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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies B.A.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 39
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field that includes the study of: 1) the experiences, conditions, and social realities of women of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, classes, abilities, and sexual orientations in a global context; 2) the ways in which gender distinctions and the construction and intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and class have affected human lives, and 3) feminist scholarship. Academically, the department seeks to provide students with a solid background in knowledge about gender, sexuality, race, class, and international issues; feminist analysis; critical thinking; and oral and written communication; and actively engage students in the generation of new knowledge and areas of inquiry. The department aims to prepare students for meaningful participation and contribution in an inclusive and diverse society, to be local, national, and global citizens, and to participate effectively and contribute meaningfully in a diverse workplace. Finally, the department intends to provide a nurturing environment for the whole person—to help each student find her or his own strengths, gifts, and path, as well as to raise awareness about the way that path concerns and connects with others in local and global contexts. Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors find meaningful work in a variety of fields, including work with non-profits, international agencies, peace and justice organizations, LGBTQ rights organizations, medicine and midwifery, public health, social work, education, law, business, and the arts.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (either a minor or another major). Students majoring in WGSS and minoring in LGBTQ Studies must declare a third field of study (either another major or minor). This addresses the overlapping of courses across programs. 2. Advanced writing requirement: WRIT 31xx must be completed before taking WS 4000. 3. Only 3 credits from WS 3891 may be counted towards the major. Only 6 credits from WS 3897 may be counted towards the major. NOTE: Students may apply no more than 9 credits total toward the major from the following combination of courses: FORS 3574/WS 3896, WS 3891, 3897, 5897, and 5991. 4. Study abroad is encouraged for all students and the department makes every effort to facilitate such experiences.
Core Courses (17 cr)
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
WS 3100 - Feminist Thought [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
WS 4000 - Seminar (4.0 cr)
WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism [SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
Electives (18 cr)
Most WS 3xxx-5xxx courses may apply here. Students must take at least 12 credits from WS within the 18 electives. Students may apply two courses from the "related courses (optional)" area towards this requirement. NOTE: Students may apply no more than 9 credits total toward the major from the following combination of courses: FORS 3574/WS 3896, WS 3891, 3897, 5897, and 5991.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics (3.0 cr)
· WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3200 - Women's Autobiographies [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3250 - Women, Peace and War [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3300 - Women and Spirituality [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3350 - Women and the Law [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3400 - Women and Film [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· WS 3600 - Ecofeminism: Theories and Sustainable Practices [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3700 - Women and Love (3.0 cr)
· WS 3750 - Voices of African Women [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3775 - Gender, Globalization and Food [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3800 - Feminist Activism and Community Organizing (4.0 cr)
· WS 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to Be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
· Take 0 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· WS 3891 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· Take 0 - 6 credit(s) from the following:
· WS 3897 - Internship (1.0-9.0 cr)
· Take 0 - 9 credit(s) from the following:
· FORS 3574 - WS 3896 International Fieldwork in Women's Studies (1.0-6.0 cr)
· WS 3891 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WS 3897 - Internship (1.0-9.0 cr)
· WS 5897 - Teaching Internship in Women's Studies (1.0-2.0 cr)
· WS 5991 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· Related Courses (optional)
Most LGBT 3xxx courses apply here.
Take no more than 2 course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3450 - American Indian Women [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3080 - Cultural Constructions of the Body (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 2815 - Women Artists in History [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 2581 - Women Writers [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· HLTH 3118 - Women's Health Issues (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3000 - Queer Theory (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3153 - Queer Media [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3040 - Women and Politics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4925 - Sociology of Rape (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems (3.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
Advanced writing requirement must be completed before taking WS 4000.
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writing (3 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to discipline of Women's Studies - key concept, issues, and debates. Examination of the interaction of gender with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and geographic location; and the way each of these is socialized. Examination of historical and current national and transnational issues as they relate to women and gender, and of the institutions that shape and impact women and gender roles and relations, including academia. Critical analysis skills.
