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Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies B.A.

Gender, Women and Sexuality
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 34 to 35
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota is committed to an inclusive study of gender and sexuality, informed by differences such as class, ethnicity, citizenship, disability, race and age. Our intellectual goals for students include learning from and engaging with interdisciplinary scholarship on gender, women, and sexuality; understanding the intersections among race, gender, class, and sexuality, both in the United States and globally; developing critical and analytical skills by bringing together the methods of a range of disciplines; enhancing research skills and creative talents and developing new ideas and theories about gender and sexuality that challenge assumptions and contribute to social change.
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.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. CLA degrees require students to complete 48 credits of upper division coursework taken at the 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx level. For a BA at least 18 of the 48 upper division credits must be outside of the major. For some specific majors, there are exceptions to this requirement. This program requires 18 upper division credits outside the major. See your advisor for a list of courses that can or cannot be used to meet this requirement. Students may earn a BA or a minor in gender, women and sexuality studies, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Preparatory Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· GWSS 1002 - Politics of Sex [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· GWSS 1003W - Women Write the World [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 1004 - Screening Sex: Visual and Popular Culture [AH] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 1005 - Engaging Justice [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 1006 - Skin, Sex, and Genes [SOCS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· GLBT 1001 - Introduction to GLBT Studies [DSJ, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 1007 - Introduction to GLBT Studies [DSJ, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
Major Course
Take 1 of the following courses for 3 credits.
GWSS 3102W - Feminist Thought and Theory [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3102V - Honors: Feminist Thought and Theory [AH, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
Electives
At least 3 electives courses must be at the 4xxx or 5xxx level.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 24 or more credit(s) from the following:
3xxx-Level Courses
Take 0 - 5 course(s) from the following:
· GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3208 - Transgender Health (2.0 cr)
· GWSS 3215 - Bodies That Matter: Feminist Approaches to Disability Studies [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3290 - Topics (1.0-3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3301W - Women Writers [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3306 - Pop Culture Women [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3415 - Feminist Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3502 - Transgender Studies Now [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3590 - Topics: Social Change, Activism, Law, and Policy Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-12.0 cr)
· GWSS 3994 - Directed Research (1.0-12.0 cr)
· GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3004W - Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3004V - Honors: Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3403W {Inactive} [HIS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3406 - Gender, Labor, and Politics [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3406H - Honors: Gender, Work, Labor [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3407 - Women in Early and Victorian America: 1600-1890 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3347 - Women in Early America: 1600-1890 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3408 - Women in Modern America (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3348 - Women in Modern America (3.0-4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3412 {Inactive} [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3413 - Women and Gender in Latin American History [GP, HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3424 - Women and Gender in Latin American History [GP, HIS] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3934 - Women and Gender in Latin American History [GP, HIS] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3501 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Social Movements in the United States (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3301 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Social Movements in the United States (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3549 - U.S. Women's Legal History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3349 - U.S. Women's Legal History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3615W {Inactive} [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3305 - Queer Cinema [AH] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3305 - Queer Cinema [AH] (3.0 cr)
· 4xxx and 5xxx-Level Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· GWSS 4001 - Nations, Empires, Feminisms (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4002 - Politics of Engagement and Social Justice [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4003 - Science, Bodies, Technologies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4004 - Queering Desire (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4108 - Senior Seminar: Writing (1.0 cr)
· GWSS 4390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4402 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4404 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4980 - Directed Instruction (1.0-8.0 cr)
· GWSS 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· GWSS 4994 - Directed Research (1.0-8.0 cr)
· GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5290 - Topics: Biology, Health, and Environmental Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-12.0 cr)
· GWSS 5994 - Directed Instruction (1.0-12.0 cr)
· GWSS 5995 - Directed Research (1.0-8.0 cr)
· GWSS 4303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 5409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4103 - Transnational Feminist Theory [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 4403 - Queering Theory (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
Take 2 of the following courses for a total of 4 credits.
GWSS 4108 - Senior Seminar: Writing (1.0 cr)
with Take exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· GWSS 3xxx
· GWSS 4xxx
· GWSS 5xxx
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3004V - Honors: Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3004W - Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3301W - Women Writers [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3403W {Inactive} [HIS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3615W {Inactive} [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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GWSS 1002 - Politics of Sex (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory survey of historical, cultural, psychological, and sociopolitical dimensions of analyzing gender/sexuality. Norms/deviances pertaining to gender/sexuality as differently enacted/understood by social groups in different time-/place-specific locations.
