Upcoming Course Descriptions

Spring 2023

WS 2033. Womanist Spiritual Activism: Social Justice Theories for Wellness and Transformation. Introduction to interrelated roles of spiritual practice, imagination, and creativity in personal well-being and struggles for social justice. Multicultural, indigenous, and womanist approaches to wellness and social change. Satisfies three hours Core Component Area Option (90) or (91). Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

WS 3023. U.S. Women of Colors. Multidisciplinary, relational explorations of the histories, theories, cultures, and lives of U.S. women from a wide variety of ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Themes of agency, survival, resistance, and transformation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Satisfies three hours Core Component Area Option (90). Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

WS 3793.01 Feminist Archival Research Methods. 

WS 4013.01. “Strong Female Protagonist”: Women in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror. The course will examine the ways in which feminists and womanists have used science fiction, fantasy, and horror to theorize about gender, race, social justice, and embodiment. We will critically examine a selection of classic and contemporary texts and consider the ways women have used speculative writing to reimagine gender, critique systems of oppression, and envision more just futures. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Satisfies three hours Core Component Area Option (90). Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

WS 4493. Feminist Theory. Explores the diversity of feminist theories and their applications to the social, political, and intellectual contexts of women's lives. Includes consideration of historical context for the development of the theoretical perspectives and critiques their analytical strengths and weaknesses. Attention also given to particular theorists. Prerequisite: WS 2013. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

WS 5283.50. Ecofeminism.

WS 5843. Feminist/Womanist Theories.

WS 5863.50. Politics of Writing.

WS 5903. Hip Hop Feminisms.

WS 5933 50. Internship in WGS.

WS 6403.50. Politics of Publication & Writing.

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