2010-2012 Plan of Study

Women's & Gender Studies Minor Requirements

2010-2012 UNI Catalog

 

Liberal Arts Core courses included in minor program requirements are distinguished by italics.

Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary and multicultural program that engages in research and exploration concerning all areas of women's and men's experiences. Its unique perspective strengthens the abilities of students within any major to critically analyze theory and research emphasizing the importance of gender while including other essential categories of analysis such as race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and nationality. This program is offered under the jurisdiction and general supervision of the Deans of the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts*. For more information, contact the Women's and Gender Studies office, 225 Sabin, 319-273-7102.  In courses with multiple sections, the section which indicates a Women’s & Gender Studies emphasis will count for the minor with written approval of the Director. 

Humanities:

680:040. Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction -- 3 hrs.   
(WGS 1040)
Interdisciplinary study of women's and gender issues from historical and contemporary perspectives, using the methods and theories of feminist scholarship and gender analysis. Topics may include study of systems of domination and subordination, stereotyping and gender bias, intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class. (Offered Fall and Spring)

Social Sciences:

900:150. Senior Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies -- 1 hr.
(WGS 4150)
Students synthesize and extend knowledge gained from previous course work and apply it to their major in a professional portfolio. Prerequisite(s): a declared Women's and Gender Studies minor; senior standing; or consent of instructor. (Offered Spring)

Three of the following core electives-9 hours

400:060. Psychology of Gender Differences -- 3 hrs.
(PSYCH 2201)
General overview of the nature and meaning of gender, gender roles, and stereotypes; research on gender similarities and differences; gender development; and the effects of stereotypes and roles. Prerequisite(s): 400:001 (PSYCH 1001). (Variable)

410:162(g). Introduction to Women's Health -- 3 hrs.   
(HPE 4162/HPE 5162)
Survey of contemporary issues in women's health providing a thorough understanding of women's personal health status, needs, and resources; awareness of women's health issues worldwide and the political, cultural, economic, and psychosocial factors which affect the health of women. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

48C:153(g). Gender Issues in Communication -- 3 hrs.   
(COMM 4346/COMM 5346)
Examination of construction and performance of gender identities through verbal and non-verbal communication. Critical analysis of biological, sociological, and patriarchal explanations for presumed gender differences in communication. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

 620:128(g). Images of Women in Literature -- 3 hrs.  
(ENGLISH 4120/ENGLISH 5120)
Images, symbols, and myths of women in literature; feminist criticism. Prerequisite(s): 620:034 (ENGLISH 2120) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

640:162(g). Women and Christianity -- 3 hrs. 
(RELS 4150/RELS 5150)
Examination of history and function of gender in symbolization of Christian tradition; exploration of institutionalization of sex roles in Christianity; discussion of interaction between the Christian religion and cultural patterns that define the social role, status, and image of women. Interested students are encouraged to contact the instructor. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

680:160(g). Black Women in America: Challenge, Spirit, Survival -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3160/HUM 5160)
Investigation of major themes in lives of black women in America, utilizing scholarship from sociology, literature, cultural studies, and womanist theology. Challenges to fruitful existence and role of striving for self-representation direct the two major units of course. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

961:146(g). United States Women's History -- 3 hrs.   
(HISUS 4260/HISUS 5260)
Survey of social, cultural, and economic roles of women in the United States from founding to present, with some comparative analysis of women's roles in other areas of the world. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

963:161(g). Modern European Women's History -- 3 hrs. 
(HISEUB 4690/HISEUB 5690)
Examination of the political, social, intellectual, and economic history of women and gender relations in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. Attention to women's rights movements and the social construction of gender. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

980:129(g). Men and Masculinities -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3050/SOC 5050)
Examination of men's lives from boys to men in such roles as friends, lovers, co-workers, family members, students, athletes, consumers, and soldiers. Consideration of diversities of male experiences through such categories as race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and appearance. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

980:171(g). Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 4071/SOC 5071)
Survey of theoretical approaches to study of sex and gender. Classical, structural, neo-Freudian, Marxist feminist, and radical approaches. Topics include work, family, religion, and sexuality. Prerequisite(s): 900:020 (SOC SCI 1020) or 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002); junior standing. (Offered Spring)

