Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
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WGSS 118 Women's Contributions to Science 3
Prereq.: MATH 099 or permission of instructor. Exploration of discoveries made by women scientists, including their methodology, consequences, and the social constraints placed upon them. Two lectures and one, two-hour laboratory period per week Cross-listed with ISCI 118. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for ISCI 118
WGSS 200 Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 3
Focus on issues concerning women, gender, and sexuality. Examines these issues in societies, political institutions, education, the arts, medicine, science, and the family. No credit given to students with credit for WS 200. Spring. Study Area III
WGSS 215 Introduction to Women Writers 3
Introduction to women writers of the world, primarily in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Cross listed with ENG 215. No credit given to students with credit for ENG 215 or WS 215.
WGSS 222 Philosophy and Gender 3
Cross listed with PHIL 222
WGSS 240 The Sociology of Gender 3
Gender as social learning, social organization, and social structure. The gendered nature of friendships, sexuality, conversation, power and violence. Interpersonal institutional sexism as it affects women and men. Issues of inequalities in work, education, politics and health. Women's and men's movements. No credit will be given to students with credit for SOC 240 or WS 240. Irregular. Study Area III
WGSS 241 Women and American Law 3
Cross Listed with PS 241. See PS 241 for detailed description. No credit given to students with credit for PHIL 241.
WGSS 288 Topics in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies 3
Topics in an area germane to women's studies on an interdisciplinary, per semester, basis. No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 288.
WGSS 330 History of Women in the US, 1620-1865 3
Cross listed with HIST 330. See HIST 330 for detailed description. No credit given to students with credit for HIST 330.
WGSS 331 History of Women in the United States, 1865-present. 3
Reconstruction to the present with special emphasis on how race, class, and ethnicity shaped women's experiences. Cross listed with HIST 331. No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 331 or HIST 331. Spring.
WGSS 334 Women of Medieval Europe 3
Cross listed with HIST 334. See HIST 334 for detailed description. No credit given to students with credit for HIST 334. Fall. [I]
WGSS 335 Women, Marriage, and Family in Early Modern Europe 3
Impact of social, economic, and ideological changes on gender roles and family structure in European society during the Renaissance, Reformation, and post-Reformation period 1400-1700. Cross listed with HIST 335 No credit will be given to students with credit WS 335 or HIST 335. Spring. [I]
WGSS 350 Men and Women in Different Cultures 3
Cross-cultural, historical overview of gender differences. Consideration of gender biases in social science research. Students will examine relations between men and women in different societies to better understand such relationships in their own lives. Cross listed with ANTH 350. No credit will be given to students with credit for ANTH 350, WGSS 350, or WS 350. Spring.
WGSS 351 Gay & Lesbian Communities 3
Prereqs.: SOC 110. Examines the history and structure of American gay and lesbian communities. Questions the social forces that have contributed to the formation, growth and consequences of such communities. Topics such as the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, the role of organizations and the development of gay and lesbian identity are addressed. Cross-listed with SOC 350. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for SOC 350.
WGSS 380 Women and Film 3
Examines selected films with regard to the representation of women on screen, women's filmmaking as a critical practice, and issues in feminist film theory and criticism. Includes perspectives on Hollywood and independent American and international cinema. Cross-listed with COMM 380. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 380. fall
WGSS 390 Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3
Prereq.: WGSS 200. Intermediate course exploring specific areas of inquiry and research in women, gender and sexuality studies. Irregular.
WGSS 391 Human Sexuality 3
Prereqs.: PSY 112 and one other course in psychology. Survey of social scientific theories and studies relevant to understanding human sexuality. Topics include reproductive technology, attraction, sexual response cycle, therapeutic interventions, sexually-transmitted diseases, and human development. Cross-listed with PSY 390. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for PSY 390
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WGSS 400 Feminist Theory 3
Prereq.: WGSS (was WS) 200 or permission of instructor. Examination of central theoretical and critical concepts, ideas and traditions in the development of feminist theory. NOTE: No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 400. Spring. [GR]
WGSS 416 Gender and Communication 3
Prereqs.: Junior standing or higher or permission of instructor. Examines different theoretical approaches to gender and the implications these have for our understanding of communication theories and practices. Cross-listed with COMM 416. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 416.
WGSS 430 Internship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3
Prereq.: WGSS 200 (formerly WS 200). Students will be placed with an appropriate off-campus agency and will be required to work there from 6 to 8 hours per week. The course and placement are structured to each students needs. Note: No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 430.
WGSS 435 Images of Gender in the Media 3
Examines media constructions and representations of femininity and masculinity, Focus on popular forms of media including television, film, and advertising. Cross listed with COMM 435. No credit given to students with credit for WS 435 or COMM 435. Spring.
WGSS 445 Social Construction of Sexuality 3
Prereqs.: SOC 110 and 3 additional credits in Sociology. Explores how sexuality is constructed in American culture in the 21st century. Criticizes common assumptions that naturalize sex and sexuality to investigate complex and changing social contexts of sexualities. Cross-listed with SOC 445. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for SOC 445.
WGSS 448 Psychology of Women 3
Review of research and theories pertaining to the psychology of being female in the development of cognitive, emotional, motivational, and social behavior is emphasized. Psycho-social implications and consequences of changing sex roles will be examined. Cross listed with PSY 448. No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 448 or PSY 448.
WGSS 469 Readings in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3
Prereq.: WGSS 200 (formerly WS 200) and permission of instructor. Graduate students must have permission of instructor. Independent study in women, gender, and sexuality studies of special interest to students under the supervision of one or more affiliated woman, gender and sexuality studies faculty members. NOTE: No credit will be given to students with credit for WS 469. [GR]