Diversity Studies (DIVR)

Courses

DIVR 2315. INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ+ STUDIES. 3 Hours.

Provides an introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies, including the study of transsexual, transgender, and queer identities. May address topics such as LGBTQ history; sexuality and civil rights; the representation of LGBTQ in art, literature, and popular culture; and/or feminist analysis of sex, gender, and sexuality. Explains the methods and theories employed in gay and lesbian studies, emphasizing the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and ability/disability. Satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy, and Culture. This course is offered as WOMS 2315 and DIVR 2315. Credit will be granted in only one department.

DIVR 2350. SPECIAL ISSUES IN DIVERSITY STUDIES. 3 Hours.

Special topics of interest in the disciplines of Diversity Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

DIVR 3301. INTRODUCTION TO LATINA/HISPANIC FEMINISM. 3 Hours.

This interdisciplinary course explores Latina/Hispanic feminism through the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This course is organized around the following issues: colonization, immigration, globalization, sexism, health, and violence. Through an analysis of cultural production, politics, socio-economics, literary texts, and feminist methodology, the goal of this course is to develop a robust understanding of how Latina/Hispanic feminist methodologies can be used as tools for social change and social justice. Offered as WOMS 3301, MAS 3301, and DIVR 3301. Credit will only be granted in one department.

DIVR 3305. WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES. 3 Hours.

Will address specific issues of importance to women and their health, including growth and development, nutrition, reproductive health, pregnancy, chronic diseases, and relationship/family issues. Offered as DIVR 3305, HEED 3305 and WOMS 3305. Credit will be granted only once.

DIVR 3328. MARITAL AND SEXUAL LIFESTYLES. 3 Hours.

Contemporary American lifestyles selected from: singles, traditional marriage, homosexuals, single-parent families, open marriage, non-marital sexuality, cohabitation, dual-career marriage, childless couples, egalitarian marriage, families in later life. Offered as DIVR 3328, SOCI 3328 and WOMS 3328; credit will be granted only once.

DIVR 3356. WOMEN, WORK AND SOCIAL CHANGE. 3 Hours.

Women's work experiences, how these experiences are changing, and relationship between paid employment and non-wage household labor. Paid and unpaid work experiences are empirically examined in terms of a variety of theoretical perspectives. Offered as DIVR 3356, SOCI 3356 and WOMS 3356; credit will be granted only once.

DIVR 3385. WOMEN AND CRIME. 3 Hours.

This course examines criminology and criminal justice issues as they relate specifically to women. The three major areas of coverage include (1) women and girls as victims of crime, (2) women and girls as criminal offenders; and (3) women working in the criminal justice system. Offered as DIVR 3385, CRCJ 3385 and WOMS 3385; credit will be granted only once.

DIVR 4350. SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIVERSITY STUDIES. 3 Hours.

Special topics of interest in the disciplines of Diversity Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.