• The spring 2021 course offerings, times, and instruction modes are subject to change. Students will be able to view the Schedule of Classes in the Buff Portal on Nov 2.
  • Click on the course title to view the description of each class.
  • M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday
  • Office Hours are held remotely, unless otherwise listed.
  • 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 Instruction Type
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
MWF 10:20-11:10 Franklin Remote
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 Leone In Person
UMC 210

 

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 Bowen HR-Hybrid remote/online
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 11:30-12:20 Lo In Person
MUEN E050
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 Bayard de Volo HY-InPerson/Remote HUMN 1B50
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 11:10-12:25 Massa HR-Hybrid remote/online
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 4:10-5:25 Misri HR-Hybrid remote/online
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 Leone In Person
DALW 150
WGST 3670-001
Engages in an interdisciplinary study of the intersections of gender, race and sexuality that have created a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial world. Focuses on the effects of political, economic, social and cultural forces on gender, race and sexuality in migrant communities. Recommended prerequisite: WGST 2000 or WGST 2600. 
Tu/Th 12:45-2:00 Bayard de Volo HY-InPerson/Remote
MUEN E214
WGST 3702-001
This course surveys the history of social activism in the United States by women of color (including transgender and cisgender women), with an emphasis on modes of social activism, issues that have organized specific communities of color, issues that have crossed ethnic/racial boundaries, and the interaction of women from different ethnic/racial groups. In order to offer students a historical understanding of how women of color have been marginalized, as well as how they have fought back against this marginalization, this course relies upon historical readings and theoretical readings stemming from Critical Race Theory and Gender Studies. 
Students who have previously taken WGST 2400 (Women of Color and Activism) should not register for this course.
Tu/Th 11:10-12:25 Soares Remote
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
Tu/Th 9:35-10:50 Franklin HY-InPerson/Remote
REC B210
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.
  Soares

 

WGST 4400-001 5400-001
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.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Counts toward LGBTQ Certificate

Tu/Th 2:20-3:35 David Remote
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 3:55 - 6:25 Soares Remote
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 5400-001
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.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Counts toward Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies

Tu/Th 2:20-3:35 David Remote
WGST 6190-001

Explores feminist methodology across a range of disciplines. Themes include experience and interpretation, the social position of the researcher, language and argument structure, knowledge and power, bias and objectivity, and the ethics and politics of research. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate. Same as COML 6190. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
M 3:00 - 5:30 Alomar HR-Hybrid remote/online

Featured Cross-listed classes

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor Room

LGBT 2000-001

WGST 2030-001

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 11:10-12:25 David REMOTE

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