Apr 02, 2023
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The major in Women’s and Gender Studies consists of at least nine credits.
- A total of three courses must be taken at the 300-level or above.
- Women’s and Gender Studies majors who have taken a first-year seminar with a member of the Women’s Studies faculty may petition the Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinator to count that FYS towards credit for the major.
- Women’s and Gender Studies Majors are urged to pursue internships, service learning opportunities and independent research that will complement their course work in Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Courses in Four Specific Areas. These areas replace the earlier two areas. These were designed explicitly to expand students’ horizons beyond the lives and perspectives traditionally centered in American feminism: white, straight/cisgender women living in the U.S. Therefore students will build their major by choosing one from each area.
COURSES from FOUR AREAS
Four courses: students will choose ONE course from each Area
TWO more courses, chosen from any area but not used before.
(Note: other courses may qualify for these various categories with permission of the Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies)
Area #1: Choose ONE course from a sexuality studies lens
Courses in this area take a critical and contextual approach to the study ofdiverse genders, sexual identities, and sexual practices.
Area #2: Choose ONE course from a race & ethnicity studies lens
Courses in this area show how gender can be understood in its relationship(s)to race and ethnicity and their impact on systemic inequality and lived experience.
Area #3: Choose ONE course addressing gender and its interaction with power and place beyond the United States
Courses in this area explore the diverse ways in which gender is constructed around the world and examine gender’s dynamic interactions with power and place. Courses in this area may focus on gender in a single national context and/or in a transnational perspective, but they should be based on experiences beyond the United States.
- ANTH 298 - Power, Sex, Gender
- or WGS 298 - Power, Sex, Gender and Global Health
- ANTH 311 - Violence Against Women
- or WGS 311 - Violence against Women
- CLAS 266 - Gender, Power and the Gods
- or WGS 266 - Gender, Power and the Gods
- ECON 233 - Sweatshops in the World Economy
- or WGS 233 - Sweatshops in the World Economy
- ENG 236 - Sex, God, and the Victorians
- or WGS 237 - Sex, God and the Victorians
- ENG 325 - The Eighteenth-Century Novel
- or WGS 324 - The 18th Century Novel
- FR 331 - Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World
- or WGS 331 - Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World
- GER 267 - Weimar and Nazi Cinema and Culture
- or WGS 267 - Weimar and Nazi Cinema and Culture
- GER 270 - Black in Berlin
- or WGS 274 - Black in Berlin
- GER 370 - Black in Berlin
- or WGS 374 - Black in Berlin
- HISP 320 - Early Modern Feminism: Spain and the New World
- HISP 370 - Contemporary Women Writers of the Hispanic World
- or WGS 370 - Contemporary Women Writers of the Hispanic World
- HIST 344 - Sex, Gender and the Body in the Medieval World
- or WGS 344 - Medieval Sex, Gender & Body
- ITAS 235 - Women in Modern Italy
- or WGS 235 - Women in Modern Italy
- ITAS 250 - Love and Marriage
- or WGS 251 - Love and Marriage
- ITAS 310 - Fashion, Sex and the City
- or WGS 301 - Fashion, Sex and the City
- POLS 285 - Women and Politics
- or WGS 285 - Women and Politics
- RUSS 284 - Women in Russian Culture
- or WGS 284 - Women in Russian Culture
- SOC 310 - Gender, Race, and Nation
- or WGS 310 - Gender, Race, and Nation
- WGS 228 - Transnational Feminisms
Area #4. Choose ONE course with a disciplinary perspective on gender and power
Courses in this area question the representation of gender in various academic disciplines – either in the subject matter those disciplines study, or in the makeup of the disciplines themselves – and provide tools for exposing often-obscured relationships of gender and power.
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