courses.uww.edu »

Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies

Jump to Menu

Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies

2015 Fall Term

Disclaimer

  • This course listing is informational and does not guarantee availability for registration.
  • Please click through to view the class schedule to see sections offered for your selected term.
  • Sections may be full or not open for registration. Please use WINS if you wish to register for a course.

3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 100

An investigation of women's experience from the perspective of various disciplines. The course examines the ways gender interacts with ethnicity, race, class and sexuality and explores contemporary and historical issues related to women's lives. Included are such subjects as health and body image, violence against women, and women's achievements.


3 Units

GENDER IN FILM (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 266

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.


3 Units

FEMINIST THEORIES

Women's and Gender Studies 280

An introduction to historical and contemporary feminist theories, with emphasis on critical reading and analysis of original works by major feminist writers.


3 Units

RELIGION, SEXUALITY AND GENDER (GH)

Women's and Gender Studies 330

This course will trace changing conceptions of gender roles and the functions of women in various religious traditions. Feminine and masculine images of divinity will be compared and recent scholarship in feminist theology on questions such as the nature of divinity, immortality, and religious devotion will be examined.


3 Units

STAGES AND TRANSITIONS IN WOMEN'S LIVES

Women's and Gender Studies 350

A study of identity issues that women may face in their adult lives, including specific transitions such as entering and/or leaving relationships; work patterns; parenting; caregiving; coping with loss; retirement; and facing the challenges of aging.


3 Units

ARCHAEOLOGY OF WOMEN

Women's and Gender Studies 367

This course presents theory, methods and case studies examining the role of women in human societies from our earliest origins through the beginning of the modern period. The dominant discipline in this inquiry is archaeological anthropology, but relevant material from sociology, biology, history and other fields will also be covered. No previous knowledge of any one field is expected, but exposure to the social sciences is desirable. My goal for this course is that you will leave with a better understanding of the role of women in past human societies, envision some of the trajectories that have led to contemporary social formations and be able to envision how the past, present and future are connected.


3 Units

WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV) (GE)

Women's and Gender Studies 370

This course will provide an examination of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Asian American women in the broad areas of work, family/community relationships, creativity, and social action.


3 Units

GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (DV)

Women's and Gender Studies 481

An examination of the ways that sexism, racism, ethnic/class exploitation and environmental destruction are interrelated. Considers social and cultural forces that lead to limited and/or gendered concepts of nature, and explores alternative theoretical and activist perspectives (deep ecology, bioregionalism, ecofemisim, environmental justice, etc.) and responses to the environmental crisis.


3 Units

ADVANCED SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women's and Gender Studies 489

An intensive, integrative study of selected issues in Women's Studies, emphasizing critical thinking and research techniques. A substantial research paper is required.


3 Units

INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women's and Gender Studies 493

Work and study with an agency or institution related to women's issues. Students working under faculty supervision will combine academic learning with practical experience.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Women's and Gender Studies 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

Jump to Top

Catalog Selection

Course Navigation

Go ToGo To ResetReset

Class Filter

RefreshRefresh ResetReset

Links