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Regularly Offered WGS Courses
WGS 200 : Introduction to Gender Studies
An introduction to the social construction of gender, a concept that underlies research in women studies and the new masculinity studies and indeed, much of the work in the humanities and social sciences, generally. Topics may include the role of gender in the formation of human symbol systems and institutions worldwide, as well as its capacity to shape individual bodies, identities, and kinship relations.
WGS 225 : Introduction to the Study of Women
An introduction to the study of women as subjects of scholarly inquiry, with emphasis on assessments of women's contributions to global culture. The course will provide an interdisciplinary focus on the central issues and questions posed by the new scholarship on women, and introduce students to the perspectives and methodologies of a variety of disciplines. This class is also available for Global Diversity credit!
WGS 480 : Feminist Theory
This course will investigate theories and major ideas of feminists, past and present. The course may be approached as an historical examination of the different "waves" of feminism, or it may be approached topically, as for example: women and the body, transnational feminism, feminist art, feminist responses to violence, and so on.
NOTE: For the 2014-2015 academic year, please take PHIL 491 Feminist Philosophy with Dr. Rozelle-Stone as an equivalent course instead of WGS 480: Feminist Theory in the spring. WGS 480 will not be taught the 2014-2015 academic year. Please see campus connection for meeting time and other important information.
WGS 492 : Senior Study
Supervised independent study involving a theory paper, practicum experience, or a combination of the two. Contact Dr. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone for more information.