WST-1510 Introduction to Women's Studies

3 Credits

Introduction to field of womens studies, which transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Analysis of genders role in shaping human societies of past and present: their history and experiences, their expression through arts and literature, philosophy of feminism, and comparative conditions of women in diverse cultures.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

WST-1520 Women's Films

3 Credits

Introduction to genre of womens films through study of classic and contemporary depictions. Use of film analysis in theme, character, plot, dramatic conflict, photography, sound, light, editing and acting.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

WST-179H Honors Contract: Women's Study

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course, the Honors Contract adds an honors experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the College [includes 179H and 279H].

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. Departmental approval required.

WST-1820 Independent Study/Research in Women's Studies

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

WST-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Women's Studies

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

WST-200H Honors Women and Reform

3 Credits

Analysis of the reform roles of women in American history from colonial times to the present as individuals and as organized groups; special focus on social movements and institutionalized reforms.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG 101H Honors College Composition I, or WST 1510 Introduction to Women's Studies.

WST-2010 Women in the World

3 Credits

Study of the role of gender in shaping comparative cultural experiences in the world; analysis of theoretical basis of gender; and comparing status of women in work, politics, and other social institutions.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): WST-1510 Introduction to Women's Studies or ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: TMSBS.

WST-2020 Women, Science and Technology

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as HIST-2020. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Study of gendered relationships in scientific theory, organization and dissemination of scientific expertise, technological development and the impact of these on health care, medicine, business, manufacturing, cultural norms and women's experience.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): WST-1510 Introduction to Women's Studies; or ENG-1010 College Composition I, or concurrent enrollment; or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, or concurrent enrollment.

WST-2030 Women and Art

3 Credits

Anaylsis of women's roles in art history, both as the creators and subjects of art; concentration on western survey prehistory to the twenty-first century with comparisons to non-western representations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; or WST-1510 Introduction to Women's Studies.

WST-2050 Personal & Reflective Writing

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as ENG-2050. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] The examination of personal, narrative and self-reflective writing from journals, memoirs, letters, essays, poetry, blogs, autobiographies, biographies, and other non-fiction works, through discussion and various formal and informal writing assignments.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

WST-2120 Women and Politics

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as POL-2120. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] This course examines women's political life in the United States. Women's involvement in all aspects of the political process will be addressed. Substantive areas include women and democracy, their political participation, and role in governing institutions. The course also includes discussion on the struggle for equal rights and issues of public policy.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): POL-1010 American National Governement, or HIST-1020 History of Civilization II, or HIST-1520 United States History Since 1877.

WST-279H Sophomore Honors Contract

1 Credit

Sophomore Honors Contract in Women's Studies complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing Women's Studies 2000-level course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract that upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship appropriate to honors 2000-level. In order to complete the contract, student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credits) may be taken at the College (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 2000-level course in Women's Studies, whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in the sophomore honors contract. Departmental approval required.

WST-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Women's Studies

1-3 Credits

Directed Individual advanced study. Study/Research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a mazimum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

WST-282H Honors Independent Advanced Study/Research in Women's Studies

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

WST-2850 Practicum-Women's Studies

3 Credits

Practicum includes weekly seminar plus placement in non-profit or profit organization supportive of women and family interests, mentorship relationship with a leader in business, government and social service, or employment in an approved facility. Note: Course may not transfer.

Lecture: 2 hours

Other Required Hours: Practicum: 7 hours per week. Seminar: 2 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): WST-1510 Introduction to Womens Studies.