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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


WMNS Women's Studies Program



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150 Multicultural America. 3 cr. U. Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities and experiences, with special attention paid to women's and gender issues.|Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Independent work supervised by Women's Studies faculty or staff member. Written proposal required prior to registration. For additional information, consult Wmns Stds prog asst dir.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, Wmns Stds prog dir & assoc dean for SAS.
200 Introduction to Women's Studies: A Social Science Perspective. 3 cr. U. An interdisciplinary course with focus on social science approaches to the situation of women.|May not be taken for cr if Wmns 201 or L&S-Hum 201 is also taken. Prereq: none.
201 Introduction to Women's Studies: A Humanities Perspective. 3 cr. U. An interdisciplinary course with focus on humanities approaches to the situation of women.|May not be taken for cr if Wmns 200 or L&S SS 200 is also taken. Prereq: none.
211 Foundations of Women's Studies Writing and Research. 3 cr. U. Introductory exploration of the meaning and practice of feminist research, with an emphasis on critical reading, writing, and analytical skills.|Counts as repeat of Wmns 290 w/same topic. Prereq: Wmns 200(P) or 201(P).
290 Selected Topics in Women's Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Selected women's studies issues and topics, limited to undergraduates.|Specific topics and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
300 Gender and Spirituality: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Ways in which gender informs spiritual teachings and practices globally and historically; relationship between spiritual beliefs and the constructions of social, cultural, and political realities.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
301 Queer Theory. 3 cr. U. Queer theory and its contributions to the study of gender and sexuality.|Prereq: jr st.
302 Gendered Bodies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Feminist interdisciplinary approach to the human body; its life changes as socially constructed and conditioned by cultural ideas and practices of gender and other differences.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
303 Feminist Activism and Movements: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Feminist activism and women's social and political movements in a global and historical context.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
380 Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in women's studies from a social science perspective.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
381 Honors Seminar in the Humanities: 3H cr. U. Selected topics in women's studies from a humanities perspective.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
401 Global Feminisms. 3 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary study of women and gender in international perspective, including topics such as work, religion, ideology, and UN conferences.|Prereq: jr st & Wmns 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
402 Capstone Seminar in Women's Studies: 3 cr. U. Capstone course for women's studies majors and certificate students, focusing on student research on various topics pertaining to women such as 'Gender and Power.'|Not retakable. Prereq: sr st; 6 cr in women's studies, including Wmns 200(P) or 201(P).
410 Feminist Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary survey of theories that shape and inform women's studies and feminist scholarship.|Prereq: jr st; Wmns 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
411 (400) Women's Studies Research and Methods: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary course with focus on women's studies research methods, explored through selected topics such as 'Gendered Bodies.'|Not retakable. Prereq: jr st, Wmns 200(P) or 201(P), & Wmns 410(P) or equiv; or grad st.
489 Internship in Women's Studies. 1-3 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of Women's Studies in an appropriate organizational, educational, business, or political setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Wmns 200(P), 201(P), 500(P), or 501(P); 2.50 gpa & cons Women's Studies Prog dir.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
500 Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's studies scholarship.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr combined max for Wmns 500 & 501. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr in women's studies.
501 Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology, and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's studies scholarship.|Retakable w/chg in topic to combined max of 9 cr for Wmns 500 & 501. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr in women's studies.
535 Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Study of selected feminist theorists with an emphasis on past or contemporary thinkers. Attention will be paid to the philosophical importance of the problems raised.|Retakable w/chg in topic to a 6 cr max. Philos 535 & Wmns 535 are jointly offered; with same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; a course in philos or women's stds.
599 Topics in Women's Studies: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Specific topics, cr, and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
699 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under supervision of a Wmns Stds faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit study proposal. For more information, consult Wmns Stds Prog asst dir.|Retakable. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, Wmns Stds Prog dir & assoc dean for SAS.

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