Summer 2011

Summer 2011 List of Approved Courses

*Courses are subject to change based on enrollment

Official Registration Week: April 4 – April 20
Open Registration Week: April 21 – May 8
Summer B Registration week: June 6 - June 27

Summer A/C begins: May 9 ----- Summer A ends: June 23
Summer B begins: June 27 ----- Summer B/C ends: August 11

MODESTO MAIDIQUE CAMPUS (MMC)

SUMMER C

WST 4940 | 50514 | WST Internship
This course is available only to students who have taken three Women's Studies courses. Internship sites are arranged on a case by case basis. Students may propose a site or select from sites already established. Most sites are off-campus. See our Internship Opportunities page for guidelines and forms.WST 4905 | 50489 | WST Independent Study (Undergraduate)

WST 5905 | 51358 | WST Independent Study (Graduate)
Supervised readings course designed for advanced students who wish to pursue specialized topics in women’s studies. Arrangements must be made with faculty member during prior semester. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

SOP 4774 | 55684 | Female Sexuality | Coffman | MW 6:25 pm - 9:05pm
This course will explore the psychobiological and behavioral aspects of women's sexuality, including: anatomy, sexual functioning, pregnancy/childbirth, sexual orientation, sexual variations, sexual assault/abuse, and relationships.

SOW 5109 | 53357 | Crises in the Lives of Women | Martin | M 5:00 pm - 7:40 pm
An overview of special experiences in the lives of women which might lead women to seek professional assistance. Topics include pregnancy, domestic violence, rape, abortion, childbirth, sex discrimination, AIDS, climacteric, widowhood. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.

SUMMER A

WST 4930 | 55764 | Gendered History of the Body | Morcillo | Tu Th 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
HIS 4315 |
WS Core 3. In this class we will explore the history of the gendered body. The religious, philosophical, political, and social distinctions throughout history between matter and spirit (body/soul; or body/mind) lead us to ask how (why) bodies are a site of power, particularly the “matter” of the female body. We will try to unveil how the female body is a site of both resistance and oppression. Utilizing feminist theory, literature, popular media, and film we will examine the different definitions and representations of female sexualized bodies: maternity, homosexuality, eroticism, body image.

EDH 6050C | 54234 | Women in Higher Education (Graduate Course) | Blanchard | W 5 p.m. - 10:30 pm
This course focuses on the history of women in higher education and provides a gender analysis of current igher education issues.

POS 4072 | 51308 | Women in Politics | Depalo | Tu Th 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
Examines the various roles that women play in politics, their actions and effectiveness, and the manner in which politics affects women. Special attention to policies that affect women.

SUMMER B
WST 3015 | 50608 | Intro to Women's Studies | Blumenfeld |
WS Core 1. This course is designed to introduce students to women's studies as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge. The purpose of the course is to involve students in the on-going dialogue of women's experiences and women's socialization by sex, class, color, and culture, as well as the economics of discrimination. The course will assist students in clarifying the many misconceptions surrounding the discipline and the myths and realities regarding women's status in society. Topics of discussion include: Connections between women’s studies and feminism; questions of identity and socialization process in determining gender roles; diversity: class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation; religion and the status of women in societies; our bodies, ourselves; women and work; women and education. Some of the questions addressed in women’s studies include: Why study women? Are women powerless or powerful? Why are racism, heterosexism, ageism, and class exploitation considered to be women’s studies issues? How can feminist thought be used in transformative ways?

WST 3105 | 55763 | Gender Issues Across the Globe | Moura-Kocoglu | MW 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
New WST Course! What is a gender issue? Who gets to define what counts as a gender issue—especially across diverse cultures and contexts? This class is an introduction to ‘gender issues’ across the globe, as defined especially by women’s groups, across multiple cultural locations and contexts. The overall aim is to think critically about our own understandings of what these issues are, what kinds of assumptions we might make that shape our understandings, and to hopefully expand those understandings, based on paying attention to and learning from the voices of local groups. In this spirit, we will talk about gender issues that you might expect to talk about, such as violence against women or access to reproductive care. However, we may not always do this in the expected ways. For example, bigger questions here include questions like: How do we define violence against women or reproductive care? What are the parameters of these issues? How do global or transnational forces shape these so-called ‘local’ issues? Beyond these conversations, we will also talk about issues that we may not typically think of as ‘women’s or ‘gender’ issues, such as access to clean water and environmental degradation, food security, war, and economic inequality.

WST 3641 | 51085 | Gay & Lesbian Across Societies | Loynaz | MW 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
WS Core 1.This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to gay and lesbian studies by examining the complex issues and debates in American society regarding sexual orientation. An examination of both historical antecedents and the contemporary gay rights movement will include such topics as religion, lifestyles, legal and political issues, and influences on arts and literature.

BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS (BBC)

SUMMER B
SOP 3742 | 50603 | Psychology of Women | Telan | MW 12:30 pm - 3:15pm
WS Core 2. This course offers an overview of psychological theory and research relevant to women in contemporary society. General issues to be considered include the historical treatment of women in psychology, psychoanalytical, socio-biological, social-psychological, and developmental perspectives on the behavior of women and men. In addition, specific topics such as female sexuality, psychopathology, and sex differences in nonverbal behavior will be covered.

