WMSX - Women's Studies Education Abroad

WMSX200 Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia (3 Credits)

Sweden is one of the most gender equal countries in the world and is well-known for its progressive culture supported by forward-thinking laws and legislation. This course explores how concepts of gender, body, sexuality and race intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children's rights, and new ethical dilemmas in a changing Scandinavia.Cross-listed with: LGBX200.

Credit Only Granted for: WMSX200 or LGBX200.

Additional Information: This course is offered as part of the Maryland-in-Stockholm study abroad program. Students must apply for this program through Education Abroad: More information at ter.ps/UMStockholm. Education Abroad processes registrations for this course on behalf of students.

WMSX201 Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe (3 Credits)

Provides insight to the ways in which sexual reform and sex education has shaped not only the history of sexuality in Europe, but also the very core of the various national identities. We will look into the different movements, campaigns, policies, and public debates regarding sexuality. We will discover the ways in which sex and sexuality are conveyed in sexual education aimed at children and youth by reading and watching examples of sex educational material.Cross-listed with: LGBX201.

Credit Only Granted for: WMSX201 or LGBX201.

Additional Information: This course is offered as part of the Maryland-in-Stockholm study abroad program. Students must apply for this program through Education Abroad: More information at ter.ps/UMStockholm. Education Abroad processes registrations for this course on behalf of students.

WMSX203 Economics of Gender (3 Credits)

Decisions around marriage, children, and work are taken by everyone on the planet. In this class we look at the economic elements that forge those choices. Moreover, while women's roles have changed beyond recognition in a century, we are still plagued with a dramatic under-representation of women in senior economic roles and the fact that they appear underpaid vis a vis men for doing the same work. This course looks at the factors influencing such issues, providing often surprising results.

Additional Information: This course is offered as part of the Maryland-in-Stockholm study abroad program. Students must apply for this program through Education Abroad: More information at ter.ps/UMStockholm. Education Abroad processes registrations for this course on behalf of students.