Our Courses

WGST Program Courses

WGST 3900 - Women and Globalism
3 credit hours

Introduces the most relevant issues affecting women globally. Focused survey of the experiences of women around the world. Exposes students to transnational examples and critical ways of thinking about poverty, violence, and resistance. Seeks to further understanding of the global dimensions of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

WGST 4020 - WGST Symposium
3 credit hours

A seminar-style exploration of an interdisciplinary subject or focus. Symposium title and topic will vary by semester. May be repeated with a different topic.

WGST 4201 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and Religion
3 credit hours

(Same as RS 4201.) Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. Examines changing conceptions of women's roles in various religious traditions with particular attention to the ways religious beliefs and practices have influenced and are influenced by feminism and struggles for gender equality both within and outside religious institutions.

WGST 4202 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Lesbian Studies
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4204 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and Television
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4205 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and Science
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4206 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and the Holocaust
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4207 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Women and the Social Construction of Illness
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4209 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Desire in History and Literature
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4210 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Gender and the Environment
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4211 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Asian-American Women's Literature and Culture
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4212 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Multicultural Women's Voices
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4213 - Symposium in Women's Studies: Gender and Horror
3 credit hours

Additional prerequisites may apply to individual courses within the series. A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.

WGST 4500 - Feminist Theory
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: WGST 2100 and junior standing or permission of instructor. Major voices, texts, and ideas in the field of feminist theory from the early seventeenth century through the present within the contexts of a variety of critical discourses and emergent critical fields. Intended as a capstone for the minor. Required for all Women's and Gender Studies minors.

WGST 4900 - Independent Study
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A variable-content course examining a topic within the study of women and gender not covered in depth in other Women's and Gender Studies courses. Student develops project, conducts research, and confers regularly with the instructor. Student must submit a formal project proposal to be approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Program's Independent Studies Committee at least one semester prior to enrolling for WGST 4900. (Not offered during Summer terms. Please consult the Women's and Gender Studies website for more information.) May be taken for credit no more than twice.

Departmental Courses

Not all sections of a given course will earn Women's and Gender Studies credit.
See Women's and Gender Studies schedule for each term's approved offerings.
 

ADV 3060 Issues in Advertising: Sexuality and Gender
ANTH 3710 Topics in Anthropology (approved topics only)
ANTH 3750 Race, Class, and Gender
ANTH 3752 Cultural Images of Gender
CFDS 4140 Violence in the Family
CDFS 4340 The Contemporary Family
CJA 3700 Women, Crime, and Justice Administration
COMM 3225 Gender Communication
COMM 4800 Topics in Communication Studies (approved topics only)
EMC 4800 Seminar in Media Issues (approved topics only)
EMC 4820 Race, Gender, and Class in Media
ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture (approved topics only)
ENGL 3720 Early Women Writers
ENGL 3725 Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
ENGL 3730 Twentieth-Century Women Writers
ENGL 3735 Black Women as Writers
ENGL 3885 Topics in Gender in Film
ENGL 4900 Selected Topics in Literature and Language (approved topics only)
ENGL 4950 Special Topics in Contemporary Literature (approved topics only)
FREN 3130 Twentieth Century Women Writers in French
HIST 1020 Survey Western Civilization II: (approved topics only)
HIST 3030 Topics in African-American History (approved topics only)
HIST 3070 Topics in World History (approved topics only)
HIST 4775 U.S. Women's History
HIST 4790 Women in Europe Since 1700
HIST 4810 History of Women in the Third World
HLTH 4390 Women's Health
HUM 2610 Foreign Literature in Translation (approved topics only)
HUM 3950 Women in the Middle Ages
JOUR 4800 Seminar in Media Issues (approved topics only)
JOUR 4820 Race, Gender, and Class in Media
MUHL 4810 Women in Music
PHIL 4800 Readings in Philosophy: Feminist Epistemology
PS 3010 Women and the Law**
PS 4260 The Political Status of Women in the World**
PSY 4620 Psychology of Women
SOC 3400 Gender and Society
SOC 4140 Violence in the Family
SOC 4150 Topics in Sociology (approved topics only)
SOC 4361 Contemporary Issues in Women's Health
SW 3050 Women and Poverty
**Prerequisites are waived for minors taking the course for WGST credit. Students should contact the Political Science Department for the waiver.