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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 11:00-12:15 J. Jacobs

In Person
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 1:25-2:15 S. Leone In Person
HLMS 267

 

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
TuTh 5:00-6:15 S. Bowen In Person
CASE E240
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. Gómez In Person
FLMG 154
WGST 3020-001
Examines various research methods and approaches in women's and gender studies. Students will gain practical experience to be able to write a proposal for a significant research project, informed by course readings and discussions.
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Tu/Th 2:00-3:15 M. Alomar HR-Hybrid remote/online
WGST 3100-001
xplores 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.
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
MWF 11:15-12:05 H. Potter In Person
HUMN 125
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 12:20-1:10 S. Leone In Person
HLMS 229
WGST 3250-002
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 10:10-11:00 S. Leone In Person
HLMS 229
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. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
MWF 10:10-11:00 L. Bayard de Volo In Person
MUEN E431
WGST 3314-001
Focuses on aspects of the victimization of women and girls that are "Gendered" - namely, sexual abuse and intimate partner abuse. Also explores the importance of race, class and sexuality in gendered violence. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
MW 3:35-4:50 H. Potter In Person
EKLC E1B50
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 12:30-1:45 K. Soares In Person
ECON 205
WGST 3672-001
This course will examine how gender and sexuality is constructed locally, nationally, and globally, drawing on conversations about feminist pasts, presents, and futures. We will focus on how gender intersects with race, class, sexuality, ability, religion, ethnicity, and geopolitical location to structure the lived experiences of women across the globe. We will apply critical geographic perspectives to gender inequality, exploring the overlaps and differences in women's and LGBTQ+ struggles as they are shaped by ongoing socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions globally.
Tu/Th 12:30-1:45 A. Ranjbar In Person
HUMN 1B80
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 3:30-4:45 K. Soares In Person
HLMS 211
WGST 3702-002
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 1:25-2:15 A. Hatch In Person
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 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.
MW 2-3:15 C. Montoya In Person
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 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.
Tu 11:00-1:30 M. Alomar HR - Hybrid Remote/Online
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 11:00-1:30 E. David In Person
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 3:35-4:50 E. Irvin HR - Hybrid Remote/Online
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 3:35-4:50 E. David In Person
CLUB 4

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