WGS-1510 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 Credits

Introduction to the field of women's and gender studies, which transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Analysis of gender’s role in shaping human societies of past and present: their history, their expression through arts and literature, their philosophy of feminism, and comparative conditions of women in diverse cultures and social locations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: Ohio Transfer 36 TMSBS

WGS-151H Honors Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 Credits

In-depth introduction to the field of women's and gender studies, which transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Analysis of gender’s role in shaping human societies of past and present: their history, their expression through arts and literature, their philosophy of feminism, and comparative conditions of women in diverse cultures and social locations. Note: Course meets same graduation requirements as WGS-1510.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 1010 College Composition I with a grade of A or B; or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: Ohio Transfer 36 TMSBS

WGS-1520 Women's Films

3 Credits

Introduction to the study of women and gender in 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.

WGS-179H Honors Contract: Women's Study

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. WGS-179H may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course, WGS-179H 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. Student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with 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.

WGS-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): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: Ohio Transfer 36 TMSBS

WGS-201H Honors 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. Note: Course meets same graduation requirements as WGS-2010.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I with a grade of "B" or higher, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: Ohio Transfer 36 TMSBS

WGS-2020 Women, Science and Technology

3 Credits

Study of the historical participation and exclusion of women from the gendered realms of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Course examines the gendered discourses and rationale around scientific knowledge, power, and the gendered body. This course places emphasis on the experiences of women in the Western STEM fields. Students will apply feminist science studies and critiques to understand and assess both historical and contemporary challenges regarding women in the fields of science, women’s health care and sexuality, women’s experiences in the fields of contemporary technology and engineering industries.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): WGS-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.

WGS-2030 Women and Art

3 Credits

Analysis of women's roles in art, 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.

WGS-2120 Women and Politics

3 Credits

This course examines women’s role in all aspects of the political process in the United States. Topics addressed include political history, participation, and public policy.

Lecture: 3 hours

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

OAN Approved: Ohio Transfer 36 TMSBS.