Fall 2022

WGS 111 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
This course provide students with critical frameworks for thinking about the social construction of gender at the personal and institutional levels. Emphasis will be placed on diverse women’s significant contributions to knowledge and culture; to other areas of gender studies, including men’s studies, family studies and the study of sexuality; and to the intersections of various forms of oppression both within and outside of the U.S. The course will include both scholarly as well as personal texts, visual as well as written text. This counts toward the introductory requirement for the major. This course paired with any other .50 unit WGS course counts toward the social science diversification requirement. Offered every semester.

WGS 121: Introduction to Queer Studies
This course is designed to help students develop a critical framework for thinking and writing about intersectional issues related to sexuality, sex, gender identity and gender expression. The course will take a broad view of examining queer and transgender issues from sociopolitical, legal, psychological, biological, cultural, ethical, philosophical and historical frameworks. We will look at the fields of queer theory and LGBTQ+ studies out of which some of the most innovative and challenging developments in modern cultural studies are arising. Additionally, we will examine the ways in which society interacts with queer and transgender identities in a number of spheres, including politics, healthcare, the arts, the sciences and more. This counts towards the introductory and diversity and globalization requirements for the major. This course paired with any other .50 unit WGS course counts toward the social science diversification requirement. No prerequisite.

WGS 330: Feminist Theory: Rodriguez
In this course, we will read both historical and contemporary feminist theory with the goal of understanding the multiplicity of feminist approaches to women’s experiences, the representation of women and women’s relative positions in societies. Theoretical positions that will be represented include liberal, cultural, psychoanalytic, socialist and poststructuralist feminism. We will explore the relationship of these theories to issues of race, class, sexual preference and ethnicity through an examination of the theoretical writings of women of color and non-Western women. This counts towards the concentration and the mid-level requirement for the major. This course paired with any other .50 unit WGS course counts toward the social science diversification requirement. Prerequisite: any WGS course, approved departmental course or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.

WGS 480 Senior Colloquium Planning: Rodriguez 
This course will provide the opportunity for those students taking WGS 481 in the spring to plan the course. Students will select a topic, order books, plan the syllabus and design a project. In addition, they will read about course design and pedagogy so that they are prepared to take responsibility for collaboratively teaching the course in the spring. Offered only on a credit/no credit basis. This course is required for the major. This interdisciplinary course does not count toward the completion of any diversification requirement. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Departmental Courses for Fall 2022

*ARBC 191 Contemporary Arab Women's Narratives Sadek
ARTS 291.03 Design, Sustainability & Culture Ferber
*ENGL 103 Translation, Transition, Transcreation Brostoff
ENGL 277 Love, Sex, and Desire in Romance Finke
*ENGL 390 Black Women Writers Casey
*ENGL 391 Transing Queer/Queering Trans Brostoff
*HIST 371 Colonial Body Politics Buxton
HIST 391 Sex and Family in Cold War Europe Ablovatski
LGLS 191 Gender, Sexuality, and the Law (first year seminar) Bender-Baird
MUSC 291 Music, Gender, Sexuality Hebden
PHIL 209 Feminist Philosophy R. Waller
RLST 103 Encounter Religion: Gender & Sexuality Dalton

* Indicates course satisfies diversity requirement for majors


Spring 2023

WGS 111 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
This course provide students with critical frameworks for thinking about the social construction of gender at the personal and institutional levels. Emphasis will be placed on diverse women’s significant contributions to knowledge and culture; to other areas of gender studies, including men’s studies, family studies and the study of sexuality; and to the intersections of various forms of oppression both within and outside of the U.S. The course will include both scholarly as well as personal texts, visual as well as written text. This counts toward the introductory requirement for the major .This course paired with any other .50 unit WGS course counts toward the social science diversification requirement. Offered every semester.

WGS 481 Senior Colloquium: Rodriguez
The senior colloquium is organized around a theme determined by senior majors and concentrators in consultation with the instructor during the semester prior to the beginning of the course. Previous topics include "Women and Madness," "The Politics of the Bathroom" and "Gender and Tourism." This course is required for the major. Prerequisite: WGS 480 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring.

Departmental Courses for Spring 2023

ECON 375 The Economics of Women and Work Krysnki
ENGL 359 Middlemarch Heidt
*ENGL 366 African Fiction Murthy
*HIST 272 Global History of HIV/AIDS Franco
*HIST 391 Gender & Sexuality in Latinx America Franco
*LGLS 410 Queer Resistance to Criminalization (senior seminar) Bender-Baird

*Indicates course satisfies diversity requirement for majors