Current Undergrad Courses

 

Spring 2016

 

SWMS 212g Studies in Gender and Sexuality: An Introduction w/ D. Blaine (9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. TTh)

Examination of how gender and sexuality have been constructed, experienced, and legislated.

SWMS 301gm: Feminist Theory: an Introduction w/ S. Park (3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. MW) or K. Eileraas (11:00 a.m. to 12:20 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/ K. Tongson (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 336 Health, Gender and Ethnicity w/ A. Sattar (2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. MW)

Cross-cultural notions of the body, health, and healing; historic and cultural variability of ideas of reproduction, birth, sexuality, mental illness, and disability.

SWMS 349 Women and the Law w/ D. Williams (2:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. T)

Discussion of the relationship between women and the law in light of feminist jurisprudence, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and cross-cultural perspectives.

SWMS 355 Transgender Studies w/ C. Freeman (2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. TTh)

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. Echols (8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. 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.

 

CROSS-LISTED COURSES

ANTH 330m Culture, Gender and Politics in South Asia

ANTH 370 Family and Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective

COLT 374gm Women Writers in Europe and America

COMM 395m Gender, Media and Communication

COMM 465 Gender in Media Industries and Products

CTCS 412 Gender, Sexuality and Media

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

IR 316 Gender and Global Issues

POSC 456 Women in International Development

PSYCH 372 Human Sexuality

 


 

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.

 

CROSS-LISTED COURSES

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
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  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
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