WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310

Gender and Music Video
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Examination of music videos from the 1980s until the present. Music videos will be treated as texts from which we can glean cultural understanding as well as explore new ways of analyzing aesthetic communication and musical meaning.

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing of POD
Graduate prerequisite: WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department

WMST 4260/6260

Women and Music
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Not open to students with credit in MUSI 4250/6250. Roles of women in music, including the history of women musicians in western art music, world cultures, and popular music. Gender studies in music. Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning.

Prerequisites:
Third or fourth year standing or permission of department.

WMST 4250H

Special Topics in Women's Studies (Honors)
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Ongoing and current topics of scholarly interest in women's studies.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010 or POD and Permission of Honors
Duplicate Credit:
Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit
Level:

WMST 4170/6170

Enviroment, Gender, Race, Class
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Examines the ways in which the enviroment, gender, race, and class are categorized. Students will critically evaluate notions of gender, race, and class as they relate to the enviroment. Topics include development, population, production, consumption, ecofeminism, enviromental justice, and enviromental racism.

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate prerequisite: WMST 3010 or WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department.
Graduate prerequisite: WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department.
Semester Offered:
Spring

WMST 4140/6140

French Feminisms
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Traces the development of feminism in France, beginning with Simone de Beauvoir’s path-breaking book The Second Sex and including such authors as Luce Irigaray, Hélène Cixous, and Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig, Antoinette Fouque and others.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010

WMST 4120/6120

Sex, Politics, Science, and Reproduction
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Examination of the science, lived experience, and politics of sexed and gendered bodies. Topics include feminist critiques of sex differences research and evolutionary theory, the role of rhetorical language in the biological sciences, the history of obstetrics and midwifery, race and reproductive justice, the politics of infertility and prenatal genetic testing, ecology and maternal body, and the science and medicine of sex, gender, and sexuality.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Deptartment

WMST 4011

Understanding Research in Women's Studies
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Exploration of the assumptions and procedures of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences with specific attention to the purposes and processes of generating knowledge about women, gender, and feminism. Investigation and comparison of various qualitative and quantitative approaches, including narratives, ethnographies, and surveys.

Prerequisites:
WMST 1110 or 2010 or permission of department
Semester Offered:
Fall
Level:

WMST 4010/6010

Introduction to Feminist Theories
Credit Hours:
3 hours

The historical origins, philosophical assumptions, and political implications of contemporary feminist theories, including conservative, liberal, radical and ecological feminist theories.

Prerequisites:
WMST 3010
Semester Offered:
Fall
Summer

WMST 3500

Women in the Caribbean
Credit Hours:
3 hours

This course covers a range of issues affecting women in the various parts of the Caribbean region. It examines the meaning of feminism within the Caribbean context. It considers the ways in which race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, and other factors affect the formation of Caribbean women's identities in the modern world.

Prerequisites:
WMST 1110 or 2010 or permission of department
Level:

WMST 3260

Gender and Popular Culture
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Examination of popular culture, highlighting analyses of gendered representations as they intersect key cultural moments. Throughout the course, students will draw from relevant current events, feminist cultural studies scholarship, and personal experience to discuss social identity, production and consumption, regulation, and representation.

Prerequisites:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010
Level: