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Gender and Women's Studies

GWST 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of gender and women¿s studies, feminist scholarship, and feminist activism. We will examine the relationship between gender, power, and the production of feminist knowledge in a variety of fields, including psychology, sociology, literature, media studies and history. The course provides critical perspectives on the social construction of gender and sexuality, social inequalities based on gender and sexuality, and how those norms function interactively with categories of difference such as race, class, nation, ability and age.
   Course ID: 051014
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: GWST 100H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 100H (3.00)

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of gender and women¿s studies, feminist scholarship, and feminist activism. We will examine the relationship between gender, power, and the production of feminist knowledge in a variety of fields, including psychology, sociology, literature, media studies and history. The course provides critical perspectives on the social construction of gender and sexuality, social inequalities based on gender and sexuality, and how those norms function interactively with categories of difference such as race, class, nation, ability and age.
   Course ID: 100129
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: GWST 100
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 200 (3.00)

Studies in Feminist Activism

This course examines theories of civic agency and social change in both historical and contemporary contexts. Particular attention is paid to the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in feminist and anti-racist social movements. Students then connect theory and praxis through the group planning and implementation of activist projects on campus and/or in the wider community.
   Course ID: 051060
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 210 (3.00)

Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies

This course introduces students to the field of critical sexuality studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course conducts a critical inquiry into the historical precedents and theoretical frameworks necessary to understand the role of sexuality in shaping personal, social, economic, and political life. The course focuses on patterns of subordination and exclusion based on individuals¿ sexual practices and identities, explains the origins and persistence of those patterns, and considers ways of challenging them. Throughout the course, special attention will be given to intersections of sexuality with gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, and disability.
   Course ID: 050032
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AMST 210
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 210H (3.00)

Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies

This course introduces students to the field of critical sexuality studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course conducts a critical inquiry into the historical precedents and theoretical frameworks necessary to understand the role of sexuality in shaping personal, social, economic, and political life. The course focuses on patterns of subordination and exclusion based on individuals¿ sexual practices and identities, explains the origins and persistence of those patterns, and considers ways of challenging them. Throughout the course, special attention will be given to intersections of sexuality with gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, and disability.
   Course ID: 101887
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 250 (3.00)

Gender Roles in Economic Life

This course will investigate the influence of gender roles in paid and unpaid work. Topics to be covered include gender in the labor market (job segregation, pay equity, affirmative action), the economics of housework and family care, women in poverty and the role of government. Recommended Preparation: An introductory course in economics, sociology or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050063
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ECON 250

GWST 255 (3.00)

Intercultural Paris

This culture course aims to introduce students to the field of French studies by examining France's capital city in both historical and contemporary contexts and the numerous, marginalized, and multicultural populations it has been home to: women, gays and lesbians, North-and Western African immigrants, Jews, and undocumented workers. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach informed by cultural studies, history, anthropology, linguistics, urban studies, and gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 100973
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 255
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

GWST 258 (3.00)

Introduction to Feminist Philosophy

Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this course critically examines the ways in which women and women's experiences have been ignored and explicitly and implicitly devalued in Western philosophy. It also seeks to uncover what, if anything, about the methods and central concepts of Western philosophy account for such exclusion and (apparent) contempt. More positively, we will evaluate new feminist approaches to old philosophical questions, such as: What is knowledge? What is justice?
   Course ID: 050133
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PHIL 258

GWST 290 (3.00)

Issues in Gender and Women's Studies

An introductory examination of important issues in gender and women's studies. Topics will be announced each semester and the course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 051368
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Latin American Societies, Issues In Gwst, Issues and Phases in Women's Health

GWST 292 (3.00)

Issues in Critical Sexuality Studies

An introductory examination of important issues in critical sexuality studies. Topics will be announced eachsemester and the course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 102084
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 300 (3.00)

Methodologies in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies

This writing intensive seminar introduces students to the theory and practice of interdisciplinary research in the field of gender, women's, and sexuality studies. The course examines the distinguishing features of feminist methodologies that draw from the social sciences and the humanities. By reading and discussing examples of excellent and innovative research, students will become acquainted with the practical details, intellectual challenges, and the ethical dilemmas involved in doing research about women, gender, and sexuality. The course also explores the connections between research and community activism. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100, 210, 310 and/or 200.
   Course ID: 054592
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

