Exciting Fall 2012 offerings from WGS

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Are you looking for interesting courses for Fall 2012? The Women's and Gender Studies Department is offering these wonderful courses. 

76979 WGS F202 T01 History of Women in America
A chronological approach to the history of women in America. Introduction to major issues of concern to historians of women, as well as different approaches used in analysis of women's past. Consideration of multiracial backgrounds of American women. Cross-listed with HIST F202. (3+0)

77833 WGS F331 FE1 Women's Voice in Japanese Lit 

Selected novels, short stories, poems and diaries by Japanese women from the tenth century to the present which reveal the personal, social, aesthetic and intellectual concerns of women in different periods of Japanese history. Focus on the changing role of women in Japanese society, the role of women writers as social critics, and cross-cultural differences and similarities in women's issues. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or F213X or permission of instructor; ENGL/FL F200X. Recommended: HIST F121, F122 or F331. Cross-listed with JPN F331. (3+0)

76356 WGS F333 F01 Women's Literature
 Reading, discussing and analyzing literary works dealing with the social, cultural and political implications of patriarchal structures and traditions from the perspective of feminist theory and criticism. Focus may be on a particular theme, period or genre, but readings will include both primary and secondary texts. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X. Recommended: ENGL F211X. Cross-listed with ENGL F333. (3+0)

76357 WGS F351 FE1 Gender and Communication
Basic socialization differences exist in the communication practices of women and men in every culture, resulting in differing cultural constructions of male and female gender. Those differences are addressed in interpersonal, organizational and cultural contexts. Explores cultural female/male dichotomy as well as individual similarities. Prerequisites: Any lower-division communication course or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with COMM F351. (3+0)

76358 WGS F380 F01 Women, Minorities & the Media
Examination of how women and minorities are portrayed in the mass media, the employment of women and minorities in the media, and how accurately the media reflects our society demographically. Presented from a feminist, multi-culturalist perspective using a broad feminist analysis encompassing issues of gender as well as class, race, age and sexual orientation. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; junior standing. Cross-listed with JRN F380. (3+0)

77261 WGS F410 FE1 Women in Music History
 Lives and works of female musicians, composers and performers will be traced from the earliest days of the ancient and mythological through the medieval, Baroque Classical, and Romantic periods with special emphasis on composers of the 20th century. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; junior standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with: MUS F410. (3+0)

79505 WGS F493 F01 Northern Masculinities
 An integration of social science perspectives on masculinities that manifest in the circumpo-lar North. Fun instructor, fascinating topic, interesting readings, cool class project, and no exams. What could be better?

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