Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies
2020 Fall 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.
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
Women's and Gender 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.
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.
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'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.
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Women's and Gender Studies 334
Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations and sexuality with an emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.
GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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.
ADVANCED SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
Women's and Gender 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.
INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Women's and Gender Studies 493
Work and study with an agency, nonprofit, or institution related to women's, gender, and/or LGBTQ* advocacy. Students working under faculty supervision will combine academic learning with practical experience.
Women's and Gender Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.