Current Undergrad Courses

 

Fall 2016

 

SWMS 210gmw: Social Analysis of Gender w/ K.Tongson (2:00 pm to 3:20 pm MW)

Multidisciplinary survey of gender assumptions in relation to sexuality, mental health, social and political relations, and artistic expression.


SWMS 301gm: Feminist Theory: an Introduction w/ D. Blaine (9:30 am to 10:50 am TTh) or TBA (4:00 pm to 5:50 pm MW)

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 (3:30 pm to 4:50 pm MW)

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


SWMS 310: Gender and Social Justice w/ TBA (12:30 pm to 1:50 pm TTh)

Exploration of the ways in which developments and policies, including neoliberalism, the carceral state, and economic precarity, are connected and gendered.


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 (11:00 am to 12:20 pm TTh)

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


SWMS 410: Senior Seminar in Gender Studies w/ J. Boone (2:00 pm to 4:50 pm M)

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

ENGL 469: Women in English Literature before 1800

FREN 347: Race, Gender and Power in Francophone Literature

FREN 445: Studies in Gender, Feminism and Sexuality

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

HIST 265gw: Racism, Sexism, and the Law

IR 316: Gender and Global Issues

PHIL 166g: Current Moral and Social Issues

POSC 380: Political Theories and Social Reform

PSYC 372: Human Sexuality

REL 335: Gender, Religion, and Sexuality

SOCI 369: The Family in a Changing Society

SOCI 464: Sociology of Gender and Work

 


 

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

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