WGSS-125 FA4
Gender in Society
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Omar,S 
 
 
TF      09:45AM 11:00AM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Omar,S 
 
 
TF      11:20AM 12:35PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
WGSS-150 FA2
Women's Voices Thru Time
OPEN
001
 
03.00
Okopny,C 
 
 
MTH     11:20AM 12:35PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
002
 
03.00
 
 
 
MTH     04:05PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
003
 
03.00
Williams,S 
 
 
TF      12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
004
 
03.00
Tevault,E 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
005
 
03.00
Okopny,C 
 
 
MTH     08:10AM 09:25AM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
006
 
03.00
Long,K 
 
 
 
Instructional Method: Online.
WGSS-240 FA4
Sexualities Studies
OPEN
002
 
03.00
 
 
 
MTH     12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
OPEN
003
 
03.00
 
 
 
MTH     02:30PM 03:45PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
WGSS-350
Interpreting Gender in Culture
OPEN
001
Gay and Lesbian Documentary 
03.00
Connelly,R 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Gay and Lesbian Documentary (3) This course follows the evolution of gay and lesbian themed documentary film within the historical context of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. Students examine the emerging voice of the gay documentarian and discuss the topics of these films as they advance through themes of persecution, activism, and diversity within the gay and lesbian community.
OPEN
002
Feminist Artists of Diaspora 
03.00
Williams,S 
 
 
W       11:20AM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Feminist Artists of the Diaspora: Creative Global Transformations (3) This course examines intersections of feminism, race, and post-colonialism manifest in women's creative work born of the African Diaspora. In particular, it explores how "African" women visual, music, literary, and performance artists in the United States, the English-speaking Caribbean, and Africa create formidable statements about globalism, demonstrating the power of art as a transformative personal and political tool.
(Meets with AFAM 396 001)
OPEN
004
Global Ecofeminisms 
03.00
Okopny,C 
 
 
MTH     04:05PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Global Ecofeminisms (3) This course examines environmental issues from an interdisciplinary feminist perspective, to better understand how living in a gendered society shapes the way we define and solve environmental problems. Students explore concepts such as ecofeminism, eco-citizenship, environmental justice, and environmental racism and how they operate within the global North and global South, working to answer questions such as who is more likely to be affected by environmental problems; why women are expected to do the majority of environmental caretaking; and what role race, class, gender, sexuality, and location play in one's experience of the environment.
OPEN
005
Geograph of Gend/Dev in Africa 
03.00
 
 
 
 
Geographies of Gender and Development in Africa (3) Offered in Nairobi, Kenya through the AU Abroad program, this course investigates a number of competing conceptions of development within the African context from a gendered perspective. The underlying political, economic, social, and gender dynamics that make development a continuing global problem are explored by looking at issues such as health and reproductive rights, livelihoods and land rights, human security, and political participation. It examines women's contributions to, challenges to, and revisions of the terms of key conceptual and political debates in development.
OPEN
006
Spain: Long Walk to Equality 
03.00
 
 
 
 
The Long Walk to Equality: Moving towards Change in Spain (3) A comprehensive course which investigates gender identity, equality, and feminism in Spain. The course informs students about the role of women in Spain and approaches the subject from both a historical and contemporary point of view. Students are introduced to both political and social movements taking place in modern day Spain that affect the role of women in society. Other key points addressed include the historic role of Spanish women under Francisco Franco and through the transition to democracy, domestic violence, and women in the media. Offered through the AU Abroad program in Madrid, Spain.
OPEN
007
Sexuality and Social Media 
03.00
Woods,S 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Sexuality and Social Media (3) This course examines the interplay between sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and social media. Students explore advantages and disadvantages of the growth of social media as it pertains to sex and sexuality, and how the evolution of online communication and social networks has encouraged sexual expression, sex education, and activism. Topics include how social media use has increased fear, misinformation, prejudice, and harassment, as well as the impact of social media on relationships and forming identities. Students explore and read a variety of sources including academic texts, documentaries, feminist theory, queer theory, and case studies. Meets with AMST-340 001.
(Meets with AMST 340 001)
WGSS-400
Feminist, Gender, Sexulty Thry
Prerequisite: WGSS-125 and one other WGSS course.
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Weis,L 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
(Meets with WGSS 600 002)
WGSS-491
Internship
Prerequisite: WGSS-125. Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L 
 
 
 
WGSS-496
Selected Topics:Non-recurring
OPEN
001
Queer Studies 
03.00
Christensen,K 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Queer Studies (3) This course considers queer approaches to, including theoretical influences/critical thinking about, sex, gender, and sexuality. It maps a trajectory from feminist and feminist of color critiques to current queer theoretical approaches, assuming the term queer as both a destabilizer of identities as well as a contemporary framework for thinking critically about gender and desire. Meets with WGSS-696 001.
(Meets with WGSS 696 001)
OPEN
003
Woman as Witch 
01.00
De Saint Felix,C 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/15/18 02/16/18
 
Woman as Witch (1) Witchcraft persecutions have resulted in death for thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, over the course of centuries. This course seeks explanations for the witch craze, focusing primarily on the gendered nature of rhetoric employed to persecute suspected witchcraft, with special attention to Malleus Maleficarum (often translated The Hammer of Witches), a fifteenth century treatise encouraging violent extermination of witches. Through a mix of historical and theoretical analysis, students come to understand how and why this rhetoric lingers in the consciousness of the West into our current age. Meets with WGSS-696 003.
(Meets with WGSS 696 003)
OPEN
004
Documenting the AIDS Crisis 
01.00
Connelly,R 
 