GWST 310 (3.00)

Gender and Inequality in America

An examination of the ways in which gender roles and gender relations are constructed and experienced in American society. The course explores the development of a woman's "sphere" denoting women's position in the family and home; cultural definitions of femininity and masculinity through mass media, education and other agencies of socialization; the relationship between wage-earning and household work; and feminist consciousness and politics. Special attention is paid to the ways in which gender-based experiences are divided by other social relations, particularly those of class, race and age. Recommended Preparation: One lower-level social sciences or humanities course focused on American society or culture.
   Course ID: 050033
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: AMST 310H
   Same as Offering: AMST 310
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

GWST 310H (3.00)

Gender and Inequality in America - Honors

   Course ID: 051369
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

GWST 315 (3.00)

Modern Masculinities

By integrating theoretical and experiential perspectives, this course explores the social construction of masculinities and their intersections with other systems of inequality, such as race, class, and sexuality. Drawing on the contemporary feminist and masculinity studies scholarship on men and masculinities, the course examines the multiple and hierarchically organized configurations of masculinities primarily within the U.S. context. However, an overall global approach is also pursued through an investigation of the linkages between formations of globalization and masculinities. Recommended Course Preparation:GWST 100 OR GWST 200
   Course ID: 102060
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 320 (3.00)

Transnational Feminist Film

This course uses a feminist film studies lens to analyze transnational documentary and feature films. Drawing on feminist, documentary, and postcolonial film theory, students will gain the necessary skills to critically analyze representations of gender, race, class, nationality, and sexuality in transnational film. We will examine the politics of gender in films produced in the West and the Global South and we will assess the flows between ¿first world¿ and ¿third world¿ cinematic traditions. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100 and GWST200, or GWST210.
   Course ID: 050105
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 320
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

GWST 321 (3.00)

Queer Representation in Film and TV

This course will utilize films, television programs and theoretical, historical, and analytic readings to focus on the ways in which LGBTQ people and queer issues have been represented historically in film and television, and how issues of homosexuality intersect with issues of race and gender. Using material from before and after the modern LGBTQ rights movement, we will explore such themes and stereotypes as sissies, mannish lesbians, cross dressing/drag, AIDS, transgender, bisexuality, and others. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100, GWST 200, or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054593
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)

GWST 322 (3.00)

Gender, Race, and Media

This course critically examines how ideologies of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality are produced and disseminated in a range of media genres and forms such as film, television, music, advertising, news, visual and performing arts, the Internet, radio, and print media. As consumers and producers of media, students will learn to assess how media articulates, creates, and enforces identities and power. Students will practice tools of critical reading and thinking, such as textual analysis, visual discourse analysis, and the basics of media literacy. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100 and (200 or 210).
   Course ID: 050004
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 347, MLL 322
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

GWST 323 (3.00)

Gender and Sitcoms

The course studies the relationship between changing gender roles and the leading ladies of television situation comedy between the 1950s and the 1990's with particular emphasis on the sitcom form and the representation of domesticity. The course explores the second wave of US feminist history and shifting sitcom roles of wife, mother and working women during this period. Text studied will include: Mary Tyler Moore, The Honeymooners, Leave It to Beaver, Murphy Brown, I Love Lucy, Bewitched, Roseanne, The Burns and Allen Show and Father Knows Best. Feminist readings, analysis and discussion support the understanding of the media.
   Course ID: 100365
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 325 (3.00)

History of Women in America to 1870

This course examines the changing roles of women in American society from colonial times to 1870 and covers such topics as family, work, rebellion, religion, sexuality, slavery, reform movements and early efforts for women's rights. Emphasis is placed on both the variety of women's experiences and the evolving concerns and position of American women as a group. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050112
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 325
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 326 (3.00)

