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Zumba is an exercise program that fuses international dance rhythms and easy to follow routines. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone, and sculpt your body while burning fat.
WGST 1101 - Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary course designed to provide a foundation for the minor. Instructors are encouraged to use methods and theories from fields such as communications, art, history, sociology,
anthropology, literature, psychology, and women’s and gender studies to explore how gender, as it intersects with other identities, influences individuals’ lives experiences.
WGST 3336 - Women, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System
A sociological analysis of women as criminal offenders and as workers in criminal justice fields. Examines the socio-historical construction of gender for its influences on criminal law and the practices of criminal justice agencies. Covers historical perspectives on women and crime, the adequacy of contemporary criminological perspectives for explaining female criminality.
Grade Mode: Normal, Audit
Prerequisites: (WMST1101 >= C or WGST1101 >= C) or SOCI1160 >= C or CRJU1103 >= C
WGST 3870 - Identity: Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
This course examines the processes through which identities are culturally constructed and experienced. The focus is on key ideas and theoretical debates surrounding race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class through a cross-cultural perspective. These identities intersect with each other and with other identities such as religious, educational, parental, etc…
This course will examine the history of women in either a geographical or topical approach. It will examine the female role of mother, daughter, sister, and leader in a particular society, such as America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, etc. Or, the course will be centered on a particular cross-cultural topic, such as suffrage, family roles, leaders, religion, etc. In all cases, this course is intended to explore the paradox between the ideal woman and actual treatment of women in a given era, society, culture, or movement. Students taking the graduate level course will be required to complete additional work. May be repeated for credit.
This is an in-depth look at the relationship between men and women with particular emphasis on their roles in the family. The course will look at childhood, marriage, work, and cultural practices in a particular period from antiquity to modernity. Primary and secondary sources will provide comparisons between men and women in both the elite and common sectors of society. Students taking the graduate level course will be required to complete additional work. May be repeated for credit.
This course explores gendered communication patterns in a variety of contexts and examines how communication creates and reinforces gender. Theories that explain how culture shapes gendered communication and how gendered communication shapes culture will be examined.
A sociological analysis of crime victims and victim-service agencies. Traces the historical development of the field of victimology. Examines the influence of gender on victimization experiences and practices of criminal justice and victim-service agencies.
Grade Mode: Normal, Audit
Prerequisites: SOCI3380 >= C and (SOCI3002 >= C or SOCI3003 >= C or WMST1101 >= C or WGST1101 >= C)
Sociological insights and concepts will be employed in observing, interpreting, and analyzing the social processes creating, reinforcing and changing gender roles and the statuses of women and men in society.
Grade Mode: Normal, Audit
Prerequisites: (WMST1101 >= C or WGST1101 >= C) and (SOCI1101 >= C or SOCI1103 >= C or PSYC1103 >= C)
A civic engagement experience based in an off-campus agency or organization. Under the supervision of a faculty member at th university and a supervisor at a cooperating agency or organization, a student completes specific tasks and acquires specific knowledge and skills related to an area of women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies.
A feminist media production internship. Students will participate in the production of feminist media through writing original material, evaluating and editing submitted material, and formatting material for outside readers. Application and approved plan for credit-hour option required.