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Gender - Go figure

11 credits 15 students. Coordinator: C. Doran             

What does gender have to do with culture, social issues, forms of communication, the jobs we are hired for and the pay we receive? How is gender related to sexuality, domestic life, and violence, power?  How do gender relations differ and/or stay the same across cultures?  This FIG will examine and debate these issues as well as the ways in which, class, and race intersect with gender.

COMM 106-F15 Basic Principles of Speech 3 Cr. MWF 12:00-12:50pm Jewell, R.
An introductory course in public speaking.  It is a skills course informed by speech communication theory.  Skills include analyzing the speaking situation, choosing appropriate topics, conducting research, organizing ideas, utilizing evidence and delivering speeches effectively.  Special emphasis is given to developing critical thinking and listening abilities.  Satisfies General Education FS requirement.

SOCI 201-F15 Intro to Social Stratification 3 Cr. MWF 11:00-11:50am Sorensen, A.
This course takes a sociological approach to the study of social stratification in the United States, orienting students to patterns of privilege and inequality in contemporary society.  Particular emphasis is on the ways that race, class, gender, and other systems of inequality intersect and support each other, providing advantages from some and disadvantaging others.  The structural and cultural factors by which social reproduction occurs are examined as are the ways that people actively challenge and change systems of social stratification.  Required for the Sociology major.

WMST 100-F15 Intro to Women’s and& Gender Studies 3 Cr. MWF 10:00-10:50am  Welch, G.
As the foundation course for the Women's and Gender Studies program, this course provides an Introduction to the multidisciplinary field of women's and gender studies. By exploring feminist theories, paradigms, and critiques, the course offers opportunities to examine gender relations among women and men, explore the relationships among gender, race, class, and sexual orientation, and examine feminist struggles worldwide for equality and justice. NOTE: Required for Women’s & Gender Studies major and minors.

FY 100-F15 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 4:30-5:45pm  Bayliss, R.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.