GWSS 1003W - Women Write the World (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02326
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts in literary studies. Poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, letters by women from different parts of world. Focuses on lives, experiences, and literary expression of women, including basic concepts of women's studies.
GWSS 1004 - Screening Sex: Visual and Popular Culture (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Film history and theory; feminist critique of popular culture.
GWSS 1005 - Engaging Justice (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
U.S./cross-cultural studies of social movements/political organizing around justice/equality.
GWSS 1006 - Skin, Sex, and Genes (SOCS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interdisciplinary course that explores the tense relationships between science, medicine, and gender and sexuality.
GLBT 1001 - Introduction to GLBT Studies (DSJ, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01968
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of contemporary GLBT-identified communities. Terms of theoretical debates regarding sexual orientation, identity, and experience. Analyzes problems produced and insights gained by incorporating GLBT issues into specific academic, social, cultural, and political discourses.
GWSS 1007 - Introduction to GLBT Studies (DSJ, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01968
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of contemporary GLBT-identified communities. Terms of theoretical debates regarding sexual orientation, identity, experience. Analyzes problems produced/insights gained by incorporating GLBT issues into specific academic, social, cultural, political discourses.
GWSS 3102W - Feminist Thought and Theory (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02318 - GWSS 3102W/GWSS 3102V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course explores a range of feminist theoretical perspectives, asking how theory develops both in response to earlier theoretical traditions and in the context of diverse forms of practice, starting from the assumptions that theories emerge from (rather than just being applied to) practice, and that theory-making is itself a form of practice.
GWSS 3102V - Honors: Feminist Thought and Theory (AH, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02318 - GWSS 3102W/GWSS 3102V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course explores a range of feminist theoretical perspectives, asking how theory develops both in response to earlier theoretical traditions and in the context of diverse forms of practice, starting from the assumptions that theories emerge from (rather than just being applied to) practice, and that theory-making is itself a form of practice.
GWSS 3003 - Gender and Global Politics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Similarities/differences in women's experiences throughout world, from cross-cultural/historical perspective. Uses range of reading materials/media (feminist scholarship, fiction, film, news media, oral history, autobiography).
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which modern biology has been site of conflict about race/gender. Race/gender demographics of scientific professions.
GWSS 3208 - Transgender Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Transgender Health is an online course which prepares future health care and social services professionals to serve the diverse needs of transgender patients and clients. This course offers feminist perspectives on clinical transgender health care. Students will engage with literature from feminist and queer studies, public health, medicine, social work, legal studies, and public policy.
GWSS 3215 - Bodies That Matter: Feminist Approaches to Disability Studies (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Dis/ability is not a physical or mental defect but a form of social meaning making mapped to certain bodies in larger systems of power and privilege. Feminist approaches to dis/ability as vector of oppression intersecting and constituted through other oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship. Dis/ability must be understood through systems of power that construct, support, regulate, and determine the life chances of those who claim, or are claimed by disability. Deconstruct the complex ideologies of ableism and the material realities of such oppression, and work toward imagining and reconstructing a more just and equitable society.
GWSS 3290 - Topics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 3301W - Women Writers (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Complexities of women's roles and way women writers have used various genres of literature to articulate personal and social struggles. Fiction, poetry, drama, critical nonfiction texts. Fidelity/betrayal within relationships and societal perceptions. What images of femininity do these writers convey? How do formal and stylistic devices transform meaning?
GWSS 3302 - Women and the Arts (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of women in the arts, as represented and as participants (creators, audiences). Discussion of at least two different art forms and works from at least two different U.S. ethnic or cultural communities.
GWSS 3306 - Pop Culture Women (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary U.S. feminism as political/intellectual movement. Ways in which movement has been represented in popular culture.
GWSS 3307 - Feminist Film Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Construction of different notions of gender in film, social uses of these portrayals. Lectures on film criticism, film viewings, class discussions.
