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Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room Office Hours 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 Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Tu/Th 11-12:15 A. 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. Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
MWF 1-1:50 S. Leone HLMS 229    
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
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 S. Mehta CASE E240    
WGST 2200-001

Introduces the contributions of women to literature and the performing arts from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Emphasizes representations of gender and sexuality, as well as the cultural contexts in which artworks are created. Stresses issues of structure, content, and style, along with the acquisition of basic techniques of literary and arts criticism.
Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Core Curr: Literature and the Arts
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective
MWF 12-12:50 M. Lo HLMS 2229    
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 9:30-10:45 L. Bayard de Volo KTCH 1B87    
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., WGST 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 D. Matic HUMN 125    
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
MW 4:30-5:45 D. 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.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences

MWF 11-11:50 S. Leone HLMS 267    
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.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective

Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 R. Wyrod MUEN E417    
WGST 3600-001

Drawing from work produced by and about Latinas/xs, discusses the social and cultural construction of race and ethnicity alongside gender and sexuality, the function of nationalism, the politics of migration and citizenship, Latina/x literary production and theory, historiographical trends, Latina feminist theory, activism and the academy, and Latina/x political organizing.

Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 K. Soares 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 4200-001

WGST 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. Same as JWST 4200, WGST 5200 and JWST 5200. 
Tu/Th 11-12:15 S. Mehta HLMS 237    
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.
M 2-4:30 C. Montoya 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 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. Same as JWST 4200, WGST 5200 and JWST 5200. 
Tu/Th 11-12:15 S. Mehta HLMS 237    
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. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
M 12-2:30 D. Misri COTT 111    
WGST 6290-001
This course looks at the relationship between gender, memory and trauma.  Readings will focus on theories of collective memory and feminist critics and approaches to engendering memories of genocide and mass trauma.  The politics of memory will also be addressed within the framework of historical and nationalistic approaches to the remembrance of a terrible past. 
Tu 12:30-3 J. Jacobs 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.

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 S. Bowen HUMN 135    
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.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities  

Tu/Th 12:30-1:45 K. Soares RAMY N1B31    

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