Courses

WGSS Schedule of Classes

WGSS 12000. INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES

Brett Krutzsch, TR 1:00-2:20 p.m. and WGSS Faculty and Staff, TR 2:30-3:50 p.m.

This course is an overview of WGSS as a discipline and an interdisciplinary field of inquiry, introducing the many issues, theories, and feminist approaches that constitute it. We will examine how gender intersects with nation, religion, race, class and sexuality in order to produce systematic structures of power. Course materials include theoretical, analytical and creative texts. Students will gain the critical tools to analyze a range of historical, political, social and cultural issues from a WGSS perspective, across local and global contexts. Annually. Fall and Spring. [W†, AH or HSS]

WGSS 35000. SENIOR SEMINAR: FEMINIST PEDAGOGY IN ACTION

Christa Craven, TR 9:30-10:50 a.m.

This course is a rethinking of students’ previous work in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies through an in-depth immersion in advanced theoretical readings, literature, and personal writings pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality. The course is taught through feminist pedagogy and collaborative learning. The seminar is required of majors and minors but open to other interested students. S/NC course. Prerequisite: WGSS 12000, one 200-level WGSS course, and WGSS 33000, or permission of instructor. Annually. Fall.

WGSS 40000. TUTORIAL IN WGSS

WGSS Faculty and Staff

This course is independent research on a topic in consultation with a supervising faculty member. Prerequisite: WGSS 12000 and at least one other course from Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses or cross-listings; the approval of both the supervising faculty member and the chairperson is required prior to registration.

WGSS 40500. WGSS PRACTICUM

WGSS Faculty and Staff

This course involves mentored participation a student-defined project in feminist praxis. The student will engage in practical efforts toward understanding and/or working for gender justice, and the course will culminate in written analysis of the practicum experience in relation to coursework in WGSS. Practicum could include: organizing events on campus around feminist issues, publishing a feminist newsletter, or staging a theatre production, in conjunction with academic work on the topic. Prerequisite: WGSS 12000 and at least one other WGSS course; permission of the chairperson is required before registration. Annually. Fall and Spring.