Minimum of 6 hours from the elective lists with at least one course to be chosen from at least two of the three areas.....6 hours

Social Sciences:

200:140(g). Social Psychology, Education -- 3 hrs.
(EDPSYCH 4140/EDPSYCH 5140)
Intensive study of the behavior of man as affected by, and when interacting in, groups. Areas of discussion include prejudice, propaganda, anti-intellectualism, leadership, social perception, group dynamics, game theory, and student protest. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

200:188(g). Current Approaches to Multicultural Education -- 3 hrs.
(EDPSYCH 4188/EDPSYCH 5188)
Comparison of alternative models of multicultural education and study of their application in school settings. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

31F:010. Human Identity and Relationships -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 1010)
Use of social science theory and research to understand psycho-socio-cultural influences in the development of identity and interpersonal relationships. Emphasizes application of current research and theory to facilitate positive individual growth and committed intimate relationships. (Offered Fall and Spring)

 31F:020. Family Relationships -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 1020)
Understanding contemporary families as they exist in their cultural context. Exploration of how families change and adapt to normative and non-normative challenges. Application of family theory and current research in order to understand family dynamics. (Offered Fall and Spring)

31F:057. Human Relationships and Sexuality -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 1057)
Human sexuality as an integration of biological, psychological, and social factors. Topics include developing healthy relationships, sexual orientation, love, sexuality education, sexual decision making, and challenges of sexual health and functioning. (Offered Fall and Spring)

31F:150(g). Families and Aging -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 3150/FAM SERV 5150)
Identification of challenges and normative transitions associated with aging families. Application of developmental and family theories to tasks of adulthood and aging. Prerequisite(s): 31F:020 (FAM SERV 1020); 200:030 (EDPSYCH 2030) or 31F:055 (FAM SERV 1055) or 400:120 (PSYCH 2202); junior standing. (Offered Fall)

31F:153(g). Family Relationships in Crisis -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 4153/FAM SERV 5153)
Family dynamics in crisis situations; review and application of the theoretical and empirical research about the effects of stress and crises on individuals and families, including intervention and policy implications. Prerequisite(s): 31F:020 (FAM SERV 1020); 3 hours social science research methods; junior standing. (Variable)

31F:157(g). Human Sexuality Education -- 3 hrs.
(FAM SERV 4157/FAM SERV 5157)
Examination of methods for teaching human sexuality in a variety of educational settings; emphasis placed on family life education programs. Students will use theoretical and empirical literature to evaluate programs and to develop sexuality curricula. Prerequisite(s): 31F:057 (FAM SERV 1057); 3 hours social science research methods; junior standing. (Variable)

31T:114(g). Dress and Human Behavior -- 3 hrs.
(TEXDSGN 4015/TEXDSGN 5015)
Textiles and apparel in relation to culture, society, and the individual. Survey and application of selected theories. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

400:173(g). Psychology of Aging -- 3 hrs.
(PSYCH 3204/PSYCH 5204)
Analysis of the factors affecting adult development and aging. Emphasis on physiological, cognitive, sensory, personality, and interpersonal changes occurring with age. Prerequisite(s): 400:001 (PSYCH 1001); junior standing. (Variable)

410:020. Maternal and Infant Health -- 3 hrs.
(HPE 2120)
Provides an overview of maternal and child health concepts, issues and trends. Topics covered include conception, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and public health, prevention, and epidemiological issues in maternal and infant health. (Offered Fall)

410:128(g). Selected Topics in Women's Health -- 3 hrs.
(HPE 4328/HPE 5328)
In-depth development and exploration of selected themes and topics in women's health. Focus on "hidden" health issues that disproportionately affect women and examination of health issues and prevention programs surrounding adolescent pregnancy, violence, substance abuse, and disordered eating through a feminist developmental perspective. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

410:162(g). Introduction to Women's Health -- 3 hrs.
(HPE 4162/HPE 5162)
Survey of contemporary issues in women's health providing a thorough understanding of women's personal health status, needs, and resources; awareness of women's health issues worldwide and the political, cultural, economic, and psychosocial factors which affect the health of women. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