History of Women in America Since 1870

A study of the changing roles of women in American society since 1870, focusing on such topics as work, higher education and the professions, social reform, the suffrage movement, war and peace, working-class and immigrant women, birth control and sexual freedom, and the rebirth of feminism. Emphasis is placed on both the variety of women's experiences and the evolving concerns and position of American women as a group. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050130
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 326
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 327 (3.00)

African American Women's History

This course traces the history of African -American women in the United States, beginning with their ancestors' history in pre-colonial Africa and U.S. slavery to the present. Topics covered include work; family roles; activism; achievements; and bouts with racism, sexism and poverty. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or 200-level Literature course or junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050010
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 354, HIST 323
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 328 (3.00)

Women and Politics

This course is an examination of significant current trends in women's political mobilization in the United States, including topics such as the gender gap, gender differences in electoral strategies, the impact of gender on political behavior, the status of women in public office, the history of women in public office and the history of women's political participation. Recommended Preparation: One prior course in political science or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050129
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 328

GWST 330 (3.00)

Gender and Women in the Classical World

What do we and can we know about the lives of women in ancient Greece and Italy, and how did women and men interact? In this course, archaeological and written evidence will be examined to reconstruct the activities, status and images of Greek, Etruscan and Roman women and place them within their historical and cultural contexts. Attention will be paid to the way both ancient and modern views about women and men influence our understanding of the past and present.
   Course ID: 050042
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 320
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one course from the following: ANCS course or GWST course or ARCH200 or ARCH201 or HISt453 or HIST455 or HIST456 with a C or better.

GWST 332 (3.00)

Human Sexuality in Sociological Perspectives

The course focuses upon sociological forces that influence sexuality and govern its expression. Topics include the sexual socialization of children and adolescents; teenage pregnancy; sexuality of single, married and older adults; governmental and educational services related to sexuality; sexual orientation; pornography; and sexual coercion. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 050132
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 332

GWST 333 (3.00)

Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Norms and mores that sanction and regulate human sexuality exist universally, but their particular forms vary widely from one society to another. This course examines theories that offer a sociological explanation for the variation of sexual attitudes and behaviors in both industrialized and nonindustrialized societies. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or consent of instructor.
   Course ID: 050131
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 333

GWST 338 (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Law

This course examines ways in which gender affects rights with the American civil and criminal legal systems. It explores the interrelationship between traditional attitudes and stereotypes concerning women's roles in society and the historical development of women's legal rights. The course focuses on the consequences of sex differences in shaping the rights of persons under the U.S. Constitution statutory remedies to discrimination in employment and education, legal issues relating to reproduction and personal life, and the response of criminal law to issues affecting women, including domestic violence, rape and prostitution. Recommended Preparation: One prior course in political science or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050109
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 338
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 340 (3.00)

Women, Gender and Globalization

This course focuses on how gender influences social, economic,and political forms of globalization, development, labor and migration, international sexual and health politics, and activism in various regions outside of the United States. We start with representations and consider how "women" have been constructed as a group cross-culturally and as part of feminist imaginaries. We analyze case studies of global and transnational movements for change led by women around the world. Finally, we discuss the ways in which gender matters as a framework for understanding global relationships and politics.
   Course ID: 054595
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 342 (3.00)

Gender in Modern South Asia

This course examines how gender operates as an organizing force in social, political, and economic life in South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We will start by discussing representations of South Asian women from the colonial to the post-colonial period,and then using case-studies,we will explore contemporary debates related to nationalism, family relationships, sexuality, labor and migration,development, globalization and social movements in South Asia.Students taking this course will gain an understanding of the complex histories of the region, the relationship between colonialism, nationalism, post-colonial politics,identity and contemporary gender issues. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100 or ASIA100
   Course ID: 101900
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

GWST 343 (3.00)

Gender, Human Rights, and Political Violence in Latin America

This class examines the politics of human rights and cultural representations of gender violence in contemporary Latin American history. Focusing on specific moments of state-sponsored violence in Latin America, the class will explore broader issues relating to Western and Third World discourses on human rights, feminism and gender relations. Students taking this course will gain an understanding of the histories of the region, the relationship between universal human rights, nationalism, political violence and contemporary gender issues. Recommended Course Preparation:GWST100 or GLBL100
   Course ID: 102012
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