PINES CENTER CAMPUS

SUMMER B
CLASS CANCELLED!!! WST 3015 | 51641 | Intro to Women's Studies | Moura-Kocoglu |
WS Core 1. This course is designed to introduce students to women's studies as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge. The purpose of the course is to involve students in the on-going dialogue of women's experiences and women's socialization by sex, class, color, and culture, as well as the economics of discrimination. The course will assist students in clarifying the many misconceptions surrounding the discipline and the myths and realities regarding women's status in society. Topics of discussion include: Connections between women’s studies and feminism; questions of identity and socialization process in determining gender roles; diversity: class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation; religion and the status of women in societies; our bodies, ourselves; women and work; women and education. Some of the questions addressed in women’s studies include: Why study women? Are women powerless or powerful? Why are racism, heterosexism, ageism, and class exploitation considered to be women’s studies issues? How can feminist thought be used in transformative ways?

CLASS CANCELLED!!! REL 3145 | 55244 | Women & Religion | Rowan | MW 6:25 pm - 9:05 pm
WS Core 4. Women and Religion is divided into three parts; the first examines the new archeological findings on neolithic goddess religion, the second examines the roles of women in contemporary religions of the world, and the third surveys ecological activities by women's religious movements.

ONLINE COURSES

SUMMER C
WST 3015 | 54698 | Intro to Women's Studies | Kai
WS Core 1. This course is designed to introduce students to women's studies as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge. The purpose of the course is to involve students in the on-going dialogue of women's experiences and women's socialization by sex, class, color, and culture, as well as the economics of discrimination. The course will assist students in clarifying the many misconceptions surrounding the discipline and the myths and realities regarding women's status in society. Topics of discussion include: Connections between women’s studies and feminism; questions of identity and socialization process in determining gender roles; diversity: class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation; religion and the status of women in societies; our bodies, ourselves; women and work; women and education. Some of the questions addressed in women’s studies include: Why study women? Are women powerless or powerful? Why are racism, heterosexism, ageism, and class exploitation considered to be women’s studies issues? How can feminist thought be used in transformative ways?

SOP 3742 | 53853 | Psychology of Women | Stephens
WS Core 2. This course offers an overview of psychological theory and research relevant to women in contemporary society. General issues to be considered include the historical treatment of women in psychology, psychoanalytical, socio-biological, social-psychological, and developmental perspectives on the behavior of women and men. In addition, specific topics such as female sexuality, psychopathology, and sex differences in nonverbal behavior will be covered.

SUMMER A
WST 3641 | 53530 | Gay & Lesbian Across Societies | Shrage
WS Core 1.This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to gay and lesbian studies by examining the complex issues and debates in American society regarding sexual orientation. An examination of both historical antecedents and the contemporary gay rights movement will include such topics as religion, lifestyles, legal and political issues, and influences on arts and literature.

AFA 4372 | 54902 | Race, Gender & Sexuality in Hip Hop | Stephens
This course aims to re-structure stereotypes and offer deeper perspectives into the ways mainstream Hip Hop can inform/ reflect identities of individuals, as well as the consciousness of masses. Drawing upon varied theoretical foundations of the culture, students will examine the influence of mainstream Hip Hop on racial/ ethnic, gender, and sexual identity development processes across diverse groups of people. The course content draws from research articles, as well as relevant documentaries and movies. Assignments include a research paper, weekly discussions, and exams.

ECS 3021 | 53931 | Women, Culture & Economic Development | Alonso
This course will use the “capabilities” approach in analyzing the problems of women’s quality of life in developing countries. It is important to recognize that the measurement of output per capita is not the only indicator of the quality of life. The purpose is to identify a number of distinct components of women’s quality of life, including life expentancy, maternal mortality, access to education, access to employment opportunities, and exercise of political rights, and how these indicators are affected by cultural. Additional $199 fee for this online course. Please call Economics, 305-348-2318 or 305 348 3281 for permission number. This online course may require an on campus midterm/final.

ECP 3254 | 53932 | Women, Men and Work in the USA | Alonso
This course analyzes the performance of women in comparison to men in the U.S. labor market. Using census data, special attention is paid to gender differences in occupations and earnings. The human capital model, labor market discrimination, changing work roles and the family, and government policies affecting paid work and the family are considered. To access your course go to http:/online.fiu.edu; additional $199 fee for this online course. This online course may require an on campus midtermfinal.

MAN 4102 | 50043 | Managing Diversity | Kleban
Examines how workforce diversity can lead to competitive advantage and ethical, fair-minded decision making. Includes topics of gender, race, ethnicity, and other areas of diversity. Covers perception and stereotyping, sexual harassment, the “glass ceiling,” and legal issues.

REL 3145 | 55279 | Women & Religion | Gudorf
WS Core 4. Women and Religion is divided into three parts; the first examines the new archeological findings on neolithic goddess religion, the second examines the roles of women in contemporary religions of the world, and the third surveys ecological activities by women's religious movements.

SUMMER B AML 4624 | 55070 | African American Women Writers | Weir
WS Core 4. A study of the writings of African American women. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102.

REL 3162 | 55294 | Healers & Mediums | Pfeiffer
A look into the occult through the eyes of healers and mediums. This course deals with the origination of shamanism and its worldwide patterns. PSI, paranormal psychic phenomena will be addressed from the 20th century spiritualists and their developments that include ESP, psycho kinesis (PK), past-life regressions: reincarnation, near-death-experiences, out-of-body experiences, plant therapy, and animal healing. Hand's on healing with a visit from a spiritual guide and a channeler will be included. Discussions will revolve around today's academic settings where universities and centers are developing to study paranormal phenomena. There is a concentration on women as healers: Eileen Garrett in the US, movements in Latin/South America, and Virginia H. Adair's interviews with 40 women in psychic phenomena.

REL 3171 | 55288 | Sex & Religion | Maarif
A critical examination and attitudes on issues on sexuality within the world’s religions. Special but not exclusive emphasis on western religions.