Aug 13, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Women’s Studies

  
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    WSTU 3360 - Women in Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the role and status of women in the American political system. Special emphasis given to the impact of selected public policies upon women. On demand. May be registered as POLS 3360. Credit not allowed in both POLS 3360 and WSTU 3360. 
  
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    WSTU 3420 - Gender, Sex, and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of shifting perceptions of gender and sexuality over the course of United States history. Topics include ideas about interracial romance, sex censorship, the eugenics movement, the development of LGBT identities, shifting marital and familial norms and the development of feminist thought. May be registered as HIST 3420. Credit not allowed in both WSTU 3420 and HIST 3420. 
  
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    WSTU 3450 - British Women Writers


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of British women writers with an eye to traditions, themes, and styles. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as ENGL 3450. Credit not allowed in both WSTU 3450 and ENGL 3450. 
  
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    WSTU 4020 - Theatre and Feminism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings, discussion and writing about a wide variety of plays by modern feminist playwrights. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as ENGL 4020 or THSP 4020. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    WSTU 4150 - European Women’s History to 1800


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of the history of European women in the medieval and early modern eras. Topics covered will include pre-modern ideas about gender and women; women’s role in and relationship to religion; women’s work; women’s position within the household; the effect of class, marital status, and urban vs. rural residence on women; the emergence of women’s rights; and the effect of historical changes such as the Reformation and capitalism on the condition of women. May be registered as HIST 4150. Credit not allowed in both HIST 4150 and WSTU 4150. 
  
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    WSTU 4170 - Women in the Economy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role of women in the U.S. economy. An economic analysis of women’s labor force participation, discrimination against women in the labor market, women’s paid and unpaid work, the child care industry, and female poverty. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Junior standing. May be registered as ECON 4170. Credit not allowed in both WSTU 4170 and ECON 4170. 
  
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    WSTU 4340 - Politics of Child Care


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of child care policy in the United States and its implications for public policy making in general. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. May be registered as POLS 4340. Credit not allowed in both POLS 4340 and WSTU 4340. 
  
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    WSTU 4430 - Africana Womanism


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of Africana Womanism and African American and African women writers’ works representative of that ideology. Attention is given to the historical and cultural contexts that shaped this ideology, and to comparable ideologies such as Feminism and Black Feminism. May be registered as ENGL 4430. No credit in both WSTU 4430 and ENGL 4430. 
  
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    WSTU 4450r - Major American Figures


    (3) Credit Hours

    A reading course in the works of a major American writer or writers. Writers to be studied will be specified in the schedule of classes. Maximum credit 6 hours for the degree. On demand. May be registered as English 4270r only when the content focuses on female authors. 
  
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    WSTU 4510 - Psychology of Women


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of empirical data and theoretical viewpoints concerning the psychological development of women. Psychological effects of sex roles, achievement motivation, and abilities of women; models of socialization practices, personality development, and stages of adjustment. Fall semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology and or department head approval. Junior standing. May be registered as PSY 4510. Credit not allowed in both PSY 4510 and WSTU 4510. 
  
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    WSTU 4550r - Topics in Women’s Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Specific topics, themes and subjects related to women’s studies. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 4810 - Feminist Literary Criticism


    (3) Credit Hours

    The history, theory and practice of feminist literary criticism studied in cultural context. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 4830 - Feminist Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A history of feminist theory from the eighteenth century to the present. Extensive reading, papers. Maybe registered as HUM 4830 or PHIL 4830. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    WSTU 4850 - Women’s Rhetoric


    (3) Credit Hours

    A theoretical, historical, and, primarily, rhetorical examination of women’s discourse through the study of speeches, essays, and other rhetorical artifacts. Special attention will be given to the ways women have used traditional rhetorical strategies and how they have subverted this tradition and/or brought strategies from private life to bear on public discourses. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2050, or department head approval. May be registered as ENGL 4850. Credit not allowed in both ENGL 4850 and WSTU 4850. 
  
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    WSTU 4885 - Queer Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A theoretical, historical, and textual look at the intersection of discourses of sexuality and literary and rhetorical analysis. Emphasis will be placed on understanding a broad history and narrative of queer politics and culture. Spring semester. May be registered as WSTU 4885. No credit in both WSTU 4885 and ENGL 4885. 
  
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    WSTU 4960 - Senior Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Senior seminar for women’s studies majors that comprises directed readings, presentations, and discussions that will inform a supervised research paper or a service learning project appropriate to the student’s area of interest and experience. Prerequisites: approval of coordinator or department head approval. Senior standing. 
  
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    WSTU 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.Every semester. 
  
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    WSTU 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
 

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