Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Women and Gender Studies Spring 2018

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 401: Experiential Learning in Women and Gender Studies (1-3 Credits)

Community- or campus-based service or experiential learning as it relates to a specific WMST course, taken at the same time. Students develop, in consultation with faculty member, individual contracts defining learning and competencies they plan to gain from the experience. Notes: Only 3 credits of WMST 400 or 401 may be applied toward the women and gender studies interdisciplinary minor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in women and gender studies course and approval of advisor and instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship

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WMST 402: Queer Theory (3 Credits)

Challenges rigid categories and definitions in order to create a space for marginalized voices. Examines the inconsistencies and erasures that often characterize notions of sex, gender, sexuality, and sexual desire. Explores categories that intersect with sexualized identities such as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, location, and age. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Rachel Ann Lewis — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — West Building 1007

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. 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 410 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Angela Jean Hattery — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

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. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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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. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

Graduate

500-Level Courses in WMST

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, disability, transnational issues and religion. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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600-Level Courses in WMST

WMST 600: Special Topics (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. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 610 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Angela Jean Hattery — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

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. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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4 Sections Currently Scheduled »