Women's/Gender Studies Courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

WG courses change quite frequently, as the program continually works to offer our minors new avenues for exploring questions related to women, gender and sexuality.  Some of our past and present courses include the following.  However, minors are encouraged to check the course listings every semester for courses.

ANT 324 Culture and Sex
ANT 329 Women, Culture and the World
ANT 382 Gender and Archeology
ARH 320 Issues in Contemporary Art
ARH 321 Race and Gender in American Art
COM 386 Gender and Communication
COR 326 Human Sexuality
COR 327 Women, Culture and Development
COR 332 Wonder Women: History and Rhetoric
COR 338 American Adolescence
COR 344 The Camera Eye, the Camera I
COR 345 Gender issues in Education
COR 346 Childbirth
COR 357 Women, Culture and Development
COR 361 Sex and Society
COR 369 Men and Masculinity
COR 395 The Politics of Beauty
COR 403 The Other Others: Francophone Women’s Voices
COR 406 Women’s Health Issues
COR 369 Women in Music
DAN 320 Dance and Gender
ECO 317 Gender and Development
ENG 333 Women in Literature: Feminist Approaches
ENG 356 The Novel: British Women Writers
ENG 361 Gender Issues in Cinema
GST 207 India’s Identities: Religion, Caste and Gender in Contemporary South India
GST 212 Women, Men and Society
GST 242 Guatemala: Culture and Service
GST 245 Barbados: Culture, Sport and Media
GST 269 Women and Global Leadership
HST 355 Oral History: N.C. Women
HST 364 History of Women in the United States
HST 466 Women and Gender in Antiquity
HST 467 Gender and Sexuality in the U.S.
HSS 311 Social Policy and Inequality
HSS 349 Violence in Families
INT/POL 141 International Relations
MUS 469 Women in Music
PHL 320 Reclaiming Democracy
PHL 345 Feminist Philosophy
POL 316 Gender and American Politics
POL 384 Women and American Politics
PSY 215 Psychology of Personal Relationships
PSY 315 Psychology of Sex and Gender
PSY 367 Psychological Perspectives on Human Sexuality
REL 201 Buddhist Traditions
REL 326 Sex Lives of Saints: Sex, Gender and Family in Early Christianity
REL 343 Women, Violence and Resistance
REL 360 Hindu Goddesses: From Myths to Movies
REL 361 Women, Religion and Ethnography
REL 363 Women in Islam: Veneration, Veils and Voices
SOC 311 Sociology of Families
SOC 312 Sociology of Interpersonal Violence and Relationship Health
SOC 345 Sociocultural Perspectives on Gender
SOC 389 Women, Culture and the World
WGS 110 Sex and Gender
WGS 371-79 Special Topics in Women’s/Gender Studies
WGS 461-69 Seminars on Various Topics
WGS 481 Internship in Women’s/Gender Studies (one to four semester hours) or discipline-specific internship cross-listed with WGS
WGS 491 Independent Study (1-4 sh)
WGS 499 Independent Research (1-4 sh)
 

*Courses cross-listed with disciplines will be offered with a WG suffix or a statement in the course description.

Course descriptions

WGS 110. SEX AND GENDER 4 sh
This course addresses the following issues: the difference between sex and gender, how sex and gender are socially constructed; the relationship between sex, gender and sexuality; and the various types of feminisms. Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to critically explore how these identities  intersect with each other as well as with other identities such as race, class, physical ability and so on, and consider how their own identities are constructed. Counts as Civilization or Society. There are no prerequisites.
 
WGS 300. CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN FEMINISM 4 sh
This interdisciplinary course, designed for students ready to do advanced work, will explore several of the most highly contested issues within feminist though and activism. Particular attention will be paid to writings by women marginalized by race, class, nationality and/or sexuality. Students will be expected to undertake a research project and/or activism. Prerequisite: Two courses in the WGS curriculum. Offered spring semester.
 
WGS 371-79. SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S/GENDER STUDIES 4 sh
 
WGS 461-69. SEMINARS ON VARIOUS TOPICS 4 sh
These interdisciplinary seminars combine two or more approaches in feminist and/or gender scholarship, with varying concentrations on significant topics. Prerequisites: Junior standing and two WGS courses.
 
WGS 481. INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S/GENDER STUDIES 1-4 sh
Teaching, research, service and occupational internships focusing on women/gender issues are offered. Prerequisites: Two WGS courses and permission of coordinator. 
 
WGS 491. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-4 sh
 
WGS 499. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH 1-4 sh

 

This page was updated July 3, 2014.