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Racism, sexism, and classism are major factors which have influenced human relations from past to present. This course examines how the social-historical construction of race, class and gender continues to affect the experience of all people in particular people of color. This course seeks to enable students to understand the processes through which these social oppressions are created, normalized, internalized, maintained and perpetuated. A core element to this course is provoking students to recognize their own contribution in perpetuating oppressive systems, and their responsibility creatively to develop individual and collective acts of resistance to all of the "isms" and to societal transformation towards the just society.
WS 3100 - Feminist Thought (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination and analysis of central ideas and concepts within diverse feminist theories - liberal, socialist, radical, multicultural, postcolonial, ecofeminist, lesbian, maternalist, and others - historical and contemporary. Theoretical debates surrounding issues of the bases of women's liberation and oppression; the nature and construction of gender, sexuality, and the body; feminist epistemologies; and ethical issues within feminism. prereq: 1000 or 2101, 45 cr or instructor consent
WS 4000 - Seminar
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Senior capstone project, as well as examination and application of feminist inquiry and research methodologies. Seminar topic varies, to be determined by students in seminar and/or instructor. prereq: 1000, 2101, 3100, 15 cr WS or WS-related courses, WS major or minor, or instructor consent
WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism (SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of feminist movements worldwide. Focuses on feminist theories and research, and feminist non-governmental organization in a transnational perspective, and specifically on the effects of and resistance to such realities as racism, neo-colonialism, nationalism, imperialism, militarization, globalization, poverty, war, reproductive control, and violence against women in its many manifestations. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as "overall victims," the other, or exotic.
WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of contemporary economic and socio-political issues affecting Latin American women. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chronological survey introducing a relatively new body of knowledge in women's studies about lesbian cultures. Lesbian studies in literature, history, law, sociology, aesthetics, and philosophy; international perspectives.
WS 3200 - Women's Autobiographies (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Women's self-concepts as expressed in autobiographical writings. Meanings women give their lives as women; impact of race and class; choices for artistic, political, intellectual, and/or private lives. Autobiographical techniques and style.
WS 3250 - Women, Peace and War (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Feminist analysis of war and peace; debates regarding the gendered nature of war and peace; analysis of the interrelationships of patriarchy, masculinity, and militarism. Women's role in warfare as soldiers, mothers, wives, munitions makers, etc. and effects of war on women including disease, displacement, rape, trafficking and prostitution, etc. Feminism and peace: Feminist peace activism and peacemaking efforts. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or 3750 or 3775 or instructor consent
WS 3300 - Women and Spirituality (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Issues of spirituality, particularly as they relate to women, but inclusive of all genders. Examination of the impact of gender on spirituality, as well as the nature of women's diverse spiritual experiences, practices, and paths. Non-sectarian, though inclusive of multicultural religious traditions, goddess, Jungian, and earth-based perspectives. The course includes conceptual and textual analyses, as well experiential learning and practices.
WS 3350 - Women and the Law (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of how U.S. laws have and continue to affect women's and men's lives on the basis of gender, with particular attention to their impact on women. Examination of current legal issues, including gender equity in education and employment, marriage and family relationship's violence against women, and reproductive issues. Feminist jurisprudence, evaluation, and analysis of the laws from various feminist perspectives.
WS 3400 - Women and Film (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
American and foreign films screened, analyzed, and reviewed from a feminist perspective. Role of women in history, economics, and politics of filmmaking.
WS 3595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics that fall outside current women's studies courses. Topic announced before course offered. prereq: 1000 or instructor consent
WS 3600 - Ecofeminism: Theories and Sustainable Practices (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
In-depth study of ecofeminist theories that explore the interlocking oppressions of women, the earth/nature/other animals, and colonized Others. Scientific, economic, religious, philosophical issues examined. Applied ecofeminist analysis of individual, local, regional, national and transnational ethical, social and environmental issues, such as food and farming, animals, toxins, birthing and reproductive technologies, water quality, and privatization, etc. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3700 - Women and Love
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Feminist analysis of the role of love in women's lives, the interrelation of love, sex, freedom, power and gender. Examination of forces that shape love including advertising, mass media, literature, music, poetry, philosophy and cinema. Analysis of love including perspectives of ethnicity, class, age, and disability.
