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Fall Courses 2014

Fall Courses

GS 290 Understanding Our World: American Social and Cultural Life (Betty Trout-Kelly)
This course will examine various historical and contemporary aspects of American social and cultural life with an emphasis on diversity and an examination of the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, ability and other identifiers.

HS 463 Human Sexuality  (Shelley Holden)
An exploration of human sexuality with implications for health education

GS 490 Black Politics & Culture (Betty Trout-Kelly)
This course will examine the dynamics of race and gender in Black political, social, and cultural thought in historical and contemporary America.

GS 490 Gender Issues in Developing Nations (Gen Dev/Women Dev) (Laureen Fregeau)
This course will examine and critique gender issues in developing nations and international efforts to address these concerns fromt he 1970's to present w/ particular emphasis on the context of women. Includes formal and non-formal educaiton of women, cultural differnces affecting life opportunities, rural vs. urban issues, politics, social class influences, international movements and organizations and efforts to empower girls and women to advance their lives within the context of gendered social roles. Will interact directly with individuals in the field via video- conferencing and other electronic communication. Assessment will center on a guided project and experience specific to individual student interests. GS 490.103 is cross listed w/ EDF 490.101. Credit cannot be recieved for both GS 490.103 and EDF 490.101.

GS 490 Gender & Media (Kristina Busse)
This course explores the history, philosophy, and current expansion of audience reception and gendered audience reception in contemporary media.

AFR 101 Intro African-American Studies (Kern Jackson)
An interdisciplinary investigation of the origins, experiences, conditions, accomplishments and contributions of people of African ancestry in the United States.

AIS 320 Cultural Diversity (Joycelyn Finley-Hervey)
An interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to interactions between diverse groups in teams, communities, and organizations. Reviews research from a variety of disciplines, introduces the history and law of equal opportunity in the U.S., and examines the costs and benefits of diversity. Topics include prejudice, stereotyping, affirmative action, barriers to mobility, discrimination, marginalization, mentoring, cooperative teamwork, and international issues.

CJ 372 Gender & Criminal Justice (Corina Schulze)
This course utilizes gender as a conceptual construct in studying actors and the institutional processes in the criminal justice system. Women's roles as criminals, crime victims, and law enforcement officials will be examined.

GRN 290 Gender & Aging (Susan Nelson)
This course examines the dynamics of gender and aging within society from an interdisciplinary perspective.

SY 200 Social Factors in Sexual Behavior (Marc Matre)
An analysis of social patterns in sexual behavior including theories of sexuality and gender, gender similarities and differences in sexual behavior, sexual orientation, sexual violence, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

SY 220 Marriage & the Family (Harvey Joaning; Sara McAfee)
The organization, function, and present status of the family, primarily in the United States. Problems of mate selection, marital adjustment, and parent-child relations treated on the basis of recent and current social change.

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