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Women's Studies Courses

Winter 2019:

WS 222 (WS-SOC) Introduction to Global Women's Studies (fulfills the Individual & Society: Global and Cultural Awareness GE requirement)
4 sections (this class always has a large waitlist in the fall- take it in Spring if you can!)

Section 1: MW, 9-10:15 am, 117 HRCB, Prof. Delys Snyder (University Writing)
Section 2: MW, 1:30-2:35 pm, 117 HRCB, Prof. Wendy Birmingham (Psychology)
Section 3: TTh, 1-2:15pm, 164 TNRB, Prof. Rob McFarland (Portuguese)
Section 4: TTh, 4-5:15pm, 2004 JKB, Prof. Lorraine Wood (English)

An introduction to the most important issues affecting women's lives and to contributions made by women
both nationally and internationally.  The course will include historical, sociological, psychological, theological,
legal, and/or cultural, and other approaches.

WS 332 Mormon Women's History
MW 12-1:15pm, Prof. Rachel Cope

WS 390R Section 1 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Human Rights, Truth, Justice, Victims, & Women in Post-Conflict Countries
T, 4-6pm, 4729 HBLL, Prof. Natalie Wright Romeri-Lewis

WS 390R Section 2 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender Relations in Brazilian Literature (taught in Portuguese)
TTh, 4-5:15pm, 257 HRCB, Prof. Rex Nielson

WS 390R Section 3 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Early Modern Italian Women's Writers (taught in Italian)
MWF, 4-5:15pm, 2110 JKB, Prof. Jennifer Haraguchi

WS 390R Section 4 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Politics
TTh, 1:35-2:50pm, 129 MARB Prof. Lisa Argyle

WS 392R Women's Studies Colloquium
F, 12pm-12:50pm, 238 HRCB, Prof. Valerie Hegstrom
Scholarly findings presented by researchers on topics relating to women's lives and experiences throughout history, across the world, and within ethnic, educational, and economic segments of society.

WS 492 Women's Studies Capstone
W, 3pm-4:50pm, 257 HRCB, Prof. Valerie Hegstrom
Synthesis of interdisciplinary studies of women; knowledge and skills necessary for advanced study or work in the field; mentored research and senior capstone project required.

COURSES TAUGHT IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS
THAT COUNT TOWARDS THE GWS MINOR:

COMMS 481 Gender, Race, Class, & Media
4-6:30pm, Th, 270 BRMB, Prof. Tracie Cudworth
Apply critical theory to the interaction between media and underrepresented groups in society. Approaches may include stereotypes and portrayals, access to media, participation, and media ownership. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to issues related to gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Students will be inclusive of diverse viewpoints and cultures in a global society.

ENGL 396R section 1, Women's Lit 1900- present 
T/TH 9:30-10:45 | B150 JFSB |Prof. Kristin Matthews
Women’s Literature, English 396, will explore award-winning American Women authors---including:  Willa Cather (Pulitzer), Patricia MacLachlan (Newberry), Ursula K. Le Guin (Hugo and Nebula), Marilynne Robinson (Pulitzer), Annie Dillard (Pulitzer), and Alice Walker (Pulitzer) among others.  We will begin with the immigrant experience and explore women’s voices both mainstream and multicultural.  Films (documentaries included) will also be viewed and discussed, including Iron Jawed Angels, the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and the fight for women’s suffrage.

HIST 319 The Family in Europe
T/TH 12:05-1:20pm | 262 KMBL | Prof. Amy Harris

HLTH 450 Women's Health Issues
TH 9:30-10:45am, 2006 LSB, Prof. Stephanie Lutz

PSYCH 306 Psychology of Gender*
T/TH 8-9:15am | 120 MARB, Prof. Niwako Yamawaki
Biological and social contributions to sex role development, sexual self-concept, and complementarity of sex roles.  (*PSYCH 306 is also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.)

SFL 354 Cross-Cultural Family & Human Development
Section 1: 9:30-10:45 am, T/TH, 1002 JKB, Prof. Alyssa Witting
Section 3: 1:35-2:50 pm, T/TH, B060 JFSB, Prof. Kayla Mennenga
Section 4: 1:2:15 pm, T/TH, 128 MARB, Prof. Jonathan Sandberg
Section 5: 1:35-2:50 pm, M/W, 177 TLRB, Prof. Lauren Barnes
Comparative study of familial, social, and other factors in development.

SOC 323 Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
8-9:15 am, M/W, B032 JFSB, Prof. Jacob Rugh
Social psychological and social structural analysis of racial and ethnic relations; prejudice, discrimination, responses, protests, current issues.

SOC 345 World Populations
9:30am-10:45am, TTh, B032 JFSB, Prof. Renata Forste
Soc 345 is an ONLINE SEMESTER CLASS with instructor and TA interaction, discussion boards and webinars that may include scheduled in person or online SYNCHRONOUS required attendance. Please visit the sociology website for more information.