430:030. Inclusive Recreation and Diversity in LYHS -- 3 hrs.
(LYHS 3030)
Overview of interaction of leisure services and the elements of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, age, and ability/disability). (Variable)

450:041. Social Welfare: A World View -- 3 hrs.
(SW 1041)
Comparative study of social welfare (social insurance, public welfare, charity and philanthropy, social services, and mutual aid) in the United States, and selected nations from five regions of the world as defined by the International Congress of Schools of Social Work (African, Asian, European, Latin American, and North American regions). (Same as 900:041 (SOC SCI 1041)) (Offered Fall and Spring)

450:163(g). Minority Group Relations -- 3 hrs.
(SW 4163/SW 5163)
Study of interpersonal and social relations of minority groups within the larger American society. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Offered Fall and Spring)

450:173(g). Social Services for the Aged -- 3 hrs.
(SW 4173/SW 5173)
Social work practice and methods of delivering social service to the aged; critical analysis of current social programs, services, and legislation for the elderly person. Prerequisite(s): 450:041 (SW 1041); junior standing. (Variable)

450:194(g). Seminar in Social Work -- 3 hrs.
(SW 4194/SW 5194)
In-depth exploration of an advanced topic in social work practice or social welfare policy. May be repeated once on different topic. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

LAC Capstone: CAP:140.


900:020. Women, Men, and Society -- 3 hrs.
(SOC SCI 1020)
Examination of key issues of gender. Attention to variety of topics including ethical issues and gender roles, gender-role stereotyping, male and female roles, sexuality, gender roles in non-western and minority cultures, and gender roles in United States institutions (e.g., in the nuclear family, religion, and the work place). (Offered Fall and Spring)

900:195. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies -- 1-3 hrs.
(WGS 3195)
Experiential application of theory and scholarship. Responsibilities determined by faculty advisor, on-site supervisor, and student, according to organizational needs and career goals. Prerequisite(s): Women's and Gender Studies minor with completion of two or more core courses; junior standing or consent of instructor. (Variable)

942:142(g). Problems in Juvenile and Family Law -- 3 hrs.
(POL AMER 4142/POL AMER 5142)
Aspects of juvenile and family law; how legislature and courts have developed juvenile and family law, including marriage and divorce, adoption, and competency of minors. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall and Spring)

961:120(g). Popular Culture in the United States -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4235/HISUS 5235)
Exploration of relationships between expressions of popular culture and the development of American values, political ideologies, and unconscious yearnings. Includes popular music, celebrities, literature, art, design, film, and various forms of mass media. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

961:131(g). U.S. History from 1929 to 1960 -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4160/HISUS 5160)
U.S. history from the Great Crash through the Eisenhower Era, emphasizing the Great Depression and New Deal of 1930s, World War II at home and abroad in the 1940s, and postwar issues including the Cold War and economic prosperity. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

961:142(g). United States Constitutional History -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4275/HISUS 5275)
Relates individual rights, political-socioeconomic issues, and rivalry among the Presidency-Congress-Supreme Court to development of U.S. Constitution. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

961:143(g). United States Labor History -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4280/HISUS 5280)
Survey of the experiences and meanings of work in the United States from the period of early industrialization to the present, with a focus on common workers, labor leaders, unions, and the ways the American definition of "worker" has intersected with ideologies of race, class, and gender. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

961:146(g). United States Women's History -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4260/HISUS 5260)
Survey of social, cultural, and economic roles of women in the United States from founding to present, with some comparative analysis of women's roles in other areas of the world. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

961:150(g). Society and Culture in the United States -- 3 hrs.
(HISUS 4265/HISUS 5265)
Description and analysis of the development of and changes in community, family, social stratification, nature of reform, morality, uses of leisure time, and attitudes toward science and religion in 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Odd Falls)

963:161(g). Modern European Women's History -- 3 hrs.
(HISEUB 4690/HISEUB 5690)
Examination of the political, social, intellectual, and economic history of women and gender relations in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. Attention to women's rights movements and the social construction of gender. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

