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  • THE 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre


    THE 271  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Application of theories and techniques of costume design to specific problems of the play. Student produces renderings for costume designs using various media.  Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as ART 370 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 372 - Philosophy in Film


    At least junior standing or consent of the instructor. (3)

    Philosophical ideas as expressed in film and literature. Screenplays, original sources, and analytic articles considered.  Also listed as PHL 372 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 380 - Scenic Design for the Theatre


    THE 271  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Three-dimensional design for the theatre; how to research, conceptualize and express ideas in 3-D models, simple sketches, and basic drafting. Also listed as ART 380 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 383 - Sound Design for the Theatre


    THE 216 , THE 271 . (3)

    Exploration of aesthetics and technologies in sound design for live performance, including the creation of soundscapes and live sound reinforcement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 385 - Lighting Design for the Theatre


    THE 216 , THE 271 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced course in the theories and aesthetics of lighting design for theatre, opera and dance. Emphasis on lighting as a theatrical art form, and the method of executing this vision successfully.  Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 390 - Playwriting


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Principles and practice of modern dramatic composition. Group analysis of characterization, story, plot structure, dialogue and other dramaturgical elements in the one-act play. Also listed as ENG 309 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 391 - Directed Reading


    To be arranged. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 392 - Collective Playwrights Workshop


    THE 230 , consent of instructor. (3)

    Improvisational techniques, exercises and scenes, culminating in the performance of a script developed by the class through improvisation.  Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 393 - Honors Independent Study


    Open only to Honors Students in Theatre. (3)

    Independent study in preparation for senior honors thesis. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 399 - Special Projects in Theatre


    To be arranged. (1-3)

    Supervised work in any of the performance or design/technical areas. Projects tailored to the academic or aesthetic requirements of the student and, where applicable, to the cooperating external agency. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 401 - Seminar in Acting Auditions


    Consent of instructor, THE 230 . (1) CAP

    Capstone course for students in performance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 402 - Seminar in Acting Classics


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3).

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 403 - Seminar in Theatre History


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 404 - Seminar in Scene Design and Technology


    Consent of instructor and lower-level course appropriate for design and technology. (2) CAP

    Capstone course for design and technology. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 406 - Seminar in Directing


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 407 - Seminar in Oral Interpretation


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 408 - Seminar in Lighting Design and Production


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course in lighting design and production. (2) CAP

    Capstone course for students in lighting design and production. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 409 - Seminar in Major Theatrical Figures and Associated Styles


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 410 - Seminar in Dialects


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 411 - Special Projects in Acting


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 412 - Special Projects in Theatre History


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 413 - Special Projects in Scene Design and Technology


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 414 - Special Projects in Costume Design and Technology


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 415 - Special Projects in Directing


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 416 - Special Projects in Oral Presentation


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 417 - Special Projects in Lighting Design and Technology


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 418 - Special Projects in Improvisational Performance


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course appropriate to the area elected. (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 419 - Seminar in Costume Design and Technology


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course in costume design. (2) CAP

    Capstone course for costume design students. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 420 - Directing II: Practice


    THE 320 , consent of instructor. (4)

    Scene work culminating in a public performance of a final directing project.  Lecture and laboratory. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar


    Senior standing. (1) CAP

    Capstone course for theatre majors. Portfolio, resume, audition and interview preparation for students entering the job market. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 426 - Special Projects in Theatre Management


    THE 225 , consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Projects in stage management, front of house and box office management, or production management. Specific responsibilities determined with faculty mentor, depending on needs of production. Stage managers prepare and manage auditions, rehearsals and performances, produce daily written rehearsal reports, and chair or participate in weekly production meetings and seminar sessions. Front of house and box office managers may coordinate aspects of the show related to ticket sales and audience relations. Production managers may oversee technical areas and budget. The final project for all areas includes submission of production books detailing work done. Prepares students to be highly competitive in the widely expanding field of theatre, movies and television. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 428 - Seminar in Performance


    THE 230 . (1) CAP

    Capstone experience in performance. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 430 - Opera Workshop


