Spring 2023 Courses

2124. Gender and Globalization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Alejandra Gutiérrez

Construction and reproduction of gender inequality and the gendered nature of global structures and processes. Key topics include women’s rights as human rights; women’s work; gender, development, and the global economy; migration; religious fundamentalism; reproduction, health, and HIV/AIDS; education; violence against women; and gender, war, and peace advocacy. CA 2. CA 4-INT.

2217. Women, Gender and Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Sherry Zane, Bryanna Moore, Carolyn Conway, Chloe Kwak, Taylor Tate

Examines intersectional identities of gender, race, and sexuality depicted in film through feminist analysis. CA 1. CA 4.

2250. Critical Approaches to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Barbara Gurr

Theories, practice, and methodologies of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies interdiscipline.

2263. Women, Gender, and Violence

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: any 1000 or 2000 level WGSS course.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Ayanna Spencer

Discussion of various forms of gendered violence in the United States and in a global context. Physical, sexual, emotional and structural violence; social, political and personal meanings of gendered violence; special emphasis on women.

3105. Politics of Reproduction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher; sophomores by consent of instructor. Recommended preparation: any 1000 or 2000-level WGSS course.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Pheobe Ploof

National and transnational politics of reproduction including: contraception, sexuality education, abortion, childbirth, surrogacy, adoption, health care policy and funding.

3210. Gender and Communication

Also offered as: COMM 3210

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: COMM 1000 or instructor consent. Recommended preparation: COMM 2200

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Staff

Differences in male/female communication, and an examination of cultural assumptions regarding gender in the communication process. Critically analyze the theory, politics and practice of communication and gender. Formerly offered as COMM 3450/WGSS 3268.

3252. Genders and Sexualities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Sam Archer

Intersectional examination of diverse constructions of gender and sexuality. Focused exploration of selected topics.

3253W. Gender Representations in U.S. Popular Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Samadrita Kuiti

Examines gender representations in U.S. popular cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. CA 2.

3254. Women and Gender in the Deaf World

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: One of WGSS 1104, 1105, or 2124

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Brenda Brueggemann

The roles of women inside and outside the Deaf world. How language and cultural barriers perpetuate the roles defined for and by d/Deaf women within Deaf and hearing societies.

3269W. Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: any 1000 or 2000 level WGSS course.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Jane Gordon

Examination of social movements as related to intersections of gender, race, sexuality, disability, class, nationality, ethnicity. May include related topics such as capitalism, democracy, globalization, economic justice, the environment, health, sexual freedom.

3350. Anthropological Perspectives on Women

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructors: Francoise Dussart

Major conceptual and historical problems in the study of gender in anthropology. Women’s roles in different historical and contemporary settings, and new understandings of family, kinship, power, and cultural ideologies.

3453. Women and Health

Also offered as: SOCI 3453

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Jane Pryma

Social factors shaping women’s health, health care, and their roles as health-care providers.

3562. History of Women and Gender in the United States, 1850-Present

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Elisabeth Davis

History of gender and the lives and cultural representations of women in the U.S., emphasizing intersections with race, sexuality, class, region, and nation.

3611. Women’s Literature 1900 to the Present

Also offered as: ENGL 3611

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Margaret Breen

Modern and contemporary works written by women from different countries. CA 4.

3675. Latina History and Biography

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Emma Amador

Examination of the history of Latinas in the US with a focus on women, gender, and sexuality. Students will consider how historians use oral histories, life histories, memoirs, biographies, and testimonials as sources to restore Latinas to histories from which they were previously omitted. CA 1. CA 4.

3998. Variable Topics: Gender, Justice, and Hashtags

3.00 credits

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Jiyoun Suk

Examination of cases of hashtag activism and their implications for social or political change.

3998. Variable Topics: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies: Histories, Cultures, and Communities

3.00 credits

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Christopher Newell

Centers Native American and Indigenous scholars, artists, and community leaders. Examination of history, literature, arts, music, film, & creative writing.

4994. Senior Seminar

3.oo credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher; instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructor(s): Briona Jones

Required for students in the Honors Program. Students must complete this course prior to their final semester.