Course Offerings

Fall 2019

WGSS 5119. Historical Women Political Thinkers

Also offered as: POLS 5119

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: POLS 5100. Not open to students who have passed POLS/WGSS 3027/W.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical study of the writings of several historical women political thinkers.

WGSS 5315. Gender and Culture

Also offered as: ANTH 5315

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed WGSS 5315

Grading Basis: Graded

Anthropological perspectives on the analysis of gender with special focus on dynamics of gender, culture, and power.

WGSS 5333. Topics in the History of American Women

Also offered as: HIST 5555

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed WGSS 5333

Grading Basis: Graded

WGSS 5341. Analysis of Rituals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ANTH 5311 (RG170).

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines various theoretical contributions to the anthropological study of ritual. Controversies and ambiguities surrounding the social and symbolic significance of the ritual act for both men’s and women’s experiences and participation are addressed.

WGSS 5365. Feminist Epistemologies and Methodologies

[CAN BE USED FOR FSGC THEORY REQUIREMENT]

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theoretical underpinnings of diverse feminist methodologies and interdisciplinary scholarship. Contemporary debates in the field and ethical dilemmas faced by researchers using feminist, interdisciplinary and intersectional epistemologies. Relationship to critical race, indigenous, and queer methodologies. Guided experience in designing and producing feminist scholarship.

WGSS 5366. Feminist Pedagogy

[REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE BUT ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE  MADE TO SATISFY IF SINCE IT IS NOT OFFERED EVERY YEAR]

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of feminist and critical epistemologies and pedagogical tools for use in interdisciplinary classrooms in varied academic contexts.

WGSS 5371. Genders, Sexualities, and Theories

[CAN BE USED TO FULFILL THEORY COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR FSGC]

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Genders and sexualities with special attention given to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

WGSS 5390. Independent Study for Graduate Students

1.00 – 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

WGSS 5395. Special Topics Seminar in WGSS

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics of current interest from a feminist perspective.

WGSS 5398. Variable Topics in WGSS

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topics, may be repeated for credit.

WGSS 5612. Feminist Theory and Social Science

[CAN BE USED FOR FSGC THEORY REQUIREMENT]

Also offered as: SOCI 5612

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines intellectual background and contemporary context for feminist theoretical debates in the social sciences. Explores these debates with reference to feminist perspectives on political theory, science, economics, postmodernism, postcolonialism, globalization, socialization, and sexuality.

WGSS 5613. Theories of Intersectionality

[CAN BE USED TO FULFILL THEORY COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR FSGC]

Also offered as: SOCI 5613

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analyses of theories that simultaneously take into account dynamics of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, ability, and other dimensions of social inequality and difference. How scholars research intersectionality, the limits and possibilities of different approaches, and the types of methodologies that are most effective for intersectional analysis.

WGSS 5614. Sexual Citizenship

Also offered as: SOCI 5614

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sexuality as an axis of citizenship in diverse national and international contexts. Analysis of access to citizenship, relationship recognition, marriage rights, heteronormativity and compulsory heterosexuality, trans citizenship claims, immigration, asylum, sex work, reproductive rights, sex education, racism and racialization, colonialism, and social justice.

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ANTH 5305. Race Gender and Science

Three Credits.

Examine the ways that race, sex, and gender have been conceptualized and studied scientifically, and evaluate how they are constructed and understood across various disciplines, including anthropology, biology, psychology, sociology, medicine, forensics, and women’s and gender studies.

LLAS 5525. Race, Immigration, and Reproduction

Three Credits.

This interdisciplinary graduate course considers intersections of race, immigration, and reproduction within the United States and in a transnational context.

POLS 5409. American Race, Gender and Ethnic Politics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The politics of American race, gender and ethnicity, with a focus on disadvantaged groups and their influence on the political process.

POLS 5410. Black Feminist Theory and Politics

[CAN BE USED TO FULFILL THEORY COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR FSGC]

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Major debates at the core of black feminist theory, emphasizing the ways in which interlocking systems of oppression uphold and sustain each other in contemporary U.S. politics.

SOCI 5525. Race, Immigration, and Reproduction

Also offered as: LLAS 5525

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This interdisciplinary course considers intersections of race, immigration, and reproduction within the United States and in a transnational context.

SOCI 5601. Gender and Society

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical appraisal of social scientific perspectives on women and men. Feminist theory and current social science research on gender. Emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches.

SOCI 5605. Topics in Gender and Sexualities

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics in sociological theory and research in gender and sexualities. Topics will vary by semester.

SOCI 5895. Investigation of Special Topics:  Genders and Globalizations

Three credits.

Examine the changing debates in the field of gender and globalization from how women are impacted by the global political economy to the gendered nature of multiple dimensions of globalizations to the global circuits of hegemonic and counter hegemonic discourses and movements around genders and gender justice.