WS 3750 - Voices of African Women (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course critically examines African women's daily-lived experiences. It explores the impact of global, historic, economic, and political forces, such as colonialism, neocolonialism, and current globalization impacts on their lives. This course studies the challenges of universalizing Western feminism, as a panacea to Africa women's problems. Using African eyes through African voices in texts, novels films photograph and living history, African women will be studies as knowing subject, social actors, and change agents but not as universal victims. Differences between women on the basis of class, ethnicity, religion, age sexuality, rural/urban residence, levels of education and marital status will be examined. The course will explore the rich diversity of African cultures, peoples, and natural resources. It will answer such important question as Why are African women portrayed as the poorest of the poor, victims of their cultures, traditions and African male sexism?
WS 3775 - Gender, Globalization and Food (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course offers a critical feminist examination of the impact of globalization and economic restructuring on the tangled roots and route of women's work in the food chain in both the First World and Global South. The course also offers firsthand experiences by visiting origins of food, small and large-scale farms, community gardens, organic food stores and large corporate food chain stores as well as preparing meals from ingredients that students select based on tastes and affordability. Additionally, the course brings globalization to our doorsteps through meals that students prepare and serve by answering the question What is on your plate for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and from what countries and whose labor? Finally, the course offers in-depth analysis of the processes through which current corporate industrial mega farms lead to hunger and water famine, environmental degradation and poor health, not only the Third World but also in the First World.
WS 3800 - Feminist Activism and Community Organizing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth exploration of feminist activism from practical, scholarly and historical perspectives. Integration of theory and practice on local, national and international levels. History of feminist movement, and skills, strategies, and resources for effective feminist community organizing. Understand and participate in coalition building, nonviolent communication, cross-cultural dialogue, public policy process, feminist leadership skills. Field work component. prereq: 1000 or 2101
WS 5595 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to Be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study. Topic announced before course offered. prereq: 1000, 2101, 3100, 90 cr or grad student or instructor consent
WS 3891 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed readings, research, and/or projects on topics of interest to the student not covered in regular course offerings. Students contract with an individual faculty member. prereq: 1000 or 2101, instructor consent
WS 3897 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Work in public agency, private organization, or service agency offering practical application of women's studies theories and/or experience not available in classroom. Students must contract with an individual faculty member and with a site supervisor, set goals, fulfill requirements for credit earned, and submit written and oral evaluations of experience. Consult the Women's Studies website and internship Moodle site for information on local agencies and internship requirements and forms. prereq: 1000, 2101, 3100, 15 cr WS or WS-related courses, WS major or minor, 53 cr, instructor consent
FORS 3574 - WS 3896 International Fieldwork in Women's Studies
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02243 - FORS 3574/WS 3896
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Travel abroad with an instructor. Live with local families and learn about local women's lives through field work involving community visits, presentations by grassroots women, community-service work, reading, and follow-up writing and discussion. Repeatable once, in two different geographical areas. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Education Office.
WS 3891 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed readings, research, and/or projects on topics of interest to the student not covered in regular course offerings. Students contract with an individual faculty member. prereq: 1000 or 2101, instructor consent
WS 3897 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Work in public agency, private organization, or service agency offering practical application of women's studies theories and/or experience not available in classroom. Students must contract with an individual faculty member and with a site supervisor, set goals, fulfill requirements for credit earned, and submit written and oral evaluations of experience. Consult the Women's Studies website and internship Moodle site for information on local agencies and internship requirements and forms. prereq: 1000, 2101, 3100, 15 cr WS or WS-related courses, WS major or minor, 53 cr, instructor consent
WS 5897 - Teaching Internship in Women's Studies
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practical experience assisting in teaching in Department of Women's Studies. Before interning for a course, students must obtain a grade of at least B+ in the course. prereq: 1000, 2101, 90cr, WS major, instructor consent
WS 5991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings, research, and/or projects on topics of interest to graduate students concerning women and women's issues. prereq: 1000, 3100, 15 cr WS or WS related courses or grad student, instructor consent
AMIN 3450 - American Indian Women (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
American Indian women in tribal societies before and after European contact; Indian women as stewards of knowledge, tradition, and society; impact of colonization; traditional and contemporary female leadership. prereq: minimum 30 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for 3250.