964:176(g). Colonial Latin American History -- 3 hrs.
(HISNW 4710/HISNW 5710)
Discovery, exploration, conquest, and development of Colonial Latin America. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

964:180(g). Latin American History -- 3 hrs.
(HISNW 4720/HISNW 5720)
Modern development of Latin American states and their relations to the United States. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

980:100(g). Social Psychology -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3075/SOC 5075)
Analysis of how people's thoughts, feelings, actions, and identities are influenced by social processes, interactions, and structures. Special attention to how people acquire, construct, and negotiate identities and how they are influenced by social realities of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in these processes. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Variable)

980:105(g). Sociology of Families -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3030/SOC 5030)
Examination of social aspects of families by reviewing research on topics such as mate selection, marital quality, work and families, parenthood, divorce and remarriage, and family diversity. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Offered Spring)

980:135(g). Social Inequality -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3045/SOC 5045)
The nature, origins, and reproduction of social inequalities. Examines the distribution of resources across groups and the processes that create it. Covers class, race, gender, and sexuality, and their relationship to each other. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Offered Spring)

980:138(g). Sociology of Culture -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3060/SOC 5060)
Culture permeates our lives, as a powerful and everyday force in society. Covers classical and contemporary theory, the high and popular culture debate, and the production and reception/consumption of culture. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002); junior standing. (Offered Fall)

980:156(g). Social Movements -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3040/SOC 5040)
Sociological and sociopsychological conceptualizations of the genesis, dynamics, and demise of modern social movements. Emphasis on reformist, utopian, nativistic, and totalitarian organizations. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Variable)

980:171(g). Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 4071/SOC 5071)
Survey of theoretical approaches to study of sex and gender. Classical, structural, neo-Freudian, Marxist feminist, and radical approaches. Topics include work, family, religion, and sexuality. Prerequisite(s): 900:020 (SOC SCI 1020) or 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002); junior standing. (Offered Spring)

980:177. Language and Culture -- 3 hrs.
(SOC 3001)
Examination of how language use shapes and expresses cultural identity. Implications of linguistic diversity for world view, gender and ethnic identity, education, and cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite(s): 400:001 (PSYCH 1001) or 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002). (Same as 400:177 (PSYCH 3602) and 990:177 (ANTH 3001)) (Offered Fall)

982:123(g). Social Deviance and Control -- 3 hrs.
(CRIM 4323/CRIM 5323)
Causes and consequences of socially-disapproved behavior; role of social control agencies in recruitment of deviant identities, management of and reaction to deviance; dynamics of labeling processes, and examination of social meaning of non-normative behavior. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); junior standing. (Offered Spring)

982:131(g). Women, Crime and Society -- 3 hrs.
(CRIM 4331/CRIM 5331)
Sociological analysis of women as victims, offenders, practitioners, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Examination of changing perceptions and behaviors of women in United States and other countries in relation to role expectations of women in criminal justice system. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000); 982:022 (CRIM 2022) or 982:025 (CRIM 2025); junior standing. (Offered Fall)

990:011. Culture, Nature, and Society -- 3 hrs.
(ANTH 1002)
Introduction to cross-cultural perspective on human behavior. Consideration of the nature of society and culture among diverse human groups, from hunter-gatherers to industrialized city dwellers, by examination of their technologies, economic systems, family life, political structures, art, languages, and religious beliefs and practices. Emphasis on non-Western societies. (Offered Fall and Spring)

990:157(g). Ritual and Symbolism -- 3 hrs.
(ANTH 3412/ANTH 5412)
Comparative approach to study of ritual in socio-cultural contexts. Consideration of psychological, sociological, and cultural interpretations of ritual symbolism based on case studies from selected non-Western cultures. Focus on rites of passage, reversal, and healing. Prerequisite(s): 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002); junior standing. (Variable)

990:161. Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft -- 3 hrs.
(ANTH 3103)
Anthropological understanding of behavior dealing with the supernatural; supernatural beliefs, practices, and movements throughout the world. (Same as 640:161 (RELS 3103)) (Offered Spring)

