Gender and Women's Studies

 

Gender and Women's Studies focuses on the study of gender as a central aspect of human existence. How does gender affect the conditions of our lives? When analysis of these conditions reveals discrimination, how can we create change? >more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 205
Gender and Global Justice (5)

Explores how globalization affects gender relations and the relative status of women and men in various global contexts. Investigates the institutional status of women in national and international systems of healthcare, justice, economics, politics, family, and development. Dual listed as INTST 205. Previously WOMEN 205. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 or higher. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 215
Women in U.S. History (5)

Examines US history from pre-colonial times to the present from the perspectives of women of various racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores how women helped shape US history. Previously WOMEN 240. Dual listed with HIST 215. Prerequisite: Either concurrent or successful completion of ENGL& 101 is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 215W
Women in U.S. History (5)

Examines US history from pre-colonial times to the present from the perspectives of women of various racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores how women helped shape US history. Previously WOMEN 215W. Dual listed with HIST 215W. Prerequisite: Either concurrent or succesful completion of ENGL& 101 is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 284
Gender, Race and Class (5)

This course explores the ways in which one's gender, race, class and sexual orientation affect access to, participation in, and treatment by a variety of social institutions. We study the legal system, education, and the media as well as actions to confront systems of oppression in the U.S. Previously WOMEN 284. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 285
Gender, Violence and Social Change (5)

Study of gendered violence, its history, current research and contemporary issues. Social, psychological, legal and political implications of abuse are considered. Areas of study include child abuse, rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Previously WOMEN 285. Recommend ENGL& 101. Dual listed with CAST 285. Student Option Grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 286
Women of Power (5)

We will study the relationship between gender and power. Topics include barriers to acquiring power, strategies for obtaining power, and uses of power, especially for women. Students will research several powerful women. Emphasis is on class discussion and collaboration. Previously WOMEN 286. Recommend ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 286W
Women of Power (5)

We will study the relationship between gender and power. Topics include barriers to acquiring power, strategies for obtaining power, and uses of power, especially for women. Students will research several powerful women. Emphasis is on class discussion and collaboration. Previously WOMEN 286W. Recommend ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 288
Introduction to LGBTIQ Studies (5)

This course will explore the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Studies. We will focus on gender, sex, sexual orientation, and the body. Students will use the lenses of history, nation, culture, and politics to examine these areas and their interactions with race, class, and ability.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 291
Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 292
Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 293
Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 294
Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 295
Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 297
Individual Project in GWS (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 298
Individual Project in GWS (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES 299
Individual Project in GWS (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.