    At least junior standing, consent of instructor; concurrent election of MUS 151 , MUS 152 , MUS 251 , MUS 252 , MUS 351 , MUS 352 , or MUS 451 . (1) F

    Study of opera through live performance of acts, scenes, or segments of standard operatic repertoire. May be reelected for credit. Also listed as MUS 430 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 434 - American Drama


    At least junior standing, a 300-level course in literature or theatre history; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Development of American Drama with attention to literary and theatrical elements, including historical and cultural influences and theatrical conventions. Emphasis on major playwrights and movements, marginal voices, and the relationship of popular entertainment to serious drama. Also listed as ENG 434 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • THE 449 - Folklore and Storytelling


    At least junior standing. (3)

    A study of folklore and its relationship to the storytelling process. Emphasis on techniques of preparing and telling stories. Unvolves attendance at the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival. Also listed as EDR 435 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 450 - Safety Applications for Arts


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Overview of best practices in safety planning for arts and events managers. Practical training in recognizing and dealing with potentially dangerous work environments, understanding Occupational Health and Safety Administration requirements and how they apply to the arts, and development of organizational safety and emergency response plans. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 455 - Process to Product


    THE 150 , THE 230 , THE 271 ; or consent of instructor (3)

    Examination of the process of the creation of community-based art from start to finish, specifically in theatre and performance. Exercises in creaton of devised performance and new work, ensemble-building and the collaborative process. Consideration of how work intersects directly with the public realm and how work can engage public spaces as well as audiences. Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 480 - Advanced Production Management


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Focus on advanced management methods including budgeting, crews, box office, performance spaces and grants, as well as management strategies and problem solving skills. Lectures and applied field work with performance programs.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation


    Completion of HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study designed for the development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal carried out in close consultation with both the Department Advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the Department Advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the Department Advisor and the Honors Director. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 495 - Honors Thesis I


    THE 393 , consent of Theatre Department. Open only to Honors Students in theatre. (4)

    Credit and grade for THE 495 is not given until successful completion of THE 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of THE 495 , consent of Theatre Department. Open only to Honors Students in theatre. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • THE 505 - American’s Contribution to Theatre


    Graduate standing, THE 303  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Development of the  American theatre with emphasis on six areas: dramatic literature, the American musical, Black theatre, managers and the road, the Actor’s Studio and the contemporary theatre.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • THE 534 - American Drama


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Development of American Drama with attention to literary and theatrical elements, including historical and cultural influences and theatrical conventions. Emphasis on major playwrights and movements, marginal voices, and the relationship of popular entertainment to serious drama. Not open to students with credit for ENG 434 /THE 434 . Also listed as ENG 534 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • THE 540 - Music Theatre Literature


    Graduate Standing. (3)

    The course will cover the American musical theatre tradition. Students will examine the historical development of this genre and selected musical theatre artists who have shape the tradition. The class will consist of presentations, literature research,demonstrations and, as appropriate, group performances of selected works. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Also listed as MUS 540 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • THE 549 - Folklore and Storytelling


    Graduate standing. (3)

    A study of folklore and its relationship to the storytelling process. Emphasis on techniques of preparing and telling stories. Unvolves attendance at the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival. Not open to students with credit for EDR 435  or THE 449 . Also listed as EDR 535 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • UNI 401 - Innovation and Design Interdisciplinary Capstone


    Junior standing. (3) CAP

    Innovation and design thinking is important across all disciplines and can help to find creative solutions to problems or fill a gap. In the real world, multi-disciplinary teams are brought together to form a design team to fill a gap or solve a problem. Students in this course will work in collaborative teams to create innovative and design solutions, which could be an industry-identified technology problem or gap, or a partner organization (e.g., business or community) problem or gap. Students will learn firsthand how to take an idea from concept toward launch. Students will make connections with industry and/or partner organizations, learn about entrepreneurship, and improve their creative problem-solving skills. Graded ABCDE
  
