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Course Descriptions


WMST-111   Introduction to Women’s
Studies: Women, Gender and Society
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)

An interdisciplinary  study of the construction of gender and its intersection with race and class in the United  States. Based primarily  in the social sciences and social histor y, this  course  also draws on the arts, media, and popular culture in examining the impact of gender on society. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as SOCI-111.

WMST-150   Women’s Health
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)

This course will introduce students to a variety of women’s  health issues as well as the barriers faced by women striving to achieve a healthful lifestyle. Students will examine topics including: female sexual health and reproduction, exercise and eating behaviors, substance abuse, mental health and stress, and violence against women. This course is designed to support students in their personal exploration  of attitudes, knowl- edge and values related to women’s health and to assist them  as they analyze their  personal health behaviors. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-150.

WMST-193   Introduction to Women’s
Studies: Women, Art, and Culture
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

An introduction  to the ideas and issues central to Women’s Studies and feminism with emphasis on women’s  art and culture. The course will examine how women have been represented and how gender has been constructed in the dominant  culture as well as the role of the arts and of women themselves in developing an al- ternative women’s culture. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FINE-193.

WMST-205   Women and Psychology
3 Credits

This course will examine the history of women in psychology. Additionally, women’s lives and experiences will be explored  from  a lifespan developmental perspective which includes psychological, social, and biological influences. Students will examine current research on a vari- ety of topics and critically evaluate the literature.

WMST-212   By and About Women
3 Credits (Literature/Humanities

By and About Women studies literature written by female authors and/or  about female charac- ters. Students critically evaluate a variety of texts for form and technique. In addition, students analyze the validity of the female experience as portrayed in literature and are expected to gain insight into the challenges and power of women in literature and in life. This course is writing in- tensive. Prerequisite:  ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ENGL-212.

WMST-225   Women in American
History: Colonial Times to 1880
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)

An in-depth study of the lives and experiences of American women from the early seventeenth century  to 1880. This  course examines  three major cultures    native, African  and European as they met and mixed  in colonial  America  with particular attention to women’s experience in this cultural mixing.  Focus will be on wealthy merchant families, slave holding  planter families, indentured ser vants, slaves, factory workers, and immigrants and will include women’s relation- ships with husbands, children and other women. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HIST-225.

WMST-227   Women in American
History: 1880 to the Present
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)

An in-depth study of the lives and experiences of American women from diverse racial and ethnic  groups from  1880 to the present. This course examines the experiences of women in the modern world from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth. Focus will be on the varying experiences of reformers, workers, organizers, and immigrants with particular atten- tion to differences between married and single women and between those living in the cities and those living in rural areas. During this time period, women have gained the legal right to vote and run for office, regulate the size of their families, and receive equal pay for equal work. And  yet women  retain primar y responsibility for housekeeping and child  care. This course considers the roots of some of these contradic- tions.  Prerequisite:  ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HIST-227.

WMST-228   Women in European
History: 1750 to the Present
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and
Emerging Issues Core)

This course analyzes women’s changing economic, family, and political roles from the eighteenth to the twentieth  centur y.  Topics include the effects of industrialization on wom- en’s work and status, the demographic revolu- tion, and women’s political activities in market riots, revolutions, and campaigns for women’s rights. Prerequisite:  ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HIST-228.

WMST-229   African American
Women’s History
3 Credits (Humanities Core)

This course provides an over view of African American women’s history from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. This course allows students an opportunity  for scholarly analysis of contributions made by African American women. The experiences of African American women will be examined through the analytic lenses of race, class, and gender. Topics include political, economic, and social experiences of Af- rican American women. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)  NOTE: Also listed as HIST-229.

WMST-270   Women and Film
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

An interdisciplinary  study of women in film, this course will review a wide variety of movies writ- ten and/or directed by women, featuring women, and dealing with women’s issues. This course draws on the arts, media, and popular culture in examining the impact of gender expectations on shaping societal roles. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as FILM-270.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST