Women's and Gender Studies Website

(Div. II)

Chair, Professor JANA SAWICKI

Advisory Committee: Professors: BUNDTZEN, S. GRAVER, HEATHERINGTON, SAWICKI, SWANN, WATERS***. Associate Professor: CASE. Assistant Professors: S. BOLTON, BUELL*, CARTER-SANBORN, M. DEVEAUX, SPRINGER. Lecturer: MATHEWS§§. Affirmative Action Officer: MCINTIRE. Librarian: MENARD. Health Educator: DENELLI-HESS.

Women's and Gender Studies can be defined as the study of how gender is constructed, how it is inflected by differences of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, etc., how gender affects the experiences and situations of men and women, and how assumptions about gender influence the construction of knowledge and experience. The program in Women's and Gender Studies is therefore open to students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines who wish to focus in a coherent way on gender issues. The program is designed to introduce students to scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies, which has brought neglected material into established fields and raised important methodological questions about sex and gender that cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge established intellectual frameworks.

To fulfill the requirements for a concentration in the Women's and Gender Studies Program, students will take five courses. Women's and Gender Studies 101, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, introduces students to major works in the development of modern feminist thought and to issues central to Women's and Gender Studies. Students are encouraged to take Women's and Gender Studies 101 in their first or second year. In addition, students elect three Women's and Gender Studies courses from at least two departments. Electives will vary according to the course offerings each year. Students may develop a student-initiated course as an elective. In order to confront the breadth of issues raised by Women's and Gender Studies as an interdisciplinary mode of inquiry, students are advised to distribute their choices as widely as possible. In their junior or senior year, after taking Women's and Gender Studies 101 and two electives, one of which may be taken concurrently, students are required to take a Women's and Gender Studies seminar, in which they will write a substantial essay or develop a project in an area of special interest. This seminar explores topics in Women's and Gender Studies. The topic varies from year-to-year. Under exceptional circumstances, the chair can allow an Independent Study to substitute for the seminar. Students may take more than one seminar, space permitting.

Students are urged to declare a concentration in the Women's and Gender Studies Program by the fall semester of their junior year. To do this, or to obtain further information about the program, contact the Women's and Gender Studies chair, Stetson D13, x2305.

CONTRACT MAJOR IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

In consultation with the chair of Women's and Gender Studies, students may develop a contract major proposal in Women's or Gender Studies. Interested students should meet with the chair in the first semester of the sophomore year. Students proposing a contract major should take Women's and Gender Studies 101 and plan to take Women's and Gender Studies 402 in their junior or senior year. Contract major proposals must be approved by the Committee on Educational Policy.

THE DEGREE WITH HONORS IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

Honors in Women's and Gender Studies may be granted to concentrators or contract majors after an approved candidate completes a thesis (493-W031, W031-494) or honors project (491-W030, W030-492), delivers a public presentation of the work, and is awarded an honors grade by her/his advisor and one other reader from the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

The honors project may be one semester (plus winter study) or a year-long project. It may consist of a conventional research thesis of 40-70 pages or of other modes of presentation (e.g., art, music, poetry, theater, fiction). Proposals for non-thesis projects may include evidence of experience and competence in the chosen mode.

A student may become a candidate for honors in Women's and Gender Studies after the following criteria are met:

1) in April of the junior year, submission and Women's and Gender Studies Committee approval of a 4- to 6-page project proposal, in which the ideas, aim, general methodology, and preliminary bibliography for the project are outlined and a faculty advisor is named;

2) at the end of the junior year, cumulative grade point average of B+ from courses in two of the three academic divisions (humanities, social science, natural science);

3) on the first day of classes of the senior year, submission and approval by the faculty advisor of a 5- to 10-page prospectus for the project.

All honors work, including the public presentation will be graded by at least two faculty members-a third will be consulted if there is a significant discrepancy between the first two graders. Readers' grades will be averaged and honors will be awarded as follows: A+/A Highest Honors; A-/B+ Honors.

Courses

[ ] Courses not offered in 2000-2001 are listed in brackets.

* An asterisk indicates that the course meets the Peoples and Cultures distribution requirement.

Sequence Courses

Women's and Gender Studies 101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies 402 The Personal and The Political: Confessional Narrative and Feminist Politics+

Elective Courses

Students will elect three Women's and Gender Studies courses from at least two different departments. See department listings for full descriptions. Note: Depending on the topic(s) of course papers and their ability and willingness to do supplemental reading, students can transform other courses into electives. Anyone who is interested in such an option must consult the program chair at the beginning of the semester in order to sign a course "contract."