GWST 345 (3.00)

Unruly Bodies

Drawing on feminist, queer, social, and critical race theory, this course examines the status of the body in both historical and contemporary debates about identity, representation, and politics. We tend to take the body for granted as the ground of experience and knowledge, but this course challenges that common sense, asking how the body is produced, managed, and deployed in a various ways to discipline and manage populations. We will also investigate the political possibilities of body work to resist and reshape these same disciplinary practices, paying particular attention to "queer" forms of embodiment. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100 or 200.
   Course ID: 101763
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 348 (3.00)

Black, Queer, and Feminist Film

This course examines prominent themes in films that fall within the categories ¿Black,¿ ¿Queer,¿ and ¿Feminist.¿ Most of the films are narrative, dealing with issues involving race, gender, and sexuality. This course is not just about watching films. It makes extensive use of critical historical and theoretical texts from the disciplines of psychoanalysis, feminism, literary and queer theory, as well as from film history, art history, and critical theory. Prior knowledge of film-making and/or film history/theory is not required. Recommended Course Preparation :GWST 210
   Course ID: 102061
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 349 (3.00)

Gender, Sexuality and Theatrical Performance

The course explores representations of both gender and sexual identity in contemporary Western theatre and performance art. Specifically, we will study how representations of gender and sexuality in performance both replicate and resist normative roles and stereotypes. The course investigates feminist and queer critiques of theatrical performance, as well as the meaning of female and queer characters in dramatic literature and their embodiment on the stage.
   Course ID: 050110
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: THTR 349
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have Sophomore Standing.

GWST 352 (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Information Technology

This course examines important issues concerning women, gender, and information technology (IT). It considers women's contributions to technology, from the 19th century Analytical Engine to contemporary cybersecurity industry; how women are impacted by technology; how women and girls fare in IT educational settings; and the way these issues intersect with multiple dimensions of experience, such as nationality, race, class and age. Students will connect these issues to their ow n experiences, including academic and career choices, and will utilize information technology to completing course assignments. Recommended Course Preparation:A prior course in computer science, information systems or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050049
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: CMSC 352H
   Same as Offering: CMSC 352, IS 352
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 352H (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Information Technology

This course examines important issues concerning women, gender and information technology (IT). Students will consider such topics as the history of women's involvement with IT; how women are impacted by technology; how women and girls fare in the educational setting as well as online; and the way gender intersects with IT in relation to other dimensions of women's experience, such as race, class and age. Students will connect issues relevant to women and IT to their own career choices, interact with women in the IT field and utilize technology for research and presentation. Prerequisite: A prior course in computer science, information systems or gender and women's studies
   Course ID: 100342
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed one IS, CMSC, or GWST course with a grade of C or better.

GWST 353 (3.00)

Marriage and the Family

Marriage and family as social institutions. Primary relationships in marriage, their development in courtship, formalization in marriage and extension to children. The course draws on materials from related disciplines, as well as from sociology. Special emphasis on marriage and change in sex roles in modern societies. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211
   Course ID: 050134
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 353
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 355 (3.00)

The Sociology of Women

Women in society, social roles and socialization, women in the labor force, class and lifestyle differences among women as a minority group, and women's social movement. Recommended Preparation: SOCY 101 or ANTH 211
   Course ID: 050117
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 355
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 356 (3.00)

The Psychology of Sex and Gender

An examination of the psychology and biology of sex and gender differences. The major focus of the course is an examination of the psychological and social factors that lead to the development of sex and gender differences and similarities in behavior. Sexuality and variations in sexual orientation will be discussed. Research on both sexes (biological construct) and gender (consequence of socialization) will be included. Diversity and variation on concepts will be explored.
   Course ID: 050116
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PSYC 356

GWST 357 (3.00)

Psychology of Women

The course will discuss psychological models of the female personality (psychoanalytic, social learning, cognitive development and gender schema perspectives); sexuality; gender roles; gender bias in psychological research; and psychological research on such topics as women's achievement, mental health and interpersonal relationships.
   Course ID: 050115
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PSYC 357

GWST 364 (3.00)

