These suggested electives are for those students thinking about working in the area of sexuality or sexual health.
BIO 203 Human Sexuality and Reproduction — [DNSM] Sexual anatomy and physiology, normal and abnormal embryonic and fetal development, pregnancy and birth, birth control, sexual relationships, attitudes, behavior, sexual diseases and disorders. Prerequisite: 111 or 150 or 151 with a C or better or equivalent.
SOC 391/WMST 391 Marriage and Family — [DSS] [IAI No. S7 902] (Same as WMST 391) Marriage and the family in U.S. society; behavioral change including gender roles, dating and mate selection, love and intimacy, alternative family forms, communication/conflict, divorce/remarriage.
SPC 323 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Applications — [DFAH] Explores beginning, maintaining and ending relationships. Emphasizes gender, racial and cultural influences, power, self-image and metacommunication. This course contains both theoretical and experiential approaches to personal relationships. Prerequisite: 103.
SPC331/WMST 331 Gender and Communication — [DFAH, IGR] Investigation of the influences of gender on the communication process. Activities, exercises and presentations sensitize students to gender influences on verbal and nonverbal communication.
WMST 353/IS 353 Representing Women’s Bodies 300-1500 — [IS, IC] (Same as IS 353) Evolution of the ideological construction of the female body as weak or deformed, and the need to transform it so as to be fully human and attain salvation.
PSYC 305 Psychology of Gender — [DSS, IGR] (Same as WMST 305.) Psychological and cultural history of gender; changing sex roles; socialization; sexuality; issues related to mental health, stereotyping, cognition. Prerequisite: 111.
CJ 367 Gender and Criminal Justice – Issues of gender in criminal justice, particularly with regard to offending, victimization, processing, incarcerating, rehabilitating and among professionals in the field. Prerequisites: CJ or SOC 201.
CJ 368 Serial Rape and Murder – Prevailing myths surrounding sexual assault and examination of the various typologies explaining rape and murder. Prerequisite: CJ/ SOC 272
IS 350/WMST 350 Women in Social Institutions — [IS, IGR] (Same as WMST 350) Historical, cultural, and social class differences in contexts of education, family, health care, economics, religion, politics. (Anthropology/Foundations of Education/History/ Women’s Studies).