Women's & Gender Studies (WGS)
Humanities-based study of a specific issue or topic within the field of Womens and Gender Studies. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
This course is designed to introduce students to the key issues, questions, and debates in the interdisciplinary field of Womens and Gender Studies. Central to the course will be a focus on the social construction of identity and the myriad ways in which gender, race, class, sexuality and nationality work to constitute peoples experiences.
An interdisciplinary examination across social sciences, history and gender studies of mens diverse experiences in the U.S.A. It approaches and explores the relationships between multiple social categorizations such as gender/trans, race/ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, nation, physical abilities and mens lives.
An interdisciplinary examination of reproductive justice in the U.S. and other countries. Drawing on concepts from critical race theory, critical legal theory, and feminist theory, among others, students will explore the history informing ideas about reproduction, including eugenics, abortion debates, inequality in access to reproductive services, and similar topics.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to studying representations of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other social identities in popular culture. Using literature from cultural studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, communication, sociology, and other disciplines, we explore dominant ideologies and how they are perpetuated (or not) in media products.
Interdisciplinary study of a specific issue or topic within the field of Womens and Gender Studies. Students will develop skills in critical reading and critical thinking. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
This interdisciplinary course explores the experiences of women of color using feminist scholarship from literature, sociology, history, and womens studies. Analyzes the history of social movements that have influenced the construction of the category women of color and articulates a critique of the category of whiteness.
Consider how globalization and national borders impact ideas about sexuality. Think through how national and transnational identities are built around sexuality. This interdisciplinary course will draw from fields including cultural studies, international studies, and feminist theory. Topics covered may include immigration, colonialism, war, and tourism.
Study of a key issue or topic within the field of Womens and Gender Studies. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
An opportunity for a qualified student to develop and complete an innovative project under the supervision of a Womens and Gender Studies faculty member on a topic not currently offered. Proposals must be submitted to the Womens and Gender Studies Department by the student for review before the start of the course.
In this course, we will study the gender systems that shape peoples lives across cultures and countries. We will examine a variety of global processes and approaches, such as colonialism and globalization, and develop a framework for thinking at the intersections of identity, politics, culture, and knowledge in order to explore the complex and contested ways in which multiple economic, political, and cultural institutions affect peoples lives globally.
Queer studies provide a range of theoretical approaches that challenge fixed, essentialist identities, drawing attention to incoherencies in the allegedly stable sex/gender system. Placing a variety of queer theories in their historical context, this interdisciplinary course will provide a survey of contemporary arguments and critical terms used in the field.
This class is an interdisciplinary examination of Latina feminist theories, drawing from history, epistemology, third world feminisms, creative nonfiction literature, and art performances. The course is organized around the following issues: colonization, immigration, globalization, critical race theory, sexism and Latina image representation.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to studying the media using theories from cultural studies, communication, sociology, psychology, and other fields. We examine various media artifacts (TV shows, commercials, movie clips) in class. Students use appropriate theories to write a research paper on their choice of media-related topic. Occasionally.
Advanced interdisciplinary study of theoretical perspectives within Womens and Gender Studies. Students will develop skills in critical reading and critical thinking. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
Students will explore the relationships among knowledge, power, and identities as they research a question related to womens, gender, and/or queer studies. The specific course topic will depend on the professors and students interests.
An opportunity for qualified students to work on a practicum internship course that must address issues of gender, LGBTQ+, race/ethnicity, among others under supervision of a Womens Studies faculty.
Independent reading and writing on an approved topic under direction of a Womens and Gender Studies faculty member.