University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Women's & Gender Studies (WGST)

WGST 073 - D2:Intro to Women's&Gender Std
Survey of feminist theory and its application to specific areas of inquiry, including analysis of the intersections among race, class, and gender.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 075 - D2:Intr Sexuality/Gnder Identy
Overview of the history, development, and contemporary literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, ally identities as explored through different academic and cultural lenses.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 076 - Women in Literature
Survey of women's literary tradition in English. Focuses on the ways women have written, read, written about, and been represented in 19th and 20th century literature. Cross-listed with: ENGS 042.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 078 - History of Costume
Overview of period costume and its adaptation for the stage. Alternating Falls with THE 042. Cross-listed with: THE 041.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 084 - Mothers and Daughters
Interdisciplinary exploration of historical, social, and cultural definitions of the mother/daughter experience informed by contemporary feminist perspectives.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 095 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
WGST 096 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WGST 101 - D2:Women & Gender in Society
Examination of the construction of gender in women's lives with an emphasis on the relationship between gender, race, sexuality and class in contemporary society. Pre/co-requisites: Three hours of Sociology or WGST 073. Cross-listed with: SOC 122.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 111 - Wmns Spirit:Challenge Inst Rel
Women's experience of the sacred and the self in Eastern and Western religious traditions. Analysis of political and cultural structures alienating women from their experience.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 115 - Studies in Gender & Religion
Cross-listed with: REL 173. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 116 - D2:Women & Religion in Africa
This course examines the relationships between women and religious institutions, practices, and communities in a variety of settings in sub-Saharan Africa. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion. Cross-listed with: REL 163.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 117 - Women in Christianity to 1500
Women's roles in early and medieval Christianity, including women's religious orders, religious identities, mystical writings, devotional practices, and their relationships to structures of ecclesiastical authority. Prerequisites: Three hours of Religion or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: REL 125.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 121 - Lit Genre:Wmn Writing Autobiog
(See English 181.) Prerequisite: Three hours in English or Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 122 - 19th Century Women's Writing
(See English 147.) Prerequisite: Three hours in English or Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 130 - Sociology of Heterosexuality
Examination of heterosexuality as cultural production with attention to how heterosexuality works along side other forms of social power especially gender, race, and class. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology, preferably SOC 001, or WGST 073 or WGST 075. Cross-listed with: SOC 130.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 131 - Contemporary Feminist Art
Credits: 3.00
WGST 141 - Gender and Law
Feminist jurisprudence and legal theory. Topics include economic consequences of reproduction, sexuality, divorce, custody; sexual harassment, employment discrimination; surrogate motherhood, domestic violence, rape, pornography, prostitution.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 151 - Feminism:Theories and Issues
Theories of libertarianism, liberalism, and egalitarianism; application to the analysis and evaluation of social issues of contemporary interest, such as abortion and affirmative action. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: PHIL 170.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 157 - Greek Feminism
The construction of the status of women in ancient Greek society. Readings include lyric, tragic, and comic poetry, philosophy, oratory, novel, and nonliterary documents. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; three hours in literature, History, Anthropology, or Sociology. Cross-listed with: CLAS 157, HST 157, WLIT 157.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 161 - History of Women in U.S.
Prerequisite: HST 011 or HST 012, or three hours in Women's & Gender Studies. Cross-listed with: HST 182.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 165 - Women, Society and Culture
Prerequisite: ANTH 021 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: ANTH 172.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 170 - Gender, Space & Environment
Prerequisite: Six hours in Geography or Women's & Gender Studies, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: GEOG 178.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 172 - Women and Depression
The exploration of the impact of gender socialization, sexual oppression, discrimination, self-esteem, and body image on women's mental health in our society.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 174 - Women, Science & Nature
The position of women in relation both to science and nature is considered historically, culturally, and in terms of current feminist perspectives.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 179 - D2: Ecofeminism
Investigation of the parallel dominations of women and nature, through analysis and reflection on ecofeminist theory, activism, and spirituality. Prerequisite: ENVS 001, ENVS 002 or WGST 073; Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 179.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 181 - Women in American Politics
(See Political Science 135.) Prerequisite: Political Science 21 or three hours in Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 182 - Women and Development
Prerequisite: POLS 071 or WGST 073. Cross-listed with: POLS 197.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 185 - Economics of Gender
Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: EC 156.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 187 - Scandinavia:Gender & Equality
This course examines the history of women's rights in the Scandinavian countries, Scandinavian feminist literature, and the cultural and political mindset of Scandinavia. Prerequisite: WGST 073.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 191 - Internship
Approved programs of learning outside the classroom. Students work at local women's agencies, in consultation with faculty sponsors. Prerequisite: A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Women's & Gender Studies Program office during registration; permission of Director of Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
WGST 192 - Internship
Approved programs of learning outside the classroom. Students work at local women's agencies, in consultation with faculty sponsors. Prerequisite: A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Women's & Gender Studies Program office during registration; permission of Director of Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
WGST 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
WGST 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
WGST 201 - Sociology of Reproduction
Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology to include one of SOC 029, SOC 122, or SOC 129, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: SOC 223.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 205 - Women Dev Third Wrld Countries
Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: SOC 213.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 235 - Gender And Law
Examination of the interaction between gender and law in American society. Topics covered include workplace law, family law, and personal autonomy. Prerequisites: POLS 021, three hours at 100-level, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: POLS 235.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 271 - Psychology of Women
Cross-listed with: PSYC 231. Prerequisite: One Psychology course at 100 level or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 273 - Seminar in Feminist Theory
An interdisciplinary examination of theories accounting for women's position in culture and society. Special emphasis on the relationship between gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. Prerequisites: WGST 073, six additional hours in Women's & Gender Studies, and admission to the Women's & Gender Studies major or minor program.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WGST 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
WGST 297 - Independent Study
Selection and development of topic for investigation using assigned faculty member as preceptor. Prerequisite: WGST 073; permission of Director of Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00
WGST 298 - Independent Study
Selection and development of topic for investigation using assigned faculty member as preceptor. Prerequisite: WGST 073; approval of Director of Women's & Gender Studies.
Credits: 3.00
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