Courses in Gndr, Sexuality, & Wms Stdies (GSWS)

GSWS 001 - D2:Gender Sexuality Wmn's Stdy
Introduction to the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies. Topics include key theoretical approaches to conceptualizing gender, sexuality, and power; how gender and sexuality are policed; and the relationship between gender, sexuality, and other social categories.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 022 - Sociology of Sexualities
Examination of the social construction of sexuality with emphasis on theories, concepts, and cultural ramifications of a range of sexual practices and identities. Cross-listed with: SOC 022.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 035 - History of Costume
Overview of period costume and its adaptation for the stage. Cross-listed with: THE 041.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 041 - D1: Afr American Women Writers
This course will explore the role of literature, autobiography, memoir, and hip-hop in the construction of identity for a selection of African American women writers.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 042 - 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
GSWS 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 100 - D2: Gender and Feminism(s)
This course explores the politics and history of feminist movements and theories, as well as the ways in which gender has shaped public policies. The emphasis will be primarily, although not exclusively, on gender and feminism(s) in the United States. Prerequisite: GSWS 001.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 105 - D2: LGBT Politics and History
Explores the history, strategies, conflicts, and issues surrounding the various movements advancing the claims of LGBT rights, as well as the roles LGBTQ people play as participants in American politics and culture. Prerequisite: POLS 021, GSWS 001, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: POLS 119.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 113 - 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
GSWS 114 - 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. Prerequisite: Three hours of Religion. Cross-listed with: REL 125.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 120 - 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. Cross-listed with: PHIL 170.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 131 - D2: Sex in Modern History
Explores the history of sexuality in Europe and North America since 1700, focusing on medical and scientific theories as well as sexual cultures and practices. Prereqisites: Three hours of History or Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. Cross-listed with: HST 160.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 145 - 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: GSWS 001.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 150 - D2:Women and 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. Prerequisites: Three hours of Sociology or GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: SOC 122.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 155 - The Politics of Sex
The evolution of sexual politics within the United States. Includes examinations of shifting debates over marriage, reproduction, abortion, LGBT rights, sex education, and teen sexuality. Prerequisites: POLS 021 or GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: POLS 120.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 179 - D2: Ecofeminism
Investigation of the parallel dominations of women and nature, through analysis and reflection on ecofeminist theory, activism, and spirituality. Prerequisites: ENVS 001, ENVS 002, or GSWS 001; Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 179.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 185 - Economics of Gender
Examines how gender differences produce different economic outcomes for women and men in work, leisure, earnings, poverty. Explores effectiveness of policies to overcome gender gaps, Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012. Cross-listed with: EC 156.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 191 - Practicum
A required component of a curriculum that is an on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Prerequisite: A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program office during registration; permission of Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 192 - Practicum
A required component of a curriculum that is an on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Prerequisite: A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program office during registration; permission of Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 200 - GSWS Senior Seminar
An interdisciplinary examination of women's position in culture and society. Special emphasis on the relationship between gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. Prerequisites: GSWS 001, six additional hours in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, and admission to the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's major or minor program.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 258 - 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 the 100-level. Cross-listed with: POLS 235.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 280 - D2: Queer Lives: LGBT History
Advanced readings and research on the history of LGBT peoples in Europe and North America with a focus on case studies, recent scholarship, and major theoretical works. Prerequisites: GSWS 001 and six additional hours in GSWS courses; or twelve hours in history. Cross-listed with: HST 280.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 3.00
GSWS 297 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional “classroom/laboratory setting” under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: GSWS 001; permission of Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.
Credits: 3.00
GSWS 298 - Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: GSWS 001; approval of Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.
Credits: 3.00