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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): permission of instructor

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): permission of 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; fall 2018

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 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

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 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Gender Women's Studies (1712)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017; summer 2018

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 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. Note: Completion of 9 hours in Gender & Women's Studies certificate required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Gender Women's Studies (1712)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2018

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. Note: Completion of 9 hours in the Gender & Women's Studies certificate required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Gender Women's Studies (1712)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017