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Course Descriptions

WOMEN'S STUDIES

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 history, 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, knowledge 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 alternative 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 variety of topics and critically evaluate the literature. Prerequisite: PSYC-101. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as PSYC-205.

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

By and About Women studies literature written by female authors and/or about female characters. 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 intensive. 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 servants, slaves, factory workers, and immigrants and will include women’s relationships 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 attention 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 primary responsibility for housekeeping and child care. This course considers the roots of some of these contradictions. 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 century. Topics ­include the effects of industrialization on women’s work and status, the demographic revolution, 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-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 written 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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST