Academic Catalog

Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

WGSS 201 Introduction to Women Gender and Sexuality Studies3 cr

Explores the historical, social, political, economic, and cultural forces that inform sex, gender, and sexuality within the context of feminist movements. Students learn and engage with concepts and theoretical perspectives found in the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Understand the multiple matrices of power that shape the world and our lived experiences.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS), Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WMST)  
WGSS 202 Feminist Theory3 cr

Analyzes and evaluates historical and contemporary feminist works tracing the origins of feminist theories within various local and global contexts. Discuss the development and waves of feminist theory via social and political spheres, women of color feminisms, and intersectional and postmodern forms of feminist theory.

Prerequisite: WGSS 201  
Attributes: Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WMST)  
WGSS 395 Special Topics in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies3 cr

Examines in depth a specific topic area in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Provides advanced work in women, gender, and sexuality studies literature, theory, and/or research in a topic area. Content identified by subtitle.

Prerequisite: WGSS 201  
Attributes: Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WMST)  
Repeatable: Unlimited Credits  
WGSS 500 Independent Study1-3 cr

Open to juniors or seniors who wish to study in depth a particular topic related to women, gender, and sexuality studies by drawing upon the perspectives of at least two different disciplines (or MCLA departments). An affiliated Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor faculty member must be the sponsor of the project.

Prerequisite: Junior/senior status and WGSS Minor  
Attributes: Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WMST)  
Repeatable: maximum of 12 credits