Course Offerings

Core Courses

This course offers a basic introduction to basic concepts and theories of Women’s Studies, drawing on a variety of disciplines and analyzing past and current discussions of gender, power and equity.

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (21:988:205)

Introductory course in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies. Major topics will include the structural elements shaping LGBTQ lives, culture, politics, and contemporary controversies.

Politics of Sexuality (21:988:325)

This course is an introduction to political issues, movements, and controversies related to sex and sexuality, and to the academic study of sexuality and gender. 
The basic theoretical questions addressed in this course range from concepts such as woman/ women, the body, gender, nature, otherness, and change, to more abstract interrogations of the theoretical assumptions operating within the frameworks of critical theory and transnational feminism.

Internship (21:988:425)

This course permits students to take academic work into an activist arena on the campus and/or in the wider community.

Independent Study (21:988:401)

The purpose of an independent study is to provide the student with an opportunity to pursue study of a topic that is not offered in the wider curriculum. WGS majors and minors, and students in the LGBTQ minor, may use the independent study course as a "capstone" course. 

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies (21:988:389, 390)

Topics courses allow the program to offer a variety of courses on specialized topics in women's and gender studies that are not offered elsewhere in the curriculum. The topics generally change each semester, providing students an opportunity to explore a variety of subjects in their WGS course work. Click here for a syllabus for a current Topics course.


 

Related Courses

A number of courses offered by other departments may be counted toward the Women's & Gender Studies major or minor.

Art History

Art and Women (21:082:207)

 

African American and African Studies
Black Women in the United States (21:014:305)
 
Biology
Human Sexuality (21:120:208)
 
Economics
Women in the American Economy (21:220:312)
 
English
Topics in Women and Literature (21:350:360)
Women in Literature (21:350:361,362)
 
History
LGBT History (21:512:204)
 
Philosophy
Philosophical Issues of Feminism (21:730:427)
 
Political Science
 
Psychology
Psychology of Sexual Orientation (21:830:469)
Psychology of Women (21:830:373)
 
Social Work
Human Diversity (21: 910: 345)
 
Sociology/Anthropology
Comparative Roles of Women (21:070:340)