Perspectives on Women in Literature

Reading and analysis of literature by or about women. The course intends to familiarize students both with major women writers and with ways in which women have been portrayed in literature. Particular attention will be paid to issues of canonization, gender and genre, as well as to the development of a female literary tradition. Topics to be announced each semester offered.
   Course ID: 050085
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: New Women Novelists, Pers: Women In Amer Lit, Persp: Women In Amer Lit, Jane Austen Romantic Nov, Pers:Women In Amer Fictn, Images Of Joan Of Arc, Pers:Women In Amer Lit, The Woman Intellectual in the, Women in Medieval Literature and Culture, Women Writers & the French Revolution, Women and the Fictions of Colonization, The Female Captive in Early American Literature, Romanticism, Gender and Magic
   Same as Offering: ENGL 364
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete a 200 level ENGL course with a C or better.

GWST 365 (3.00)

Black Women Novelists

In this course, students will read and analyze the first-person narratives of African and diasporan women to understand how women have used language to define and empower themselves in conformity to or in opposition to the social conventions and political ideologies of their societies. Personal narratives such as letters, diaries, memoirs, essays, journals and autobiographies will be read as literary texts - which are imaginative, reflexive and symbolic - and as social documents - which underscore the ways in which race, class, gender and sexual orientation affect the lives of black women. Texts will be examined within the framework of feminist, particularly black feminist theory and practice. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100/GWST/AFST370.
   Course ID: 100003
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 366 (3.00)

Doing It: Case Studies in the History of Western Sexuality

This course will explore how sexuality works in Western history. We will work with the contention that sexuality, along with connected notions of masculinity and femininity, are largely social constructions, and have been the object of intense social scrutiny and political regulation. We will investigate sexual desire and behavior, and sexual and gender ideologies, and will explore how they relate to a variety of topics such as race, marriage, reproduction, same-sex relations, religion, and the politics of state building. Recommended Course Preparation:Any 100 SS or C course
   Course ID: 101930
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 366

GWST 367 (3.00)

The Anthropology of Gender

The Anthropology of Gender concerns the wide range of meanings given to gender and sexuality in different settings. In exploring how gender and sexuality are culturally constructed the course does not focus on the biology of gender and sexuality per se. Rather, the course explores distinctive peoples¿ understandings of gender and sexuality. Lectures focus on basic principles by which to examine gender in cross-cultural perspective. Readings focus on detailed and complex examples of distinctive gender and sexuality systems.
   Course ID: 102062
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ANTH 211 or SOCY 101 or PSYC 100 with a C or better.

GWST 370 (3.00)

Black Women: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

A comparative examination of selected social and psychological factors that influence the lives of black women in Africa and the diaspora. Recommended Preparation: AFST 100, GWST 100 or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 050007
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 370
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 371 (3.00)

The Female Offender

An examination of causes and incidence of female crime and the exploration of major theories from Freud to the feminist. Community response to female crime and alternative forms of treatment are evaluated. Recommended Preparation: AFST 271 or junior/senior standing
   Course ID: 050009
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 371

GWST 374 (3.00)

European Women's History 1200-1750

An examination of the status and roles of women in European society through out the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Through a mixture of secondary readings, primary sources, and film, this course investigates ideas about women and gender as well as the actions and ideas of women in the past. Topics include women and religion, women and work, women's household and familial roles, women and sexuality, women and politics, and women's education and writings. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course or junior/senior status
   Course ID: 050135
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 374
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 375 (3.00)

European Women's History, 1750- Present

Examination of women in European society from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The course emphasizes women's life experiences within the context of larger historical changes in Europe (including the economy, cultural life, and social movements). Thus, a major goal of the course is to present women's history both as an integral part of European social and cultural history and as a unique subject of historical investigation. Students will learn to think critically about historical arguments and to understand both the difference that gender makes in history and the differences among women's historical experiences. The course will examine how diversity of class, race and nation shaped women's lives by focusing on white aristocratic, middle-class and working- class women, as well as colonized and women of color.
   Course ID: 050123
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 375
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 376 (3.00)