990:167(g). Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective -- 3 hrs.
(ANTH 3411/ANTH 5411)
Evolutionary, biological, psychological, cognitive, social, and cultural theories of gender and gender inequality evaluated with respect to cross-cultural data. Prerequisite(s): 400:001 (PSYCH 1001) or 980:001 (SOC 1000) or 990:011 (ANTH 1002); junior standing. (Same as 400:167g (PSYCH 4608/5608) and 980:167g (SOC 3411/5411)) (Offered Odd Springs)

Humanities:

48C:108(g). Performance and Social Change -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4447/COMM 5447)
Study of creation and theory of interactive performances as a method to create dialog and promote civic engagement related to social justice issues. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

48C:110(g). Cultural Performance -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4448/COMM 5448)
Advanced study of verbal art, texts, and aesthetic traditions in community, cultural, and political contexts. Emphasis on the roles narrative, ritual, and ceremony play in creating and contributing to cultural identity and social advocacy. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

48C:113(g). Social Protest: Performance and Rhetoric -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4446/COMM 5446)
Study of rhetorical and performance texts in social protest, public awareness, identity formation, and rhetorical movements. Special attention to issues of race, sex and sexuality, age, and/or class. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

48C:122(g). Language and Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4411/COMM 5411)
Language theories and analysis approaches, including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and ethnography of speaking, with applications for interpersonal, organizational, and public contexts. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall and Spring)

48C:123(g). Rhetorical Theories -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4211/COMM 5211)
Survey of the development of rhetorical theory from classical times to the present. Exploration of what constitutes communication, what role it plays in social/political/cultural orders, how it differs between groups, and how it affects social change. Emphasis on classical to contemporary rhetorical theory or contemporary rhetorical theory. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

48C:142(g). Family Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4347/COMM 5347)
Study of communication phenomena in the family setting. Examination of how communication influences the development, maintenance, and enhancement of family relationships. Prerequisite(s): 48C:004 (COMM 2344); junior standing. (Offered Fall)

48C:146. Oral History Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 3455)
Methods of researching, interviewing, analyzing, and presenting oral history materials. Applications for communication research and performance, including projects in museums, public relations campaigns, organizational settings, and community media. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Even Springs)

48C:151(g). Intercultural Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4344/COMM 5344)
Critical analysis of the multiple ways culture, perception, and communication influence each other. Offers a blend of theory, research, and hands-on application. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Spring)

48C:153(g). Gender Issues in Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4346/COMM 5346)
Examination of construction and performance of gender identities through verbal and non-verbal communication. Critical analysis of biological, sociological, and patriarchal explanations for presumed gender differences in communication. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Fall)

48C:160(g). Political Communication -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4216/COMM 5216)
Study of the elements of national and/or local political communication, including the rhetoric of political campaigns, and/or the rhetoric of elected officials. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Offered Even Falls)

48C:189(g). Rhetorical Communication Research Methods -- 3 hrs.
(COMM 4023/COMM 5023)
Examination of principles and procedures of rhetorical criticism. Students complete research projects. Prerequisite(s): 48C:080 (COMM COR 2020) or equivalent; junior standing. (Offered Odd Springs)

490:137(g). History of the Theatre III -- 3 hrs.
(THEATRE 3080/THEATRE 5080)
Examination of plays, production methods, and historical trends in the theatre. Sections may examine African American Theatre History, American Theatre History, Modern European Theatre History (1900-present), Feminist Theatre, and Period Styles in Theatre Design. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): 490:010 (THEATRE 1010); 490:135 (THEATRE 3060); 490:136 (THEATRE 3070); or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Formerly 490:160g) (Variable)

600:060. Performance Art I -- 3 hrs.
(ART 2060)
Emphasis on action over object production; exploration of interdisciplinary art making in real space and time as means of creative expression; examination of various approaches to performance including Dada, Fluxus, Japanese Butoh, and Conceptualism. Prerequisite(s): Art majors/minors must complete the Foundations Sequence. (Offered Fall and Spring)

600:180. Painting III -- 3 hrs.
(ART 3055)
Prerequisite(s): 600:162 (ART 3050). (Offered Fall and Spring)

