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Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room Office Hour Office
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.

A&S Core: Human Diversity

Tu/Th 11-12:15 Hatch HUMN 250    
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.

A&S Core: Human Diversity

MWF 12-12:50 Harper GUGG 205    
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.

A&S Core: Human Diversity

Tu/Th
5-6:15
Soares HLMS 241    
WGST 2050-002
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.

A&S Core: Human Diversity

Tu/Th
3:30-4:45
Soares MUEN E431    
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.

A&S Core: Contemporary Societies

Tu/Th
3:30-4:45
David ECON 117    
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.
A&S Core: Human Diversity
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 Halkovic Muen E131    
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.
MW 3-4:15 Misri HLMS 229    
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.
MWF 1-1:50 Walker HLMS 237    
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. Same as PSCI 3052.
Tu/Th 9:30-10:45 Bayard de Volo HLMS 229    
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 4000-001
This course highlights the gendered aspects of some contemporary transnational moral wrongs, which are often overlooked in mainstream discussions of global justice. Topics may include:
• Human rights, moral relativism, and adaptive preferences
• Assessing wellbeing, poverty, and quality of life
• Responsibility, aid, and development
• Gendered divisions of global labor
• Labor migration, including global care chains and sex trafficking
• Health including reproductive and mental health
• Gender and militarism
• Moral repair and transnational responses to gendered wrongs
Provides an advanced interdisciplinary course organized around a specific topic, problem, or issue relating to gender and sexuality. Course work includes discussion, reading, and written projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or WMST 2600. Same as WMST 5000. Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
MW 4:30-5:45 Jaggar HLMS 177    
WGST 4400-001
Examines theories, methods and debates in the emerging field of transgender studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, examines transgender identities, communities and political movements in different historical and cultural contexts. Focuses on crosscutting issues that shape transgender subjectivities, with special attention given to how transgender movements negotiate race, class, sexuality, labor, culture and nation. Same as LGBT 4400.
Tu/Th 11-12:15 David HLMS 237    
WGST 4620-001
Provides an introduction to the history of sexuality in the modern era through engagement with recent interdisciplinary research into what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals; in the imagined communities formed by the bonds of shared religion, ethnicity, language and national citizenship; on the global stage of cultural encounter, imperialist expansion, transnational migration and international commerce. Same as HIST 4620.
Tu/Th 12:30-1:45 Buffington

HLMS 229

   
WGST 4800-001
Provides students with the opportunity to actively reflect on their education and to complete a research project that incorporates an interdisciplinary and feminist approach to the study of gender, class, race, ethnicity and sexuality. Offered each spring.
Tu 3:30-6 Buffington COTT 110    
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 5000-001
This course highlights the gendered aspects of some contemporary transnational moral wrongs, which are often overlooked in mainstream discussions of global justice. Topics may include:
• Human rights, moral relativism, and adaptive preferences
• Assessing wellbeing, poverty, and quality of life
• Responsibility, aid, and development
• Gendered divisions of global labor
• Labor migration, including global care chains and sex trafficking
• Health including reproductive and mental health
• Gender and militarism
• Moral repair and transnational responses to gendered wrongs
Provides an advanced interdisciplinary course organized around a specific topic, problem, or issue relating to gender and sexuality. Course work includes discussion, reading, and written projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or WMST 2600. Same as WMST 5000.
MW 4:30-5:45 Jaggar HLMS 177    
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 Misri COTT 110    
WGST 6290-001
Global Masculinities explores how a focus on masculinity contributes to our understanding of gender, sexuality, and feminism. It examines the diverse ways masculinity is lived in widely varying contexts and how notions of masculinity are constructed and represented around the globe..
Th 2:30-5 Wyrod COTT 111    

Featured Cross-listed classes

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room Office Hours Office
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.
A&S Core: Human Diversity
MWF 11-11:50 Bowen HUMN 1B90    

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