GWSS 3390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 3415 - Feminist Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of and contemporary thinking about public policies and legal remedies directed toward domestic violence and sexual assault. How notions of public/private spheres and social constructions of gender roles, agency, and bodies contribute to attitudes/responses.
GWSS 3490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 3502 - Transgender Studies Now (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Transgender studies transforms ideas about gender, sexuality, identity, and biology. We look at knowledge is made about transgender life across disciplines and media: film, fiction, and the internet, as well as medicine, history, anthropology, and gender studies. Also asks how transgender social practices and community politics are embedded in dynamics of race, class, sexuality, nationality and ability.
GWSS 3590 - Topics: Social Change, Activism, Law, and Policy Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
GWSS 3994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
TBD Prereq instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures throughout U.S.
GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027 - GWSS 3002W/GWSS 3002V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures in U.S. prereq: Honors
GWSS 3004W - Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02131
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary debates of concern to many women. Abortion, affirmative action, marriage rights, welfare rights, sex education, children's rights, date rape. In-depth study of several issues. Debate pros/cons of relevant perspectives. Includes honors recitation.
GWSS 3004V - Honors: Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02131 - GWSS 3004W/GWSS 3004V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary debates of concern to many women. Abortion, affirmative action, marriage rights, welfare rights, sex education, children's rights, date rape. In-depth study of several issues. Debate pros/cons of relevant perspectives. Includes honors recitation. prereq: Honors
GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, and drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, and gender to her writings.
AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, gender to her writings.
GWSS 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02383
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Gender/sexual violence to poststructural, anti­racist theories/debates about social construction of sexuality. How intimacy/violence are co­-constituted within normative frameworks of U.S. governmentality. Writings by black feminist criminologists who have linked incarceration, welfare reform, other forms of state regulation to deeply  systemic forms of violence against people of color.
AFRO 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02383
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Gender/sexual violence to poststructural, anti-racist theories and debates about social construction of sexuality. How intimacy and violence are co-constituted within normative frameworks of U.S. governmentality. Writings by black feminist criminologists who have linked incarceration, welfare reform, and other forms of state regulation to deeply systemic forms of violence against people of color.
GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01539
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Lesbian/gay lives throughout world. Culturally-specific/transcultural aspects of lesbian/gay identity formation, political struggles, community involvement, and global networking. Lesbian/gay life in areas other than Europe and the United States.
GLBT 3404 - Transnational Sexualities (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01539 - GLBT 3404/GWSS 3404
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Lesbian/gay lives throughout world. Culturally-specific/transcultural aspects of lesbian/gay identity formation, political struggles, community involvement, and global networking. Lesbian/gay life in areas other than Europe and the United States.
GWSS 3406 - Gender, Labor, and Politics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02455
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical developments/contemporary manifestations of women's participation in labor force/global economy. Gender as condition for creation/maintenance of exploitable category of workers. How women's choices are shaped in various locations. Women's labor organizing.
GWSS 3406H - Honors: Gender, Work, Labor (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02455 - GWSS 3406/GWSS 3406H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical developments/contemporary manifestations of women's participation in labor force/global economy. Gender as condition for creation/maintenance of exploitable category of workers. How women's choices are shaped in various locations. Women's labor organizing.
GWSS 3407 - Women in Early and Victorian America: 1600-1890 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00597
Typically offered: Every Fall
Varied experiences of women in American history from European settlement in North America to the end of the 19th century.
HIST 3347 - Women in Early America: 1600-1890 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00597 - GWSS 3407/Hist 3347
Typically offered: Every Fall
Varied experiences of American women 1600-1900. Topics include women's involvement in dispossession of native peoples, westward expansion, slavery, industrialization, reform, revolution, transformations in family life/sexuality.
GWSS 3408 - Women in Modern America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00380
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of women in the United States from 1890 to present. Women's changing roles in politics, in labor force, in family, and in popular culture. Work, family, sexuality, gender ideologies, women's right struggles. Different experiences of women based on race, class, religion, and region.
HIST 3348 - Women in Modern America
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3348/WoSt 3348
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of women in the United States from 1890 to the present. Explores women's changing roles in politics, the labor force, the family, and popular culture.
GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of media, art, literature, performance, on artistic contributions. History, politics, culture of Asian American women. Interpret cultural production to better understand role of race, gender, nation within American society/citizenship.
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01876
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diversity of cultures designated "Asian American." Understanding women's lives in historical, cultural, economic, and racial contexts.
GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, autoethnography.
CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049 - Chic 3212/WoSt 3410
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, and autoethnography.
AMIN 3409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00746 - AmIn 3409/AmIn5409/GWSS 3412
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Comparative survey of ethnographic/ethnohistorical writings by/about American Indian women.
GWSS 3413 - Women and Gender in Latin American History (GP, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00770 - GloS 3934/GWSS 3413/Hist 3424
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Changing gender norms in Latin America over time as compared with lives of women/men of diverse classes, ethnic groups. How women responded to their position in society, on continuum from accomodation to resistance.
HIST 3424 - Women and Gender in Latin American History (GP, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00770
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Changing gender norms in Latin America over time as compared with lives of women and men of diverse classes and ethnic groups. How women responded to their position in society, on a continuum from accommodation to resistance.
GLOS 3934 - Women and Gender in Latin American History (GP, HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00770
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Changing gender norms in Latin America as compared with lives of women/men of diverse classes/ethnic groups. How women responded to their position in society, on continuum from accommodation to resistance.
GWSS 3501 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Social Movements in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01970
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary course. Development of GLBT social movements using social movement theory/service learning.
GLBT 3301 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Social Movements in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01970 - GLBT 3301/GWSS 3501
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary course. Development of GLBT social movements using social movement theory/service learning.
GWSS 3549 - U.S. Women's Legal History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02298
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Women's legal status, from colonial era through 20th century. Women's citizenship, civil rights. Marriage, divorce, and child custody. Reproductive/physical autonomy/integrity. Economic/educational equality. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
HIST 3349 - U.S. Women's Legal History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02298 - GWSS 3549/Hist 3349
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Women's legal status, from colonial era through 20th century. Women's citizenship, civil rights. Marriage, divorce, and child custody. Reproductive/physical autonomy/integrity. Economic/educational equality. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02066 - GWSS 3615W/Hist 3615W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History of women in Western Europe from early modern period to present. Changes crucial to women's lives. Family/kinship structure, control over property, organization of work, religious ideas/practices, education, politics, beliefs/attitudes about female body.
GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; SOC 1001 recommended
RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from a historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; 1001 recommended
GWSS 3305 - Queer Cinema (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
What "queer" and "queering" signify in relation to cinema. Directors, films, styles, genres of queer cinema. Ways in which traditional narrative codes are challenged/repackaged. Ideological dimensions. Impact of political climate. Readings, screenings, discussions, assignments.
GLBT 3305 - Queer Cinema (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02024
Typically offered: Every Spring
What queer/queering signify in relation to cinema. Directors, films, styles, genres of queer cinema. Ways in which traditional narrative codes are challenged/repackaged. Ideological dimensions. Impact of political climate. Readings, screenings, discussions, assignments.
GWSS 4001 - Nations, Empires, Feminisms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Feminist critiques of the nation-state and citizenship, political economy and development, globalization, and/or empire and colonialism. Overview of the broader literature and an interrogation of specific attendant questions (such as how do feminists theorize state violence; what are feminist and queer critiques of U.S. empire; and how do feminists theorize globalization from above and below).
GWSS 4002 - Politics of Engagement and Social Justice (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Ways in which feminist scholars have thought about and worked to complicate the opposition between theory and praxis. Diverse efforts by intellectuals situated within the Western academy to produce scholarship that is committed to deinstitutionalizing knowledge production and relevant to political struggles confronted by their own material and institutional inequalities.
GWSS 4003 - Science, Bodies, Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Feminist approaches to scientific methods and practices. Relationship between scientific practices and social relations, emphasizing the larger social, political, and economic context in which scientific knowledge production takes place. How scientific knowledge structures relationships of power and inequality, and constructs understandings of bodies and identities. Ways in which science shapes meanings of sex, race, gender and sexuality.
GWSS 4004 - Queering Desire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Core perspectives of queer theory. Recent extensions and manifestations.