European Women's History, 1914 - Present

An examination of the role of women in European society from the eve of World War I until the present. Because the approach will be from a political, social, economic and cultural history perspective, readings will include a women's history textbook, primary documents, autobiographical and biographical sketches, historical fiction and scholarly analysis of the role of gender in 20th-century Europe. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, 200-level literature course, junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 050104
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 376
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 377 (3.00)

Women and Social Policy

This course explores the impact of social welfare programs and policies upon women's lives, examines the assumptions and values that have gone into the formulation of these policies, and discusses alternative approaches to dealing with women's concerns. Topics include economic circumstances, women and violence, traditional and alternative social services, and agendas for reform.
   Course ID: 050136
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOWK 377
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 378 (3.00)

Women, Gender and Science

This writing intensive seminar explores the connections between science and gender through two interrelated questions. It considers if and how gender shapes the practice of science -- do women and men "do" science differently? And it considers what scientific knowledge says regarding sex, gender, and sexuality -- how have the sciences conceptualized and analyzed sex, gender, and sexuality? Students will complete a semester-long research project that builds a case-study that responds to one of the two questions organizing the course. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100 or 200.
   Course ID: 051374
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Gndr, Science And Tech
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)

GWST 380 (3.00)

Women and Gender in Asia

An examination of the role of women and gender in Japan, China and Korea since ancient times. Topics include the influence of gender roles in work, marriage, sexuality and birth control practices. Scholarly analysis, historical fiction and film will be used. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course .
   Course ID: 050127
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 380
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

GWST 381 (3.00)

Sexuality and Reproduction in the U.S.

The course investigates the history and cultural politics of reproduction in the U.S, including 19th century criminalization of contraception and abortion as well as the 20th century liberalization of those laws. Special attention is given to gendered assumptions about heterosexual practices, family formation, and national belonging underlying these debates; the organized advocacy for women¿s sexual and reproductive rights; and how intersecting sexual, racial, religious, and international politics have shaped domestic and foreign population policy. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100 and (200, or 210)
   Course ID: 054596
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 382 (3.00)

Perspectives on the Family

An investigation of family life in America in various historical periods and among different subgroups. Three themes or questions dominate the course: the relationship of the family to the social context within which it exists; the nature and cause of different forms of family life within various American subcultures, past and present; and the extent to which the family has changed and not changed during several centuries. Specific families examined include the colonial New England family, the 19th-century urban middle class, the ethnic family, the black family and the contemporary family. Within each of these types of family experience, specific topics to be investigated include the role of women, relationships between women and men, attitudes toward children, modes of child-rearing, housing styles and others. As part of the course, students examine their own family history. Recommended Preparation: One lower-level social sciences or humanities course focused on American society or culture or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050035
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AMST 382
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

GWST 383 (3.00)

History and Politics of Sexuality

Sexuality is often considered a timeless fact of human existence, but it too has a history. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course introduces students to ways of thinking historically about sexuality, its politics, and its changing role in personal, social, and economic life. Using case studies from different times and places, students will learn to think critically about the social-historical production of sexuality as well as how those productions shape current conceptions of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, identity, and politics. Recommended Preparation: GWST 210.
   Course ID: 101812
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 390 (3.00)

Topics in Gender and Women¿s Studies

A critical examination of selected issues in gender and women's studies. Topics will be announced each semester and the course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 051375
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Tv's Funny Ladies, Gender And Aging, Violence Against Women, Queer Represent Film/Tv, Gender & American Comedy, Gender & The Environment, Romantic Women Writers, Polit. Economy Of Gender, Women's Health, Studies Of Masculinities, Issues & Phases Of Hlth., Issues In Women's Health, Amer Women In War Times, Cult Poli Of Population, Gender And Nationalism, Gender and Sexuality in Asian/American Visual Cult, Contemporary Arts in the Non-Western World, Black, Queer and Feminist Film, Feminist Internat'l Relations, Unruly Bodies, Gender in Modern South Asia, Diagnosing Gender, Gender and Human Rights in Latin America, Gender and International Development, Anthropology of Gender, Modern Masculinities, Race, Humor, & 90's Television

GWST 391 (3.00)

The Philosophy of Sex

An examination of the philosophical aspects of human sexuality. Topics include theories of sexual desire and sexual activity; the concept of sexual perversion; the moral evaluation of sex acts; feminist analysis of the sexual relations between men and women; and the moral status of homosexuality, adultery, pornography and abortion.
   Course ID: 050122
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PHIL 391
   Requirement Group: You must have taken (1) PHIL course and received a grade of "C" or better before taking this course.

