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GWS 201. Introduction to Women's Studies (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Women's lives, contributions, and culture; history and social institutions (family, media, schools, etc.) from perspective of women.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


GWS 220. Race and Gender in the U.S. (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interdisciplinary study of racism and sexism as institutionalized oppressions that shape the experiences of women and men of color in the U.S. Cultural contributions women and men of color have made to society.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


GWS 270. Feminist Leadership and Social Transformation

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Description: Application of feminist leadership styles and strategies for social change.
Prerequisites: GWS 201
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


GWS 305. Topics in Women's Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: A selected topic in women's studies. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated under different topics to a maximum of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


GWS 315. Feminist Research Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interdisciplinary feminist research methods for developing qualitative and quantitative studies, designing projects, implementing research and presenting results.
Prerequisites: GWS 201
Semester Offered: Fall


GWS 330. Gender and Popular Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality in popular culture. Students will develop critical analytical skills and an understanding of how marginalized groups are portrayed in the media.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


GWS 340. Global Feminisms

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Development of Global feminist movement(s), identifies challenges, and explores the impact of engaging a transnational perspective in understanding and addressing women's issues across cultures. Examines extent to which the empowerment of women is demonstrated through multiplicity of meaning women give to their actions and life experiences in a global context.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


GWS 345. Practicum in Women's Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Application of theory and research to constructive institutional and social change to improve women's lives.
Prerequisites: GWS 201
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 405. Women of Color in the U.S. (same as ETHS 405)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary issues facing American Indian, African American, Asian American, Latina, and immigrant women living primarily in the United States. The impact of race, gender, class, and other social inequalities on the lives of women of color will be discussed.
Prerequisites: One of GWS 201, ETHS 201, ETHS 205, ETHS 210, ETHS 215 or ETHS 220.
Semester Offered: Fall


GWS 406. Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advocacy skills for sexual assault survivors including: understanding the impact of sexual assault on survivors, the social and cultural context in which sexual assault occurs, and the roles the legal system, law enforcement, social services and medical services play with survivors.
Prerequisites: GWS 201 or HURL 201
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Summer


GWS 415. Feminist Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Feminist theories and their application to understanding women's lives and social institutions. This course fulfills the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the Women's Studies major with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisites: 9 credits of gender and women's studies or equivalent.
Semester Offered: Spring


GWS 444. Internship

Credits: 3-15 View Details
Description: Supervised research or training opportunities provided by women oriented social service and government agencies or by women's organizations. Maximum of 4 credits can be counted towards minor.
Prerequisites: GWS 201
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 485. Capstone Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Integration and application of women's studies key concepts and core knowledge to issues of future careers, personal life, public policy, and the development of women's studies scholarship.
Prerequisites: GWS 201, GWS 315, GWS 415
Semester Offered: Spring


GWS 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 505. Women of Color in the U.S. (same as ETHS 505)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary issues facing American Indian, African American, Asian American, Latina, and immigrant women living primarily in the United States. The impact of race, gender, class, and other social inequalities on the lives of women of color will be discussed.
Semester Offered: Fall


GWS 506. Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advocacy skills for sexual assault survivors including: understanding the impact of sexual assault on survivors, the social and cultural context in which sexual assault occurs, and the roles the legal system, law enforcement, social services and medical services play with survivors.
Prerequisites: GWS 201 or HURL 201
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Summer


GWS 515. Feminist Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Feminist theories and their application to understanding women's lives and social institutions.
Semester Offered: Spring


GWS 530. Feminist Transformative Leadership

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Feminist transformative and inclusive leadership theories, approaches, strategies, and visions. Global feminist leadership for the 21st century, drawing on sources such as the works and insights of feminist leaders in Africa and of the UN Women's leaders and initiatives.
Semester Offered: Fall


GWS 588. Type B Workshops

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 630. Topics in Social Responsibility

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Selected topics and issues in the study and practice of social responsibility. Specific titles to be listed in class schedule. May be repeated under different topics to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


GWS 645. Feminist Scholarship and the Construction of Knowledge

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Will explore recent works of feminist scholarship with special emphasis on how taking women into account has impacted scholarship (research methods and knowledge base) in a number of disciplines.
Prerequisites: GWS 525
Semester Offered: DEMAND


GWS 690. Selected Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: May be repeated to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 691. Enrollment Continuation

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


GWS 695. Temporary Workshops

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are intended to support established degree programs and may be included on a student's approved program within the workshop limitations established for each program option.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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