WGS 301: ST: Exploring the "B" Word
TR 10:00-11:47 am
WGS 330: Women, Crime and Justice
TR 10:00-11:47 am
Amanda Burgess-Proctor, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Various issues related to women's experiences with the criminal justice system as offencers, victims and practitioners will be explored. We will draw upon feminist criminological scholarship to examine topics including the historical place of women in the study of crime, the contrasting explanations of men's and women's criminality, the relationship between women's victimization experiences and offending behaviors, and the role of women in traditionally male-dominated criminal justice careers.
Amanda Burgess-Proctor is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice. Her primary research interests include feminist criminology, criminological theory, intimate partner violence, and intersections of race, class and gender.
WGS 302: Global Women/Global Issues
TR 3:00-4:47 pm
Examines the lives of women in a global perspective. Takes an intersectional perspective which views gender, sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation as part of an intertwined matrix influencing life opportunities. Focus on issues of health, war, religion, education, global economy and development.
This course satisfies the general educational requirements in the global perspective knowledge exploration area!
WGS 387: Media, Gender and Sexuality
TR 1:00-2:47 pm
Born and raised in a media saturated environment, none of us has been immune to its influence. The goal of this course is to explore how the media, through institutional practices, texts, and audience experiences, contribute to and help to construcdt our ideas of gender and sexuality. We will work to develop and hone the critical skills necessary to understand, critique, and even intervene in mass mediated construction of gender and sexuality.