GWST 392 (3.00)

Topics in Critical Sexuality Studies

A critical examination of selected issues in critical sexuality studies. Topics will be announced each semester and the course may be repeated for credit. Recommended Course Preparation :GWST 210
   Course ID: 102085
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 400 (3.00)

Senior Independent Study

   Course ID: 051175
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 401 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Gender and Women's Studies

Intended for students who wish to study independently an aspect of gender and women's studies not covered by regular course offerings. Recommended Preparation: Junior/ senior standing, at least six prior credits in gender and women's studies courses and written permission of the instructor who will supervise the project
   Course ID: 051176
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

GWST 413 (3.00)

Language , Gender and Sexuality

In Language, Gender and Sexuality, students gain an in-depth understanding of how language, gender, and sexuality are integrated into the fabric of cultures and societies and how sociocultural contexts give meaning to linguistic practices, to categories of gender and sexuality, and to the construction of gendered, sexual, and other identities.. Students will examine and evaluate a diverse body of scholarship from linguistics, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and sociology. Critical attention will be paid to understanding the roles of language, gender and sexuality in the U.S. context, especially with regard to education and the media; we will also explore relationships between language, gender, and sexuality in the range of other Western and non-Western cultures. Students will apply what they have learned in the course to final research projects.
   Course ID: 100279
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 613, LLC 613, MLL 413, MLL 613
   Requirement Group: You must complete one of the following: GWST100 or GWST200 or LING360

GWST 433 (3.00)

Gender, Work, and Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Work and family relationships as affected by gender stratification. Topics include separation of work and family, division of household labor, gender-wage differences, occupational segregation, impact of government work, and family policies on women and men.
   Course ID: 050121
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 433
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

GWST 434 (3.00)

Gender and the Life Course

This course examines the complex interactions of two critical social constructs: gender and the life course. Material will examine how these constructs have developed over time, how they vary across cultures and historical periods and how they interact to construct very different lives for males and females in society. Specific foci of the course include demographic and biological underpinnings of gender and the life course, age stratification systems, and times of family and other life events by gender.
   Course ID: 050107
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 434
   Requirement Group: You must complete SOCY101 or GWST100 with a minimum grade of C and your academic standing must be junior.

GWST 439 (3.00)

Women in Africa and the Diaspora

This course uses the comparative approach to examine the experiences of women of African descent from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. It will introduce students to interdisciplinary and comparative theories and materials that will enable them to explore the economic, cultural, social and political roles of women in Africa and African descended women in the United States. Using comparative gender analysis as its theoretical focus with a global perspective, the course emphasizes the diverse, shared historical experiences of women of African descent as enslaved persons, colonial subjects and victims of all forms of oppression as well as agents of social change. Examined as well are their roles in society as mothers, daughters, wives and workers along with their participation in social and political movements since the abolition era. The course also highlights how such other social indexes as class, race, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds affect women's lives and roles in society. Problems and issues that directly affect them and how to improve their status in the face of increased globalization will be explored.
   Course ID: 100280
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 439

GWST 450 (1.00 - 3.00)

Internship

This course offers practical work experience in businesses, agencies and organizations dealing with women's concerns (e.g., Maryland Commission for Women, Planned Parenthood, National Women's Health Network). Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher, at least six prior credits in gender and women's studies courses and written permission of the program director.
   Course ID: 051067
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies

GWST 452 (2.00)

WILL Internship Seminar

This seminar links GWST course materials to advanced activist and leadership activities. Students coordinate and lead the WILL membership to plan and implement activist projects. Internship students also produce written guides for use by future WILL members for organizing activities. Particular attention will be paid to defining problems, creative responses, and how to build coalitions with stakeholders across the campus and wider community.
   Course ID: 051019
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 458 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy

