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Undergraduate Women's Studies Courses


Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are approved for the concentration only
during those semesters when they are listed under Women's Studies in the
Course Schedule.

WO/CM 213 Gender and Media
LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes; Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum;
Writing Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: CM 100
This course will examine how difference is socially constructed along gender lines, and will explore intersections of gender, identity and power.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/CM 350 Intercultural Communication
Prerequisite: CM 100
Introductory communication theory and practice across cultural groups defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, nationality, geography, politics, and economics.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/ED 330 Elementary Social Studies and Multiculturalism (only for Elementary Education Majors)
Prerequisite: must be admitted to stage 2 in the elementary education program.
Goals, curriculum, skills, teaching strategies in educating culturally diverse populations in a global context.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

WO/EN 132 World Literature: Survey of Asian, African and Latin American Literature
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
Representative poems, stories, plays, both ancient and modern, from Africa, Asia, Latin America.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

WO/EN 172 Women and Literature
Explores basic issues and problems in literature by and about women.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/EN 174 Women Poets
A close reading and analysis of poetry written by women from a historical as well as contemporary feminist perspective.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

WO/EN 345 Women in American Literature
Prerequisite: EN 102
The American woman as she is found in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/FR 341 Introduction to French Literature
LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
Prerequisite: Two FR 200 level courses or equivalent
Major periods and genres of French literature: for majors and minors. Conducted in French.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

WO/HC 234 Multiculturalism and Health
Examination of diverse ethnic/racial and cultural beliefs and practices affecting health and illness.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/HE 210 Women’s Health Issues
Interactive processes of politics, power, and media influence on research and public health policies; current health issues are addressed.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*WH/HI 191 ST: The History of Child Labor
A comparative history course that will analyze the socio-economic influence of industrialization, deindustrialization and globalization on children and young women, including the "Lowell Girls."
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 209 Afro-American History
The role of blacks in American society from the seventeenth century to the present, emphasizing the institution of slavery.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 216 Economic History of the US
An introduction to United States economic development; particular attention will be paid to industrialization and the labor force
Offered every year. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 232 European Intellectual History II
Prerequisite: HI 103 or HI 104
The main theoretical frameworks, philosophic, psychological, and scientific, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 249 US Labor History I
The relationship between workers, their employers, and the surrounding community between 1815 and World War II.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/HI 270 Writings on Feminism in Historical Perspective
This course examines the writings of Euro-American male and female feminists who promoted the interests of women during the 16th - 19th centuries
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/HI 274 Sex, Marriage and the Family in Historical Perspective
LASC—Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum
Prerequisite: HI 103 or HI 104 or HI 111 or HI 112
This course will undertake a study of courtship, marriage and family life-cycle patterns in England and America during the 19th century.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/HI 333 Women in Latin America
Prerequisite: HI 233 or equivalent
Examines the roles of women in diverse societies including Mexico, Brazil, and the Caribbean nations. Emphasis on the modern period.
Offered every other year. 3 credits.

WH/HI 350 Native American Women
Prerequisite: HI 205 or equivalent
Examines Indian Women from the time of European contact to the modern arena. Emphasizes culture, community and arenas of power.
Offered every other year. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 353 The Age of Reform: 1877-1920
Prerequisites: HI 111, HI 112
An analysis of the transformation of America, including the reform response to the Gilded Age's industrialization, urbanization, and immigraiton patterns.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/HI 372 The Evolution of Women’s Rights
This course analyzes the evolution of Women’s Rights with emphasis on its role in the twentieth century’s International Law of Human Rights.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/HI 450 ST: New England History
A topical history course in which class, ethnic and gender changes will be considered in the pre-industrial, industrializing, industrial, de-industrializing and post-industrial periods in the six state region.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

WO/MU 231 Women in Music
A survey of the role of women in music, particularly the great women composers from Medieval to Contemporary times.
Category 1. 3 credits.

*WO/NU 310 Nursing Science I
Prerequisites: NU 210; BI 262; SO 215 or SO 220
Corequisite: CH 240
Students will apply the nursing process when caring for the childbearing family and adult medical-surgical patients. Concepts of wellness, disease and health behaviors will be examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of adult medical-surgical patients and the childbearing family. Lecture and off-campus clinical experiences
in maternal-child health nursing and medical-surgical nursing are included in this course.
Offered Fall semester every year. 8 credits.

