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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

 

FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

 

Discipline:

Women’s Studies (WoSt)

Date

10/9/02

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

     I.       Introductory Statement:

This is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of the Social Sciences. The program is administered by the coordinator of women's studies who is a faculty member of any of the four divisions. Course descriptions follow.

 

    II.       Objectives:

No Change.

 

To explore the history, position, and roles of women as well as the attitudes concerning them and to acquaint students with the changing determinants of women's situations.

 

   III.       Assessment:

The students will demonstrate an appreciation of the determinants of the situations and experiences of women and other underprivileged groups. Students will demonstrate an ability to think critically and communicate effectively. Students will demonstrate integration of their academic understandings with their intellectual maturation. The assessment of the Women’s Studies program occurs every year when students majoring in Women’s Studies complete the required course, WoSt 4901 Assessment of Student Learning in Women’s Studies, see course description below.

 

   IV.       Requirements for a Major:

Major Requirements

Some of the courses required for the major carry prerequisites. Students interested in the major should meet with the coordinator of women’s studies before the end of their junior year.

 

Minimum of 40 credits to include:

WoSt 1101—Introduction to Women's Studies (HDIV, 4 cr)

WoSt 1111—Women's Studies Across the Curriculum

Engl 2031—Gender in Literature and Culture

Hist 3700—Variable Topics in the History of Women (No specific GER designation, each topic different, all 4 cr.)

Psy 3051—The Psychology of Women (HDIV, 4 cr)

WoSt 4901—Assessment of Student Learning in Women’s Studies

 

One of the following course from:

Anth 2302—Women in Latin America (IP, 4 cr.)

Soc 2101—Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression (name change, HDIV, 4 cr.)

Soc 2302—Women in Latin America (IP, 4 cr.) (Same as Anth 2302)

Soc 3121—Sociology of Gender (HDIV, 4 cr)

Soc 3200—Variable Topics in Social Stratification (HDIV, 4 cr)

Soc 3252—Women in Muslim Society (IP, 4 cr.)

WoSt 1111—Women’s Studies Across the Curriculum (HDIV, 4 cr)

 

 

One course from:

WoSt 4801—Culminating Experience in Women’s Studies

WoSt 4993—Directed Studies

 

An additional 20 15 credits are to be selected from the courses listed in the course description section below. These courses must come from at least three different disciplines. A course not listed may be applied to the 20 15-credit requirement with the consent of the instructor and women’s studies major adviser. Any directed study course for which an instructor is available is acceptable provided the subject matter is appropriate. Appropriate courses incorporate women's studies theories and/or methodologies. With the approval of the coordinator of women’s studies, up to 8 credits can be supplied by appropriate internship experiences.

 

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

 

The writing component of the general education requirements is fulfilled using WoSt 4xxx courses. The computing component of the general education requirements can be fulfilled by courses that use Web-based research, such as Pol 3503 and Soc 3252.

 

The major requires two culminating experiences on the part of each student. The first experience can be satisfied in one of 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 the second experience, the student should demonstrate learning in women's studies by reviewing term papers, reports, and other assignments collected in a "women's studies file." This file is assembled by the student and registered with the student's women's studies adviser 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 should register with the coordinator of women's studies by the beginning of the junior year.

 

 

    V.       Requirements for a Minor:

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 28 credits to include:

One course from:

WoSt 1101—Introduction to Women's Studies

WoSt 1111—Women's Studies Across the Curriculum

 

An additional 20 24 credits from the courses listed below are to be selected from at least three different disciplines.

 

   VI.       Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

 

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

Course Descriptions

Anth 2302—Topics in Latin American Cultures/Societies: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 2201 or #) (Same as Soc 2302)

Anth 2302H— Topics in Latin American Cultures/Societies: Honors: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101, participation in Honors Program or #) (Same as Soc 2302)

Anth 2452 --- Native American Women (HDIV, 4 cr.) (Same as Soc 2452)

ArtH 4001—Variable Topics in Art History: Women and Art. (FA; 4 cr; prereq any 1xxx-level ArtH class or jr status)

ArtS 3006—Variable Topics in Studio Art: Feminist Art: A Studio Perspective. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq major or minor or #)

