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  • In-Person: This class will be taught in person with all students attending each scheduled class.
    HY-InPerson/Remote: This class will be taught using a combination of in-person and online or remote instruction modes. This means that some coursework may be completed online at a student's own pace (asynchronous) or remotely at designated times, in addition to having an in person meeting pattern. Watch your CU email for more information from the instructor/department prior to the start of classes.
    Remote: This class will be taught synchronously as a remote section, which means classes will be held virtually during the days and times listed.
    HR-Hybrid remote/online: This class will be taught using a combination of online and remote instruction modes.  This means that while some coursework may be completed online at a student’s own pace (asynchronous), the class will also meet remotely at designated days/times each week.
    Online: This class will be taught online and delivered asynchronously which means there are not scheduled days and times. Students can complete the coursework throughout the week when it is convenient for them.

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
TuTh 11:10-12:25 A. Hatch

In Person
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 12:40-1:30 S. Leone HR-Hybrid remote/online

 

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
MWF 3-3:50 S. Bowen HR-Hybrid remote/online
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 9:35-10:50 L. Bayard de Volo In Person
HLMS 141
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 10:20-11:10 S. Leone HR-Hybrid remote/online
WGST 3520-001
Examines the dramatic changes occurring across the continent of Africa that are currently reworking gender and sexuality. Foregrounds African conceptions of feminism, and explores a range contemporary issues, including gender & health, modern womanhood, new African masculinities, LGBTQ rights, and the gendered implications of environmental change. 
Tu/Th 2:20-3:35 R. Wyrod In Person
HLMS 229
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 5:30-6:45 L. Bayard de Volo Remote
WGST 3711-001
Through analysis of literature and films by indigenous and non-indigenous writers and filmmakers, we will explore issues of gender in indigenous communities in the Americas, gender roles and power distribution within their communities, and related national and global politics, legal systems, and economies. We will examine the role of women's leadership in indigenous movements for land rights, political sovereignty, and environmental justice; how feminist endeavors relate to these struggles; how indigenous women confront marginalization and invisibility in society as a whole; as well as other topics relevant to the indigenous struggle for land recovery in contemporary history, with special focus on women.
This course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. There is a requisite error in the system - please contact wgst@colorado.edu if you have trouble enrolling.
MWF 9:10-10:00 L. Gómez In Person
HLMS 137
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
 
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.
MW 4:10-5:25 S. Mehta In Person
HLMS 229
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 6090-001

Explores how feminist theorists have understood gender and how it interrelates to our understandings of race, ethnicity, sexuality, embodiment and knowledge. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate.
Tu 12:30-3:00 D. Misri HR - Hybrid Remote/Online
WGST 6290-001
In this seminar, we will trace the intersections and tensions between religion, sexuality, and politics in the United States, from colonization to the present, but particularly focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries. We will think about the methodological tools that scholars employ to get the material out in order to build their arguments—what counts, what does not count, how do you tell stories that are not clearly evident in the historical record and we will think about the theoretical tools that feminist and queer scholars have used critically about “religion” and “sexuality” as particular kinds of categories, that shape a broad range of human experience and to understand that these experiences can be at once personal and public, intimate and political, and that together they provide contexts through which historically located individuals and communities have understood their sexual and religious desires, bodies, and identities. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate
M 12:30-3 S. Mehta In Person
COTT 110

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
Tu/Th 3:55-5:10 E. David In Person
HUMN 1B90

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