UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B-S

(1/98)

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

Note: All changes become effective Fall 1999.

 

Discipline:

Women’s Studies

Date

 

I. Introductory Statement:

This is an interdisciplinary program housed with the chair of in the division of the social sciences. The program is administered by the coordinator of women’s studies, a faculty member of any of the four divisions.

II. Goals/Objectives (What should students learn in this discipline?):

To introduce UMM students to the exploration of the history, position and roles of women as well as attitudes concerning them in order to acquaint students with the changing determinants of women’s situations.

III. Assessment (How does the discipline measure the extent to which student learning meets disciplinary goals and objectives?):

The students will demonstrate an appreciation of the determinants of women’s situations and experiences. Students will demonstrate an ability to think critically and communicate effectively. Students will demonstrate integration of their academic understandings with their intellectual maturation. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically assess the limitations of the academic disciplinary structure.

IV. Requirements for a Major:

Requirements for a Major -- consist of a minimum of 40 semester credits to include:

WoSt 1101 – Introduction to Women’s Studies

WoSt 1111 -- Women’s Studies Across the Curriculum

Hist 3700 – Variable Topics in the History of Women

Psy 3051 – The Psychology of Women

one of the following:

Anth 2302 – Women in Latin America (double-listed with Soc 2302)

Soc 2101 – Prejudice, Discrimination and Systems of Oppression

Soc 2302 – Women in Latin America (double-listed with Anth 2302)

Soc 3121 – Sociology of Gender

Soc 3200 – Variable Topics in Social Stratification

Soc 3252 – Variable Topics in Social Structure: Women in Muslim Society

The 20 additional credits are to be selected from the courses listed below. A course not listed may be applied to the 20-credit requirement with the consent of the instructor and of the major advisor. Any directed study course for which an instructor is available is acceptable provided the subject matter is appropriate. Appropriateness includes incorporation of women’s studies theories and/or methodologies.

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major advisors. Advisors are usually faculty with backgrounds or specialties related to women’s studies. When the program and plan are approved by the advisors, they are forwarded to the coordinator of women’s studies.

The writing component of the general education requirements will be filled in the WoSt 4xxx courses. The computing component of the general education requirements can be fulfilled in courses which use web-based research, such as Pol 3503 and Soc 3252.

This major requires two culminating experiences on the part of each student. The first one can be statisfied in several two ways. 1) The student may conduct an interdisciplinary seminar open to students and faculty of all disciplines involved (WoSt 4801). 2) The student may take 4 credits of Directed Study (WoSt 4993). In addition, each student will compose essays demonstrating learning in women’s studies. These will be filed with the student’s women’s advisor and the coordinator of women’s studies (WoSt 4901). With respect to the second experience, the student should demonstrate learning in women’s studies by reviewing term papers, reports and other types of assignments collected in a "women’s studies file." This file is assembled by the student and registered with the student’s women’s studies advisor and the coordinator of the women’s studies program (WoSt 4901.

Courses with grades of D are not acceptable to meet the major requirements.

Note—students planning to major in Women’s Studies must should register with the coordinator of the women’s studies by the beginning of the junior year.

Anth 2302 –Women in Latin America (double-listed with Soc 2302)

Anth 2302H –Women in Latin America (double-listed with Soc 2302)

ArtH 3281 – Women and Art

Biol 3101 – Genetics

Econ 4101 -- Labor Economics I

Econ 4102 -- Labor Economics II

Econ 4906 – Variable Topics in Economic Research: Gender Issues

Engl 3321 – Women’s Literature

Ger 3501 – Women’s Issues in Contemporary German

Hist 3001 –Families Through the Prism of Memory, Genealogy, and History

Hist 3701 –Women and Religion: A History

Hist 3702 –The History of Women in the West

Hum 1304 – French Women Authors in Translation

Phil 1121 – Philosophy of Religion

Phil 2131 – Philosophy of Science

Pol 3503 -- Women and Politics Worldwide

Psy 1071 -- Human Sexuality

Psy 3051 –The Psychology of Women

Psy 3221 -- Behavioral Biology of Women

Psy 4896 -- Field Experiences in Psychology

Soc 2101 – Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression

Soc 2302 –Women in Latin America (double-listed with Anth 2302)

Soc 2302H –Women in Latin America (double-listed with Anth 2302)

Soc 3121 -- Sociology of Gender

Soc 3200 – Variable Topics in Social Stratification

Soc 3252 – Women in Muslim Society

Span 3501 – Love and Marriage in Golden Age Spanish Literature

WoSt 3000 – Variable Topics in Women's Studies

WoSt 3993, 4993 -- Directed Study

WoSt 4801 – Culminating Experience in Women’s Studies

WoSt 4901 -- Assessment of Student Learning in Women's Studies

 

Students will complete 2 culminating experiences: 1) The student may prepare papers, tests, video tapes, slides; or the student may conduct an interdisciplinary seminar; or the student may take 4 credits of Directed Study. 2) All majors will compose essays demonstrating learning in Women’s Studies. 3) Writing component will be fulfilled by the WoSt 4XXX courses; the computing component can be filled in courses which require web-based research, examples: Pol 3503 and Soc 3254.

 

V. Requirements for a Minor:

Requirements for a Minor – A minimum of 28 semester credits to include:

WoSt 1101—Introduction to Women's Studies

WoSt 1111 – Women’s Studies Across the Curriculum

Hist 3700—Variable Topics in the History of Women

Psy 3051—The Psychology of Women

one of the following:

Soc 2101—Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression

Soc 3121—Sociology of Gender

Soc 3200—Topics in Social Stratification

Soc 3252—Women in Muslim Society

one of the following:

Econ 4101—Labor Economics I

Econ 4102—Labor Economics II

Pol 3503—Women in Politics Worldwide

Psy 3221—Behavioral Biology of Women

and 8 additional credits selected from the courses below.

The 20 additional credits are to be selected from at least 3 different disciplines in the Women’s Studies program.

VI. Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

None

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

None