Women and Gender Studies (WGS)
WGS 101 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES
3, 3/0; DI14
Gender as a social construction that influences women and men and intersects with other social categories. Introduction to feminist theories. How gender affects childhood experiences, education, employment, family, bodies, and violence. Portrayal of gender in art, literature, and media. Gender in the social and natural sciences. Current issues related to women and gender. Offered Every Semester.
WGS 189 TOPIC COURSE
Current topics in women and gender studies. Offered occasionally.
WGS 201 INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQAI2+ STUDIES
3, 3/0; DI14
Interdisciplinary introduction to lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, 2-spirited, + studies. Develop an understanding of social, cultural, and historical constructions of and intersections between these identities and communities. Explore these concepts through film, television, literature, history, ethnography, archival materials, law, medicine, education, religion, psychology and sociology. Offered every spring.
WGS 212 FEMINIST THEORY
Background in feminist social theory and changes in feminism over time. Introduction to theoretical analysis from a feminist perspective. Offered Every Semester.
Equivalent Course: SOC 212
WGS 326 BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT
This course provides an introduction to Black feminist thought from the 19th century through the present. Topics include the origins and development of intersectional thinking, intersectionality in contemporary social thought, and critical race theory. The course draws from multiple academic disciplines, public intellectualism, and activist work. Offered occasionally.
WGS 389 TOPIC COURSE
Current advanced topics in women and gender studies. Offered occasionally.
WGS 488 INTERNSHIP
Prerequisite: Approval of the faculty supervisor. Supervised field experience in a variety of settings to supplement classroom instruction. Offered Every Semester.
WGS 495 SPECIAL PROJECT
Prerequisite: Faculty supervisor permission. Research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered Every Semester.
WGS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Prerequisite: Faculty adviser permission. Offered Every Semester.