* = Online classes - offered 100% online
(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face. These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.
* WS 2013. Women: Images and Perspectives (Pre-requisite, will not count in concentration area)
Required for concentration in Women’s Studies. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the status and role of women. Examines myths and realities of women’s experience across various socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and cultural groupings. Focuses on women in relation to themselves, to others, to institutions, and to society. Emphasis on the self as an agent of social change. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
(H) WS 3013. Gender and Education (Same as EDUC 3013)
An interdisciplinary examination of the relationship between gender and education in the U.S. Explores how gender relationships are created, maintained, enacted, and transformed through educational structures, practices, and institutions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 3063. Women in Politics (Same as GOV 3063)
Impact of gender on power and influence in society; political socialization, participation and leadership of women; women’s political issues and movements. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 3083. Ethics and Feminism (Same as PHIL 3083)
A comprehensive study of the literature, principles and linguistic impact of contemporary ethics with special emphasis on the origins, authors and audiences related to feminist philosophy. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 3163. The Evolving Woman (Same as BIOL 3163 and NURS 3163)
Emphasizes the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and developmental evolution of the female from conception to death. Focuses on issues of each age group from a feminist perspective. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 3213. Women’s Roles (Same as SOCI 3213)
Women’s roles are examined in the context of social institutions such as the family, the economy, and the government. Implications of sexual inequality, changing gender roles, and diversity by race, ethnicity, class, and age. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 3223 (Same as with SOCI 3223)
Introduction to gender, crime, and justice. Focus on women as offenders, as crime victims, and as employees in criminal justice. Feminist and critical perspectives on women, girls, and crime. Issues of gender inequality in criminal justice policy and practice. Prerequisite: SOCI 1013, SOCI 3213, WS 3213, WS 2013, or WS 3023. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 3343. Women in the Visual Arts (Same as ART 3343)
A survey of women visual artists of the western world and how their roles relate to those of women visual artists around the world. An analysis, from a traditional and a feminist point of view, of the recording of the female artist’s place in history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 3383. Dance, Gender, and Culture
Examines dance expression and how it inscribes markers of identity such as gender, race, ethnicity, social class, ableness, and sexuality on the body in performance. Emphasis on the analysis of movement in social, cultural, and historical contexts and the aesthetic characteristics that influence how dance is perceived and interpreted. Credit: Three hours.
(H)WS 3393. Law for Women (Same as BUS 3393 and GOV 3393)
Impact of gender on legal status; evolution of the current legal environment, with an emphasis on parallels between racial and gender discrimination; substantive law regarding working conditions, compensation, education, the family, reproductive rights, and criminal law; feminist perspectives on legal reforms to improve the professional and personal lives of women and men. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
**Meets core curriculum requirement for multicultural women’s studies.
WS 3703. Women in Music (Same as MU 3703)
An examination of music from the historical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives of women. Topics will include women as composers and performers, and the cultural values that have affected women’s participation in musical life. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 3733. Psychology of Women (Same as PSY 3733)
Issues in the development and behavior of women, including theoretical perspectives, male-female differences, achievement, motivation, stereotypes, androgyny, sexuality, career choices,mentalhealthanddisorder,psychotherapy,life-spanandspecialsub-groups. Prerequisites: PSY 1013 and junior standing or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 4013. Texts, Trends and Issues in Women’s Studies
Focuses on contemporary women’s issues, a body of research or scholarly work relevant to women or topics of a specialized nature such as women and health, women and leadership, women and work, or women of color. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 4033. Philosophy of Women in Western Religions (Same as PHIL 4033)
A comprehensive study of feminist critiques of Western religious traditions. Includes historical and philosophical perspectives of women in scripture, religious leadership, attitudes toward sexuality, experiences of the sacred, and gendered imagery of the divine. Emphasis on readings of primary sources. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 4113. The Family (Same as SOCI 4013)
A sociological and feminist analysis of the family as an institution and of the processes and dynamics of the interpersonal relations of marriage and family life. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 4203. Family Violence (Same as SOCI 4203)
Examines the various forms of family violence and sexual assault with an emphasis on women as victims and as survivors. Theoretical explanations, research literature, treatment, and prevention will be studied in relation to child abuse, battering, incest, and sexual assault. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 4393. American Women and Literature (Same as ENG 4393)
Emphasis on the changing images of major female characters and on the contributions of major female writers from the colonial period to the present. Focus may be on fiction or on poetry and drama. Prerequisite: 12 hours of English. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
* WS 4493 Feminist Theory
Explores the diversity of feminist theories and their applications to the social, political, and intellectual contexts of women's lives. Includes consideration of historical context for the development of the theoretical perspectives and critiques their analytical strengths and weaknesses. Attention also given to particular theorists. Prerequisite: WS 2013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
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