Current Undergrad Courses


Fall 2015


SWMS 215gp: Gender Conflict across Cultural Contexts w/ S. Velasco (11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. TTh) 

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 301gm: Feminist Theory: an Introduction w/ D. Blaine (9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. TTh) or K. Eileraas (3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. TTh)

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 306: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies w/ C. Freeman (12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. TTh) 

Interdisciplinary analysis of LGBTQ issues; examination of the intersections of gender and sexuality with social class, race, religion, and nationality.

SWMS 311: Gender Studies and the Community: Internship

Gender Studies and Health and Humanity majors only. 

A combination of internships in the community and an intensive seminar on the relationship of the students in the academic community with the larger urban community of which it is a part.

SWMS 385m: Men and Masculinity w/ J. Hawkins (10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. MW)

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 410: Senior Seminar in Gender Studies w/ J. Hawkins (2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Th)

Study of a selected problem, period, or theme in the study of women and men in society by integrating perspectives from cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies.



ANTH 305: Childhood, Birth and Reproduction

ARCH 442m: Women's Spaces in History: "Hussies," "Harems," and "Housewives"

COMM 395m: Gender, Media and Communication

CTCS 412: Gender, Sexuality and Media 

EALC 375: Women and Gender in China: Past and Present

FREN 445: Studies in Gender, Feminism and Sexuality

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

JOUR 375: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture 

JS 321: Gender and Judaism 

POSC 380: Political Theories and Social Reform

  • Gender Studies Program
  • University of Southern California
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, 422
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90089-4352 USA