WCSU Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 : Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Women’s Studies

Women’s Studies

WS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3 SH
The course will introduce students to the broad variety of scholarship on women throughout the world. The course content includes topics such as: gender, gender roles, and sexuality and power. The course will examine women’s lives through the lens of history, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality. The course may also address: women and work, welfare, family issues, AIDS, violence, reproductive rights, civil rights, communication, health, literature, militarization and welfare.  General Education: Humanistic Studies.

WS/HIS 210 Women in American History 3 SH
See HIS/WS 210

WS/COM 211 Women, Language and Communication 3 SH
See COM/WS 211

WS/PSY 217 Psychology of Women 3 SH
See PSY/WS 217

WS/ANT 236 Culture, Sex & Gender 3 SH
See ANT/WS 236

WS/JLA 301 Women and Criminal Justice 3 SH
See JLA/WS 301

WS/HIS 319 Women in Medieval and Early Modern Europe 3 SH
This class will focus on the history of women during the medieval and the early modern period, from roughly the 9th until the 16th centuries. Discussion begins with understanding medieval and early modern categories of women in European culture: mystics, queens, witches, authors, nuns, mothers, etc. Then the course examines the lives of specific women who may or may not conform to the expectations of these categories of women. Course discussion also focuses on the origins and persistence of gender stereotyping throughout these periods and debate over their continued relevance. Prerequisite: Junior standing or written permission of the instructor. Competency: Intercultural, Oral Communication.

WS/ANT 321 Gender and Globalization 3 SH
See ANT/WS 321

WS/ENG 334 Women Writers 3 SH
See ENG/WS 334

The following courses also have been approved and are offered periodically:
WS/ECO 327 Economics of Gender
WS/NUR 250 Women’s Health Issues
WS/ANT 314 Native Peoples of the Southwest: Women, Spirituality and Power
WS/HIS 320 Women and Leadership