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WGS (Women's and Gender Studies)
350
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Emerging Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
Emerging Issues WGS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies (16IDS)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Karey Harwood
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1812YesCourse is designed to maximize student discussion and engagement.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: WGS 200 or WGS 210 or STS 210

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Exploration of advanced specialized topics in Women's and Gender Studies, to enhance in-depth undergraduate training in specific applied theories and methods. Seminar content will rotate, with attention to contemporary theoretical currents, and their application and effectiveness in addressing important emerging issues affecting individuals' well-being in society, particularly those faced by underrepresented groups.

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) and the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program, seek to create an umbrella course to make optimal use of new and incoming faculty expertise in the WGS program area, such as scholars-in-residence, postdoctoral fellows, and newly hired college faculty. This proposal is for an emerging issues undergraduate seminar that represents cutting-edge  theoretical and methodological training in specializations not currently reflected in the program’s course offerings. This WGS emerging issues seminar would enable the expansion of content training opportunities without a proliferation of new courses for which there is uneven demand year to year. The content foci would vary from semester to semester according to faculty availability, core curricular scheduling demands, and undergraduate students’ interests and instructional needs. Topics we anticipate offering through WGS 350 include theory and research covered only briefly in other courses including, for instance, transnational/global feminisms, ethics and politics of reproduction, sexualities studies, intimate partner violence, assemblages theory, and global trafficking in women and girls. Proposed syllabi will be reviewed by the WGS program executive committee in the semester preceding the course offering, in order to ensure the contents conform to university syllabi requirements and address the intended student learning outcomes (with attention to the Undergraduate Course Syllabus Checklist). A sample syllabus is provided with this CAF. This emerging issues seminar differs from the program’s special topics courses (WGS 293 & WGS 493), which are designed to foster the development of new interdisciplinary courses for the program as a whole. WGS 350 is designed to feature upper-level highly specialized and more discipline-based research on emerging debates that contribute to our program area expertise and meet student demand for the topics. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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This course will be taught by faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as a part of their teaching obligations, scheduled in consultation with their department head and the WGS program coordinator.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Articulate a coherent framework for describing ethics debates surrounding gender, sexualities, and sexual orientation (at the individual, family, organizational, or community level) and link that framework to theoretical work in feminist scholarship;

2. Identify, describe, and summarize research literature that has focused on debates surrounding sexual orientations and sexualities, to address a concern/problem, based on that framework;

3. Analyze, assess, and explain the research methodologies employed to distinguish biological sex from sexualities and sexual orientation;

4. Critically evaluate efforts to consider ethical concerns in biological and social diversity in sex, and sexualities, describing strengths and limitations.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation25%Class Participation
Exam20%Take-home exam #1
Exam20%Take-home exam #2
Major Paper25%Course Project paper
presentation10%Class Presentation

kmvogel (Tue, 02 Aug 2016 22:22:28 GMT): Rollback: To make new syllabus upload
aeherget (Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:07:39 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 11/29/2016.
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