WOMEN&GENDER STUDIES Courses

WOMEN&GENDER STUDIES Courses


WG–101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts and key issues in women and gender studies, utilizing a life-span approach. Topics include gender socialization and identity formation, sexuality, cultural representations, gender relations, family, work, class stratification, violence, constructions of masculinity, and oppression, as well as racial and cultural diversity.

 

WG–201 GENDER AND SOCIETY
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Using the slogan, 'the personal is political' as a guiding principle, this course investigates some of the predominant trends in feminist research, thought and activism historically as well as in contemporary society focusing specifically on the dynamics of individual experience and collective activities.

 

WG–230 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a comparative study of family relationships with special attention given to the social and cultural aspects of the family, mate selection, marriage adjustment, parental roles, and family stability. Prerequisites: SO101 or consent of instructor.

 

WG–323 LITERATURE BY WOMEN
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course explores representative literature by women around the globe and across time. The course reading covers a variety of literary forms which may include the novel, short story, poetry and such non-fiction as essays, journals, and diaries. Students acquire an understanding of these various literary forms and how women writers have used them to express religious, political, social and philosophical concerns. They also are introduced to a growing body of feminist literary theory. This course allows students to gain an understanding of the social-historical place of literature by women. Prerequisite: EN111; any 200-level literature course or consent of instructor.

 

WG–380 WOMEN, POLITICS AND POLICY
FALL ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course examines the ways in which gender structures the arena of politics and shapes our understanding of it. Students learn how the meaning of "politics" is articulated and transformed by women in different settings at the local, national, regional and international levels. Prerequisite: PS101 or WG101.

 

WG–391 SELECTED STUDIES IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is dedicated to a specific in-depth investigation of an area of women and gender studies. The course content will vary each time the course is offered and can be taken more than one for credit. Examples include: masculinity, women and art, gay/lesbian/transgender cultures, women's memoir and life-writing, gender and popular culture, gender and international development, and women, labor and the economy. Prerequisite: WG101.

 

WG–455 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course offers a study of women through feminist scholarship and research. It is designed to introduce students to the myriad factors influencing the development of girls and women in a variety of cultures and societies, including Micronesia. Areas covered include feminist scholarship and research; gender socialization, women's biology and (mental) health; sexuality; victimization and abuse; work career, and power issues. Prerequisite: PY101.

 

WG–455G PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course offers a study of women through feminist scholarship and research. It is designed to introduce students to the myriad factors influencing the development of girls and women in a variety of cultures and societies, including Micronesia. Areas covered include feminist scholarship and research; gender socialization, women's biology and (mental) health; sexuality; victimization and abuse; work career, and power issues. Prerequisite: PY101.

 

WG–461 PACIFIC WOMEN WRITERS
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course entails an intensive study of representative works of Pacific Women Writers to acquaint students with the contours of this emerging literature in terms of styles, themes, symbols, images, language, politics, and subject. Students will gain an understanding of the place of this literature in the larger context of Pacific Literature, Women's Literature, Minority Literature and Contemporary Literature in English. Prerequisite: EN111; Any 200-level literature course or consent of instructor.

 

WG–461G PACIFIC WOMEN WRITERS
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course entails an intensive study of representative works of Pacific Women Writers to acquaint students with the contours of this emerging literature in terms of styles, themes, symbols, images, language, politics, and subject. Students will gain an understanding of the place of this literature in the larger context of Pacific Literature, Women's Literature, Minority Literature and Contemporary Literature in English. Prerequisite: EN111; Any 200-level literature course or consent of instructor.

 

WG–490 SPECIAL PROJECT
AS REQUIRED/AS REQUIRED

3 credit hours