  • UNI 501 - Innovation and Design Interdisciplinary Capstone


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Hands-on investigation of innovation and design thinking, in which multi-disciplinary design teams work together to creatively solve a problem. Students work in collaborative teams to design innovative solutions for a problem or gap, such as an industry-identified technology problem or a small business problem, learning firsthand how to take a solution from concept to launch, while making connections with industry, learning about entrepreneurship, and improving creative problem-solving skills.  Not open to students with credit for UNI 401. Graded ABCDE
  
  • UNV 100 - First Year Experience


    (3) FYE

    This course is designed to introduce students to the university as an empowering academic environment.  By creatively exploring the campus and local community, examining real world problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging in critical thinking, and actively working to solve problems, students will discover the connectivity of knowledge and skills necessary in working toward achievement of their academic dreams. Graded ABCDN
  
  • URP 111 - Introduction to Urban Geography and Planning


    (Formerly GEO 111). (3) S

    Examination of cities, metropolitan areas, and urbanization, from geographical and urban planning perspectives. Focus on broad understanding of what planning is, what planners do, and why. Selected major concepts in planning, including but not limited to zoning, housing, and comprehensive planning. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 115 - World Regional Geography


    (Formerly GEO 115). (3) S

    Introduction to world regional geography. Themes include basic physical and social geography of world regions, historical evolution of those regions, how people live and interact locally, and how these themes relate to global issues. Also listed as INT 115 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 116 - Human Geography


    (Formerly GEO 116). (3) S

    Introduction to human geography. Basic themes and concepts of human geography, including the global interactions of culture, population, land use and the environment, as well as geographic patterns of language, religion, settlements, agriculture and related resource issues. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 140 - Healthy Planet Healthy People: Shaping a Sustainable Healthy Future


    (3) HW

    Connections between where people live and health. How human health is dependent upon the health of communities and the health of the planet. Investigation of healthy communities through themes like sustainable development, housing design, urban nature and green space, the food system, waste management, ecopsychology, and behavior change. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 212 - Urban design and Design Tools for Planners


    URP 111  or URP 140  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Introduction to urban design and the tools used by urban design professionals. Exploration of the intersections between architecture and urban planning. Study of major trends and concepts in the field such as aesthetics, city-image, green building design, great streets, and place-making. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 216 - Geography for Educators


    (Formerly GEO 216). (3) S

    Overview of basic geographic concepts such as scale, site and situation, and regions, for prospective teachers and other professionals. Introduction to basic geographic analysis methods, such as maps, GIS, and remote sensing, combined with basic concepts for social science problem-solving. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 260 - Statistical Methods in Planning and Sustainability Science


    (Formerly RPL 260). MTH 111  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or MTH 118 , MTH 120 , MTH 121  or MTH 122 . (3) FQ

    Descriptive and inferential statistics. Appropriate use and interpretation of statistics in urban planning, sustainability science, and related fields. Includes measures of central tendency and variability, hypothesis testing, t-tests, correlation techniques, regression and ANOVA. Application of statistical concepts to real problems through the use of computer software. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 297 - Special Topics in Planning and Sustainability Science I


    (1)

    Contemporary topics in planning and sustainability science, selected by the instructor. Topics vary by semester. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 298 - Special Topics in Planning and Sustainability Science II


    (1)

    Contemporary topics in planning and sustainability science, selected by the instructor. Topics vary by semester. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 310 - Reading the City: Urban Planning History, Theory, and Law


     A grade of C (2.0) or better in URP 111  or URP 140 . (3)

    An overview of modern planning history, theory, and law, taught chronologically with theories and court cases presented in their historical contexts. Also includes coverage of the American Institute of Certified Planners’ code of ethics and professional conduct. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 312 - Resource Planning and Management


    URP 111  or ESS 151  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, at least junior standing. (3)

    Sustainable principles and theories in natural resource planning and management. Management problems associated with major ecosystems such as agriculture, range land, forest land, park systems, water resources, wetlands, endangered species, and alternative energy systems. Practices of various professions including natural resource planning, forestry, and wildlife biology. Also listed as ESS 312 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 364 - Global Perspectives in Planning


    URP 111 , URP 116  and POL 120  each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Overview of modern urban planning outside of North America. Case study approach to challenges and innovations in cities from various regions of the world, with special attention to non-Western perspectives on planning, policy and development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 411 - Reimagining Legacy Cities


