The Women's Center, Barnard College, pamphlet, 1971, page 14

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          Women's Studies Courses Offered At Barnard College In 1971-72

Female and Male: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (tall)
Evolutionary, genetic, and physiological bases of
sex: factors determining sex differences, hormones
and behavior, pregnancy and motherhood, sex role
strategies in the animal kingdom. Cultural definitions
of sex roles in comparative perspective: ranges of
variability and the significance of the constants.
Psychological development of feminine and masculine
behavior and behavorial sex differences in contem-
porary society. Personality theory and sex roles: Freud
and Erikson. Current problems in sexual, familial, and
economic aspects of female—male relationships and in
the status of women. Projections for the future and
direction of social policy. Professor Mirra Komarovsky
(Chairman), Professors David Ehrenfeld, Clive Kessler,
and Barbara Mates.

(This is a joint offering of the departments of Anthropol-
ogy, Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology.)
Female and Male--A Sociological Perspective. (spring)
Economic, demographic, and cultural changes modify-
ing the traditional conceptions of masculinity and
femininity. Stresses in female-male relationships at
various stages of the life cycle and in the family,
occupational world, and other institutional settings.
Class and race differences in social roles of the sexes.
Not open to students who have taken Female and
Male: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Professor Mirra

The Role of Women in Modern Economic Life. (spring)
Topics to be discussed include the extent of women's
education; labor force participation by women; eco-
nomic factors affecting marriage, divorce, and fertility;
economic discrimination against women; effect of
government policy on women's position; and inter-
national and historical comparisons. Mrs. Cynthia

Images of Woman in Literature. (fall)

Sexual roles and the place of woman as represented
in the Bible and in works by Shakespeare, lane Austen,
D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, and others. Explorations
of the identity of women writers. Professor Catharine

Special Themes in Modern French Literature. III.
Feminism. (spring)

The role and struggle of women as seen by authors of
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readings from
feminist authors and analyses of various literary
idealizations of women. Authors include Michelet,

Proudhon, Flora Tristan, Zola, Maupassant, Mauriac,
Saint-Exupery, Christiane Rochefort, Nathalie Sarraute,
Simone de Beauvoir. Mrs. Sylvie Sayre.

French Woman Writers. (spring)

A literary and cultural study of poets, prose writers,
and influential groups, with emphasis on: Marguerite
de Navarre, Louise Labe, the “Precieuses/' Madame
de Sevigne, Madame de LaFayette, the eighteenth-
century Salons, Madame de Stael, Marceline Des-
bordes-Valmore, George Sand, Colette, Simone de
Beauvoir. Professor Tatiana Greene.

Colloquium on German Women Writers of the Twen-
tieth Century. (fall)

A study of the Works, prose, and poetry, of Ilse Aich-
inger, Ingeborg Bachmann, Hilde Domin, Nelly Sachs,
Anna Seghers, Gabriele Wohmann, Christa Wolf. Intro-
ductory lectures and class discussions. A term paper
on a topic to be chosen by the student, in English or
German. Professor Brigitte Bradley.

The History of Women in the Late Roman Empire and
the Middle Ages. (spring)

The origins of the legal and social position of women
in medieval society as reflected in patristic writings,
Roman and Germanic codes. The contributions of
women in the high and late Middle Ages to feudal and
urban society, courtly love, monasticism, mysticism,
medicine, and literature, studied through primary and
secondary sources. Colloquium. Professor Suzanne
Wemple. ‘

History of Women in America: to 1890. (fall)

An examination of important historical and literary
sources for the study of American women from colonial
times to 1890. Colloquium. Professor Annette Baxter.
History of Women in America: since 1890. (spring)
An examination of important historical and literary
sources for the study of American women from 1890 to
today. Colloquium. Professor Annette Baxter.
Readings in Oriental Studies. (fall)

Colloquium on major problems of Asian civilizations.
Focus for 1971-72: The relative roles of male and
female. An examination, through literary and historical
sources, of the principal relationships of men and
women—as lovers and companions, wives and hus-
bands, mothers and fathers, and in their special roles
in religious and mundane 1ife——in traditional and
modern India, China, and Japan. Professors Iohn Meskill
and Barbara Miller.