WGSS - Women's and Gender Studies

Courses

WGSS 201IH. Intro to Feminist Theories. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

Major directions in feminist scholarship. Examination of the various schools of thought which have addressed gender inequities, and review of the strategies of cultural criticism which incorporate gender.

WGSS 301RH. Integrative Seminar in Women's Studies. 3 Credits. (3 Sem; 9 cr max) S

Max 9 cr. The seminar builds on the theoretical issues in women's studies and addresses special topics each year from a variety of disciplines.

WGSS 378. LGBTQ Studies. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S, even years

PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing or consent of isntructor. Examines issues, questions, and interdisciplinary approaches that characterize the field of lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/queer (LGBTQ) studies. It explores the formation of LGBTQ politics and cultures in the United States; theories of sexual and gender diversity; and sexuality and sexual identity as key categories for understanding knowledge and the self.

WGSS 454. The Study of Men & Masculinity. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: WGSS 201 or PSYX 101 or 230 or 235 or 335 or SOCI 101 This course explores masculine gender role socialization and its impact on individuals/society, with emphasis on men’s development and mental health. Systems of patriarchy, privilege, and oppression and their impact on men, women, and society are also discussed. WGSS/US/.

WGSS 491. Special Topics. 3 Credits. (1 Lec, 2 Sem.) S

PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. Examines issues, questions, and interdisciplinary approaches that characterize the field of lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/queer (LGBTQ) studies. It explores the formation of LGBTQ politics and cultures in the United States; theories of sexual and gender diversity; and sexuality and sexual identity as key categories for understanding knowledge and the self.

WGSS 492. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

Max 6 cr. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies. Directed study on an individual basis.

WGSS 494. Seminar. 3 Credits. (3 Sem) S

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering Timely and applied topics drawing on expert feminist voices from the field. Topics at the upper division level that are not covered in regular courses. Students prepare and present discussion material, read original research, and hear presentations by guest speakers.