Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Women and Gender Studies (WGS)

WGS 201  -  Women's and Gender Studies: Frameworks and Issues,  4 credits.  

This course is an introduction to the study of women and theories of gender from different disciplinary and cultural perspectives. It is designed to help students achieve a more complex and inclusive portrait of humanity by using gender as a category of analysis, along with other variables such as race, ethnicity, class and sexuality. Students will be introduced to feminist theory and scholarship, in addition to exploring issues such as family and work, creativity and spirituality, women's reproductive health and women's relationships to their bodies. This course will explore differences among women both in the U.S. and globally.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester, Every Year - Second Semester  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U  
WGS 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
WGS 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
WGS 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the program director for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
WGS 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
WGS 490  -  Practicum,  2-4 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis