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Courses for 2024-25

Fall 2024

WGST 150. Women in Movies. 3 Hours.

Through viewing popular Hollywood films, we will analyze femininity across the life span. Critical thinking and cultural analysis will be practiced as we study heroines, working girls, motherhood, brides, cheerleaders, and old women on screen.

WGST 170. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies. 3 Hours.

The major contexts in which gender identities have been and are defined and of the relationships between these definitions and the roles and history of women and men in society and culture.

WGST 242. Women's Health and Fitness. 3 Hours.

In this applied class, students will be actively learning about college-age women's health and participating in fitness activities, as well as creating a personal plan to improve one's health.

WGST 260. Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. 3 Hours.

Overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. Examines the construction of gender, biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, expression and performance related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and two-spirit identities. Also examines intersections with race, ethnicity, class, nation, culture, ability, and religion.

WGST 330. Feminist Theory. 3 Hours.

PR:  WGST 200 with a minimum grade of C-. Explores current feminist theory through works by diverse scholars, focusing on questions of essentialism, difference, sexuality, bodies, language, power, economic and ecological justice, intersections of race, class and gender, and global social justice struggles.

WGST 340. Gender and Violence. 3 Hours.

Gender violence has implications for all members of society. This course will examine violence in the lives of women across the lifespan. Etiology, theories, effects, and prevention modalities will be evaluated.

WGST 360. Queer Theories. 3 Hours.

Provides a framework for understanding the history and contemporary applications of queer theories and interdisciplinary LGBTQ studies. Explores the relationship of queer theories to feminist theories through examining works by diverse scholars, focusing on questions of identities, bodies, policies, institutions, and popular and visual cultures.

WGST 484. Seminar: Capstone. 3 Hours.

PR: Consent. Required of all women's studies students. Students will broaden their theoretical definitions of feminism and women's studies to include non-western models and solutions, pairing this study with a local service project informed by global activists.

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