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Course Schedule for WOMEN, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY - Fall 2015
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3243 WMGS-101-01 Women,Gender & Sexuality 1.00 LEC Hedrick,Joan D. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM SH - N217 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course is not open to seniors.
  NOTE: 20 seats reserved for first year students.
  This course introduces students to the study of women, gender, and sexuality, paying attention to issues of power, agency, and resistance. Using a variety of 19th- and 20th-century American materials, the course seeks to understand: women’s experiences and the way they have been shaped, normative and nonnormative alignments of sex, gender, and sexuality across different historical periods, and the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation.
3459 WMGS-315-01 Women in America 1.00 LEC Hedrick,Joan D. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - N215 Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An examination of women’s varied experiences in the public and private spheres, from their own perspective as well as that of the dominant society. The experiences of women of different classes and races will be compared, as will the relationship between images of women and changing realities of their lives. Emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
3460 WMGS-319-01 The Woman's Film 1.00 LEC Corber,Robert J. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM SH - N217  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 300-level elective.
  In the 1930s Hollywood created a new genre, the woman’s picture or “weepie,” designed specifically for female audiences. This course examines the development of this enormously popular genre from the 1930s to the 1960s, including important cycles of women’s pictures such as the female gothic and the maternal melodrama. It pays particular attention to the genre’s exploration of female sexuality and its homoerotic organization of the look. It also considers the genre’s role in the formation of contemporary theories of female spectatorship. Film screenings include both versions of Imitations of Life, These Three, Stage Door, Blonde Venus, Stella Dallas, Mildred Pierce, Rebecca, Suspicion, Gaslight, The Old Maid, Old Acquaintance, The Great Lie, Letter from an Unknown Woman, All that Heaven Allows, and Marnie. Readings by Doane, Williams, Modleski, de Lauretis, Jacobs, and White.
2205 WMGS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
2048 WMGS-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Corber,Robert J. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM SH - S205 WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is open only to senior Women Gender and Sexuality majors and minors.
  The goals of this seminar are to sharpen critical thinking and to afford an opportunity for synthesis of student work in women, gender, and sexuality. Towards these ends we will examine the construction of race, class, and sexuality in America as they intersect with gender. The capstone of the course is a twenty-five-page research paper. There will be opportunities to share work in progress with seminar members and to involve the wider campus community in the issues.
2208 WMGS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
2206 WMGS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment in this single term thesis.
2207 WMGS-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (Two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester).
3430 INTS-336-01 Women, War, and Violence 1.00 SEM Tabar,Linda W: 1:15PM-3:55PM MECC - 260 GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course examines the intersections of imperialist wars, global capitalism, militarism, and patriarchal violence. Using a feminist anti-racist, anti-imperialist lens, it explores the rise of public sexual violence in the Middle East. Examining US imperialism, Israeli colonialism, and neoliberal capitalism as male and white projects, the course looks at how these systems re-entrench local patriarchal forces and exacerbate the conditions that promote sexual violence against women. Examining cases ranging from the US occupation of Iraq, to Egypt, Palestine and elsewhere in the region, the course considers the implications of the US neoconservative project of a “New Middle East,” the rise of imperial feminism, NGO’s, and ISIS for Arab women’s movements and the politics of women’s everyday lives.
3429 INTS-351-01 Politics of Memory 1.00 SEM Tabar,Linda T: 6:30PM-9:10PM SH - T121 GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course introduces students to the theories, methods, and pedagogies of memories and life writings. Using feminist epistemologies, it explores women, people of color and indigenous peoples’ memories as an alternative body of knowledge. The course examines the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of remembering and narrating histories of oppression, violence, and resistance.
3394 MUSC-150-01 Women in Music 1.00 LEC Woldu,Gail H. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM AAC - 104 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A broad survey of the music and music-making traditions of European and North American women from antiquity to the present. We explore the work and lives of women active as composers and performers in a range of genres, including the classical traditions, blues, jazz, and hip hop. No previous training or experience in music is required.
3419 PBPL-245-01 Title IX: Changing Campus Cult 0.50 SEM Fulco,Adrienne
Power,Katharine G.
W: 6:30PM-8:00PM SH - S204 Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: The seminar for this course meets only on the following dates: September 16, October 7, October 28, and November 18. Please contact Prof. Power if you need additional information.
  NOTE: This course is not open to First Year Students.
  This course will explore the legal and policy implications of the new Title IX federal guidelines as they apply to sexual misconduct on college campuses. Students will attend four seminar sessions that consider how best to devise and implement effective policies aimed at: reducing incidents of sexual misconduct on college campuses; protecting the legal rights of both the accuser and the accused; and ensuring that institutions of higher education are in full compliance with new federal and state mandates. Students have the option either to undertake an independent research project in the form of a policy memo or to enroll in the CT State certification program for sexual assault counseling and advocacy held weekly throughout the Fall term on the Trinity campus.
3495 SOCL-260-01 Sexual Diversity and Society 1.00 LEC Valocchi,Stephen M. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 225 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Sexuality has often been considered to be a natural, biological instinct-a drive that is fueled by hormones, genes or deep psychic impulses. During the last twenty years, however, scholars (including sociologists) have challenged this view of sexuality. Instead, they argue that how we organize our sexuality-our desires, ideas, value systems, practices and identities-are profoundly shaped by social and cultural influences. Although this course focuses on the social construction of homosexuality, we will also examine the many ways that normative as well as nonnormative sexualities are socially constructed. We will also examine the many ways that the social construction of sexuality is informed by class, gender, race and ethnicity. Using materials from sociology and from the many other disciplines that are working in the areas of lesbian and gay studies and queer theory, we will explore the impact that history, economics, social structure and cultural logics have had on sexual behaviors, identities, and belief systems. Enrollment limited.