University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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 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.

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 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.

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.

GSWS 180 - Communicating Masculinities

An exploration of how our culture communicates about and defines masculinity, what the effects are for individuals and institutions, and the alternative possibilities for creating new masculinities. Pre/Co-requisites: GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: SPCH 180.

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 faculty member or faculty-staff team with a faculty member as instructor of record, for which credit is awarded. Prerequisite: A contract must be obtained from and returned to the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program office during registration; permission of Director of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies.

GSWS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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GSWS 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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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, & Women's Studies.