Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room
WGST 2000-001
Introduces students to the field of Women & Gender Studies. Examines gender issues in the United States from interdisciplinary, multicultural, and feminist perspectives. Covers such topics as sexuality, beauty ideals, women’s health, violence against women, work, the economy, peace and war, and the environment. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Recitation 101 F 12-12:50 MUEN D439
Recitation 102 F 11-11:50 HUMN 190
Recitation 103 F 1-1:50 MCOL E186
Recitation 104 F 1-1:50 HLMS 199
MW 1-1:50 M. Alomar HLMS 199
WGST 2020-001
Examines contemporary experiences of people around the world as they negotiate dominant and subversive understandings of gendered identities. Focuses on the ways in which the material and discursive circumstances of people’s lives shape their opportunities for resistance and creative construction. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
MWF 12-12:50 S. Leone HUMN 1B90
WGST 2050-001
Explores diverse cultural forms such as film, popular fiction and non-fiction, music videos, public art, websites, blogs and zines which are shaped by, and in turn shape popular understandings of gender at the intersections of race, class, ability, religion, nation, and imperialism. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Recitation 101 F 2-2:50 CLRE 211
Recitation 102 F 2-2:50 HLMS 199
Recitation 103 F 9-9:50 HUMN 250
Recitation 104 Th 3-3:50 CLRE 212
MW 2-2:50 D. Misri HLMS 199
WGST 2200-001
Introduces the contributions of women to literature and the performing arts from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Emphasizes the cultural contexts in which artworks are created, as well as representations of gender and sexuality. Stresses issues of structure, content, and style, along with the acquisition of basic techniques of literary and arts criticism. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity or literature and the arts. A&S Core: Human Diversity or Literature & the Arts
MWF 11-11:50 M. Lo KTCH 1B87
WGST 2600-001
Examines the positionality of women in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and power relations in a global context. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies. Arts Sci Core Curr: Contemporary Societies
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 R. Buffington HLMS 241
WGST 2700-001
Examines psychological research on gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, class and other social categories. Points of emphasis include differences in cognition, attitudes, personality and social behavior. Conceptual themes include research methodologies, implicit and explicit attitudes, stigma and stereotypes. These elucidate such areas as close relationships, leadership, career success and mental health and happiness. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or PSYC 1001. Same as PSYC 2700. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Tu/Th 2-3:15 STAFF KTCH 1B71
WGST 3100-001
Explores a variety of alternative systematic accounts of, and explanations for, gender inequities. Social norms of both masculinity and femininity are analyzed in relation to other axes of inequality such as class, sexuality, race/ethnicity, neocolonialism, and the domination of nonhuman nature. Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of WGST 2000 or WGST 2020 or WGST 2050 or WGST 2600 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Tu/Th 9:30-10:45 R. Wyrod MCOL E155
WGST 3250-001
Examines the construction of gender, race, class, sexual orientation and disability in a selection of Disney's animated films. Cultivates skills of media literacy, exploring how mass media acts to enforce and maintain conventional gendered understandings of power, privilege and difference. Analyzes the political economy of the Disney phenomenon through a feminist lens.Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
MWF 10-10:50 S. Leone MUEN E113
WGST 3311-001
Provides an overview and critical examination of women as political actors within the United States. Students will examine the gendered components of citizenship, election, political office, and public policy. Furthermore, students will explore the ways in which gender intersects with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other identities in U.S. politics. Same as PSCI 3311. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Tu/Th 11-12:15 C. Montoya CASE E230
WGST 3500-001
Introduces global gender issues, such as the gendered division of labor in the global economy, migration, women's human rights, environmental issues, gender violence in war, women in the military, nationalism and feminism, and the representation of the Third World in the United States. Offers students the opportunity to broaden their perspectives beyond the borders of the United States. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or WMST 2050 or WMST 2600. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Tu/Th 12:30-1:45 R. Buffington MUEN E131
WGST 3610-001
Examines the role of science and technology in forming conceptions of race, gender and class, and vice-versa. Considers how some populations benefit from scientific knowledge-production while others are excluded or come to be its subjects. Students will explore this knowledge production through historical, anthropological, literary, and philosophical investigations of technology and scientific inquiry.
MW 3-4:15 M. Alomar HUMN 125
WGST 3650-001
Examines Latin American politics with particular focus on women's participation in social movements, war, revolution and elections. Compares women's and men's politics and activism and examines changing gender and sexuality policies, gender relations and the differential impact of political, economic, and social changes on men and women.
Tu/Th 9:30-10:45 L. Bayard de Volo HALE 240
WGST 3701-001
What we eat is one of the most basic ways that we demonstrate who we are and what we value. This class thinks about the relationship of food to our rituals and our identities, and will examine how those values intersect with our understanding of food justice, including environmental concerns, food insecurity, labor issues, and animal rights. Focusing on Jews, Christians, feminists, vegans, vegetarians, and other groups in our contemporary context, we will think about how these concerns intersect with gender: how is the production of food gendered? How does gender shape our food identities? And how does gender intersect with the many systems and justice issues that shape and plague our access to food?
Tu/Th 2-3:15 S. Mehta HALE 240
WGST 3702-001
Examines patterns of sexual violence and gender-based crime with a focus on stigma, normalization and other social aspects. Students will develop knowledge and skills to facilitate peer education and conversation around preventing sexual assault and related behaviors. Emphasizes engaging students own communities to drive change.Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
MWF 2-2:50 A. Hatch KTCH 1B87
WGST 3767-001
Examines a series of literary texts to consider how writers across the world have used fiction to creatively stage and reimagine gender and sexuality. Attends to the formal and narrative techniques by which these texts call attention to the fictionality--and thereby the creative malleability--of gender itself. Some cinematic and performance texts will also be included. Same as ENGL 3767. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global
MW 4:30-5:45 D. Misri ECON 205
WGST 3930
Provides field experience in local and national government and non-governmental agencies focusing on women and gender-related issues. Supervision by approved field instructors. Students must relate their academic experience to their field work experience though a portfolio and a final paper. Recommended prereq., 6 hours of course work in Women and Gender Studies and 30 cumulative credit hours. Please contact the Women & Gender Studies office for enrollment information.
     
