Gender & Women's Studies (GWS)

GWS 421G   Women, Gender, and Science    3 Hours

Study of women's participation in the natural and physical sciences, the scientific education of women, contemporary workplaces, and feminist critiques of science.
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of science from General Education category D1 or permission of instructor and junior standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GWS 470G   Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A detailed study of a specialized topic in Women's Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GWS 535   Roots of Feminism    3 Hours

Survey of key historical feminist writings with emphasis on intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in feminist theory.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

GWS 545   Feminist Knowledge and Social Change    3 Hours

Examination of both feminist knowledge and research as political practices that have the goal of improving the lives of women and challenging rigid configurations of race, class, gender, and other elements of difference.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

GWS 555   Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women    3 Hours

Examination of a range of scholarship done in various disciplines on women's political practices around the world and a comparison of women's experiences cross-culturally.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

GWS 565   Black Feminism and the Politics of Community    3 Hours

Examination of the U.S. Black feminist movement, with attention to challenges with Black communities and across social movements such as feminism and Civil Rights, and to transnational perspectives.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

GWS 570   Special Topics in Gender & Women's Studies    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A detailed study of a specialized topic in gender & women's studies.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

GWS 575   Gender, Justice, and Sustainability    3 Hours

A multidisciplinary examination of political and economic implications of global sustainability, with particular attention to gender and justice.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017

GWS 589   Internship in Women's Studies    3 Hours

Supervised work situation with cooperating business, industry, social or governmental agency whose primary purpose is advocacy for women. Emphasis on the application of advanced knowledge and skills in women's studies and applicable academic discipline.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GWS 590   Directed Study in Women's & Gender Studies    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Individual research in a specific area of women's studies in close cooperation with supervising faculty in women's studies or other field.
Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 9 hours toward the graduate certificate in women's and gender studies and permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GWS 625   Women and Leadership    3 Hours

Cross-disciplinary study of women leaders, issues of gender, race, class and power in relationship to women leaders and contemporary issues facing women leaders.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GWS 630   Feminist Pedagogies    3 Hours

Multidisciplinary seminar examining a range of approaches to feminist teaching including standard methodologies, issues of professionalism, academic hierarchies, ethics, and feminist communities of research.
Prerequisite(s): Student must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours toward the graduate certificate or permission of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017