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Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies

2020 Fall Term

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3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


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

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


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.

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