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Undergraduate Women's Studies

2019 Spring 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

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

WOMEN'S VOICES/WOMEN'S LIVES

Women's Studies 303

A study of the lives of women in different ages and cultures. Women's roles in society as revealed in diaries, autobiography and biography are explored.


3 Units

QUEER POPULAR CULTURE

Women's Studies 325

Queer Popular Culture analyzes mainstream popular culture through a queer perspective, and investigates queer subcultures and their role in creating belonging for the LGBTQ community. Key topics include queer theory, intersectional feminism, heteronormativity, cultural representations, and subversive cultural creation.


3 Units

WOMEN: RACE AND ETHNICITY (DV) (GE)

Women's 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 LAW AND POLICY (GS)

Women's Studies 380

A study of legal, social, and moral issues related to gender, such as the definition of sexual difference, inequality in the workplace, lesbian and gay rights. How those issues have been handled historically and normatively within the legal system will be investigated.


1 Units

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE SEMINAR

Women's Studies 410

Organized around individual student needs, this course provides students the specialized instruction necessary to complete the co-curricular requirements of the Diversity Leadership Certificate. The course emphasizes the creation of an ePortfolio that will be used to document a student's learning through the submission of a wide range of diversity-related learning artifacts and reflection essays.


3 Units

ISSUES AND TOPICS IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

Women's Studies 455

This course provides intensive study of important issues in Women's Studies, with special emphasis on courses that reflect the most contemporary thought in our discipline and that correspond to faculty research interests. Topics include Women's Human Rights, Gender and AIDS, and Women, Militarism and War.


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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