Approaches to Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
An introduction to the major schools of literary theory and cultural analysis; particular attention to the ways in which the dialogue and debate between these approaches define the discipline of literary criticism. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
ENGL 3444 - Holocaust Literature and Film (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Survey of Holocaust literature and film, focusing on works that clarify the political ideology that led so many to participate in the murder of two-thirds of Europe's Jews and that articulated what Jews suffered during the Nazi era. prereq: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv
ENGL 3522 - Harlem Renaissance (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
During the 1920s, there was a major aesthetic outpouring in the African American community. Listen to jazz, examine African American artwork, and read poetry, short stories, novels and essays from Harlem Renaissance writers. prereq: 2501 (or 1131), two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212
ENGL 4031 - Research Seminar: Renaissance Romance
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: two from 31xx-35xx, #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
An intensive study of the ever-controversial and paradoxical romance genre of 16th- and 17th-century England. Texts include Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia," Lady Mary Wroth's "Urania," Robert Greene's "Menaphon," and William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale," among others. prereq: two from 31xx-35xx, instr consent
ENGL 4034 - Research Seminar: The Adventure Novel in American and British Literature
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: two from 31xx-35xx, #
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Survey of adventure fiction in the Anglo-American tradition from Walter Scott through the mid 20th century, paying particular attention to themes that shaped this tradition, including imperialism and revisions of masculine identity. prereq: two from 31xx-35xx, instr consent
FREN 1031 - Modern Studies: The Modern Body in France (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Beginning with Vesalius, this course examines how the notions of body and mind have been shaped and reshaped in tandem with the rise of the sciences in France, with emphasis on evolving conceptions of ability and disabilities. Taught in English. Meets Modern Studies (MOS) requirement in the French major. prereq: (or coreq) 3011 or instr consent
FREN 1302 - French Cinema (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The history of filmmaking in France from the Lumiere brothers to the present; introduction to major trends in film theory. All films have English subtitles. Taught in English. Meets Modern Studies (MOS) requirement for the French major. [Note: does not count towards the Fren minor]
FREN 1311 - Sub-Saharan Francophone Cinema (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to the history of cinema in French-speaking West Africa. Students learn to read African films, to recognize and analyze political themes in the films, and to become sensitive to issues facing many African nations in the postcolonial world. All films have English subtitles. Taught in English. Meets Francophone Studies (FRS) requirement for the French major. [Note: does not count toward the Fren minor]
FREN 3603 - Francophone Studies: Contes francophones
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: (or coreq) 3011 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of the oral tale in African and Caribbean cultures. Examination of the form of these tales, their thematic structure, and how these tales have been translated into written and/or cinematographic texts. Meets Francophone Studies (FRS) requirement in French major. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for Fren 3042] prereq: (or coreq) 3011 or instr consent
HIST 2103 - Medieval Europe (HIST)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of historical developments in Europe from about 500 to 1500.
HIST 3008 - The Making of the Islamic World (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Examines the origins, spread, and impact of Islamic civilization from the 6th through 15th centuries with particular emphasis upon political, religious, and intellectual developments.
HIST 3207 - The Crusades (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Explores the historical contexts and consequences of the European Crusades between the 11th century and early modern period, including the perspective of European Jews, Turkish and Arabic Muslims, and Byzantine and Near Eastern Christians.
PHIL 2112 - Professional Ethics (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
A critical examination of moral issues that arise in a person's professional life. Possible topics include affirmative action, autonomy in the workplace, ethical issues in advertising, corporate responsibility, coercive wage offers, distributive justice, and sexual harassment. Issues concerning race, gender, and women are included in selected modules.
PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of the role of culture in human development through current research and examples from around the world. Learn about similarities and cultural differences in human development, and the regularities that explain these variations. Topics include the concept of culture in developmental psychology, diversity in child rearing practices, enculturation, gender roles, schooling, development in multicultural contexts, and the influence of technology and cultural change on development. Students learn to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their future careers. prereq: 1051
PSY 3542 - Multicultural Psychology (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01335 - Psy 3541/Psy 3542
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and methodological approaches to multicultural psychology. Multicultural psychology is the systematic study of behavior, cognition, and affect settings where people of different backgrounds interact. Exploration of these interactions both within and outside of the United States. Topics may include worldviews, communication styles, acculturation, prejudice, white privilege, identity development, physical and mental health, and multicultural competencies. prereq: 1051
SOC 2101 - Systems of Oppression (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Patterns of group dominance, exploitation, and hate in the United States and globally. Emphasis on sexism, racism, and classism with some attention to other systems of oppression such as heterosexism and ageism. prereq: 1101 or Anth 1111 or instr consent
SOC 3112 - Sociology of the Environment and Social Development (ENVT)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduces students to the sociological study of the environment and social development. Examines the impact of international environmental and development efforts on individuals at the local level. Focuses on grassroots environmental activism and social development work. Explores and discusses power relations and systems of inequality within the context of environmental and social development efforts. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduces students to the sociological study of childhoods. Examines the interaction between societies and their youngest members-how societies shape children's lives through social institutions such as families, education, and the state. Takes a close look at children's access to privileges and resources as determined by children's experiences of race, gender, class, nationality, and sexual orientation. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
SOC 3123 - Sociology of Aging (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
An introduction to sociology of aging. Examination of the major theories of social aging as well as the historical and cross-cultural variations in aging and differences by race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. prereq: 1101
SOC 3141 - Sociology of Deviance (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduces students to the sociological study of deviance. Explores the social reality of deviance within contemporary society and examines the social construction of deviant categories. Focuses on images of deviance as social constructs, rather than as intrinsic elements of human behavior. Investigates the complex relationships between individual behavior and social structure, with a focus on power, inequality, and oppression. Also, examines the socio-cultural definitions of morality and behavior. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
SPAN 3685 - Seminar: Slavery and Abolition in Cuban Literature and Culture (IP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A study of the major texts surrounding Cuban slavery from the 1812 Aponte slave rebellion to independence from Spain in 1898. How did 19th-century writers depict Cuban slave society? What was the relationship between literature, abolition, and independence? prereq: 3012, 3112, or instr consent
SPAN 3686 - Seminar: Writing History in Spanish American Literature (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A study of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American historical novels and the colonial and 19th-century texts on which they are based. How and why is the past mobilized to meet the needs of the present? How do historical events continue to haunt the present day? prereq: 3011, 3012, or instr consent
SPAN 3687 - Seminar: Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
An overview of the literature and culture of peoples of African descent in Spanish America from the colonial period to present day. How have Afro-Hispanics been marginalized from national projects in Spanish America? To what extent and under what circumstances has the group been included? How have Afro-Hispanic writers responded to larger culture? prereq: 3011, 3012, or instr consent