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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 Komarovsky. 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 Lloyd. 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 Stimpson. 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.