Registration for spring classes ends January 4, 2018
Contact information for all of our Women's and Gender Studies Professors can be found here.
Dr. Candis E. Bond / MWF 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
An interdisciplinary course designed to provide a foundation for the Women’s and Gender Studies minor. Topics include the history of the women’s rights movement, intersectional identities and interlocking forms of oppression, gender representation, reproductive justice, heteronormativity, gendered violence, and more.
Dr. Christina M. Heckman / MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
This course will examine premodern women’s writing in relation to material culture. Students will produce a collaborative digital project incorporating writers such as Rābi‘ah-‘i Balkhī (Persia), Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (Andalusia), Heloise (France), Li Qingzhao (China), Lalleshwari (Kashmir), and Christine de Pizan (Italy/France).
Dr. Liana Babayan / MWF 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the question of French feminism, starting with publication of Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex in 1949 and retracing the genesis of French feminism to contemporary French society.
Dr. Pamela Ann Hayward / MWF 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
This course explores gendered communication patterns in a variety of contexts and
examines how communication creates and reinforces gender. Theories that explain how
culture shapes gendered communication and how gendered communication
shapes culture will be examined.
Dr. Allison J. Foley / TR 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
A sociological analysis of crime victims and victim-service agencies. Traces the historical development of the field of victimology. Examines the influence of gender on victimization experiences and practices of criminal justice.
Dr. Melissa A. Powell-Williams / Online
A course surrounding sociological insight and concepts, involving observing, interpreting, and analyzing the social processes that create, reinforce, and change gender roles and the statuses of women and men in society.
Dr. Ruth Estella McClelland-Nugent / MW 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
An examination of beliefs and practices related to witchcraft and popular magic, with
an emphasis of cultural and legal responses to this alleged phenomenon. This course
includes a special emphasis on gendered aspects and social consequences of
witchcraft beliefs and persecutions.
Dr. Brandy T. Wells / TR 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This course will examine the experiences of African-American women in the U.S. from
the colonial period through the late 20th century. Students will seek to understand
how this population contended with the burdens of race, gender, and class, and
worked to define their own lives.
Dr. Sandrine E. Curtis / MWF 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.