    (Formerly RPL 411). URP 111  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, at least junior standing. (3)

    A solutions-driven approach to problems facing legacy cities such as Flint. How to do urban planning when faced with serious challenges like poverty, crime, vacant properties, and decreased tax revenues that often stem from population decline. Cities, neighborhoods and/or sites are reimagined using 3D modeling software. Discussion and project-focused course with required field trips. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 460 - Research in Planning and Sustainability Science


    (Formerly RPL 495). URP 310  or ESS 360 , at least junior standing. (3)

    Students conduct quantitative and qualitative research on a specific planning or sustainability topic, selected in consultation with the instructor, and produce a substantial research paper. Class meetings include guest speakers and class discussions. Involves participation with professionals outside the University. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 476 - Environmental Planning


    (Formerly GEO 476). Grades of C (2.0) or better in ESS 151 , GIS 203 , URP 111 ; at least junior standing. (3)

    Environmental analysis for landscape planning. Analytical techniques for the assessment of development and redevelopment projects and infrastructure. Evaluation of existing environmental plans, and development of feasible alternatives. Incorporation of appropriate mapping techniques and professional presentation methods. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 497 - Urban Planning Studio


    URP 310 , at least junior standing. (3) CAP

    Civic engagement course designed for application of planning concepts to real-world problems, involving development of a product (such as a neighborhood plan, policy document, or data analysis) for a real-world client or community partner. Requires use of writing, speaking, critical thinking, and technological skills learned throughout the curriculum. May require travel and meetings outside standard class times. Graded ABCDE
  
  • URP 498 - Internship


    (Formerly GEO 498). URP 310  or CHM 380 , at least junior standing, consent of instructor. (3)

    Internship in environmental science, planning, GIS, sustainable systems, or a related field, for a minimum of ten hours per week. Additional requirements (such as a work log and reflection paper) may be required. Professional development, such as resume writing, interview skills, and portfolio development, may also be included. Placement conducted by the instructor with input from the student. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • WGS 100 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    (3) S, US

    Introduction to the field of women’s studies and to scholarly and other writing about women’s lives and gender as a social structure and process.  Examination of the feminist reconstruction of knowledge; differences among women based upon race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation; cultural representation of women; divisions of labor based upon gender and race; politics of women’s personal lives; women’s activism.  Focus upon women in the U.S. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • WGS 115 - Introduction to Sexuality Studies


    (3) S, US

    Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of sexuality studies. Key concepts, analytical frameworks, questions developed by feminist and queer scholars, historical context and development of feminist and queer movements with a focus on the U.S.  The social constructions of sexuality, gender and sex, as they relate to identity, expression and wider social relations, and as they manifest in lived experience, institutional settings, texts, and popular culture. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDN
  
  • WGS 167 - Race, Gender and Sexuality


    (3) H, US

    Critical analysis of theories of race, gender and sexual identity. Gender and sex roles; racism, sexism and hetero-sexism; concepts of beauty; racial and sexual stereotypes; social issues such as affirmative action, violence, racial and sexual harassment, pornography. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as PHL 167 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 170 - Disabilities Studies


    (3) HW, US

    Introduction to disability issues including the medicalization of intellectual disability. I.Q. testing; eugenics; deaf education and deaf culture; the American Disabilities Act legislation and its impact on public institutions.  May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as PHL 170 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 174 - Introduction to Feminist Theory


    (3) H

    Introduction to some of the main perspectives in feminist thought, including liberal feminism, Marxist feminism, radical feminism, socialist feminism. Application of these theories to one or more social issues of particular interest to feminists, such as affirmative action, pro-creative freedom, motherhood. Also listed as PHL 174 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 201 - Women, Education and Globalization


    (3) GS

    Insights on the importance of many aspects of women’s issues in the context of globalization. Also listed as EDE 201  and EDS 201 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 216 - Afro/Latino/Caribbean Women Writers


