Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Courses

219  Introduction to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (4)
Students examine evolving definitions of gender, women, and sexuality, analyzing general patterns and the impact of these concepts on their own lives. Emphasizes an intersectional approach to the challenges that people of different genders, races, classes, sexualities, ages, citizenship status, religions, and abilities encounter in today’s society. Offered every semester.

319  Feminist and Gender Theory (4)
Examines contemporary feminist frameworks that question the categories of gender, sex, and sexuality from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Issues are studied in relation to history and cross-cultural contexts and to local and global issues affected by the politics of gender. Prerequisites: ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher and GWSS 219 or ENG 311; or consent. Offered spring of even-numbered years.

350  Topics in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (4)
A study of selected issues within Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. The course will include a variety of feminist, gender, sexuality, and/or cultural theories in the context of a particular issue or topic. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: GWSS 219 and ENG 105 with a grade of C or higher or consent. Offered intermittently.

430  Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Seminar (4)
An examination of current issues pertinent to gender, women, and sexuality. Students are exposed to a variety of relevant theories and source material. Topics vary from semester to semester. Past topics have included “Feminism and Techno- Culture” and “The Gendered Body.” May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: GWSS 219 or GWSS 319 and junior/senior status or consent. Offered every spring.