WO/PH 150 Women in Western Ideas
LASC—Human Behavior and Social Processes;Thought, Language and Culture; Diversity Across the Curriculum Investigates the concept of woman from ancient Greece to the present.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/PH 240 Political Theory
LASC—Thought, Language and Culture; United States and Its Role in the World
Investigates concepts including political power, equality, revolution, liberties, slavery, socialism and liberalism, patriarchal power, race and gender
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/PH 241 Genocide and Human Rights
LASC—Global Perspectives; United States and Its Role in the World
This course treats the ethical, political, and other dimensions of systematic mass violence through case studies and general theoretical analysis.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

WO/PH 250 Global Feminism
LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
Investigates the theoretical underpinnings of women’s movements for equal rights around the globe
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/PS 215 Psychology of Adolescence
Prerequisite: PS 101
The mental, emotional, social, and physical changes of contemporary adolescence are examined with emphasis on family, peer and school influences.
Offered every year, 3 credits

*WO/PS 220 Psychology of Aging
Prerequisite: PS 101
Adulthood and old age are studied with special emphasis on current developmental theories
Offered every year, 3 credits

WO/PS 255 Psychological Foundations of Diversity
Prerequisite: PS 101
Explores the gender, racial/ethnic, multiple-group membership, cultural, social class, religious, disability and sexual orientation facets of diversity.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

WO/PS 260 Psychology of Human Sexuality
Prerequisite: PS 101
Sexuality as a foundation of personality. The wide range of human sexuality is explored: sexual development, roles, attitudes and behaviors
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/PS 263 Psychology of Women
Prerequisite: PS 101
Women’s psychological development throughout the lifespan will be examined, including female development, achievement, stereotyping, stress, violence and psychological disorders.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/PS 315 Physical and Sexual Abuse
Prerequisite: PS 101
Etiology, characteristics, consequences, treatment, and prevention of various forms of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in children, adolescents, and adults.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/PS 335 Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisite: PS 101
Etiology, dynamics, and treatment of psychopathology and their relation to normal personality are considered from traditional and contemporary perspectives.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/SO 130 Race, Ethnicity and Gender
An introduction to dominant-minority group relations through the investigation of the patterns and dynamics of differentiation, inequality and discrimination.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/SO 205 Issues in American Society
Prerequisite: SO 100
Identification and analysis of current social issues facing contemporary American society, and critique of policies and programs designed to resolve these issues.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/SO 240 Sociology of Education
Prerequisite: SO 100 or SO 110
Study of modern educational systems, emphasizing the social, political and economic factors that influence its organization and its functions.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/SO 300 Social Change
Prerequisites: Two courses at 200-level
A study of the conditions, patterns, and consequences of social transformations with emphasis on institutional and individual patterns of adjustments and adaptation.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

*WO/SO 350 Social Stratification
Prerequisites: Two courses at 200-level
Investigation of the recurrent patterns of social differentiation, social ranking, and the unequal distribution of rewards.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/UR 103 Introduction to Women’s Studies
This course uses a variety of academic disciplines to study the situation of women around the world.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

WO/UR 202 Aging in Metropolitan Society
An introduction to gerontology, stressing the social, economic and political aspects of aging in the urban environment.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/UR 216 Women and Aging in the Urban Environment
Investigation of the aging process for women in urban society, focusing on their great longevity, lower income status, and major caregiving role.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/UR 290 Gender and the City
Exploration of ways in which gender, both male and female, structures responses of individuals to urban life and urban spaces.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

*WO/UR 360 Environmental Systems and Public Policy
Prerequisite: UR 101 or permission of instructor
Examination of urban ecosystems, focusing on land uses designed to effectively utilize water, open space and other natural resources.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

WO/UR 380 Public Policy and Cultural Diversity
Prerequisite: UR 101
This course will examine contemporary policy issues and problems deriving from cultural diversity. These will include areas such as immigration, population, demographics, affirmative action, public assistance, integration, separatism, political correctness, gender equity, and the role of organized religion in contemporary politics.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

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