GNDR-WOMEN'S STUDIES

GNDR 2110G. Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces students to key concepts, debates, and analytical tools informing Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. As an interdisciplinary field of study, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies employs academic perspectives from a range of disciplines and theoretical approaches. It also incorporates lived experience and social location into its object of analysis. Though content will vary according to the expertise and focus of the instructor, this course will develop tools through readings and assignments that critically analyze how gender and sexuality are shaped by different networks of power and social relations and demonstrate how the intersections of race, class, disability, national status, and other categories identity and difference are central to their understanding and deployment. In addition to feminist thought, areas of focus might include gender and sexuality in relation to social, cultural, political, creative, economic, or scientific discourses. This class is recommended for those with a general interest in the topic area as well as for those seeking a foundational course for further study.

GNDR 2120G. Representing Women Across Cultures

3 Credits (3)

Historical and critical examination of women's contributions to the humanities, with emphasis on the issues of representation that have contributed to exclusion and marginalization of women and their achievements.

GNDR 350. Special Topics

3 Credits (3)

The topic of course will vary and will be indicated by subtitle. May be cross-listed with relevant courses at the 300-level from any specific department. May be repeated under different subtitle(s).

GNDR 352. Women's & Mass Media

3 Credits (3)

Portrayal and participation of women in mass media from colonial to contemporary times. Same as JOUR 380. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

GNDR 359. Psychology of Gender

3 Credits (3)

Examines theories and research on the psychological functioning of women and men in North American society, including influential theories of gender in psychology and current controversies in the psychological literature. Topics include those unique to women and unique to men in development across the lifespan, work, physical and mental health, sexuality, victimization, gender stereotypes, gender comparisons in abilities and personality, and biological, social, and cultural influences on behavior. Crosslisted with: PSYC 359.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1110G.

GNDR 360. Masculinities Studies

3 Credits (3)

Explores how contemporary American culture constructs manhood and masculinity. Interrogates ideas and enactments of masculinity, especially as they intersect with race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality. The class asks how sexuality, gender construction, and sex roles inform our understanding of masculinity, as well as how masculinity relates to social power.

GNDR 380V. Women Writers

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to multicultural women's traditions through intensive study of works by women writers. Same as ENGL 380V.

GNDR 381V. Women's Health Issues

3 Credits (3)

A focus on the unique issues and problems that confront women today and how they affect the health of women. Same as PHLS 380V.

GNDR 382. Women in Mass Media

3 Credits (3)

Portrayal and participation of women in mass media from colonial to contemporary times. Same as JOUR 380.

GNDR 401. Women & Immigration

3 Credits (3)

Explores historical and contemporary immigration processes in/to the U.S. that are shaped by gendered dynamics, societal structures, and the socio-economic conditions that impact immigrant women. Examines how immigrant women use their agency and resistance to overcome exploitative circumstances, and the restraints of immigration laws and policies that impact individual, communal and societal change.

GNDR 402. Transnational Feminisms

3 Credits (3)

Explores dimensions of gender, race, class, and sexuality in conjunction with nationalisms, anti-capitalist struggles, religious fundamentalism, militarism, globalization, eco-critique, and the politics of resistance and social movements.

GNDR 403. Gender & Horror

3 Credits (3)

Explores cultural anxieties and crises through the genre of horror as they relate to issues of gender, sexuality, feminism, and race. Traces ways horror films represent and reconfigure notions of sexuality and gender and ways they reinforce and/or challenge social norms.

GNDR 405. Alternative Genders and Sexualities

3 Credits (3)

Examination of queer, transgender, non-binary, and intersex gender identities and queer/non-heterosexual sexualities through literature, film, and critical theory

GNDR 407. Gender and Graphic Narrative

3 Credits (3)

Examines graphic novels that disrupt stereotypical ideas about genre, gender, race, class sexuality, as well as common notions about comics. Considers texts that address underrepresented experiences.

GNDR 411. Gender and Migration

3 Credits (3)

Explores multiple experiences of forced migration and displacement. Examines violence, structural dislocation, neoliberalism, globalization, economic collapse and civil war. Discusses local, regional and global responses to creating meaningful change in communities most affected by migration.

GNDR 412. Gender and Film Studies

3 Credits (3)

Examines the shifting cultural and theoretical meanings of gender and sexuality across a variety of film genres while also analyzing the role of formal film elements in shaping representation and reception.

GNDR 433V. Sex, Gender & Culture

3 Credits (3)

This seminar course introduces students to the anthropological study of gender. We take an integrated approach to the subject, considering the ways that that different kinds of anthropological research, including archaeology, biological anthropology, ethnography, etc.,expand our understanding of the various ways gender is defined across space and time, how it is lived, and what it means to us and others. Students will review the historical context and development of this subject within the field, and will explore such topics as sex versus gender, embodiment and gendered performance, gender hierarchies, the politics of reproduction, and globalization. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: ANTH 433V.

GNDR 450. Special Topics

3 Credits (3)

The topic of course will vary and will be indicated by subtitle. May be cross-listed with relevant courses at the 400-level from any specific department. May be repeated under different subtitle(s).

GNDR 451. Women's Studies Practicum

3 Credits (3)

Supervised field work in community setting relating to women. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GNDR 453. Women and Politics

3 Credits (3)

An examination of women's participation in U.S. electoral politics as voters, candidates, and officeholders; political activism in issue-based movements and strategies for affecting public policy; leadership as administrators and managers in public service agencies. Also explores the influence of feminism in changing women's roles socially, legally, and politically. Crosslisted with: POLS 353

GNDR 454. Women Crossing Borders

3 Credits (3)

Experiences of women who cross class, race, cultural, national, or sexual borders including theories regarding women's Interactions across borders. Emphasis will vary with professor and discipline.

GNDR 455. Feminist Research Methodologies

3 Credits (3)

Study of feminist methodologies, covering transnational decolonizing Indigenous, Chicana feminist approaches to research, such as storytelling, narrative, testimonio, platica, research-based art, performed ethnography and participatory action research.

GNDR 461. Women s Studies: Independent Study

3 Credits (3)

Individual study of selected topic and writing of research paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GNDR 465. Sex, Gender and the Body

3 Credits (3)

Examines forces at work in defining and differentiating gender, race, sexuality. How ideas about what is 'natural' and 'normal' for men and women shifted over time. Considers different discourses shaping embodied experiences and categories of identity.

GNDR 468. Global Sexualities

3 Credits (3)

Generates a global context to focus on sexual identity and orientation, sexual identity politics, romantic relationships, patterns of sexual behavior, sexual regulation and the impact of different cultures on individual sexualities. Taught with GNDR 568.

GNDR 471. Seminar in Feminist Theory

3 Credits (3)

Contemporary feminist inquiry and knowledge production concerning social structures and systems, lived realities, and the ways these impact each other.

GNDR 474. Gender in East Asian History

3 Credits (3)

Examines the position of women and the social roles of both sexes in traditional China and Japan, and traces the changes taking place in those societies in the course of modernization in the last century and a half. Scholarly literature and works of Chinese and Japanese literature in translation and cinema used. Same as HIST 474.

GNDR 482. Gender and Popular Culture

3 Credits (3)

Intensive study of the representations of gender in popular culture. Examines the historical, aesthetic, and cultural contexts of these representation and the various critical and theoretical lenses we use to understand them. Repeatable under different subtitles. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

GNDR 484. Women's Literature

3 Credits (3)

Intensive study of literature by women, in particular historical, aesthetic, cultural, or intellectual contexts. Repeatable under different subtitles. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Crosslisted with: ENGL 481.

GNDR 501. Advanced Women & Immigration

3 Credits (3)

Advanced exploration of historical and contemporary immigration processes in/to the U.S. that are shaped by gendered dynamics, societal structures, and the socio-economic conditions that impact immigrant women. Examines how immigrant women use their agency and resistance to overcome exploitative circumstances, and the restraints of immigration laws and policies that impact individual, communal and societal change.