Biol 3101—Genetics. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 2111 or #)

Fren 1304—French Women Authors in Translation. (IP; 4 cr) (Same as Hum 1304)

Fren 1304H—Honors: French Women Authors in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; prereq participation in Honors Program or #) (Same as Hum 1304H)

Econ 4101—Labor Economics I. (HDiv; 2 cr; prereq 3201 or #)

Econ 4906—Variable Topics in Economic Research: Gender Issues. (HDiv; 2 cr; prereq 3201, 3202 or #)

Engl 3153—Gothic Literature. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; offered when feasible)

Engl 3231—Women and Modernism: A Room of Her Own. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1131, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212; offered when feasible)

Engl 3342—Chicanas and Latinos in Literature and Film. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1131, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, 2212)

Engl 3321—Women’s Literature. (4 cr; prereq 1100, 2011)

Ger 3501—Women’s Issues in Contemporary German Culture. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 3101 or 3102 or #)

Hist 3001—Variable Topics in History: Families Through the Prism of Memory, Genealogy, and History. (Hist; 4 cr)

Hist 3701—Variable Topics in the History of Women: Women and Religion: A History. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101

Hist 3702—Variable Topics in the History of Women: The History of Women in the West. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq WoSt 1101 or Hist 1101, 1102, 1301)

Hist 3703—Variable Topics in the History of Women: 20th Century European Women. (Hist; 4 cr; prereq WoSt 1101, Hist 1101 or 1102 or 1201)

Hist 3704—Variable Topics in the History of Women: Women in the Middle Ages. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301 and WoSt 1101)

Hist 3706—Variable Topics in the History of Women: Women in Early Modern Europe. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301 and WoSt 1101)

Hum 1304—French Women Authors in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible) (Same as Fren 1304)

Hum 1304H—Honors: French Women Authors in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; prereq participation in Honors Program or #; offered when feasible) (Same as Fren 1304H)

Phil 1121—Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. (HDiv; 4 cr)

Phil 2131—Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. (HDiv; 4 cr)

Phil 2112—Professional Ethics. (E/CR; 4 cr)

Phil 2141—Introduction to Analytic Feminism. (Hum; 4 cr)

Pol 3503 4503—Women in Politics Worldwide. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1201, 2101 or #)

Psy 1071—Human Sexuality. (SS; 4 cr)

Psy 3051—The Psychology of Women. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1051 or 1101-1102)

Psy 3221—Behavioral Biology of Women. (Sci; 2 cr; prereq Psy 3211 or Biol 2111 or #)

Psy 4896—Field Experiences in Psychology. (SS [if taken for 2 or more cr]; 1-4 cr; prereq #, which normally requires 4101 for work in psychiatric settings, 3302, 3313, 3401 or 3402 for work in schools; repeatable, only 4 cr may be applied to the BA or the Psy major; S-N only)

Soc 2101—Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111 or #)

Soc 2302—Variable Topics in Latin American Cultures and Societies: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111 or #) (Same as Anth 2302)

Soc 2302H—Variable Topics in Latin American Cultures and Societies: Honors: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111, participation in Honors Program or #) (Same as Anth 2302)

Soc 2452 --- Native American Women (HDiv; 4 cr) (Same as Anth 2452)

Soc 3121—Sociology of Gender. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111 or #)

Soc 3200—Variable Topics in Social Stratification. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111 or #; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Soc 3252—Variable Topics in Social Structure: Women in Muslim Society. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111 or #)

Spch 3203—Variable Topics in Public Address: African American and Female Discourse. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 2101 or #)

WoSt 1101—Introduction to Women's Studies. (HDiv; 4 cr; A-F only)

WoSt 1111—Women's Studies Across the Curriculum. (HDiv; 4 cr)

WoSt 3000—Variable Topics in Women's Studies. (2-4 cr; see specific topics for general education categories)

WoSt 3993, 4993—Directed Study. (1-5 cr; prereq @; repeatable)

WoSt 4801—Culminating Experience in Women’s Studies. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq completion of 32 cr in women’s studies)

WoSt 4901—Assessment of Student Learning in Women's Studies. (1 cr; prereq completion of 32 cr in women’s studies; S-N only)