GWS - Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Courses in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWS)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

Mark Nunes, Department Chair

Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWS)

GWS 5500. Independent Study (1-4).F;S.

GWS 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.

GWS 5650. Feminist Theories (3).On Demand. This course surveys a wide range of contemporary feminist theories explaining the origins, dynamics, and transformation of gender-based inequalities. It examines the intellectual roots of modern feminist theories as well as feminist attempts to overhaul its intellectual roots. Students will be introduced to the connections between feminist theories and other academic debates, and they will also study political movements that reach beyond the oppression of women per se. This course examines not only the feminist revisions of and impact on academic discourse but also related intellectual trends and political movements such as postmodernism, deconstruction, poststructuralist theory, postcolonial theory, and critiques of liberalism, humanism, and Marxism.

GWS 5700. Seminar in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (3).On Demand. Variable topic. This course provides in-depth study of one or more major figures, contemporary issues, movements, or debates about gender, women, or sexuality. May be repeated for credit if the content does not duplicate.

GWS 5800. Teaching Apprenticeship (1).On Demand. This course provides an opportunity to gain experience teaching and developing course materials for an undergraduate course in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. Students will be supervised by a faculty member in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. This course may be repeated for a total credit of three semester hours. Prerequisite: GWS 5650

GWS 5900. Internship (3).F;S. Field work in community, government, non-profit, or professional agencies involved in or solving problems related to gender, women, or sexuality issues. Graded on an S/U basis.