A detailed examination of some single field of feminist philosophy. Topics will vary from year to year but are likely to include the following: feminist ethics, feminist epistemology and feminist aesthetics. In each case, the class will focus on the theoretical and practical impact of feminist thinking on these traditional areas of philosophy. We will critically discuss the relevance of women's lived experience for philosophical theorizing. Recommended Preparation: Two of the following PHIL 258, PHIL 350, PHIL 368, PHIL 371, PHIL 373, PHIL 372, GWST 480 or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050120
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PHIL 458
   Requirement Group: You must complete (2) PHIL courses (at least one 300 level), with a grade of C or better to take this class.

GWST 464 (3.00)

Studies in Women and Literature

The study of literature by or about women with an introduction to feminist literary theory and methods. The course will address questions of canonicity and a female literary tradition. It will examine the relationship between gender and genre, identify patterns of gender representation, and introduce students to key terms and questions in the scholarly study of gender and sexuality. The course topic will be announced each semester. Also listed as GWST 464.
   Course ID: 101891
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ENGL 464
   Requirement Group: You must complete any 300 level English Course with a grade of C or better

GWST 480 (3.00)

Theories of Feminism

This course examines significant debates in feminist social and political theory. The class will read major foundational and contemporary works. It takes an intersectional approach, focusing particularly on social constructions of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, class, and sexuality. It draws on U.S. and transnational feminist sources to investigate causes and consequences of gender difference, hierarchies, and inequalities. Throughout the course, consideration is also given to the relationships between feminist theory and contemporary social justice movements. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100 and 200.
   Course ID: 051020
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 485 (3.00)

Sexuality and Queer Theory

This course is a seminar in sexuality and queer theory. The primary focus is critical engagement with social, political, and cultural theories of the social construction of sexuality and sexual identities, and of the sources, causes, and effects of sexual inequality and strategies for reducing or eradicating inequality. While emphasis will be placed on theories of sexuality, substantial time will be spent on theories of how sexuality is implicated in and supported by other forms of inequality such as gender, race, ethnicity, and class.
   Course ID: 101764
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 490 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Gender and Women's Studies

Advanced investigation of selected topics in gender and women's studies. Topics will be announced each semester and the course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 051332
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Women & Poli Latin Amer, Language And Gender, Advanced Topics In Gwst, Femin & Masc Middle Age, Women & Politics:Latn Am, Seminar:Art Hist & Theor, Women in African Diaspora, Critical Studies of Pornography, Latin American Women Writers, Gender, Ideology & War in 20th Centure Europe, Environment,Science,Gender&Politics/Chemical World

GWST 491 (2.00)

WILL Senior Seminar

This WILL-only seminar serves as a capstone course for the WILL program. Students will reflect on their involvement in the program and produce plans of action to continue their activist work after graduation. Readings and assignments will help students build their toolboxes for continuing their activism and civic agency outside the university setting.
   Course ID: 051179
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 492 (3.00)

Advanced Topics in Critical Sexuality Studies

Advanced investigation of selected topics in critical sexuality studies. Topics will be announced each semester and the course may be repeated for credit. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST210 or GWST345
   Course ID: 102086
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

GWST 495 (3.00)

Colloquium: Research and Activism

The Colloquium provides an opportunity to integrate the subject matter and interdisciplinary methodologies of the major program by focusing on a significant problem in the study of gender and women's issues and activism. Emphasis is placed on student involvement in both the process and the content of gender analysis. Written and oral reports and a research paper are required.
   Course ID: 051126
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed GWST100,300 and 480

GWST 99 (0.00)

Women's Self-Defense

Drawing on feminist, queer, social, and critical race theory, this course examines the status of the body in both historical and contemporary debates about identity, representation, and politics. We tend to take the body for granted as the ground of experience and knowledge, but this course challenges that common sense, asking how the body is produced, managed, and deployed in a various ways to discipline and manage populations. We will also investigate the political possibilities of body work to resist and reshape these same disciplinary practices, paying particular attention to "queer" forms of embodiment.
   Course ID: 051367
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture