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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    WDL 787 - Organization Development & Change: Theories to Practice


    Credits 3

    Overview of theories and research on organizations and managing change within them.

    Formerly
    EDW 787.

    Prerequisites
     

  
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    WDL 788 - Strategic Planning and Management


    Credits 3

    Leading organizations require the ability to plan and implement a strategic plan and manage performance within an organization. Topics will revolve around strategy and performance management as it relates to workforce initiatives.

    Formerly
    EDW 788.

  
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    WDL 789 - Professional Development and Research


    Credits 3-6

    This graduate(doctoral) level course in workforce education leadership provides participants with an opportunity to explore the functions and roles of as a leader of workforce education and development field and to apply conceptual learning relative to workforce education leadership in a workforce setting.

    Formerly
    EDW 789.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    WDL 796 - Workforce Development & Organizational Leadership Prospectus


    Credits 3

    Designed to guide students to begin their dissertation process by preparing a dissertation proposal. The prospectus should provide a detailed description of a research plan. 

    Formerly
    EDW 796.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of all core courses, and completion of qualifying/comprehensive exam.

  
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    WDL 799 - Doctoral Dissertation


    Credits 1 - 12

    Research analysis and writing toward completion of dissertation and subsequent defense.

    Formerly
    EDW 799.

    Notes
    Twelve credits are required for the degree, may be repeated, but only twelve credits will be applied to the students degree program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of   and approval by the department.

  
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    WLC 614 - Romance Linguistics


    Credits 3

    Historical development of the Romance languages from Latin. Comparison of the structure of the modern Romance languages. Emphasis on Spanish, French, and Italian.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with FOL 414. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    WLC 699 - Application of Linguistics to the Teaching of Languages


    Credits 3

    Examination of second language acquisition theory and its application to the teaching of foreign languages.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with FOL 499. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    WLC 714 - Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition


    Credits 3

    Investigates current issues in theoretical studies of second language acquisition, and a comparison of L1/L2 acquisition in light of recent developments in linguistic theory and empirical studies. Provides overview of major subdisciplines, issues and approaches.

  
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    WLC 715 - Theory of Translation


    Credits 3

    Readings in the theory of translation, as well as textual analysis of existing translations to and from several different languages.

    Notes
    Taught in English.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate student with advanced knowledge of one foreign language, consent of instructor.

  
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    WLC 716 - Workshop in Translation


    Credits 3

    Explores problems inherent in the translation of foreign texts, works on individual and common projects with assistance of instructor.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate student with advanced knowledge of one foreign language, WLC 715 , consent of instructor.

  
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    WLC 717 - Independent Studies in Translation


    Credits 3

    Opportunity to pursue an individualized course or project in translation studies.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate student with advanced knowledge of one foreign language, WLC 715 , WLC 716 , consent of instructor.

  
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    WMST 601 - Feminist Theories


    Credits 3

    The following undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    WMST 607 - Communication Between the Sexes


    Credits 3

    Introduction to gender research in communication. Studies ways in which language, interpersonal communication, the media, and various social institutions influence conceptions of gender.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 407. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 618 - Language and Gender


    Credits 3

    Examines from anthropological perspective the ways language and gender intertwine. Explores how language emerges from, reproduces, and challenges ideas of gender and gendered practices cross-culturally. Topics covered include the interaction of gender with race, identity and class in language use.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 418. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 632A - History of American Women to 1870


    Credits 3

    Examines the history of women in the United States from the period of European contact to reconstruction. Examines women’s changing roles in the family, work force, politics, and social movements. Examines the historical experience of European colonists, Native Americans, African Americans, and immigrants.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 432A. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 632B - History of American Women Since 1870


    Credits 3

    Women’s relationship to the economy and to political movements, changing ideals of womanhood, the demographic and sexual revolutions transforming family life and gender roles, and class, race, ethnic, and regional variations in female experience.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 632B. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 648 - Gender and Social Interaction


    Credits 3

    Examines the micro-social and political aspects of gender, including socialization into gender roles, same-sex and cross-sex communications, interactions, and long-term relationships.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 448. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 671 - Sexuality, Literature and the City


    Credits 3

    Explores how categories of sexuality change as the U.S. becomes increasingly urbanized. Texts include novels and stories, a history of sexual relations, and critical theory of the modern notion of “sexuality.”

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 471. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 672 - Controversies in Gender and Race


    Credits 3

    Situates selected current topics in historical, social, political, economic, intellectual, and popular culture contexts. Topics may include rape, police profiling, civil rights, reparations for slavery, feminist activism, immigration. Students develop and apply critical thinking, reading, and writing to variety of academic and non-academic situations.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 472. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 673 - Chicana Feminism and Experience


    Credits 3

    Examines Chicana/Latina experiences as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation. Examines the work of Chicana/Latina writers, feminists, scholars, performers, artists, filmmakers, and activists. Focuses on issues such as immigration, labor, family, language, education, spirituality, identity, patriarchy, homophobia, and racism.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 473. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    WMST 674 - Gender, Sexuality, and Consumer Culture


    Credits 3

    Explores theoretical and empirical approaches to consumer culture, with a focus on gender, sexuality, social class, and consumption. Examines the rise of mass consumerism in American society, and the ways social participation, individual identities, subcultural communities, and political life are shaped through varied acts of consumption.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 474. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 675 - Gender, Development, and Globalization


    Credits 3

    Examines the relationship between women’s position and processes of development and globalization, with a primary focus on Third World women. Considers the interaction of local and global forces in creating change (both positive and negative) and women’s perspectives and activism for promoting social equity.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 475. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Standing.