SOC 360 Introduction to Family Sociology
2:30-3:45 pm, M/W, 2004 JKB, Prof. Kevin Shafer

 

 

 

 

 
SEASONS PAST-
 
Fall 2018:
WS 222 ( WS-SOC ) Introduction to Global Women's Studies (fulfills the Individual & Society: Global and Cultural Awareness GE requirement)
4 sections (this class always has a large waitlist in the fall- take it in Spring if you can!)
Section 1: MW, 1-2:15, 117 HRCB, Prof. Roni Jo Draper (Teacher Education)
Section 2: MW, 9-10:15am, 117 HRCB, Prof. Delys Snyder (University Writing)
Section 3: TTh, 12-1:15, 117 HRCB, Prof. Wendy Birmingham (Psychology)
Section 4: TTh, 4-5:15, 117 HRCB, Prof. Lorraine Wood (English)
An introduction to the most important issues affecting women's lives and to contributions made by women both nationally and internationally.  The course will include historical, sociological, psychological, theological, legal, and/or cultural, and other approaches.
 
WS 350 Medieval European Women Writers 
MW, 4:00-5:15, 2112 JKB, Prof. Charlotte Stanford

Female-authored literary texts and literary theory concerning women.
 
WS 390R Section 1 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Women in the Middle East
TTh, 4-5:15, 257 HRCB, Prof. Connie Lamb
 
WS 390R Section 2 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender, Literature, & the Family
 T/Th, 9:30am-10:45am, Prof. Erin Kramer Holmes

WS 390R Section 3 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Narratives of Migration
9:35-10:50am, TTh, B160 JFSB, Prof. Julie Allen

WS 390R Section 4 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Women in Philosophy


WS 390R Section 5 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Politics

 
WS 392R Women's Studies Colloquium
F, 12pm-12:50pm, 238 HRCB, Prof. Valerie Hegstrom
Scholarly findings presented by researchers on topics relating to women's lives and experiences throughout history, across the world, and within ethnic, educational, and economic segments of society.

WS 399R Women's Studies Internships
Credit for work on an international, national, or local internship relating to issues affecting women's lives. Students will submit a written report of their internship experience.

WS 422 Theories of Women's Studies 
TTh, 9:30am-10:45am, 238 HRCB, Prof. Rebecca de Schweinitz
Introduction to theoretical approaches to women's studies.

WS 492 Women's Studies Capstone
W, 3pm-4:50pm, 257 HRCB, Prof. Valerie Hegstrom
Synthesis of interdisciplinary studies of women; knowledge and skills necessary for advanced study or work in the field; mentored research and senior capstone project required.

ANTHR 431  Kinship & Gender
Section 1: Tues, 9-9:50am, 820 KMBL, Prof. David Crandall 
Section 2: Tues, 10-10:50am, 820 KMBL, Prof. David Crandall 
Section 3: Tues, 2-2:50pm, 820 KMBL, Prof. David Crandall 
Section 4: Tues, 3-3:50pm, 820 KMBL, Prof. David Crandall 
Kinship theory and analysis, 1920-present. Recent issues in anthropological treatment of gender, marriage, and family structure.

ARTHC 301 Women in Art
9:30am-10:45am, MW, 386 MOA, Prof. Heather Belnap
History of women artists, critics, and patrons, along with women in representation in Western art. Consideration of theories and methodologies of feminist art history.

CMLIT 440R (section 1) Theme Studies Seminar: Narratives of Migration
9:35-10:50am, TTh, B160 JFSB, Prof. Julie Allen
Students will read several books, many by women, and discuss women’s experiences of migration from many different perspectives.

COMMS 481 Gender, Race, Class, & Media
5-7:30pm, Th, 270 BRMB, Prof. Tracie Cudworth

Apply critical theory to the interaction between media and underrepresented groups in society. Approaches may include stereotypes and portrayals, access to media, participation, and media ownership.Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to issues related to gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Students will be inclusive of diverse viewpoints and cultures in a global society.

HIST 378 History of American Families
MWF, 8-8:50am, 128 MARB, Prof. Karen Auman

HIST 384 U.S. Women's History
MWF, 10-10:50am, 262 KMBL, Prof. Rebecca de Schweinitz

HIST 390R (section 4) Special Topics: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and More Middling Rebels: A Transnational History of Women's Rights
TTh, 9:30-10:45am, 257 HRCB, Prof.
 Rebecca de Schweinitz

HLTH 450 Women's Health Issues
TTh, 9:30-10:45am, 2006 LSB, Prof. Stephanie Lutz

PHIL 340R (section 1)  Special Topics in Modern Philosophy: Women and Philosophy (same as WS 390R section 5)
9am-9:50am, MWF, 4082 JFSB, Prof. Katie Paxman

This course will take a look at theoretical treatments of women and gender in the history of Western Philosophy. Starting with Plato and ending with contemporary views, we will track the place of woman in the story of human nature as told in the traditional Western Philosophical canon. We will also explore potential revisions to the canon, in the forms of writing produced by typically overlooked female philosophers, with special focus on those in the early modern period. ​

