Fall 2012

Fall 2012 List of Approved Courses

*Courses are subject to change based on enrollment

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MODESTO MAIDIQUE CAMPUS (MMC)

WST 3015 U01 | 82131 | Intro to Women’s Studies | Moura-Kocoglu | T Th 9:30am-10:45am
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 U01 | 83914 | Global Gender Issues | Moura-Kocoglu | T Th 8:00am-9:15am
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 U01 | 81909| Gay & Lesbian Across Societies | Shrage | T Th 6:25 – 7:40pm (Global Learning Course)
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.

WST 4252 U01 | 83900 | Race, Gender, Sexuality | Patil | Tue 6:25pm-9:05pm
WST 5253 | 84281 | Border Crossings: Race and Gender in Historical and Transnational Perspective
This is an advanced-level course intended to help student develop a world-historical perspectives on issues of race and gender in modern society. We will adopt an explicitly historical approach and examine how each category has developed over centuries. Second, a critical component of our studies will be intercultural contact: how has contact between different societies led to power-laden constructions of race and gender? How have the definitions of each relied on the other? What has been the role of these constructions in processes of imperialism and colonialism? What has happened to modern understandings of race and gender with decolonization and the advance of independence movements around the world? What can we say, sociologically, about constructions of race and gender today? In our study, we will look not just to Sociology but also to other disciplines that offer some insight into such questions, including Political Science, History, Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies and Women’s Studies.

WST 4905 U01 | 82134 | WST Independent Study | Patil
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.

WST 4930 U03 | 89821 | Special Topics: Biology of Women | Koptur | Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm
Combined with
BSC 4934 U05 | 89822 | Biology of Women | Koptur | Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm

WST 4940 U01| 81694 | Women’s Studies Internship | Darici
WST 5946 U01 | 81703
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 website for guidelines and forms under our “Academics” link: http:/casgroup.fiu.eduwstudies/

ONLINE COURSES

WST 3015 RVC | 81784 | Intro to Women’s Studies | Kai
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 3641 RVC | 84607 | LGBT and Beyond: Non Normative Sexualities in Global Perspectives | Shrage (Global Learning Course)
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.

APPROVED ELECTIVES

AFA 3353 RVC | 89616 | Gender and Sexualities in Sub-Saharan African Contexts | Jaiteh | Online
An examination of gender and sexuality in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, including notions of gendered and sexualized identifications and key aspects of personhood in Sub-Saharan African societies.

AML 4624 RVC | 83734 | African American Women Writers | Weir | Online
A study of the writings of African American women. May be repeated with change of content.

ANT 3302 U01 | 88976 | Anthropology of Sex and Gender | Ritchie | Tu-Th 12:30pm-1:45pm
Cross-cultural ethnographic data will be utilized to examine the enculturation of sex roles, attitudes, and behavior; cultural definitions of maleness and femaleness; and varieties of human sexual awareness and response.

CCJ 3666 RVC | 84587 | Victimology | Cohn | Online
CCJ 3666 U01 | 89294 | Victimology | Vincent Robinson | Mon 8:00am-10:40am
A comprehensive study of victimization, including the relationship between the victims and offenders, and their interaction with the criminal justice system.

CCJ 4663 RVC | 83445 | Women, Crime and the Criminal Justice System | Vincent Robinson | Online
Women as deviants, criminals, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.

ECP 3254 RVC | 81976 | Women, Men and Work in the USA | Alonso | Online
Analyzes the performance of women in comparison to men in the US labor market.

ECS 3021 RVC | 81900 | Women and Economic Development | Alonso | Online
Analysis of problems facing women in developing countries, focusing on gender and cultural issues and their relationships to economic development.

ENL 4212 U01 | 90364 | Medieval Women Writers | Baker | Mon 5:00pm-7:40pm
The contributions of medieval women to literary history are examined. Among the writers to be studied are Margery Kemp and Marie de France. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and ENC 1102.

EUH 5905 U02 | 83171 | Gender in Modern Europe | Friedman | Th 5:00pm-7:40pm
Students read books from different historiographical traditions and with conflicting interpretations about an important subject in European history. Subjects will vary according to professor. Course may be repeated with departmental approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

GEO 4412 U01 | 89456 | Geography of Gender | Faria | Tu-Th 6:25pm-7:40pm

PAD 5435 U01 | 89328 | Administration and the Role of Women | Patterson | Mon 5:00pm-7:40pm
The course is designed for women and men who are interested in moving into management positions, or who have done so and want to broaden their understanding of the changing role of women. Classes will allow for experimental as well as academic exploration of the issues. The course will also explore design, implementation, and evaluation of affirmative action programs.

POT 4309 U01 | 82848 | Sex Power and Politics | Stiehm | Tu-Th 7:50pm- 9:05pm
Theories are examined that explain differences between women's and men's power in the political arena. Their internal consistency and "fit" with reality are also explored.

REL 3145 U01| 89150 | Women and Religion | Gudorf | Wed 5:00pm-7:40pm
Explores the involvement, portrayal, and roles of women in religion, from early goddess religions through the cult of Mary to contemporary feminist theology. (combined with)
REL 5184 U01 | 89187 | Sex, Religion and Social Change | Gudorf | Wed 7:50pm-9:05pm
Traces various religions' accommodation to and rejection of both new scientific research on sexuality and new economic and social trends. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.

REL 3171 RVC | 82319 | Sex and Religion | Maarif | Online
A survey of religious understandings of sexuality, gender and reproduction with special emphasis on contemporary issues.

REL 3520 RVC | 82374 | Saints, Witches | Gudorf | Online
Cathedrals and crusades through religious schisms and wars to Third World Christianity and women priests: select survey of major trends in Christianity.

SYG 4060 U01 | 83231 | Sociology of Sexuality | Javadzahed | MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm
SYG 4060 U01 | 89058 | Sociology of Sexuality | Lavander | Th 5:00pm-7:40pm
SYG 4060 RVC | 89585 | Sociology of Sexuality | Lavander | Online
Applies sociological perspectives to sexual attitudes and behavior, examining various world cultures. Topics include premarital and extramarital sex, sexual orientation, and prostitution.

SYO 3120 U01 | 83235 | Marriage and The Family | Girard | Tu-Th 12:30pm-1:45pm
SYO 3120 RVC | 89586 | Marriage and the Falimy | Lineberger | Online
Considers marriage and kinship, and their relationships with political, economic, cultural and social factors. Emphasizes the distinction between family and other social units, and the changing social arrangements and exceptions associated with family and gender roles.

BISCAYNE BAY

SOP 3742 B51 | 81557 | Psychology of Women | Telan | Tue-Th 11:00am-12:15pm
An examination of women from various perspectives, such as biological, anthropological, mythological, religious, historical, legal, sociological, and psychoanalytical points of view. Discussions of ways in which these various perspectives influence the psychological development of contemporary women.