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

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Gender throughout history and social institutions (family, media, schools, etc.) from an intersectional feminist perspective. Looks at the culture and contributions of all marginalized groups around the issue of gender.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
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 Gender and Women's Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Application of theory and research to constructive institutional and social change to improve the lives of marginalized groups, with a focus on gender.
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 how gender operates through social institutions. This course fulfills the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the Gender and Women's Studies major with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisites: 9 credits of Gender and Women's Studies or equivalent with advisor's approval.
Semester Offered: Spring


GWS 444. Internship

Credits: 3-15 View Details
Description: Supervised research or training opportunities provided by feminist-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: Applied Feminism(s) in Gender and Women's Studies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Integration and application of Gender and Women's Studies key concepts and core knowledge to issues of future careers, personal life, public policy, and the development of feminist praxis. Application of feminist leadership principles and skills.
Prerequisites: (9 credits) GWS 201 and 6 cr. from: GWS 270, GWS 315, GWS 415, GWS 430.
Semester Offered: Spring






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