WGST 3940
Enriches the academic experience of Women and Gender Studies majors and minors. This course usually will combine readings from books with lectures and discussions, community outreach and in-house publications spanning the interdisciplinary focus of the program. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours. Restricted to WGST majors or minors.
Contact WGST Office to enroll.
     
WGST 4200-001
5200-001
Focuses primarily on how Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish conversations about sexuality and reproduction have shaped access and attitudes towards reproductive health in the US over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 S. Mehta RAMY N1B31
WGST 4840
May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Please contact the Women & Gender Studies Program for enrollment information.
     
WGST 4950
For qualified WGST majors working on the research phase of departmental honors. Prereq., junior/senior standing and 3.30 overall GPA.
Please contact the Women & Gender Studies Program for enrollment information.
     
WGST 4999
Qualified Women and Gender Studies majors may write an honors thesis, an in-depth research paper, on a topic of choice. Thesis hours available to majors only after successfully completing the research phase.
Please contact the Women & Gender Studies Program for enrollment information.
     
WGST 6290-001

This interdisciplinary class draws on feminist research to examine various expressions of violence--interpersonal, structural, symbolic, and political—paying particular attention to how gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and other categories inform that violence. This focus will inform the questions we address throughout the semester. How to define violence? Should we limit it to physical forms with an identifiable perpetrator and victim? Or should it also include the impact of unequal distribution of resources? Do racism, sexism, and other -isms that create hierarchies of value among people amount to their own forms of violence? Do different forms of violence interact in a mutually constitutive way, such that violence begets violence? Or should we treat them as separate? In our research, can we identify an intersectional, gendered continuum of violence that incorporates, for example, the quotidian harassment often misrecognized as harmless along with behavior that is legally actionable, criminal, or human rights violations? How can our research on violence contribute to curtailing violence and lessening its impact?
Tu 1:30-4 L. Bayard de Volo COTT 111
WGST 6796-001
Explores key concepts and debates in the field of queer theory with an interdisciplinary focus on crosscutting issues (aesthetic, cultural, legal, medical, political and social) that shape queer subjectivities, practices and relations.
M 11-1:30 E. David COTT 111

Featured Cross-listed classes

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room
LGBT 2000-001
Investigates the social and historical meanings of racial, gender, and sexual identities and their relationship to contemporary lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities. Same as WGST 2030. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
MW 3-4:15 STAFF GUGG 205
LGBT 3796-001
Surveys theoretical, critical, and historical writings in the context of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay literature. Examines relationships among aesthetic, cultural, and political agendas, and literary and visual texts of the 20th century. Same as ENGL 3796. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors). Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
MW 3-4:15 E. David ATLS 1B31

For more WGST courses please check with other departments as many of our courses are cross-listed.