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See bottom of page for a concise list of classes that fulfill general education and multicultural requirements. You can also see a chart view here.

In addition to the WGSS courses listed below, WGSS students have the opportunity to fulfill major/minor upper division requirements with select courses in other codes.

Course List

101 Women, Difference, and Power: Interdisciplinary examination of the diverse experiences, status, and contributions of women in the United States. Topics include social construction of gender, race, sexualities, work, class, violence, and health. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences;  Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

198 Colloquium: [Topic] (1–2R)

199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)

Example topics:

Art, Activism & Pop Culture
Gender and Pop Culture: Welcome to the Whedonverse
Women and Deviance

201 Introduction to Queer Studies Introduction to the study of sexuality and society from a queer studies interdisciplinary perspective. Gen Ed Requirements: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

303 Women and Gender in American History: Focuses on women and gender in the U.S., highlighting how diverse women have experienced gender roles and sexism since the 17th century. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences; Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

315 History and Development of Feminist Theory: Feminist theory from the Enlightenment through the Second Wave, with special emphasis on the diverse theories of the 1960s to the present. Prereq: WGS 101. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences; Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

321 Feminist Perspectives: Identity, Race, Culture: Examines intersections of race and ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender in the history and lives of United States women of color. Explores definitions of community, culture, and identity. Prereq: one WGS course or ES 101 or 102. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences; American Cultures

331 Science, Technology, and Gender: Topics include the role of gender in the practice of science and the impact of sexism and racism on the development of science and technology. Prereq: WGS 101 or equivalent. Gen Ed Requirements: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

341 Women, Work, and Class: Explores contexts and cultural attitudes shaping the women’s market and domestic labor including race, sexuality, age, and class as well as occupational segregation and control. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences; Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

351 Introduction to Global Feminisms: Exploration of feminist activism and women’s movements globally, organizing to challenge the state, civil society, international agencies, and corporations for a more just world. Gen Ed Requirements: Social Sciences; International Cultures

352 Gender, Literature, and Culture: Examines literary and other cultural expressions of gendered experience through formal analysis. Genres include novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and visual cultural production. Gen Ed Requirements: Arts & Letters; Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

361 Gender in Film and Television: Students read, view, examine, discuss, and write about film and television in terms of gender and feminist and queer theory. Offered alternate years.

Example topics:

Gender and Video Games

399 Special Studies: [Topic] (1–5R)

Example topics:

Gender & Muslim Modernities
Race & Gender in Science Fiction
Queer Film
Race/Sex/Popular Culture

401 Research: [Topic] (1–16R)

403 Thesis: R with program director’s and thesis adviser’s consent for maximum of 12 credits.

405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–5R)

406 Field Studies: [Topic] (1–12R) R with department head’s consent for maximum of 12 credits.

407 Seminar (1–5R)

Past topics:

Women’s Health
Transnational Families
Feminist Radical Imaginations of the Neo-Liberal turn

409 Practicum: [Topic] (1–5R)

410/510 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–4R)

Example topics:

Feminist Science Fiction
Gender, Race and Performance
Islam, Gender, Modernity
Feminist Perspectives on Environment and Development
Fear & Family in the Horror Film
Queering the Global
Transgender & Media
Medical Humanities
Gender, Culture & Knowledge
Women & Global Labor
Women & Religion

411/511 Feminist Praxis: Combined internship and seminar explores the history and politics of community agencies and the relationship of feminist theory to practice. Prereq: any WGS or other approved course. Gen Ed Requirements:  Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

413/513 Feminist Pedogogy: Surveys strategies for facilitating discussions in women’s and gender studies classes and the special problems of teaching about gender, race, and sexuality. Prereq: one WGS course or equivalent.

422/522 Sexuality Studies: Various topics in sexuality studies, including the relationship between gender and sexuality and between queer studies and women’s and gender studies. R twice when topic changes for maximum of 12 credits. Prereq: WGS 101 or 201 Gen Ed Requirements: Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance

Example topics:

Advanced Queer Theory
Explicit Sex & Politics
Queer Film
Queer/Trans Sports Studies
Transgender Issues
Queer Ethnic Literature

432/532 Gender, Environment, and Development: Surveys gender and political, economic, and cultural strategies for development and environmental change around the world. Pre- or coreq: WGS 101.

451/551 Global Issues and Perspectives: Designed to deepen understanding of diverse global issues and perspectives related to women’s and gender studies. R twice when topic changes for a maximum of 12 credits.

601 Research: [Topic] (1–16R)

602 Supervised College Teaching: (1–16R)

605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1–5R)

607 Seminar: [Topic] (1–5R)

608 Workshop: [Topic] (1–16R)

609 Practicum: [Topic] (1–5R)

610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1–4R)

General Education & Multicultural Fulfillment

  • Arts & Letters (Group 1)
    • WGS 352
  • Social science (Group 2)
    • WGS 101
    • WGS 303
    • WGS 315
    • WGS 321
    • WGS 341
    • WGS 351
  • Science (Group 3)
    • None
  • American Cultures (AC)
    • WGS 321
  • Identity, Pluralism and Tolerance (IP)
    • WGS 101
    • WGS 201
    • WGS 303
    • WGS 315
    • WGS 331
    • WGS 341
    • WGS 352
    • WGS 411
    • WGS 422
  • International Cultures (IC)
    • WGS 351