Women’s and Gender Studies

Women and Gender Studies Course Offerings

Women’s and Gender Studies course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of WGST in the course listings.  

The Women’s and Gender Studies program is a multi-discipline program.  Additional course descriptions for these classes can be found under the individual disciplines.

101 – Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)

This course explores questions about sex and gender roles and conceptions of male/female experience. It uses texts and videos from several disciplines, sometimes supplemented by guest lectures.

102 – Perspectives in Sexuality (3)

This course is designed to examine the theoretical and social implications of lesbian and gay histories, politics, geographies, cultures, arts, and identities. It is interdisciplinary in scope and content, reflecting upon and drawing from the disciplines of history, psychology, sociology, geography, the arts, literature, and women’s studies.

300 – Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (3)

Topics offered under this heading are designed to supplement and enhance the Women’s and Gender Studies program.  Check Schedule of Courses for specific topics.

400 – Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (3)

Topics offered under this heading are designed to supplement and enhance the Women’s and Gender Studies program.  Check Schedule of Courses for specific topics.

485 – Senior Project (3)

Prerequisite: senior status and committee approval of topic. Capstone course involving the in-depth investigation of a subject and creation of original material under close supervision by a faculty member affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

491 – Individual Study (3)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Individual investigation of a subject of significance to women and/or gender studies directed by a faculty member affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. No more than two (2) Women’s and Gender Studies 491 courses will count towards the major.

499 – Internship (variable)

Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with a faculty member affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Women’s and Gender Studies Electives List

ANTH 212 – Anthropology of Gender
ARTH 460 – Women and Western Art
CLAS 310 – Women in Antiquity
ENGL 243 – Women in Literature
ENGL 327 — Jane Austen
ENGL 353 – Asian American Literature
ENGL 362 – Women of Color
ENGL 369 – Women and Modernism
ENGL 468 – Studies in Feminist Literary Theories and Criticism
HIST 334 – Early Modern European Women’s History
HIST 326  – History of Manhood in the US
HIST 327 – US Women’s History to 1870
HIST 328 – US Women’s History since 1870
HIST 368 – Gender in Chinese History
HIST 396 – History of Sexuality in the US
HIST 462 – Women in Latin America
IDIS 203 — Introduction to Ethnic Studies
LING 307 – Language and Gender
PHIL 350 – Feminist Theory and Philosophy
PSCI 370 – Women and Politics
PSYC 347 – Psychology of Men
PSYC 349 – Human Sexuality
PSYC 350 – Psychology of Women
RELG 310 – Women and Sexuality in the Western Religious Tradition
SOCG 304 — Social Stratification
SOCG 315 – Gender and Society
SOCG 331 — The Family
SOCG 400 – Sociology of the Body
SPAN 475 – Hispanic Women Writers
THEA 310 — Fashion History
WGST 102 – Perspectives in Sexuality
WGST 491 – Independent Study
WGST 499 – Internship