Current Undergrad Courses

 

Spring 2015

 
SWMS 210gm, Social Issues in Gender w/ K. Tongson (2-3:20 MW), w/ T. Biblarz (2-3:20 MW) 

Multidisciplinary survey of gender assumptions in relation to sexuality, mental health, social and political relations, and artistic expression. Concurrent enrollment: WRIT 140.

SWMS 225, Gender, Sex, and Science: A Gender Studies Approach w/ K. Hasson (3:30-4:50 MW) 

Empirical study of similarities and differences between the sexes from biological, psychological, anthropological, sociological, and gerontological perspectives. Focused on evolution, methodological approaches, and current research.

SWMS 301m, Intro to Feminist Theory w/ D. Blaine (2-4:50 Th) 

Theories of feminism; historical, social and cultural perspectives of the women's movement in America, Europe, and in developing countries; men's roles in the feminist movement.

SWMS 311, Gender Studies Internship 

Gender Studies and Health and Humanity majors only. 

SWMS 385m, Men and Masculinity w/ J. Hawkins (12:30-1:50 TTh) 

Interdisciplinary examination of social, personal meanings of masculinity; variety of male experience by social class, race, sexuality, and age; emerging masculinities of the future.

SWMS 425, Queer Los Angeles w/ C. Freeman (2-4:50 T) 

Interdisciplinary study of queer Los Angeles through examination of histories, memoirs, essays, fiction, poetry, documentaries, narrative films, and local archives.

SWMS 492, Honors Thesis 

Gender Studies majors only.

 

CROSS-LISTED COURSES

ANTH 330m, Culture, Gender and Politics in South Asia 

ANTH 370, Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

COMM 395m, Gender, Media and Communication 

CTCS 412, Gender, Sexuality and Media 

ENGL 469, Women in English Literature before 1800 

ENGL 470, Women in English and American Literature after 1800

HIST 345, Men and Women in U.S. History from the 1920s to the Present 

JOUR 467, Gender and the News Media 

POSC 381, Sex, Power, and Politics 

POSC 456, Women in International Development 

SOCI 369, The Family in a Changing Society 

 

 

Fall 2014

 
SWMS 215g, Gender Conflict in Cultural Contexts w/ S. Velasco (12-1:50 MW) 

Identification and examination of social and cultural conflicts through the lens of gender, and comparison of such conflicts across cultures, regions, and historical periods.

SWMS 301m, Intro to Feminist Theory w/ D. Blaine (2-4:50 W) 

Theories of feminism; historical, social and cultural perspectives of the women's movement in America, Europe, and in developing countries; men's roles in the feminist movement.

SWMS 311, Gender Studies Internship 

Gender Studies and Health and Humanity majors only. 

SWMS 355, Transgender Studies w/ C. Freeman (2-4:50 T) 

Analysis of transgender behaviors, from androgyny and transvestism to transexuality. Discussion of changing laws, representations, medical standards, and social attitudes towards transgender and intersex people.

SWMS 358, U.S. Gay and Lesbian History w/ A. Miller (2-3:20 MW) 

Exploration of shifting social organization and cultural meanings of same-sex desire and cross-gender behaviors in the U.S., primarily during the 20th century.

SWMS 384m, Gender, Social Inequality, and Social Justice w/ J. Hawkins (9:30-10:50 TTh) 

Analysis of the most effective strategies and techniques for reducing prejudice against racial/ethnic minorities, women, gays and lesbians, and others subjected to stigma.

SWMS 410, Senior Seminar in Gender Studies w/ TBA (2-4:50 Th) 

Gender Studies majors and minors only. 

 

CROSS-LISTED COURSES

ANTH 305, Childhood, Birth and Reproduction

ANTH 370, Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ARCH 442, Women’s Spaces in History: “Hussies,” “Harems,” and “Housewives” 

COLT 374, Women Writers in Europe and America 

COMM 395m, Gender, Media and Communication

CTCS 412, Gender, Sexuality and Media 

EALC 430, Gender and Sexuality in Korean Literature and Culture 

GERO 435, Women and Aging: Psychological, Social and Political Implications 

HIST 305, From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Premodern Europe 

IR 316, Gender and Global Issues 

JOUR 375, The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture 

POSC 380, Political Theories and Social Reform 

SOCI 435, Women in Society 

  • Gender Studies Program
  • University of Southern California
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  • Los Angeles, California
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