Current Course Offerings


Lecture classroomSpring 2018 Course Offerings

Registration for spring classes ends January 4, 2018

Contact information for all of our Women's and Gender Studies Professors can be found here.

WGST 1101: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Candis E. Bond / MWF 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

An interdisciplinary course designed to provide a foundation for the Women’s and Gender Studies minor. Topics include the history of the women’s rights movement, intersectional identities and interlocking forms of oppression, gender representation, reproductive justice, heteronormativity, gendered violence, and more.

WGST/ENGL 4310: Studies in Feminism

Dr. Christina M. Heckman / MW 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

This course will examine premodern women’s writing in relation to material culture. Students will produce a collaborative digital project incorporating writers such as Rābi‘ah-‘i Balkhī (Persia), Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (Andalusia), Heloise (France), Li Qingzhao (China), Lalleshwari (Kashmir), and Christine de Pizan (Italy/France).

WGST/FREN 4950: Studies in Feminism: French Feminism

Dr. Liana Babayan / MWF 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the question of French feminism, starting with publication of Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex in 1949 and retracing the genesis of French feminism to contemporary French society.

WGST/COMM 4120: Gender & Communication

Dr. Pamela Ann Hayward / MWF 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

This course explores gendered communication patterns in a variety of contexts and examines how communication creates and reinforces gender. Theories that explain how culture shapes gendered communication and how gendered communication
shapes culture will be examined.

WGST/SOCI/CRJU 4336: Gender & Victimization

Dr. Allison J. Foley / TR 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A sociological analysis of crime victims and victim-service agencies. Traces the historical development of the field of victimology. Examines the influence of gender on victimization experiences and practices of criminal justice.

WGST 4442: Gender & Society

Dr. Melissa A. Powell-Williams / Online

A course surrounding sociological insight and concepts, involving observing, interpreting, and analyzing the social processes that create, reinforce, and change gender roles and the statuses of women and men in society.

WGST 4950/HIST 4030: Witchcraft, Law, & Culture

Dr. Ruth Estella McClelland-Nugent / MW 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

An examination of beliefs and practices related to witchcraft and popular magic, with an emphasis of cultural and legal responses to this alleged phenomenon. This course includes a special emphasis on gendered aspects and social consequences of
witchcraft beliefs and persecutions.

WGST/HIST 4021A: History of Women

Dr. Brandy T. Wells / TR 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This course will examine the experiences of African-American women in the U.S. from the colonial period through the late 20th century. Students will seek to understand how this population contended with the burdens of race, gender, and class, and
worked to define their own lives.

WGST/HIST 4021B: Gender & Sexuality in China

Dr. Sandrine E. Curtis / MWF 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.


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