  
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    WMST 676 - Feminism and Activism


    Credits 3

    Presents selected activist movements across the political specturm. Includes nineteenth century abolitionism, women’s rights and twentieth century socialism and feminism. Also examines movements for social change from the right and left.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 476. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Standing.

  
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    WMST 677 - Critical Race Feminism


    Credits 3

    Examination of feminist theories put forward by women of color. Topics include critical race feminist approaches to race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, language, immigration, and labor.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 477. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 690 - Special Topics


    Credits 3

    Intensive study of a major topic in women’s studies.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 490. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    WMST 691A - Women in the Ancient World


    Credits 3

    Explores women’s varied roles in the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. Examination of women’s participation in religion, politics and the family as well as representations of women in myth, art, philosophy, medicine, and literature.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 491A. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 691B - Wome in Medieval Culture and Society


    Credits 3

    Explores medieval women’s experiences as religious leaders, workers, queens, and ladies of the manor, and as mothers, wives and daughters. Special attention paid to women’s voices expressed in letters and autobiography, literature, historical records and art.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 491B. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 692A - Women in Early Modern Europe


    Credits 3

    Explores the roles of women during the Renaissance, Reformation, and the early modern period. Topics include women and work, women’s participation in the creation of culture and religion, and the European witch-hunts.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 492A. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    WMST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History


    Credits 3

    Study of a selected topic concerning gender and history.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with WMST 495. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    WMST 700 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    Credits 3

    Satisfies the prerequisite for admission to the women’s studies graduate certificate program for those applicants who have no prior knowledge of the field, as demonstrated either by undergraduate course work in women’s studies or extensive reading of and familiarity with women’s studies scholarship.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Standing.

  
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    WMST 701 - Feminist Theory


    Credits 3

    Interdisciplinary examination of feminist principles of analysis, applied to gendered social life. Encompasses multicultural and transnational perspectives on the questions: What is feminist theory? What is the relationship between theory and practice? What is the role of theory in political and social activism? What does it mean to “do” theory?

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Certificate Program; or completion of two 600-level Women’s Studies or crosslisted courses on women and/or gender, or permission of instructor.

  
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    WMST 702 - Principles of Feminist Inquiry


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the theory and application of research methods from critical feminist inquiry approach. Investigates core scholarship of feminist inquiry applied to research methods in the last twenty-five years.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Certificate Program; or completion of two 600-level Women’s Studies or cross-listed courses on women and/or gender; or permission of instructor.

  
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    WMST 703 - Feminist Pedagogy


    Credits 3

    Historical development of theory and practice of feminist pedagogy offers opportunity to practice the art. Students prepared to teach interdisciplinary women’s studies courses at postsecondary level.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Graduate Certificate Program; or completion of two 600- level Women’s Studies or cross-listed courses on women and/or gender; or permission of instructor.

  
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    WMST 710 - Graduate Capstone Seminar


    Credits 3

    Capstone seminar provides opportunity for students to reflect critically on theories and methods of interdisciplinary women’s studies scholarship and apply them either to production of knowledge in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences or to their practice as psychologists, social workers, nurses, librarians, teachers, and other working professionals.

    Prerequisites
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    WMST 721 - Issues in Women’s Nutrition


    Credits 3

    Advanced discussion of how nutrition affects physical and mental health of women throughout the life cycle and how to evaluate validity of nutrition research as it relates to the needs of women rather than the general population.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    WMST 799 - Independent Study


    Credits 3

    Independent study of special topics selected in consultation with the chair of women’s studies.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of chair.

  
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    WRM 706 - Research Methods in Water Resources Management


    Credits 3

    Discussion of the processes of scientific research and research design as applied to modern water resources management. Includes scientific approaches to field and laboratory research, research and professional ethics, writing, and public presentation. Model thesis prospectus and grant proposals prepared.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    WRM 790 - Special Topics in Water Resources Management


    Credits 1 – 3

    Topics selected and published in the class schedule.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    WRM 791 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Review of recent literature in a specialized area related to water resources.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    WRM 796 - Professional Paper in WRM


    Credits 1-6

    Professional paper preparation, including review of literature or similar research effort.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of three credits. Not permitted for students pursuing the M.S. Thesis option.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    WRM 798 - Thesis


    Credits 1 – 3

    Enrollment by consent of research director only.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit with cumulative maximum of six credits allowed toward degree program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

 

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