The Gender Studies Program: Courses

Additional courses may be crosslisted under GND each semester; students can search the schedule of classes on my.purchase.edu. Please refer to the academic requirements for lists of courses in various disciplines that fulfill requirements for the gender studies major.


Introduction to Gender and Sexuality
GND 1200
/ 4 credits / Every semester
An introductory and foundational course on the key concepts, themes, and theories of studies of gender and sexuality. Students engage with materials that are social, scientific, historical, literary, autobiographical, artistic, and/or philosophical in examinations of themes of human gender, sexual relationships, and the intersection of gender and sexual identity.

Human Sexuality
GND 2020
Refer to SOC 2020 in Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Women’s Self-Defense with Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
GND 2035
/ 2 credits / Every semester
The RAD system incorporates physical self-defense options developed in response to realistic situations facing women. This course covers awareness and prevention techniques, personal protection tips, and reporting procedures. Students learn to develop a defensive mind-set, respond verbally to aggression, and adopt the optimal stance for self-defense. Concludes with an opportunity for students to test their skills in realistic simulations. Also offered as PED 2035.

Women and Politics
GND 2040
Refer to POL 2040 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Queer Performances
GND 2100
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
In the past 20 years, the field of performance art has emerged as a major site of “minority” expression. At the same time, the field has been a target of the religious right’s ongoing culture wars. This course explores the works of “queer” artists in videos and texts and looks at the political, social, and artistic questions that they raise.

Citizens Living Under Islamic Laws
GND 2105
Refer to POL 2105 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Free Speech, Heresy, and Gender in Islamic Societies
GND 2350
Refer to POL 2350 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Women in America
GND 2490
Refer to HIS 2490 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Gender and Power
GND 2500
Refer to PHI 2500 in Philosophy Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Global Sexualities
GND 2755
Refer to ANT 2755 in Anthropology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Psychology of Women
GND 2860
Refer to PSY 2860 in Psychology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Women Artists and Feminist Criticism
GND 2885
Refer to ARH 2885 in Art History Undergraduate Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Lesbian and Gay Poetry
GND 3004
Refer to LIT 3004 in Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

Women and Film
GND 3025
Refer to LIT 3025 in Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

Birth and Death
GND 3035
Refer to SOC 3035 in Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Sex, Politics, and Health
GND 3045
Refer to POL 3045 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

The Lives of Women
GND 3080
Refer to HIS 3080 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Race, Gender, and the Law
GND 3090
Refer to POL 3090 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Sex Radicals in the 19th-Century U.S.
GND 3115
Refer to HIS 3115 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Riot Grrls and Radical Women
GND 3120
Refer to MSA 3120 in Media, Society, and the Arts Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description.

Feminist Theory
GND 3130
/ 4 credits / Spring
An exploration of feminist theories of women and society from Mary Wollstonecraft to the beginning of the modern women’s movement, followed by a study of the major theoretical trends of today, including liberal, socialist, separatist, and women-of-color feminism.
Prerequisite: GND 1200 or LIT 2310

Queer Media Convergence
GND 3160
Refer to MSA 3160 in Media, Society, and the Arts Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description.

Women in the Biblical/Ancient World
GND 3235
Refer to JST 3235 in Jewish Studies Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Gender Politics and Islam
GND 3240
Refer to POL 3240 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Gender and Health: International Issues
GND 3245
Refer to POL 3245 in Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Science, Technology, and Queer Theory
GND 3287
/ 4 credits / Special topic (offered irregularly)
Examines the “meeting” of scholarship in science and technology studies and queer theory. Topics include social constructionist approaches; the reception of queer theory in the social sciences; feminist critiques of scientific methods; the role of language in science; the scientific construction of bodies and identities, differences, communities, and boundaries; sexual morality and social control; and science, medicine, and the production of sexual subjects. Also offered as SOC 3287.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Women in Performance
GND 3300
Refer to THP 3300 in Theatre and Performance Courses (Conservatory of Theatre Arts) for description.

“Aren’t I a Woman?”: The Construction of Womanhood in the U.S.
GND 3375
Refer to HIS 3375 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Gay and Lesbian Theatre and Performance
GND 3520
Refer to THP 3520 in Theatre and Performance Courses (Conservatory of Theatre Arts) for description.

Queer Cinema
GND 3540
Refer to CIN 3540 in Cinema Studies Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description.

Women and Drama
GND 3600
Refer to THP 3600 in Theatre and Performance Courses (Conservatory of Theatre Arts) for description.

Gender and Popular Culture in South Asia
GND 3610
Refer to ANT 3610 in Anthropology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

American Women Writers
GND 3665
Refer to LIT 3665 in Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

Sex and Gender in Latin America
GND 3685
Refer to HIS 3685 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

History of Gender and Sexuality in the United States
GND 3695
Refer to HIS 3695 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Masculinities: Feminist Perspectives
GND 3705
Refer to SOC 3705 in Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Theories of Sexuality
GND 3725
Refer to PHI 3725 in Philosophy Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

History of Feminist Movements
GND 3727
Refer to HIS 3727 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Wives, Widows, Workers
GND 3730
Refer to HIS 3730 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Wives, Workers, Warriors
GND 3740
Refer to HIS 3740 in History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Sexuality and Society
GND 3755
Refer to SOC 3755 in Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Gender Development
PSY 3845
Refer to Psychology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Feminist Approaches to Art and Theory
GND 3885
Refer to ARH 3885 in Art History Undergraduate Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Gender Studies Junior Seminar
GND 3890
/ 4 credits / Spring
Students develop analytic, writing, research, and bibliographic skills in preparation for the senior project.
Prerequisite: GND 1200

Internship
GND 3980
/ Variable credits / Every semester
Work/study experiences are arranged individually with cooperating agencies. Students are required to complete up to 10 hours per week of supervised work, read complementary texts, and complete a paper.
Prerequisite: GND 1200

Independent Study and Tutorial
GND 3900
and 4900 / variable credits / Every semester
Faculty are available for independent studies and tutorials on a selected basis in areas not covered by coursework.

Senior Project in Gender Studies
GND 4990
/ 4 credits (per semester) / Every semester
Students work with individual faculty members to develop their senior projects. Senior projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve either representation of gender experiences through performance or visual arts, or library or field research on a subject or issue of particular relevance to gender studies. Two semesters required (8 credits total).


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