GNDR 502. Advanced Transnational Feminisms

3 Credits (3)

Advanced analysis of dimensions of gender, race, class, and sexuality in conjunction with nationalisms, anti-capitalist struggles, religious fundamentalism, militarism, globalization, eco-critique, and the politics of resistance and social movements.

GNDR 503. Advanced Gender & Horror

3 Credits (3)

Advanced analysis of anxieties and crises through the genre of horror as they relate to issues of gender, sexuality, feminism, and race. Traces ways horror films represent and reconfigure notions of sexuality and gender and ways they reinforce and/or challenge social norms.

GNDR 505. Advanced Alternative Genders and Sexualities

3 Credits (3)

Intensive exploration of queer, transgender, non-binary, and intersex gender identities and queer/non-heterosexual sexualities through literature, film, and critical theory.

GNDR 507. Advanced Gender and Graphic Narrative

3 Credits (3)

Advanced examination of graphic novels that disrupt stereotypical ideas about genre, gender, race, class sexuality, as well as common notions about comics. Considers texts that address underrepresented experiences.

GNDR 511. Advanced Gender and Migration

3 Credits (3)

Advanced exploration of multiple experiences of forced migration and displacement. Intensive examination of violence, structural dislocation, neoliberalism, globalization, economic collapse and civil war. Discusses local, regional and global responses to creating meaningful change in communities most affected by migration.

GNDR 512. Advanced Gender and Film Studies

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study of the shifting cultural and theoretical meanings of gender and sexuality across a variety of film genres while also analyzing the role of formal film elements in shaping representation and reception.

GNDR 533. Advanced Issues in Women, Gender, and Culture

3 Credits (3)

Survey of the history of anthropological ideas about gender and women, and a comparison of gender roles, relations, and ideologies across a range of cultures.

GNDR 550. Special Topics

3 Credits (3)

The topic of course will vary and will be indicated by subtitle. May be cross-listed with relevant courses at the 500-level from any specific department. May be repeated under different subtitle(s).

GNDR 554. Advanced Issues in Women Crossing Borders

3 Credits (3)

Experiences of women who cross class, race, cultural, national, or sexual borders including theories regarding women's interactions across borders. Consent of Instructor required.

GNDR 555. Advanced Feminist Research Methodologies

3 Credits (3)

Advanced study of feminist methodologies, covering transnational decolonizing Indigenous, Chicana feminist approaches to research, such as storytelling, narrative, testimonio, plática, research-based art, performed ethnography and participatory action research.

GNDR 561. Independent Graduate Research in Women's Studies

3 Credits (3)

Individual study of selected topics and writing of a research paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

GNDR 565. Advanced Sex, Gender & the Body

3 Credits (3)

Advanced examination of forces at work in defining and differentiating gender, race, sexuality. How ideas about what is 'natural' and 'normal' for men and women shifted over time. Considers different discourses shaping embodied experiences and categories of identity.

GNDR 567. Global Sexualities

3 Credits (3)

Generates a global context to focus on sexual identity and orientation, sexual identity politics, romantic relationships, patterns of sexual behavior, sexual regulation and the impact of different cultures on individual sexualities. Taught with GNDR 468.

GNDR 571. Advanced Seminar in Feminist Theory

3 Credits (3)

Intensive study of contemporary feminist inquiry and knowledge production concerning social structures and systems, lived realities, and the ways these impact each other.

GNDR 582. Gender and Popular Culture

3 Credits (3)

Intensive study of the representations of gender in popular culture. Examines the historical, aesthetic, and cultural contexts of these representation and the various critical and theoretical lenses we use to understand them. Repeatable under different subtitles. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Crosslisted with: ENGL 582.

GNDR 584. Women's Literature

3 Credits (3)

Intensive study of literature by women, in particular historical, aesthetic, cultural, or intellectual contexts. Repeatable under different subtitles. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Crosslisted with: ENGL 581.