Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WMST 330: Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies

WMST 330-001: Theor Perspectvs Wmn/Gndr Stud
(Spring 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Robinson A123

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course will offer an introduction to some of the historical and contemporary theoretical debates that have helped to shape both feminist and queer studies. We will devote a significant amount of time to addressing the ways in which feminist and queer theories intersect with other interdisciplinary areas of thought, including Marxist and postcolonial theories, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, poststructuralist theory, and theories of transnationalism and globalization. In doing so, our primary goal will be to use feminist and queer theories both as a basis for understanding social inequalities, and as a way of developing forms of resistance to those inequalities. Other course goals include the following: 


  • To get a sense of the potential scope of feminist and queer studies and become familiar with their language, theories, and methods of critical engagement
  • To consider what kinds of connections exist (or should exist) between feminist theory and feminist activism
  • To gain a better understanding of the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, class, nation, ethnicity, and political economy
  • To address new forms of social inequality emerging within the context of globalization

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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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