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Undergraduate Women's Studies

2017 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES (GE)

Women's 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

INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES (GE)

Women's Studies 120

An investigation of LGBTQ Studies from the perspective of various disciplines. The course examines the ways gender and sexuality interact with ethnicity, race, class, and ability and explores contemporary and historical issues related to LGBTQ lives. Included are such subjects as gender and sexuality as social constructions, violence and oppression, representation, history of LGBTQ movements and activism, and intersectional alliances.


3 Units

WOMEN AND WORK (GE)

Women's Studies 240

This course focuses on the recent successes as well as the problems women face in the work force. It provides as overview of the changing nature of work in the United States and of the history of women from diverse groups and backgrounds.


3 Units

GENDER AND FILM (GE)

Women's 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 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

WOMEN AND MEN IN CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (GS)

Women's Studies 334

Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations with emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.


3 Units

LATINA/LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S WRITING, ACTIVISM & CHANGE (DV)

Women's Studies 407

This course analyses writing by Latinas and Latin American women (XIX century-present), as well as the theories that frame their writing. Exposed to various themes and writing styles, students will engage in textual analysis and critical discussion to reflect on the authors¿ cultural and historical challenges as they engage in social change from their gendered and/or racialized critical identities.


3 Units

GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (DV)

Women's 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 AND GENDER STUDIES

Women's Studies 489

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


3 Units

INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women's 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.


1-4 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Women's Studies 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable. Instructor Consent required.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Women's Studies 498

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

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