GWSS 4108 - Senior Seminar: Writing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: GWSS major [jr or sr]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Conduct independent research/writing in conjunction with 3xxx-, 4xxx-, or 5xxx-level GWSS class. prereq: GWSS major [jr or sr]
GWSS 4390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Sr or grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
GWSS 4980 - Directed Instruction
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
GWSS 4993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD prereq: Filled out student/faculty contract, instr consent, dept consent, college consent
GWSS 4994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Guided individual reading or study.
GWSS 5190 - Topics: Theory, Knowledge, and Power
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 5290 - Topics: Biology, Health, and Environmental Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule.
GWSS 5390 - Topics: Visual, Cultural, and Literary Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GWSS 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD
GWSS 5994 - Directed Instruction
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
TBD
GWSS 5995 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
TBD
GWSS 4303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, gender to writings.
AMIN 5409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00746 - AmIn 3409/AmIn 5409
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Comparative survey of ethnographic/ethnohistorical writings by/about American Indian women.
GWSS 4103 - Transnational Feminist Theory (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02500
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 5104 - Transnational Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Third World and transnational feminisms. Interrogating the categories of "women," "feminism," and "Third World." Varieties of power/oppression that women have endured/resisted, including colonization, nationalism, globalization, and capitalism. Concentrates on postcolonial context.
GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.
CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.
AFRO 4406 - Black Feminist Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
AFRO 5406 - Black Feminist Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 4406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005 - Afro 4406/Afro 5406/GWSS 4406/
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examines spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01639
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will give you a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies in addition to explaining its relation to other scholarly traditions, including (but not limited to) feminist theory, GLBT studies, literary studies, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Over the course of the semester you will examine the historical forces that birthed queer politics and theory, become conversant in its conceptual basis, interrogate and analyze its various uses and applications, and finally apply it in your own arguments. prereq: Any GWSS or GLBT course
GLBT 4403 - Queering Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01639
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will give you a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies in addition to explaining its relation to other scholarly traditions, including (but not limited to) feminist theory, GLBT studies, literary studies, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Over the course of the semester you will examine the historical forces that birthed queer politics and theory, become conversant in its conceptual basis, interrogate and analyze its various uses and applications, and finally apply it in your own arguments. prereq: Any GWSS or GLBT course
GWSS 4108 - Senior Seminar: Writing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: GWSS major [jr or sr]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Conduct independent research/writing in conjunction with 3xxx-, 4xxx-, or 5xxx-level GWSS class. prereq: GWSS major [jr or sr]
AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, gender to her writings.
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01876
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diversity of cultures designated "Asian American." Understanding women's lives in historical, cultural, economic, and racial contexts.
GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027 - GWSS 3002W/GWSS 3002V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures in U.S. prereq: Honors
GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures throughout U.S.
GWSS 3004V - Honors: Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02131 - GWSS 3004W/GWSS 3004V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary debates of concern to many women. Abortion, affirmative action, marriage rights, welfare rights, sex education, children's rights, date rape. In-depth study of several issues. Debate pros/cons of relevant perspectives. Includes honors recitation. prereq: Honors
GWSS 3004W - Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Feminist Debates (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02131
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary debates of concern to many women. Abortion, affirmative action, marriage rights, welfare rights, sex education, children's rights, date rape. In-depth study of several issues. Debate pros/cons of relevant perspectives. Includes honors recitation.
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which modern biology has been site of conflict about race/gender. Race/gender demographics of scientific professions.
GWSS 3301W - Women Writers (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Complexities of women's roles and way women writers have used various genres of literature to articulate personal and social struggles. Fiction, poetry, drama, critical nonfiction texts. Fidelity/betrayal within relationships and societal perceptions. What images of femininity do these writers convey? How do formal and stylistic devices transform meaning?
GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, and drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, and gender to her writings.
GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of media, art, literature, performance, on artistic contributions. History, politics, culture of Asian American women. Interpret cultural production to better understand role of race, gender, nation within American society/citizenship.
GWSS 4303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, gender to writings.
HIST 3615W - Women in European History: 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02066 - GWSS 3615W/Hist 3615W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History of women in Western Europe from early modern period to present. Changes crucial to women's lives. Family/kinship structure, control over property, organization of work, religious ideas/practices, education, politics, beliefs/attitudes about female body.