RCE:4191 Advocacy. Introduction to advocacy skills--communicate, convey, negotiate or assert interests, desires, needs, and rights for self or others; opportunity to design and implement a plan of change; ecological model of human interaction that suggests a person must be viewed within context of his or her environment(s); how having power on a personal and social level impacts one's environment and is central to a person's well-being; advocation as a central function of helping professions.
ANTH:1003 Anthropology of Violence. Sources and manifestations of violence; violence in varied contexts—war, genocide, colonialism, state violence, terrorism, domestic violence; anthropological perspective considering structural, economic, and symbolic violence.
RCE:4176 Child Abuse: Assessment, Intervention, and Advocacy. Preparation for work involving abused children or child abuse issues; appropriate for careers in counseling, education, health sciences, law, psychology, social work, and so forth; interactive approach.
RHET:2031 Desire, Consent, and Sex in U.S. Culture(s): Replacing Coercion and Violence with Respect. Exploration of desire, sex, consent, and sexual violence in practical and theoretical dimensions; recent demands by students to change the way sexual violence is addressed; theory and sources from popular media; lectures by scholars, activists, and professionals; sexual violence, rape culture, and sexuality-based oppression confronted with academic/therapeutic/political knowledge; real world strategies to help better understand and combar sexual violence, theories. Prerequisites: RHET:1030. Same as GWSS:2000
SSW:3847 Discrimination, Oppression and Diversity. Students examine theoretical and historical perspectives on racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination, and their application to social work practice with anti-discrimination strategies.
GWSS:1002 Diversity and Power in the US: Examining Gender, Race, and Class in America. How the intersection of gender, race, class affects individual experience, national ideology, social institutions; interdisciplinary perspective.
SSW:3796 Family Violence. Child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse; causes, policy aspects, identification, reporting, treatment, prevention.
ANTH:4140 Feminist Activism and Global Health. How female gender intersects with culture, environment, and political economy to shape health and illness; reproductive health, violence, drug use, cancer; readings in anthropology, public health. Prerequisites: ANTH:1101. Same as CBH:5140, GWSS:4140.
CSI:1490 Flip the Script. Flip the Script is a sexual assault resistance course for women, regardless of sexual orientation and inclusive of trans women, but focused on violence committed by men. The course is predicated on the understanding that it is NEVER a victim’s fault if they are sexually assaulted and reminds participants that there is no risk for sexual violence without the presence of a perpetrator.
SOC:1310 Gender and Society. Role and status of women in society; sex differences, sex role socialization, theories about origin and maintenance of sexual inequalities, changes in social life cycle of women, implications for social institutions and processes; focus on contemporary United States. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as GWSS:1310.
SOC:4461 Gender and Violence. Extent and nature of gendered violence, interpretation of patterns using feminist theory and perspectives on masculinities and heterosexism; examination of interpersonal violence, including criminal violence committed by women and men, violence against women and men (victimization), spousal/intimate partner abuse, youth gangs, bullying in schools, sexual violence, femicide, and genocide. Same as GWSS:4461.
SOC:7710 Gender Inequalities. Current sociological research on public policies that affect family life and well being; divorce and child custody policies, teen pregnancy and abortion, family poverty, child care and work family policies. Same as GWSS:7710.
HIST:3157 Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights. History of gender and sexuality as components in international human rights activism and law; current debates, representative topics. Same as GWSS:3157
RCE:4192 Group Leadership in Human Sexuality. How to teach human sexuality; how to help students achieve an open minded yet responsible attitude toward their own and others' sexuality. Prerequisites: RCE:4130.
EPLS:5278 Helping Skills in Student Affairs Work. Development of ability to identify, understand, and intentionally apply the active attending and influencing skills; readings and class presentations.
SSW:3712 Human Sexuality, Diversity, and Society. Physiological, psychological aspects; parameters defined by students, instructor. Same as NURS:3712.