620:121(g). The American Renaissance -- 3 hrs.
(ENGLISH 4420/ENGLISH 5420)
U.S. writers of the mid-1800s such as Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Stowe, Douglass, and Thoreau; attention to literary engagements with controversial reforms including the anti-slavery, labor, and women's movements. Prerequisite(s): 620:034 (ENGLISH 2120) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

620:123(g). American Realism and Naturalism to WWI -- 3 hrs.
(ENGLISH 4425/ENGLISH 5425)
Literary selections 1870 to World War I; emphasis on fiction. Prerequisite(s): 620:034 (ENGLISH 2120) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

620:128(g). Images of Women in Literature -- 3 hrs.
(ENGLISH 4120/ENGLISH 5120)
Images, symbols, and myths of women in literature; feminist criticism. Prerequisite(s): 620:034 (ENGLISH 2120) or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Variable)

640:024. Religions of the World -- 3 hrs.
(RELS 1020)
Living religions with emphasis on texts, beliefs, tradition, values, and practices. (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

640:162(g). Women and Christianity -- 3 hrs.
(RELS 4150/RELS 5150)
Examination of history and function of gender in symbolization of Christian tradition; exploration of institutionalization of sex roles in Christianity; discussion of interaction between the Christian religion and cultural patterns that define the social role, status, and image of women. Interested students are encouraged to contact the instructor. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

640:168(g). Religion and Sexuality -- 3 hrs.
(RELS 4170/RELS 5170)
Examination of ways in which religions shape and reflect ideas about the body and sexuality. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

650:151. Money, Sex and Power: Theories of Race, Class and Gender -- 3 hrs.
(PHIL 3010)
Examination of social and ethical aspects of oppression and privilege in personal and political life. Study of concepts and meaning of categories such as race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, and evaluation of strategies of resistance and/or accommodation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP:151 (CAP 3151)) (Variable)

CAP:151

650:152(g). Existentialism -- 3 hrs.
(PHIL 4320/PHIL 5320)
The unique contribution of existentialism to philosophy is its sustained focus on everyday life: the contradictions of human existence, the human body, the existence of others, and human freedom. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as 640:152g (RELS 4320/5320)) (Offered Odd Falls)

680:010. Leadership: Skills and Styles -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 1010)
Basic principles and skills of personal leadership. Focus on clarifying values, motivating individuals, and organizing groups. Practical applications and use of case studies. (Variable)

680:110(g). Leadership: Concepts and Practice -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3110/HUM 5110)
Analysis of relationship between leadership theory and practice. Focus on development of critical and evaluative skills. Historical and contemporary perspectives on leaders and issues. Prerequisite(s): 680:010 (HUM 1010); junior standing. (Offered Fall and Spring)

680:123. Latin America -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3123)
Historical, political, social, and cultural elements that form the civilization of Latin America. No credit if student has credit in 780:120 (SPAN 3020). (Offered Fall and Spring)

680:128. Africa -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3128)
Interdisciplinary examination of contemporary African society and culture: historical heritage, problems, prospects, and importance. (Offered Fall and Spring)

680:130. Culture and Philosophy of African American Life -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3130)
Interdisciplinary exploration of culture and philosophy of African American life; emphasis on historical and current aspects of life which enhance or deter progress of African Americans educationally, economically, and politically. (Variable)

680:160(g). Black Women in America: Challenge, Spirit, Survival -- 3 hrs.
(HUM 3160/HUM 5160)
Investigation of major themes in lives of black women in America, utilizing scholarship from sociology, literature, cultural studies, and womanist theology. Challenges to fruitful existence and role of striving for self-representation direct the two major units of course. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

720:031. Introduction to Francophone Literature in Translation -- 3 hrs.
(FREN 1120)
Understanding and appreciating basic forms of Francophone literatures in English translation through close reading of literary texts. (Variable)

Experiential:

900:195. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies -- 1-3 hrs.
(WGS 3195)
Experiential application of theory and scholarship. Responsibilities determined by faculty advisor, on-site supervisor, and student, according to organizational needs and career goals. Prerequisite(s): Women's and Gender Studies minor with completion of two or more core courses; junior standing or consent of instructor. (Variable)