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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Mollie T Marchione

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CWGS welcomes Dr. Mollie T. Marchione, who joined the Center staff as Associate Director, effective Jan. 7. She is the Graduate Adviser for WGS students and will teach in the BA and MA programs. She is also the Project Manager for the CWGS Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative. Dr. Marchione was most recently Director of Communications for the UT Austin School of Social Work where she had worked since 2007, and was previously the school’s Director of Development. In addition, she has extensive professional experience in editing publications, planning events, and managing constituent relations. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University at Albany, SUNY, and taught U.S. women’s history and other history courses for four years at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, before moving to Austin in 2004. Her teaching and research interests include women wage workers and the summer camp movement in the early 20th-century U.S.

WGS 379S • Senior Seminar

48175 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm JES A216A
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Intensive study of selected topics in women's and gender studies. May not be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including nine hours in women's and gender studies.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class.

WGS 390 • Intro To Women's & Gender Stds

47960 • Fall 2013
Meets W 330pm-630pm BUR 536
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The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the settings and practices determining of Women's and Gender studies in US contexts, and at the University of Texas at Austin. We will start the course by tracing the history of various, mostly Western, feminisms, as they led to the current situation for WGS in higher education and research.  The purpose of this survey is to show how post-World-War-II feminisms and gender studies remain strongly marked by history and conditioned by larger political and social movements. After that, we will move to situating the positions of yourself as professionals and your projects within and outside of the academy.  The positions that you discover will require you to identify not only a set of resources and institutions with which you need to be familiar, but also a set of production skills that you'll need to make an impact or be effective in your engagement.  To that end, you'll be introduced to what resources are available at UT, to research skills you'll need, and to unique library resources. The final major section of the course will be devoted to an introduction to WGS theory -- specifically, to the roots of modern theory in several nineteenth-century, and then to the interdisciplinary uses characterizing today's canon of WGS research and activisms. 

WGS F340 • Us Lesbian & Gay Hist, 20th-C

88890 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am BUR 220
(also listed as AMS F370, HIS F365G )
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What can we learn from U.S. history about gender and sexuality? This course will use primary and secondary readings, films, class discussion, and written assignments to explore this question as we trace the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desire in the U.S., primarily in the 20th century. Major topics include the growth of lesbian and gay communities or sub-cultures and the persistence of racial, class and gender differences within and among them; the changing representation of homosexuality in the mass media. The course will familiarize students with some of the classic texts in the field as well as recent and varied writings on the history of sexuality, focusing on the experiences, ideas, and conflicts that have shaped modern lesbian and gay identities.Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.May be counted toward the writing flag requirement. May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement.Seats also available under: AMS 370 , HIS 365G.

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