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) GS

    Overview of the major genres, publishing activities, goals and concerns of female writers from the Anglophone, Francophone and Dutch Caribbean. The Caribbean Women Writers’ Project; the ways in which anticolonial discourse, issues of exile and sanctuary, and revisions of the literary tradition of the Caribbean are manifested in their literature. Also listed as AFA 216 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 228 - Women and Literature


    Prior or concurrent election of ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) H

    Study of writing by women in order to explore the concerns of women writers, recurrent themes in their work, and feminist approaches to literature. Readings include historically important works by women as well as contemporary literature Also listed as ENG 228 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 275 - Clothing in Western Culture


    (3) H

    Historical examination of fashion and clothing of Western culture as a reflection of social mores, gender roles, and political and economic events from Egyptian times to the present. Also listed as THE 275 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 284 - Gender and Communication


    (3) S

    Analysis of gender/communication issues, including how women and men use language differently, how women and men are portrayed in language, and how language reflects and recreates social reality. Also listed as COM 284  and LIN 284 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 300 - Gender, Crime and Justice


    CRJ 185  or WGS 100 . (3)

    Exploration of the gendered structure of the legal and criminal justice systems. Examination of the differential impact of laws and policies on women offenders and the experiences of women in prison, law enforcement and the legal profession. Issues include domestic/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, reproductive rights, child abuse, pornography and gender-related hate crimes. Also listed as CRJ 300 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 301 - Medieval Women and Literature


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3)

    Introduction to literature written by, for or about women during the Middle Ages, with attention to the role of writing and reading in constructing and defining medieval gender and uses of the female body. Also listed as ENG 301 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • WGS 318 - Women Writers of African World


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    Literature by women from Africa, the Caribbean and North America, such as Buchi Emecheta, Nawal El Saadawi, Edwidge Danticat and Alice Walker; and socio-historical experiences that inform their writings. Examination of diverse ways deployed by women to discuss issues relevant to them - such as gender disparities, patriarchy, exclusion etc - as well as techniques and recurring motifs used in their works; grounded in feminist theory and the concept of womanism. Also listed as AFA 318  and CPL 318 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 320 - Special Topics


    A WGS course or consent of instructor. (3)

    Topics to be announced. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 325 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond


    One from: ANT 100 /INT 100 , PSY 100 , SOC 100 , WGS 100 . (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to the relationship between culture and psychology. Critique of approaches that emphasize cultural or psychological determinism. Examination of the ways in which culture and psychology mutually shape each other in different social groups and historical contexts. Special attention to race and racism, mental health, emotion, and ethics. Also listed as ANT 325  and SOC 325 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 326 - Gender, Labor and Inequality


    ECN 202 . (3)

    Examination of interaction between gender and labor issues, with particular attention to mechanisms that generate inequality.  Comparison of different theories of how labor markets work and how the labor force is reproduced.  Topics include wage determination, occupational segregation, segmented labor markets, household decision making, gender roles in the economy, and social stratification. Also listed as ECN 326 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 331 - Women and Work


    POL 120  or SOC 100  or WGS 100 ; or consent of instructor. (3) US

    Women’s paid employment and job segregation by sex: relation of women’s paid work to women’s family work, nature of women’s jobs and occupations, and a variety of state policies that influence women’s employment (e.g. anti-discrimination law, maternity and parental leave). White women and women of color in the advanced capitalist economy of the United States. Also listed as POL 331  and SOC 362 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 337 - Topics in Women’s Literature


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent. (3) H

    Intensive study of the concerns and achievements of selected women writers as they explore a common theme, genre or question. Topics may vary (e.g. Life Writings, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Marriage and the Novel). May be reelected to a total of six credits. Also listed as ENG 337 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 338 - Philosophy of Health, Disease and Illness


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Philosophical critique of such concepts as “health,” “well-being,” “medicine,” “illness,” “disease,” “normalcy,” “sanity,” and “insanity.” Consideration of both historical and contemporary works: perspectives including both philosophy of science and ethical, social and legal implications of analyses. Also listed as PHL 338 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 341 - Psychology of Gender


    PSY 100 . (3)

    Examination of social learning, psychoanalytic, evolutionary and other psychological perspectives on gender, with focus on contemporary U.S. culture.  Also listed as PSY 341 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 350 - Scripted: Sex & Gender in Theatre