 
S       10:00AM 02:30PM  TBA  TBA    02/10/18 02/24/18
 
Documenting the AIDS Crisis (1) In the decades since AIDS was first identified in medical literature, documentary films have been designed to educate, motivate, and change American society's response to the disease. AIDS-themed documentaries have challenged the stigma around HIV/AIDS, inspired AIDS activism and advocacy, and underscored AIDS as a public health crisis. This course follows the history of these films, highlighting significant examples of the AIDS-themed documentary film as investigative journalism, personal video diary, and propaganda tool. Meets with WGSS-696 004.
(Meets with WGSS 696 004)
OPEN
005
Black Feminisms 
03.00
Mensah,S 
 
 
TF      12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Black Feminisms (3) This course explores questions that are central to both historical and contemporary understandings of Black feminisms. The interdisciplinary course explores themes including the relationship between theory and practice, Black feminist epistemologies, notions of family and community, sexuality, race/racism, and social and economic inequalities. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the ways in which Black feminists have functioned as pioneers in both anti-racist and feminist thought. Meets with WGSS-696 005 AFAM-496 001.
(Meets with WGSS 696 005 AFAM 496 001)
OPEN
006
Senior Capstone in CRGC 
03.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Senior Capstone in Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies (3) This seminar serves as the capstone course for the various programs that comprise Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies (CRGC). Building on previous coursework, students conduct original research in their area of study with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, culminating in a final thesis or project, with opportunities to share ideas, receive feedback from peers and faculty, and work collaboratively. Meets with AMST-496 001 ASIA-496 001 AWST-496 001.
(Meets with AMST 496 001 ASIA 496 001 AWST 496 001)
OPEN
007
Women in the Wilderness 
01.00
Tevault,E 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    03/21/18 03/28/18
S 10:00AM 02:00PM TBA TBA 03/24/18 03/31/18
 
Women in the Wilderness (1) This course explores the notion of wilderness as gendered. In the Western world, wilderness is variously construed as pure and unspoiled, the antithesis of culture, a threatening "other" to be tamed. In fictional and non-fictional accounts, encounter with wilderness is framed in and through white, ableist, male-embodied masculinity. Students examine alternate narratives, both contemporary and historical, that reconceptualize wilderness, challenge dualistic, gendered accounts of "the wild," and/or imagine the outdoors as a retreat open to non-normative or hegemonically masculine bodies and persons. Meets with WGSS-696 007.
(Meets with WGSS 696 007)
WGSS-600
Feminist, Gender, Sexulty Thry
OPEN
002
 
03.00
Weis,L 
 
 
T       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
(Meets with WGSS 400 002)
WGSS-691
Internship
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L 
 
 
 
WGSS-696
Selected Topics:Non-recurring
OPEN
001
Queer Studies 
03.00
Christensen,K 
 
 
M       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Queer Studies (3) This course considers queer approaches to, including theoretical influences/critical thinking about, sex, gender, and sexuality. It maps a trajectory from feminist and feminist of color critiques to current queer theoretical approaches, assuming the term queer as both a destabilizer of identities as well as a contemporary framework for thinking critically about gender and desire. Meets with WGSS-496 001.
(Meets with WGSS 496 001)
OPEN
003
Woman as Witch 
01.00
De Saint Felix,C 
 
 
T       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    01/15/18 02/16/18
 
Woman as Witch (1) Witchcraft persecutions have resulted in death for thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, over the course of centuries. This course seeks explanations for the witch craze, focusing primarily on the gendered nature of rhetoric employed to persecute suspected witchcraft, with special attention to Malleus Maleficarum (often translated The Hammer of Witches), a fifteenth century treatise encouraging violent extermination of witches. Through a mix of historical and theoretical analysis, students come to understand how and why this rhetoric lingers in the consciousness of the West into our current age. Meets with WGSS-496 003.
(Meets with WGSS 496 003)
OPEN
004
Documenting the AIDS Crisis 
01.00
Connelly,R 
 
 
S       10:00AM 02:30PM  TBA  TBA    02/10/18 02/24/18
 
Documenting the AIDS Crisis (1) In the decades since AIDS was first identified in medical literature, documentary films have been designed to educate, motivate, and change American society's response to the disease. AIDS-themed documentaries have challenged the stigma around HIV/AIDS, inspired AIDS activism and advocacy, and underscored AIDS as a public health crisis. This course follows the history of these films, highlighting significant examples of the AIDS-themed documentary film as investigative journalism, personal video diary, and propaganda tool. Meets with WGSS-496 004.
(Meets with WGSS 496 004)
OPEN
005
Black Feminisms 
03.00
Mensah,S 
 
 
TF      12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Black Feminisms (3) This course explores questions that are central to both historical and contemporary understandings of Black feminisms. The interdisciplinary course explores themes including the relationship between theory and practice, Black feminist epistemologies, notions of family and community, sexuality, race/racism, and social and economic inequalities. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the ways in which Black feminists have functioned as pioneers in both anti-racist and feminist thought. Meets with WGSS-496 005 AFAM-496 001.
(Meets with WGSS 496 005 AFAM 496 001)
OPEN
007
Women in the Wilderness 
01.00
Tevault,E 
 
 
W       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    03/21/18 03/28/18
S 10:00AM 02:00PM TBA TBA 03/24/18 03/31/18
 
Women in the Wilderness (1) This course explores the notion of wilderness as gendered. In the Western world, wilderness is variously construed as pure and unspoiled, the antithesis of culture, a threatening "other" to be tamed. In fictional and non-fictional accounts, encounter with wilderness is framed in and through white, ableist, male-embodied masculinity. Students examine alternate narratives, both contemporary and historical, that reconceptualize wilderness, challenge dualistic, gendered accounts of "the wild," and/or imagine the outdoors as a retreat open to non-normative or hegemonically masculine bodies and persons. Meets with WGSS-496 007.
(Meets with WGSS 496 007)