Three women's resource classes not listed in the general course catalog will be offered at Southern Utah University spring quarter.
Normal registration procedures at the SUU Registrar's Office can be used to sign up for the classes, each of which offers one credit.Women in Southern Literature, English 292/492, will be taught by Danielle Beazer on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in the Braithwaite Fine Arts Center, Room 302. The class is an analysis of how the institution of slavery created social and sexual stereotypes for both slave women and plantation mistresses and how these influenced the portrayal of women for post-Civil War Southern authors. Works by Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Anne-Porter and Jean Toomer, among others, will be studied.
Women in World Cultures, Sociology 292/492, will be taught Ana Dittmar, and will meet Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Centrum. The course will examine the role culture plays in shaping gender, behavior and sexual identity. Students will gain insight into social construction rather than biological determination. It will explore the extent to which sex role expectations differ from culture to culture within American subgroups.
Women's History Week is not a class per se but an opportunity to earn credit in Arts and Letters 292/492 by participating in four of the activities scheduled for Women's History Week in late March/early April. The March 30 and April 1 lectures by Julie Nichols and Cordelia Candelaria, respectively, will be required attendance for the course. Students will also be required to write an essay on topics covered during the week.
For further information on the classes, contact Ana Dittmar at 586-7862.