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3) H

    Examination of the manner in which theatrical works reflect, re-enforce, challenge and re-vision sex and gender roles in a variety of periods and cultures. Topics include: the politics of re-presentation, the theatrical tradition of cross-dressing, performance art, and the relationship of theatre art to pornography and voyeurism. Also listed as THE 350 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • WGS 354 - Sociology of Families


    SOC 100 . (3)

    Family as a social institution.  Historical changes in families; paid and unpaid work; marriage and partnering; divorce, remarriage and blended families; parenting; violence; economic issues; law and social policy; race/ethnicity, sexuality and age. Also listed as SOC 354 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 359 - The Black Family


    SOC 100 . (3) US

    Sociological and social-psychological analysis of the Black family in America. Impact of changes in race relations and of urbanization on the Black family. Assessment of various stereotypes existing in mass media and in sociological and psychological literatures. Also listed as AFA 359  and SOC 359 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 369 - History of Women in America I


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from colonization to the Civil War era. Also listed as HIS 369 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 376 - Sex, Work and International Capital


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or SOC 100  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Analysis of significance of women’s labor to international capital in a cross-cultural perspective. Examination of social construction of “third world” and “development,” and potential and limits of these categories in understanding ideological and material conditions of lives of women across race, class and national boundaries in the world of work. Also listed as ANT 376 , INT 376 , and SOC 376 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 378 - Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    ANT 100 /INT 100  or WGS 100 . (3)

    Comparison of sex-gender expressions, identities; and experiences in various societies. Examination of gender; and sexuality as culturally constructed, as regimes of power, and as sites of social change. Analysis of sex, gender; and sexuality-based representational practices and patterns inequality in distinct institutional settings.

      Also listed as ANT 378. Graded ABCDE

  
  • WGS 381 - History of Women in America II


    HIS 120  or HIS 121 . (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from the Civil War era to present. Also listed as HIS 381 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • WGS 384 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern European History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the construction and transformation of gender and sexual norms for women and men in Europe from 1789 to 1989. Special attention paid to the family, women’s rights movements, the intersection of gender, class and race, and the impact of wars and revolutions on the status of women and conceptions of gender and sexuality. Also listed as HIS 384 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 385 - Women, Gender, and the Law


    Any WGS or WGS-crosslisted course; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination and analysis of the role of law in the social, economic, political and private lives of women in the U.S. Historical overview as well as intensive study of legal problems of current concern to women. Areas of focus: women and work, women and the family, women and their bodies, women and the criminal justice system, role of women in the legal system (including theory as well as case law). Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 386 - Gender Theory


    (Formerly WGS 480). A PHL or WGS course; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the major theories about gender.  Focus on intersections of race/ethnicity, class and gender in the formation of identities and reproduction of inequality.  Theories explored include Marxist-Feminism, Psychoanalytic Feminism, Queer Theory, Post Modern Feminism. Also listed as PHL 386 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 390 - Special Topics in WGS - SOC


    (1-3)

    Topics to be announced. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Also listed as SOC 398 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 391 - Directed Reading in WGS


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Designed for students wishing to explore particular interests, including community-based projects in women’s and gender studies, not available through other courses. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 399 - Seminar in Women’s & Gender Studies


      or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced seminar engaging students in reading of key texts and development of individual projects within a broadly defined thematic area central to women’s and gender studies. Capstone course for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 403 - Theory, History and Criticism of Ways of Seeing


    ARH 111  or ARH 112  or consent of instructor; at least sophomore standing. (3)

    Examination of ideas, theories and institutions that have shaped how visual imagery has been interpreted across time. Considers fields that have impacted the creation and reception of visual culture, including critical theory, art criticism, aesthetic theory, visual theories of gender, and museum studies. Also listed as ARH 401 /COM 401 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 410 - Feminism and the Visual Arts


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H, US

    Study of art-historical issues through feminist methodologies related to the depiction of women in art and artworks made by women. Topics include discussion of the male gaze, and the historical status of women in art institutions. Lecture, discussion, readings. Also listed as ARH 410 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
 

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