Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


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 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 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 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 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]

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