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Women's and Gender Studies Course Offerings

Summer 2015 Course Offerings

Courses in the Curriculum

WMST 200: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
First Four Weeks | Jessica Davidson | MTWT 1:00-3:40pm

Cross disciplinary introduction to theories and scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies. Examines the social construction of gender, how gender affects access to opportunity, and the experiences and contributions of women. Provides a foundation for subsequent work in the Women’s and Gender Studies minor.

WMST 301E: Women's Health Issues
First Four Weeks | Kathy Ott Walter | Online

Description coming soon! Meets with / equivalent to HTH 390.

WMST 337: Sociology of Gender
First Four Weeks | Matt Ezzell | Online

Examination of theories of sex role development, the roles of men and women in society and gender as a social construction. Cross-listed with SOCI 337.

WMST 368: Women’s Literature
First Four Weeks | Mary Thompson | Online

A study of literature by women. Cross-listed with ENG 368.

WMST 495: Special Topics in Women's Studies
UG 6 Weeks | David Owusu-Ansah | Study Abroad

Study abroad in Ghana.

Courses that will Receive Substitute Credit

Coming soon!

Fall 2015 Course Offerings

Courses in the Curriculum 

WGS 200: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Section 0001 | Jessica Davidson | MWF 1:25-2:15pm
Section 0001 | Melissa Aleman | M 2:30-5:00pm

Cross disciplinary introduction to theories and scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies. Examines the social construction of gender, how gender affects access to opportunity, and the experiences and contributions of women. Provides a foundation for subsequent work in the Women’s and Gender Studies minor.

WGS 300: Special Topics: Africana Women and/in the Media
Section 0001 | Brillian Muhonja | TuTh 2:00-3:15pm

Description coming soon! Meets with / equivalent to AFST 400.

WGS 337: Sociology of Gender
Section 0001 | Matt Ezzell | TuTh 3:30-4:45pm

Examination of theories of sex role development, the roles of men and women in society and gender as a social construction. Cross-listed with SOCI 337.

WGS 341: Gender and Justice
Section 0001 | Sue Spivey | Tuesdays 2:00-4:30pm

This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the causes, structure and consequences of gender oppression. Consistent with the social justice track of the major, notions of fairness, justice and equality with respect to gendered social, political and economic relations will be examined. Cross-listed with JUST 341.

WGS 350: The Philosophy of Feminism
Section 0001 | Pia Antolic-Piper | TuTh 2:00-3:15pm

An intermediate-level examination of philosophical problems in feminist theory and feminist contributions to philosophy. Cross-listed with PHIL 350.

WGS 370: Queer Literature
Section 0001 | Dawn Goode | TuTh 3:30-4:45pm with required films on Wednesdays 5:00-7:30pm

An exploration of texts and issues in literature written by and about gay and lesbian writers, including critical and theoretical issues as well as questions of canon. Text studied may include fiction, poetry, drama, essays and memoirs written primarily, but not exclusively, in the 20th century. Cross-listed with ENG 370.

WGS 495: Special Topics in Women's Studies
Topic: Historical and Contemporary Lives of Indigenous Women and Tribal Communities
Section 0001 | Noorie Brantmeier | W 2:30-5:00pm

In this interdisciplinary course students will have the opportunity to examine and better understand the historical and contemporary lives of Indigenous women, children, and tribal communities in the United States. This course will also provide an overview of critical issues in Indigenous communities and we will discuss tribal communities’ strengths, challenges, and their continuing struggle to assert sovereignty in the 21st century. A unique and important part of this course will be a daylong trip to Washington, DC to learn and explore at the National Museum of the American Indian. Meets with/equivalent to AHRD 570.

ENG 369: Feminist Literary Theory
Section 0001 | Mary Thompson | MW 2:30-3:45pm

An intensive study of a variety of feminist critical approaches and their applications to literature. 

HIST 320: Women in U.S. History
Section 0001 | Emily Westkaemper | MWF 1:25-2:15pm

A survey of the role of women in the United States from the Colonial period to the present. Attention is given to contributions of the ordinary women, the Women’s Rights movements, the impact of women on reform and political movements, and the changing status of women in society.

Courses that will Receive Substitute Credit

Coming soon!