Fall 2020 Course Offerings
WMST 30000-001 - COLLOQUIUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (CRN: 29823)
At this juncture, we’re set up to meet face-to-face on Wednesday evenings at 6:35 in Bowman 201.
If the University is open, up and running LIVE, we will. If not, we’ll ZOOM in to “talk” with one another each week. This is, after, all, at heart, a conversational class whose energy & beat come from each of us who engage in that conversation.
WMST 30000-002- COLLOQUIUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES – the Web-course version (CRN: 29824)
This is Women’s Studies classic course. It is a conversation that begins with the “Man’s World” in which women found themselves, carries on with the “Woman Question” that arose once “the ladies” went rogue, insisting on votes, rights and opportunities and stole the rallying cries of Everyman: Equality! Liberty! Sisterhood! From there, we’re off and rolling. 100% Online.
WMST 30001-001- FEMINIST THEORY (CRN: 29825)
Pause to consider what it is that has changed the world—and who: Vision and visionaries.
Thought and thinkers. Learning and those who learned—scholars, researchers, theorists, practitioners and yes, activists who put ideas into motion, movements.
What women think and say has so long been underplayed, we’re accustomed to it. Especially if there’s something troublingly feminist in it. If we’re not careful, we’re seduced right along— focused endlessly on faces, bodies, shapes, sizes, colors, kinds, what’s trending, a hot meme. But what were and are these so-called feminist women thinking? What did and do they know? Almost nobody can tell you. Sadly, not even feminists. This course can. 100% Online.
WMST 40095-001– Special Topics: FEMINIST RESEARCH METHODS (CRN: 30842)
This is a fresh spanking new course. We realize it doesn’t sound exciting. In fact, it is.
It’s hands on. It’s the art and act of doing women’s history—in the moment of its making. It’s seeing how—and learning how. You might be surprised how much genuinely amazing work has been done. Check out The National Women’s Hall of Fame. But there are also dozens of brand new features streaming into our lives—stories everyone’s talking about—that are informed by the very work you’ll not only be studying but practicing. Our course provides a taste of the distinct field of women’s and feminist studies and the work that gets done there. Moreover, it gives you the chance to do a little of it. 100% Online.
WMST 20095-001 – WITCHES: THE MONSTROUS FEMININE in PANDEMIC TIMES (CRN: 29825)
The Witch. The Monstrous Feminine. Pandemic. These are all words with screams built in—darkness, danger, fear ... and history. There’s something very old here that’s somehow hung on. Our course will pursue a dig into the telling past, but we will also study the very time we’re in—and how gender melds with monstrous, how constructions of femininity sit precariously on edges of witch, bitch, whore, she- devil, how female agency triggers alarm and accusation, how the phenomenon of a pandemic alters permissions, disrupts but at once reinforces order. 100% Online.