The Gender Studies Program: Courses

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
SOC 2020
Refer to 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.
Note: GND 2035 does not count as one of the five gender studies electives required for the major.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feminism, Art, and Performance
SOC 3005
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

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

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

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

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

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

Queer Politics in the U.S.
POL 3095
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

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

Riot Grrls and Radical Women
MSA 3120
Refer to 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
MSA 3160
Refer to Media, Society, and the Arts Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description.

War and Gender in 20th-Century Europe
HIS 3165
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Women Artists in the 20th Century
ARH 3187
Refer to Art History Undergraduate Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

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

Islamic State, Gender, and Sexuality
POL 3255
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

Science and Technology Studies
SOC 3287
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description.

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

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

LGBTQ Theatre and Performance
THP 3525
Refer to Theatre and Performance Courses (Conservatory of Theatre Arts) for description.

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

Virginia Woolf
LIT 3575
Refer to Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

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

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

Austen
LIT 3673
Refer to Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zora Neale Hurston
LIT 3845
Refer to Literature Courses: 3000–3999 (School of Humanities) for description.

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

Internship
GND 3995
/ 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

Tutorial and Independent Study
GND 3996
and 3997 / Variable credits / Every semester
Faculty are available for independent studies and tutorials on a selected basis in areas not covered by coursework.

Senior Project I and II
SPJ 4990
and 4991 / 4 credits (per semester) / Every year
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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