[American Studies/Women's and Gender Studies 346 Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures*]

[ANSO 201 Violence]

ANSO/Women's and Gender Studies 240 Gender and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues

ANSO 325 Culture, Religion, and World View in China and Japan* (Deleted 2000-2001)

ArtH/Classics 216 Body of Evidence: Greek Sculpture and the Human Figure

[ArtH 246 Baroque Art: Images of Men and Women]

ArtH 449 The Meanings of Poses in Baroque Art

ArtH 451 Ideal Bodies: The Modern Nude and Its Dilemmas (Deleted 2000-2001)

ArtH 453 Lessons from the Diva Sarah Bernhardt and Icons of Mass Culture (Deleted 2000-2001)

ArtH 454 The Power of Stereotypes (Deleted 2000-2001)

[Chinese 243 Gender Issues in Traditional Chinese Literature*]

Classics/ArtH 216 Body of Evidence: Greek Sculpture and the Human Figure

Classics 239/History 322 (formerly 239) Women in Greece and Rome

[Classics/Religion 274 Women's Religious Experiences in the Ancient Mediterranean World]

[Economics/Women's and Gender Studies 203 Gender in Economic Analysis]

[Economics/Women's and Gender Studies 223 Gender and Economic Development*]

[Economics 355 Feminist Economics]

English/American Studies 218 Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing*

English/Women's and Gender Studies 219 Introduction to Literature by Women

English 318 Histories of the Early-Modern Body, 1543-1750

English 328 Jane Austen and George Eliot (Deleted 2000-2001)

English 336 Femmes Fatales and New Women (Deleted 2000-2001)

[English 341 American Genders, American Sexualities]

[English/American Studies/Women's and Gender Studies 346 Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures*]

English 351 Queer Theories

English 356T Dead Poets' Society

English 369/Theatre 314 Queer Worldmaking in Literature, Film, and Performance

English 371 Feminist Theory and the Representation of Women in Film

[English 377 Suicides and Survivors]

[English 389 The Fiction of Virginia Woolf]

French 215/Literary Studies 217 The Fashioning of Fashion: Theory and Practice

French 204 The Female Prison: Convents and Brothels

Geosciences 101/Environmental Studies 105 Biodiversity in Geologic Time

[German 311 Telling Lives/Inventing Selves: Biography and Autobiography in the Two Germanies and Austria, 1915-Today]

History 129 (formerly 107) Religion, Race and Gender in the Age of the French Revolution

History 309 (formerly 278)/Religion 232 Women and Islam*

[History 313 (formerly 345) Women in Chinese History*]

History 322 (formerly 239)/Classics 239 Women in Greece and Rome

[History 335 (formerly 316) Class, Gender, and Race in Post-1945 Britain]

[History 343 (formerly 328) Gender and History in Latin America*]

[History 354 (formerly 321) Gender and Community in Early America*]

[History 376 (formerly 320) /American Studies 320 Adolescence in America]

[History 378 (formerly 344)/Women's and Gender Studies 344 The History of Sexuality in America]

[History 379 (formerly 324)/Women's and Gender Studies 324 Women in the United States Since 1870]

History 385T Inventing Gender: America 1600-1850 (Deleted 2000-2001)

[History 394 (formerly 346) Comparative Masculinities: Britain and the United States Since 1800]

[History 396 (formerly 338) Victorian Psychology]

[History 453 (formerly 361) Salem Witchcraft]

History of Science 216 Gender, Science, and Technology

Literary Studies 112 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Adultery and the Fallen Woman

Music 131 Gender, Class, and Race in Western Musical Society (Deleted 2000-2001)

Music 133 Men, Women, and Pianos (Deleted 2000-2001)

[Philosophy 327 Foucault: Gender, Power, and the Body]

Political Science 208 The Politics of Family Policy

[Political Science 209 Poverty in America]

Political Science 311 The Personal and the Political in Practice: Gender, Sexuality, and Political Power in America (Deleted 2000-2001)

Political Science/Women's and Gender Studies 336 Sex, Gender, and Political Theory

Religion/Classics 209 The Religious Landscape of the Roman Mediterranean

Religion 232/History 309 (formerly 278) Women and Islam*

[Religion/Classics 274 Women's Religious Experiences in the Ancient Mediterranean World]

[Religion/Women's and Gender Studies 282 Feminist Approaches to Religion]

[Spanish 213 Women Writers in Contemporary Spain]

Theatre 323 Theatre of Images

[Women's and Gender Studies/Economics 203 Gender in Economic Analysis]

Women's and Gender Studies/English 219 Introduction to Literature by Women

[Women's and Gender Studies/Economics/Environmental Studies 223 Gender and Economic Development*]

[Women's and Gender Studies/Religion 282 Feminist Approaches to Religion]

[Women's and Gender Studies 308 Gendering Social Movements and Organizations]

[Women's and Gender Studies 324/History 379 (formerly 324) Women in the United States Since 1870]

Women's and Gender Studies/African and American Studies 302/American Studies 304 U.S. Masculinity and Its Others

Women's and Gender Studies/Political Science 336 Sex, Gender, and Political Theory

[Women's and Gender Studies/American Studies/English 346 Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures*]