Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies
2020 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
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.
SEX, GENDER, AND HEALTH
Women's and Gender Studies 180
This course explores the reproductive and sexual functions of human bodies, as well as the scientific and social influences on those bodies. By examining sex, reproduction, and aging, this course uses intersectional lenses to explore uneven access to sexual health resources and reproductive justice across cultures, ultimately demonstrating the achievements and limitations of women's health movements in the recent past.
YOUTH CULTURE FORMATION: RACE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
Women's and Gender Studies 241
This course explores how various U.S. institutions construct "youth" as a social category, how those constructions are primarily interlocked with race and ethnicity, and how those constructions subsequently shape youth cultures in multi-faceted, intersectional cultural contexts such as music, gaming, sports, and media.
GENDER AND FILM
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.
WOMEN IN MUSIC
Women's and Gender Studies 345
A survey of women musicians in Western European art music and twentieth- century popular musical styles. Historical, cultural, and philosophical issues surrounding the contributions of female performers, composers, conductors, patrons, teachers, musicologists, and other musical professions will be explored, as well as the portrayal of women in opera, musical theater, and music videos.
GENDER AND VIOLENCE
Women's and Gender Studies 351
This course examines gender-based violence, focusing specifically on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and human trafficking. Readings and course activities explore the gendered dimensions of violence and inequality within diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and across sexual identities and national and immigrant statuses. A community based learning project is required.
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.
Women's and Gender Studies 374
In Queer Cinema, students will deploy analyses of gender and sexuality that respond to the possibilities and limitations of the medium. Queer Cinema is appropriate for any student who wishes to learn how to apply complex theories of gender representation and sexual identity to the analysis of visual narratives.
GENDER LAW AND POLICY
Women's and Gender 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.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE SEMINAR
Women's and Gender 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.
GLOBAL GENDER POLITICS
Women's and Gender Studies 464
This course takes seriously the explanatory power and importance of gender in the study of global politics. It explores the roles of women and men, femininities and masculinities in the shaping, defining, and legitimating of world affairs. Using a critical, interdisciplinary perspective, this course considers how gender helps us better understand security, the global political economy, and global governance.
Women's and Gender Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.