University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Gndr, Sexuality, & Wms Stdies

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.

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.

GSWS 096 - Introductory Special Topics

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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.

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.

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.

GSWS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

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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, & Women's Studies, and admission to the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's major or minor program.

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 of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies courses, or twelve hours of History; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: HST 280.

GSWS 296 - Advanced Special Topics

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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, & Women's Studies.