Five College Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Recommended Courses


Students are encouraged to consult with a campus advisor for the certificate to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.

Students pursuing the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice certificate are advised to review their RHRJ course choices with their certificate advisor before finalizing their course plans.

RHRJ students are required to take a total of 6 courses from the following distribution requirements.

  • one foundational course
  • one transnational/global course
  • one upper level course (300 level or above)

AND

  • 3 additional courses from any of category

The list of courses below is subject to change during the pre-registration period as additional information is available. 



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Fall 2020 Foundational Courses

Foundational courses have 90–100% reproductive health, rights, and justice content and introduce students to reproductive politics, including the reproductive health, rights and justice frameworks; introduce students to thinking intersectionally about reproductive issues, for example, how gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and nationality intersect to shape women’s experiences of reproductive oppression, and their resistance strategies; and teach students to think systemically about reproductive issues, rather than just individually, that is, about the impact of reproductive politics not only on individuals, but also on communities, and how social, economic, legal and political conditions impact reproduction. The material may be covered through any disciplinary or interdisciplinary lens, including history, sociology, legal studies, public policy, women, gender and sexuality studies, political science, journalism, religious studies, American studies, transnational studies, etc. 

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHR 216HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
CSI 0271 1 Creating Families Marlene Fried;Pamela Stone 01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH Hampshire College
GNDST 241HP 01 Feminist Health Politics Jacquelyne Luce TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
NURSING 325 01 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Maria Markenson F 10:10AM 11:50AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 05 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Sarah Missildine UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 06 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Sarah Missildine 12:00AM 12:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 02 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Maud Low 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 03 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Nicole Kent 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
NURSING 398I 04 Maternal-Newborn Nursing:Pract Nora Lynn Holland 1:00AM 1:00AM UMass Amherst
WGSS 230 01 Politics of Reproduction Laura Briggs TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

Fall 2020 Transnational/Global Courses

Transnational/Global courses have at least 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content with a transnational/global (i.e., non-U.S.) focus.

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Lynn Morgan MW 09:30AM-10:45AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 316PG 01 Participatory Gov./Tech/Femin Jacquelyne Luce M 01:30PM-04:20PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 210SL 01 Women & Gender in Islam Amina Steinfels TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333PG 01 Participatory Gov./Tech/Femin Jacquelyne Luce M 01:30PM-04:20PM Mount Holyoke College
SWAG 400 01 Contemporary Debates Krupa Shandilya W 02:00PM-04:45PM Amherst College
WGSS 230 01 Politics of Reproduction Laura Briggs TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

Fall 2020 Additional Courses

Additional courses have at least 25% reproductive health, rights, and justice content, as defined above.

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbrsort descending Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
AFROAM 391K 01 S-Black Love, Sex, Marriage/US Traci Parker M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
AMST 370 01 Indigenous Feminisms Jennifer Hamilton TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
ANTH 211 01 Feminist Science Studies Jennifer Hamilton MW 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
ANTH 245 01 Medical Anthropology Christopher Dole TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM Amherst College
ANTHR 240 01 Medical Anthropology Lynn Morgan MW 09:30AM-10:45AM Mount Holyoke College
ARHA 385 01 Witch/Vampire/Monster Natasha Staller TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
BIO 351 01 S:TPCS EVOLUTIONARY-EPIGENETCS Laura Katz T 01:20-04:00 Smith College
BLST 377 01 Bad Black Women Aneeka Henderson MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
CSI 0308 1 Seminar on 20TH-CENTURY Europe James Wald 02:30PM-05:20PM W Hampshire College
CST 249RP 01 Race, Racism, and Power Instructor To Be Announced;Justin Crumbaugh TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
CST 349FM 01 Latina Feminism(s) Raquel Madrigal MW 01:30PM-02:45PM Mount Holyoke College
ENGL 368 01 Bad Black Women Aneeka Henderson MW 02:00PM-03:20PM Amherst College
EUST 385 01 Witch/Vampire/Monster Natasha Staller TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
GNDST 101 01 Intro to Gender Studies Instructor To Be Announced MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 101 02 Intro to Gender Studies Jacquelyne Luce MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 204RP 01 Race, Racism, and Power Instructor To Be Announced;Justin Crumbaugh TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GNDST 333FM 01 Latina Feminism(s) Raquel Madrigal MW 01:30PM-02:45PM Mount Holyoke College
GOV 305 01 SEM:AMERICN-STATE POWR&FAM REG Alice Hearst F 09:25-12:05 Smith College
HIST 436 01 Race, Gender, Sexuality Jen Manion T 01:00PM-03:45PM Amherst College
HISTORY 297WL 01 ST-Women and the Law Jennifer Nye TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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