Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

WGSS 201 Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3 credits
Gen Ed: Humanities, American Diversity
Survey of and introduction to the study of women's lives and the social construction of gender and sexuality across times and cultures. Thematic examination of the diversity of women's experiences in families, at work, with the law, in health care, in literature, in the media, in language; exploration of differences and similarities, including ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. Examination of ideals of femininity and masculinity in the US and elsewhere.

WGSS 367 (s) Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3 credits, max arranged
Topical examination of issues in women's, gender and sexuality studies.

WGSS 404 (s) Special Topics

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WGSS 410 Feminist Theory and Action

3 credits
This course examines a range of feminist theory, including both classic and lesser-known texts, while grounding the study of theory in an examination of historical and contemporary feminist activism. The course covers some of the key concepts and debates within feminism and explores the relationship between theory and action. Students learn how to read theory and apply their knowledge to current events, issues, and problems in the United States and globally.

WGSS 498 (s) Internship in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

1-6 credits, max arranged
Directed student internship in approved setting relevant to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies with campus, local, national, or international organizations or offices. Various credits depending on the length and type of internship.
Prereq: WGSS 201, Permission of the Coordinator of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

WGSS 499 (s) Directed Study

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WGSS 502 (s) Directed Study

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