Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 2010           Introduction to Women's Studies                                            3 cr.
An introduction to the social, historical, and cultural dimensions of women's role in society.

WGS 3090           Internship in Women's Studies                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: WGS/WS 2010 or consent of the Women's Studies internship supervisor. The intern is placed in a private or public agency in order to gain practical experience in the application of women's studies perspectives and methodologies. Interns usually work eight hours a week at times mutually agreeable to the individual and the agency. In addition, students must meet regularly with a faculty advisor and their work must be evaluated by both an agency supervisor and the faculty advisor.

WGS 3091           Independent Reading and Research in Women's and Gender Studies       1 cr.
Prerequisite: One course from the Women's and Gender Studies approved list and consent of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies. The individual student will be responsible for selection of the area of reading and research. Readings, conferences, and reports or a major research project will be assigned by a member of the Women's and Gender Studies faculty. In no case may a student register for WGS/WS 3091-93 for a total of more than six hours.

WGS 3092           Independent Reading and Research in Women's and Gender Studies        1 cr.
Prerequisite: One course from the Women's and Gender Studies approved list and consent of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies. The individual student will be responsible for selection of the area of reading and research. Readings, conferences, and reports or a major research project will be assigned by a member of the Women's and Gender Studies faculty. In no case may a student register for WGS/WS 3091-93 for a total of more than six hours.

WGS 3093           Independent Reading and Research in Women's and Gender Studies        1 cr.
Prerequisite: One course from the Women's and Gender Studies approved list and consent of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies. The individual student will be responsible for selection of the area of reading and research. Readings, conferences, and reports or a major research project will be assigned by a member of the Women's and Gender Studies faculty. In no case may a student register for WGS/WS 3091-93 for a total of more than six hours.

WGS 4070           Special Topics in Women, Literature, and Society                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENGL 5070/WGS 5070/SOC 5070: consent of department. (WGS/WS 4070, ENGL 4070 and SOC 4070 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite: ENGL 2378. A team-taught, interdisciplinary study of women in literature and society. Variable topics include women and crime, women and work, women and the family, women and religion. Can be taken 2 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

WGS 4078           Researching Women, Gender and Sexuality                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: WGS/WS 2010 or consent of instructor. An introduction to diverse quantitative and qualitative research methods used in contemporary feminist scholarship. Students will pursue individual projects based on archival collections, published articles, and other primary and secondary sources. The course will familiarize students with local archives and exhibits. Oral reports on research projects will satisfy the university's oral proficiency requirement.

WGS 4080           Feminist Theory: Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: WGS/WS 2010 or consent of the instructor. This course interweaves social science and the humanities to examine an array of theoretical perspectives on gender relations and inequalities. We will discuss some of the major issues that have fostered movements for the women's rights, highlighting the relationship between theory and practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the diversity of women's voices and experiences cross-culturally, and to the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation.

WGS 4090           Variable Topics in Women's Studies                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor. Advanced study of women and gender. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit, for a total of six credits.

WGS 5070           Special Topics in Women, Literature, and Society                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENGL 5070/WGS 5070/SOC 5070: consent of department. (WGS/WS 4070, ENGL 4070 and SOC 4070 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite: ENGL 2378. A team-taught, interdisciplinary study of women in literature and society. Variable topics include women and crime, women and work, women and the family, women and religion. Can be taken 2 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

WGS 5090           Variable Topics in Women's Studies                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor. Advanced study of women and gender. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit, for a total of six credits.