Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Women and Gender Studies Spring 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 100: Representations of Women (3 Credits)

Explores ways women are portrayed in advertising, television, film, photographs, cartoons, performance arts, literature, religious texts, and news media from various worldwide sources. Through interdisciplinary study students will evaluate the powerful effects these representations have on the political, economic, and social lives of women throughout the world. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 200: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (3 Credits)

Interdisciplinary introduction to women's studies, encompassing key concepts in the field, history of women's movements and women's studies in America, cross-cultural constructions of gender, and a thematic emphasis on the diversity of women's experience across class, race, and cultural lines. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 300: Current Issues in Women and Gender Studies (1-6 Credits)

Study of selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Topics vary but include subjects such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and religion. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

WMST 309: Black Social Movements: Gendering of Violence and Activism (3 Credits)

Examines racialized gendered conceptions of popular culture, violence, and the legal system and their role in structuring systems of segregation, discrimination and exclusion. Looks at the gendered strategies and conflicts of organizations that arose to combat racial violence and overturn legal and social barriers to equal opportunity and citizenship rights. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

WMST 330: Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies (3 Credits)

Examination of feminist and queer critiques and transformations of the theories, methods, and methodologies of the sciences and humanities. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 406: Gender and Violence in Social Institutions (3 Credits)

Examines gender-based violence in institutions such as the military,Ê prisons, the Catholic Church, sports, and fraternities that share structural qualities including sex segregation, high rates ofÊ violence, and internal systems of justice. Concludes by examiningÊ strategies to reduce violence in each institution. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

WMST 411: RS: Feminist Research Practice (3 Credits)

Undertake a semester-long research project investigating an issue of importance to feminist scholarship utilizing a variety of methods typically used by feminist scholars, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, or textual.Ê Enhance understanding of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and writing up empirical material as well as critical engagement with ethical, interpretive, and representational considerations relating to feminist research. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Angela Jean Hattery — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Johnson Center 240A

WMST 450: Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies (1-3 Credits)

Studies selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Includes topics such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, disability, transnational issues and religion. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

Topics in WMST

WMST 300: Current Issues in Women and Gender Studies (1-6 Credits)

Study of selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Topics vary but include subjects such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and religion. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

WMST 306: Topics in Communication and Gender (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

Exploration of selected topics involving gender and communication. Topics may include women in media, women as rhetors, male/female communication, and communication and sex roles. Specific interests are examined in a seminar setting.

Graduate

500-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 506: Gender and Violence in Social Institutions (3 Credits)

Examines gender-based violence in institutions such as the military,Ê prisons, the Catholic Church, sports, and fraternities that share structural qualities including sex segregation, high rates ofÊ violence, and internal systems of justice. Concludes by examiningÊ strategies to reduce violence in each institution. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

WMST 550: Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies (1-3 Credits)

Studies selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Includes topics such as women and violence, women and international development, women's myth and ritual, LGBTQ topics, the history and politics of sexuality, disability,Ê disability, transnational issues and religion. Read More »

6 Sections Currently Scheduled »

600-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 611: Feminist Research Practice (3 Credits)

Undertake a semester-long research project investigating an issue of importance to feminist scholarship utilizing a variety of methods typically used by feminist scholars, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, or textual.Ê Enhance understanding of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and writing up empirical material as well as critical engagement with ethical, interpretive, and representational considerations relating to feminist research. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Angela Jean Hattery — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Johnson Center 240A

WMST 640: Women and Global Issues (3 Credits)

Multidisciplinary course explores the complex issues women face in different regions of the world. Addresses women's diverse and shared global concerns and provides students with the tools to analyze and understand women in a global context. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Yevette Richards Jordan — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Johnson Center 240A

Topics in WMST

WMST 600: Special Topics (not currently offered) (3 Credits)

Study of selected topics central to contemporary women and gender studies. Topics vary but include representation and images, violence, public policy, international development, transmigration of labor, myth and ritual, history and politics of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and religion.