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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Overview of period costume and its adaptation for the stage. Cross-listed with: THE 041.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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. Offered at department discretion.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Selected topics focusing on the social and religious construction of gender and the shape of women's religious lives. Religious traditions studied vary by semester. May be repeated up to six hours. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion. Cross-listed with: REL 173.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Survey of the origins and changes in images, status, and roles of women in American society since the colonial period. Prerequisites: HST 011 or HST 012, or three hours in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Cross-listed with: HST 182.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examination of African American women's fiction, not only for its literary achievements, but also for the way it has addressed, accommodated, and eluded implicit demands that it represent black male and female lives in specific ways. Prerequisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.

Credit(s): 3.00

Various genres by 19th-century women. Topics: The Petticoat Empire; Women's Regionalist Fiction; 19th-century British and American Women's Writing. May repeat for credit with different titles. Prerequisite: Three hours in English or Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies. Cross-listed with: ENGS 158.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Cross-cultural study of gender, sex, sexuality, and race including exploring the cultural construction of categories and cultural practices related to gender, sex, sexuality, and race. Prerequisites: ANTH 021 or GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: ANTH 172.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examination of the ways in which human relationships to both the built and the natural environment are mediated by gender. Prerequisite: Six hours in Geography or Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Cross-listed with: GEOG 178.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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. Offered at department discretion.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00 to 6.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00 to 6.00

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

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Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

Advanced discussion-based, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of GSWS topics. Representative topics: Feminist Media Studies; Feminist Theory in Historical Perspective; Gender, Sexuality and the Law. Prerequisites: GSWS 001, six additional hours in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies, and admission to the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's major or minor program.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examines reproduction of cultural values in relation to social conduct of reproduction of human life (childbearing) under advanced capitalism. Prerequisite: SOC 001; SOC 090 or SOC 100 or SOC 101; minimum Junior standing. Cross-listed with: SOC 223.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

Examines psychological theories, methods, and research about gender. Explores social, situational, individual, and biological explanations of gender similarities and differences and their development. Prerequisite: One Psychology course at the 100-level or above. Cross-listed with: PSYS 255.

Credit(s): 3.00

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.

Credit(s): 3.00

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. Offered at department discretion.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 3.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00

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.

Credit(s): 1.00 to 18.00