SOC 308.2: Women’s Reproductive Health for NonScience Majors
Unique #45560; meets with WGS 301.7 (47825), Nur 307.1 (59595)
Spring 2009, TTh 3:30-4:45, NOA 1.102
February 9, 2009 (new in this version:
corrected CT readings)
Dr. Kristine Hopkins
office: 1906 Main Building (19
floor of the Tower)
office: Burdine 554
Mailbox: Main 1800
Mailbox: Sociology Department, Burdine 5
To study women’s reproductive health is to study biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, female
sexuality, and the social meaning of gender. This course provides non-science majors with the scientific and social scientific
knowledge needed to understand the basis of women’s reproductive health and the medical, cultural, and even political
issues that surrounding women’s reproductive health.
Students will learn about female reproductive health across the lifespan, from birth through menopause. Students
will also learn about some of the ways that social, economic, and cultural factors influence a woman’s reproductive health.
Course packet at Paradigm Books, 407 W. 24
Street, just west of Guadalupe (abbrev. PACKET); readings also
available in PDF in the “Course Documents” folder on Blackboard.
Robert Hatcher, et al., ed.,
, 19th ed., 2007, (abbrev. CT). Available in PDF in the
“Course Documents” folder on Blackboard.
Approximately 20 three inch by five inch (3x5) note cards.
Two exams and a comprehensive final, dates below. Format is multiple choice, labeling figures, definitions, and
Two group homework assignments, due dates below; content to be announced on Blackboard.
In-class discussions (which also captures attendance). I’ll ask you to get into small groups to discuss a question or
questions I put to the class; on a 3x5 note card, one member of the group will write out the group members’ names
and then write a short summary of your discussion. Then, as a class, we will share and discuss points made in the
smaller groups. We’ll collect the 3x5 note cards for recording, which is a written record of your discussion points for
that day’s discussion. There will be 10-12 of these throughout the semester and the 5 “Discussion Labs” count
double. I will drop two regular day discussions but not any of the discussion labs.