Women's Studies (WS) Courses
WS 151 : Introduction to Women’s Studies
An interdisciplinary introductory course which looks at the gender roles and relationships between women and men and among women, historically and in contemporary societies. Examines the social, cultural, historical and political influences on the status of women. Present women's experiences from diverse backgrounds, social structures, and cultures.
Qualification for ENG 100.
WS 200 : Culture, Gender and Appearance
This course explores the social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. An analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance is emphasized.
Placement in ENG 100
WS 202 : Psychology of Gender
Survey of topics relevant to gender and its impact on the lives of women and men: socialization of gender, mental health, racial identity, majority-minority status, sexual orientation, life-span issues and violence. Cross-listed as PSY 202. (A student cannot earn credit for both PSY 202 and WS 202.)
PSY 100 or WS 151 with a grade of C or better.
WS 256 : Dynamics of Family Violence & Sexual Assault
This course is designed to encourage the development of knowledge, skills, and the sensitivity necessary for engaging individuals and families affected by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and non-familial violence. Course content focuses on the victimization of children, adults, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations. The course examines various influences that may encourage perpetrators and socio-cultural beliefs and behaviors that propagate sexual and physical violence, the historical responses, as well as a review of relevant state and federal laws. Victim, survivor, and perpetrator dynamics, current trends, intervention strategies, and community resources are identified. Learners have an opportunity to explore their own values and feelings in relation to a difficult subject matter.
Placement in ENG 100 or equivalent
WS 290V : Topics in Women's Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
A selection of various topics in Women's Studies utilizing perspectives and data from many disciplines. Each topic examines the issues involved in sexism and sex role differentiation by focusing on women's positions, contributions, concerns and problems. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Complete at least one course from AMST, ANTH, ECON, ED, GEOG, HDFS, HSER, POLS, PSY, SOC, SW or WS with a grade of C or better
Introductory-level course in a contributing discipline area for the selected 290V topic courses.