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CRIM 4231: Women and Criminal Justice

Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or consent of instructor
This course will introduce students to the participation of women in the criminal justice system. Offenses committed by females, laws peculiar to females, and the treatment of females by the system will be explored. Women as professionals and their impact on the system will also be discussed.


ENGC 4185: Studies in Literature by Women

An investigation of aesthetic and cultural issues pertinent to the production of literature by women. Typical offerings will rotate among topics related to literature by women in the United States, the British Isles, or other parts of the world.
May be repeated for credit as topic varies.


HIST 4467: Women in American History to 1890

Prerequisite: 3 credits global history, 3 credits U.S. history, or permission
An examination of the experiences of different women and their impact on American history up to 1890.


HIST 4468: Women in American History Since 1890

Prerequisite: 3 credits global history, 3 credits U.S. history, or permission
An examination of the experiences of different women and their impact on American history since 1890.


POLS 3102: Women and Politics


Prerequisite: POLS 1101
An analysis of the role of interest groups and political parties in the American political stystems with emphasis on their organizations, functions, goals, tactics, and power.


POLS 4502: Gender and Ethnicity in International Politics

Prerequisite: POLS 1101
The course introduces students to the interconnectedness of gender roles and ethnic classifications with international relations. Thus, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of colonization, war and peace, revolutionary theory, social movements, development, and human interaction with environment.


PSYC 4085: Feminist Theory

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or permission of instructor
A special series of topical seminars meant to explore subjects at the leading edge of contemporary psychology which are of special interest to students and faculty.


PSYC 4140: Psychology of Gender

Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or permission of instructor
Gender-related perspectives on human psychology. Emphasis on helping men and women to re-examine their self-images in the light of contemporary gender-based movements.


SOCI 3603: Sociology of Gender

Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or permission of instructor
Analysis of sex-role stereotypes in an effort to determine their origin, transmission, effects, and change.