ANTH 3080 - Cultural Constructions of the Body
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 3080
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary cultural constructions of the human body. How biology and culture intersect in body building, menstruation, childbirth, and tattooing. Students gain skills in reading the body as social text and learn core theoretical approaches to cultural studies of the body. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 3080
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cross-cultural survey of gender systems, focusing on contemporary women's lives around the world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ARTH 2815 - Women Artists in History (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Survey of contributions women have made in the visual arts throughout history.
ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course focuses on representations of women and by women in the art and visual culture of Mexico and other Latin American countries, examining the many ways in which the image of female body in Latin America has been used to construct and typify regional understandings of gender, class, racial, and national identities. Distinguishing between women as subject matter and women as producers of art, we will also look to female artists in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to investigate how they might be engaging with and/or critiquing traditional iconographical representations.
CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Women's involvement in the civil and criminal justice systems, both historic and contemporary, primarily in the United States. Attention given to women as criminal and civil defendants, issues of women's civil rights, and to women practitioners within each system. Intersection of social class, gender and race/ethnicities. prereq: 1301 or SOC 1101 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, 60 credits, or instructor consent, no grad credit
ENGL 2581 - Women Writers (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Feminist reading of selected plays, poetry, prose (including critical works) written by women writers. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent
HLTH 3118 - Women's Health Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of American women's health issues. Role of women as patients and as health care providers. Language, politics, and economics of women's health care. Comparison of American women's health status to that of women around the world. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
LGBT 3000 - Queer Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the fundamental and current issues in queer theory. Students in this course will learn how the field emerged from LGBTQ studies and feminist theory, as well as how theorists reclaimed the pejorative term 'queer' to describe marginalized ways of knowing and being. Students in this class will investigate key concepts in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, allied and intersex studies; performativity; critical theory; poststructuralism; and feminism. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001
LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course offers an investigation of feature films and documentaries about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites, transgender and intersex individuals in international, primarily European and American, and historical perspective. pre-req: WS 1000
LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the long winding road toward the emancipation of sexual outsiders (homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites, intersex, and transgender individuals) worldwide. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001
LGBT 3153 - Queer Media (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores the varied terrain of new media - including digital, print, and broadcast platforms - from a queer perspective, that asks, "How queer is it?" Using theoretical and representational strategies from queer studies, media studies, feminist analysis, literary analysis, and cinema studies, along with foundational critiques of issues related to class, race, gender, and sexuality, this course investigates techniques for 'reading for the queer' in contemporary media. Because the course focuses on academic analysis, it does not require students (or texts) to maintain a queer identity or to claim membership in an LGBTQ community. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001
POL 3040 - Women and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Women's political status; implications of women's role in political process; women as political actors; feminist critique and vision of politics. prereq: 45 cr or instructor consent
PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01438 - Psy 3215/3216
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological and psychosocial factors relating to human sexuality, sexual functioning, gender, and related issues. Group discussion of societal factors, values, and attitudes and their impact on behavior. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
SOC 4925 - Sociology of Rape
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Social, moral, and legal definitions and implications of rape. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, 60 cr, or instructor consent
SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Status and experiences in society through the exploration of gender identities, systems, and social structures. Topics include politics, discrimination, family, education, workplace, popular culture, and changing definitions of gender. Emphasis on the expectations and performance of masculinity/femininity and the intersection of gender, race, and class. Some consideration given to global explorations and international comparisons. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent