Program Learning Objectives
- Students will develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and oral communication.
- Students will demonstrate substantial knowledge of foundational and contemporary research and theoretical literature in the field of Women’s & Gender Studies.
- Students will gain an understanding of how the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies creates new knowledge and draws upon and utilizes the perspective of multiple fields, such as the humanities, arts, and social and behavioral sciences.
- Students will understand the ways in which genders and sexualities shape and are shaped by social, political, ethical, economic, legal, cultural, scientific and technological factors and institutions in historical and contemporary contexts, with special attention paid to the intersections of gender, race, and class, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts.
- Students will employ key concepts in Women’s & Gender Studies scholarship to conduct independent research and analyses on a variety of topics.
- Students will develop skills that allow them to identify and engage with issues of social justice.
|WGS 201||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the United States||4|
|WGS 301||Contemporary Issues in Women's and Gender Studies 1||4|
|WGS 450||Feminist Theory||4|
|Select from the following: 2||8|
|Sociology of Gender|
|Women as Subject and Object in Art History|
|Women, Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Feminist Ethics, Gender, Sexuality and Society|
|Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology|
|Gender, Race, Class, Nation in Global Engineering, Technology & International Development|
|Religion, Gender, and Society|
|Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies 3|
|Feminist Legal Theory|
|American Women's History to 1870|
|American Women's History from 1870|
|U.S. Reproductive Politics|
|Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe|
|Women's and Gender Studies Internship 3|
|Select from the following: 2, 4||4|
|Culture and Health|
|Meaning, Gender, and Identity in Anthropological Theory|
|Critical Cultural Studies and Communication|
|Gender and Communication|
|Women Writers of the Twentieth Century|
|Gender in Twentieth Century Literature|
|Significant British Writers 5|
|Significant American Writers 5|
|Significant World Writers 5|
|Engineering Professional Success|
|Chicano/a Non-Fiction Literature|
|Sexuality and Gender in African American Communities|
|Cultural Production and Ethnicity|
|Critical Race Theory|
|The Social Construction of Whiteness|
|Comparative Social Movements|
|The History of Prostitution|
|Topics and Issues in Values, Media and Culture 5|
|Women's Health Issues|
|Sport and Gender|
|Women in Music|
|The Politics of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality|
|Topics in Diversity on the American Stage 5|
|Selected Topics 3|
|Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 3|
|Selected Advanced Topics 3|
These repeatable WGS courses, if repeated for up to 8 units with different subtitles, can be used to meet WGS Core or Elective requirements.
Please check prerequisites. Your ability to select specific courses may vary depending upon your major's curriculum requirements.
A total of 4 units of credit must be earned to meet the 4-unit elective requirement.
Any course listed in the WGS Core, if not used to meet Core requirements, can be used as an Elective.
Minor Advisor approval required for this course to count as a WGS elective. Approval is dependent on subtitle. Contact the department for a list of approved subtitles.