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Summer 2017

NOTE: Letters in parenthesis indicate how the class fills a distribution requirement in the WST General Concentration and/or whether it counts for the TPS or IPG track in the major.  If a course fills a GenEd requirement, that is specified separately. Click on the hyperlinks below for a course syllabus.

Majors may count any one 2000-level class towards the WMS major.  Only WST2322, 2611, or 2612 count towards the WMS minor; only WST2611 or 2612 count towards the TPS minor.

Introduction to Health Disparities in Society

Laura K. Guyer
WST 2322 – Section 0197
(Summer A) MTWRF 2; ROL 0205; 3 Credits

This introductory course examines the multifaceted issue of health disparities through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and special populations. It also addresses the concepts of medically underserved areas/populations, health literacy, cultural competence, readability & linguistic appropriateness and social determinants of health as they relate to health equity. (WST: SS, G&S; HDS Minor: Core)

Humanities Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

Carolyn A. Kelley
WST 2611 – Section 4A29
(Summer B) MTWRF 4; LIT 0113; 3 Credits

This course uses close readings of cultural representations (in literature, the visual arts, movies, television, the internet, etc) to understand intersecting categories of identity such as gender, sexuality, class, and race. We will examine how such categories operate in everything from novels to YouTube to the evening news.  (WST: HUM; TPS; Gen Ed: H, D, Gordon Rule 2)

Social Science Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

Mallory Szymanski
WST 2612 – Section 4797
(Summer B) MTWRF 5; LIT 0101; 3 Credits

This course considers the social contruction of gender, sexuality, race, class, and other identity categories. Readings focus on families and cultural groups mainly in the U.S. but with attention to other nations. Subjects as intimate as the body and violence and as pervasive as politics and the law are included. We emphasize differences in daily life experiences of health care, education, sports, and religion. Finally, we examine the potential of movements for social change. (WST: SS; TPS; Gen Ed: SS, D, Gordon Rule 2)

Women, Leadership, and Diversity in a Global Environment

Anita Anantharam
WST 3371 – Section 4C32
(Summer B) On-Line; 3 Credits

This course examines key leadership concepts in general, and women in particular. The course is not set up to teach you how to be a leader (or be a better leader), per se, but it will operate with the assumption that if you know how successful women and men have navigated power and authority, applied knowledge and core competencies, and balanced life and work, you will be better able to direct your own academic endeavors and professional development. We will explore leadership theory in general, examine the extent to which leadership, as it is currently researched/theorized is framed for American audiences, and consider whether or not these metrics are useful for understanding leadership in diverse populations and across national borders.(SS)

Practicum in Health Disparities

Laura K. Guyer
WST 4941C – Section (Departmentally Controlled)
(Summer A) MTWRF 1; TUR 1315; 3 Credits

WST 4941C is a capstone experience for seniors who have taken WST 2322, Introduction to Health Disparities in Society. Students are matched with preceptors from community agencies working with under-served and disadvantaged populations. Students will learn about the agency and its organizational culture while applying concepts of cultural competence, linguistic appropriateness and health disparities. To register, contact Dr. Laura Guyer at (Health Disparities: Core)

Independent Study  (Undergraduate)

Alyssa Zucker
1-3 Credits, Can be repeated up to 6 credits
WST 4905 – 7H21

(Summer C)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program chair. For advanced undergraduate students who desire to supplement the regular courses by independent reading or research. Online Application .

Internship (Undergraduate)

Alyssa Zucker
1-3 Credits, Can be repeated up to 6 credits
WST 4940 – 7007

(Summer C)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program chairDesigned for students desiring practical experience in the community. Students intern with a local agency, group or business involved in women’s issues. Click here for more information and an on-line application.




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