POLI 319R (section 2) Race, Ethnicity, & Gender in American Politics
TTh, 1:35-2:50pm, 129 MARB, Prof. TBA

POLI 472 International Political Economy of Women
MW, 9:30-10:45am, 270 KMBL, Prof. Arielle Newman

PSYCH 306 Psychology of Gender .
section 1: TTh, 8-9:15am, 120 MARB, Prof. Niwako Yamawaki
section 2: MWF, 11-11:50am, 120 MARB, Prof. Dawn-Marie Wood
section 3: MWF, 1-1:50pm, 2004 JKB, Prof. Dawn-Marie Wood

PSYCH 306 is also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

SFL 354-

 
SFL 358 Media, Family, & Human Development
MW, 4-5:15pm, B106 JFSB, Prof. Sarah Coyne

Aspects of media and their potential effects on family interactions and human development across the lifespan.
 
SOC 323 (sections 1&2)  Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
Section 1: 9:30am-10:45pm, TTh, B032 JFSB, Prof. Jacob Rugh
Section 2: 1:35-2:50, TTh, B124 MARB
Social psychological and social structural analysis of racial and ethnic relations; prejudice, discrimination, responses, protests, current issues.
 


Spring 2018:

WS 222 ( WS-SOC ) Introduction to Global Women's Studies (fulfills the Individual & Society: Global and Cultural Awareness GE requirement)
1 section (this class always has a large waitlist in the fall- take it in Spring!), 1-3:30 TTh, B152 JFSB, Prof. Melissa Goates Jones
An introduction to the most important issues affecting women's lives and to contributions made by women both nationally and internationally.  The course will include historical, sociological, psychological, theological, legal, and/or cultural, and other approaches.

WS 399R Women's Studies Internships
Credit for work on an international, national, or local internship relating to issues affecting women's lives. Students will submit a written report of their internship experience.

IAS 397R, section 4  Topics in International Area Studies: Mentored Research (enroll as a WS 390R)
4-5pm, F, 116 HRCB, Prof. Natalie Wright Romeri-Lewis
Mentored research course on women, human rights, and truth commissions. Work with truth commissioners on projects that real people in post-conflict

PSYCH 306  Psychology of Gender
9:20-11:50 MW, 270 KMBL/SWKT, Prof. Dawn-Marie Wood
Biological and social contributions to sex role development, sexual self-concept, and complementarity of sex roles. GWS minors can contact the professor for approval to waive course pre-reqs.

SFL 354  Cross-Cultural Family & Human Development
Section 1: 12-2:30, TTH, 1002 JKB, Prof. Tabitha Webster
Section 2: 3-5:30, MW, B140 JFSB, Prof. Kwin Willis
Comparative study of familial, social, and other factors in development.

SFL 358 Media, Family, and Human Development
3-5:30, TTh, B062 JFSB, Prof. Lee Essig
Aspects of media and their potential effects on family interactions and human development across the lifespan.

SOC 323  Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
10:35am-1:05pm, MW, B032 JFSB, Prof. Jacob Rugh
Social psychological and social structural analysis of racial and ethnic relations; prejudice, discrimination, responses, protests, current issues.

SOC 340  Sociology of International Development (enroll as a WS 390R)
time TBA, location TBA, Prof. Scott Sanders

Summer 2018:
PSYCH 306  Psychology of Gender
9:20-11:50 MW, 270 KMBL/SWKT, Prof. Dawn-Marie Wood
Biological and social contributions to sex role development, sexual self-concept, and complementarity of sex roles. GWS minors can contact the professor for approval to waive course pre-reqs.
 
SOC 360  Introduction to Family Sociology
8:15am-10:45am, TTh, B032 JFSB, Prof. Gregory Wurm
 
 

Winter 2018

WS 222 ( WS-SOC ) Introduction to Global Women's Studies
3- sections (this class always has a large waitlist)

An introduction to the most important issues affecting women's lives and to contributions made by women both nationally and internationally.  The course will include historical, sociological, psychological, theological, legal, and/or cultural, and other approaches

WS 332  Mormon Women's History
MW 10am-11:15am
Rachel Cope

WS 390R Special Topics in Women's Studies: "Gender, Literature, & the Family"
Section 001
T/Th 9:30am-10:45am
Erin Kramer Holmes

WS 392R Women's Studies Colloquium
Section 001
TH 12pm-12:50pm 
Valerie Hegstrom

Scholarly findings presented by researchers on topics relating to women's lives and experiences throughout history, across the world, and within ethnic, educational, and economic segments of society.

WS 399R Women's Studies Internships

Credit for work on an international, national, or local internship relating to issues affecting women's lives. Students will submit a written report of their internship experience.

WS 492R Women's Studies Capstone
Section 001
Th 3pm-4:50pm
Valerie Hegstrom

Synthesis of interdisciplinary studies of women; knowledge and skills necessary for advanced study or work in the field; mentored research and senior capstone project required.


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