Upcoming Course Descriptions
WS 2013 - Gender & Social Change
WS 2013 - Gender & Social Change
Introduction to multicultural-women's studies as an interdisciplinary field and how gender, "race," class, nationality, sexuality, disability and other identity categories shape human experiences. Examination of social institutions, norms, and practices for their impact on the status and roles of women; visions and strategies for social transformation. Satisfies three hours Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core (40) or Component Area Option (90). Satisfies Global Perspectives graduation requirement. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: three hours.
WS 2033 - Womanist Spiritual Activism
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 Color
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 4023/5903 - Sexualities & Identities
Sexuality as an identity formation, social category and theoretical construct. Interdisciplinary in focus and foundation. Aesthetic, cultural, historical and institutional discourses that frame our contemporary understandings of sexuality. Three lecture hours. 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 5023 - Foundations/Scholarly Inquiry
Historical origins and development of Women's and Gender Studies within higher education, including critiques and contributions by women of color; relationships between theorizing and activism; the challenges of multi-, inter- and transdisciplinarity; and emerging issues. Emphasis on development of research, writing, and communication skills. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: three hours.
WS 5353 - Feminist Pedagogies
Feminist philosophies of education and their significance to Women's and Gender Studies; pedagogical strategies for developing critical consciousness about social inequalities; preparation for teaching undergraduate courses in Women's and Gender Studies. Prerequisite: Three graduate credit hours in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.
WS 5463 - U.S. Women of Colors
Histories, theories, cultures, consciousness and lives of U.S. women of colors from a variety of perspectives; issues related to conflict, agency, survival, resistance, intervention and transformation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: three hours.
WS 5933 - Intern Women’s & Gender Study
Supervised practical experience in an agency or organization related to the intellectual and career interests of students. Ten practicum hours a week. Credit: three hours.
WS 6303 - Transdisciplinary Research
Relational exploration of feminist, womanist and multicultural research methods from a variety of disciplines including those in the social sciences and humanities, focusing especially on Women's and Gender Studies' impact on research methods. Overview of research tools and techniques, including qualitative, quantitative, historical and literary research methods. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: three hours.
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