SOC:4430 Interpersonal Violence in Society. Extent and nature of interpersonal violence in societies, in general and for specific population subgroups; theoretical explanations for the phenomenon; alternative ways of defining and responding to violence across various social contexts; application of scientific method; relevant literatures from multiple disciplines including sociology, anthropology, criminology, psychology, and behavioral economics; types of violence defined as illegal and those which are deviant but not illegal.
GWSS:1001 Introduction to Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies. Introduction to feminist interdisciplinary study of women's lives, with emphasis on race, class, sexual orientation; work, family, culture, political and social change. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
PSY:2501 Introduction to Social Psychology. Research and theories on people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in social situations; attitudes, attributions, person perception, aggression, stereotypes and prejudice, attraction, relationships, social influence, group processes, altruism. Prerequisites: PSY:1001.
GWSS:3700 Narratives of Gender and Masculinity. Engaging with and deconstructing the stories men and women tell about what it means to be a man in the 21st century; topics may include cultural differences in the construction of gender and masculinity, queer masculinity, masculinity and social justice movements (especially feminism), history of the present moment in masculinity, masculinity from a non-binary perspective, literary representations of masculinity, and masculinity in mass culture.
PSY:3095 Psychology of Relationship Violence. Introduction to psychological theory and research on violence in relationships; topics will include intimate partner violence, sexual assault and rape, sexual harassment, and stalking; includes a services learning component. Prerequisites: PSY2701.
SOC:2810 Social Inequality. Major theoretical perspectives for understanding inequality in economics, power, prestige; the magnitude of social inequality in the United States; sex and race inequality; trends in and causes of social mobility; selected consequences of social inequality. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
SOC:1020 Social Problems. Emergence and distribution of selected social problems; alternative solutions; may include population, inequality, female male relationships, racism, crime. GE: Social Sciences.
GWSS:4820 Sociology of Sexuality. Sociological perspectives on sexuality, including theoretical and conceptual developments, empirical regularities, and social implications; sexual expression in the United States. Prerequisites: SOC:1010 or SOC:1020. Same as SOC:4820
SOC:3710 The American Family. Structure and process; change over the life cycle; interrelations with other institutions; historical changes; variations by social class and ethnic group. Prerequisites: 034:001 (SOC:1010). GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
ANTH:1005 The Evolution of Human Sex. How evolution has shaped our sexual behavior; patterns of mate choice, parental behavior, social organization, cooperation, and conflict as responses to selection pressure; sexual selection, reproductive strategies, mate choice, sex roles and practices.
ANTH:2150 Transnational Feminism. Introduction to feminist perspectives from U.S. and non-U.S. contexts; how geopolitics shapes understanding of familiar feminist issues (e.g. reproduction, cultural practices, sexualities, poverty); emphasis on global south regions. Same as GWSS:2150
GHS:3015 Transnational Sexualities. How ideas about normative and non-normative sexuality, gender/sexual identities, and related social movements travel across geographical, political, and cultural boundaries; potentials and limits of using conceptual frameworks (i.e. sexuality, gender, LGBT, queer) across the west and global south; how sexuality always intersects with race, class, nationhood, and transnational systems of power; power structures that shape gender/sexuality through a transnational approach; connection of inequalities within the United States with those across the world. Same as GWSS:3010
GWSS:3266 Women and Nonfiction. Issues of representation and self representation by and about women through the study of documentary film and personal essay; focus on paired texts in literature and cinema for analysis and critical reflection; development along historical and transnational lines of inquiry to explore literary and cinematic depictions of racial and cultural identity; motherhood, friendship, and the family; women during wartime, violence against women, domestic and industrial women's work. Requirements: junior or senior standing
GWSS:3138 Writing to Change the World. Writers who can frame questions, weigh competing perspectives, structure an argument, and write with clarity and respect for diverse audiences as powerful agents for change; writers who have inspired human rights movements; public forms of writing with local organizations whose missions are shaped by social attitudes to gender and sexuality; how language, imagery, popular culture, and history affect perceptions of gender and sexuality; conducting research and evaluation of evidence; best practices for communicating and collaborating; skills needed to be an effective advocate.