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Trinity University
Women's and Gender Studies

 

 

TU's 2010 Production of The Vagina Monologues

FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

ROSANA BLANCO-CANO, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures; Co-Director

 

ANDREW KANIA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philosophy

 

DEBRA OCHOA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

 

BLADIMIR RUIZ, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

 

CLAUDIA STOKES, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English

 

AMY L. STONE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

 

MARY ANN TÉTREAULT, Ph.D., Una Chapman Cox Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Political Science

 

RITA E. URQUIJO-RUIZ, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures; Co-Director

 

For information about the program, please contact one of the Co-Directors:

 

ROSANA BLANCO-CANO

rosana.blanco-cano@trinity.edu

210-999-7531

 

RITA E. URQUIJO-RUIZ,

rita.urquijoruiz@trinity.edu

210-999-7898

 


CURRENT & UPCOMING COURSES

 

 

  Current - Fall 2010
ANTH 4352 Body & Society: Seminar (McGuire)

ARTH 3351

19th Century Art (Schreyach)

CLAS 3303

Greek and Roman Drama (Jenkins)

ENGL 3335

Greek and Roman Drama (Jenkins)

ENGL 3327-1/2

Contemporary Literary (Grissom)\

HIST 3363

Early American Social History (Salvucci)

PHIL 3354

Philosophy of Gender (Kania)

SOCI 3313

Social Movements (Stone)

SOCI 4352

Mind, Body & Society: Seminar (McGuire)

SPAN 4348

Spanish American Women Writers (Blanco-Cano)

WAGS 3122

Women’s and Gender Studies Internship

 

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THE MINOR:

 The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the cultural construction of gender and sexuality from a variety of academic perspectives. Classes investigate gender in relation to such topics as race and class; women’s history and power; men’s studies; and queer studies and theory.

Students interested in declaring a Women’s and Gender Studies minor should contact the Co-Directors of the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee.

 

THE REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements for a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies are as follows:

I. 

19 semester hours consisting of at least one core course and courses from at least two of the categories listed under Supporting Courses: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Students may take up to three hours of Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquia.

II.  

No more than 6 hours can overlap with a student’s primary major

III. 

No more than 6 hours can be taken from a single department listed below under Supporting Courses.

IV. 

At least 9 hours must be upper-division courses.

*

WAGS (Women's and Gender Studies Internship) is strongly recommended for all WAGS minors.

 

 

GENERAL COURSES

 

WAGS 2310

Introduction to Women’s Studies

 

A feminist perspective on work, family, sexuality, identity formation, class stratification, racial and cultural diversity, and cultural representations of gender. Overview of the history of the women’s movement and historical and contemporary debate among feminists.

 

 

WAGS 2350

Introduction to Feminist Theory

 

An introductory survey of feminist theory, both as an intellectual, philosophical tradition and as a program of political activism. At the discretion of the instructor, this course may entail a history of feminist theory; an engagement in specific debates or schools of criticism; and/or involvement in community activism.

 

 

WAGS 2351

Introduction to Queer Studies

 

An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies. Topics may include a historical survey of homosexuality and the Gay Rights movement; queer theory; psychoanalysis and psychology of sexuality; film and media studies; discussion of current events.

 

 

WAGS 2352

Introduction to Gender Studies

 

An introductory survey of the interdisciplinary field of gender studies. Topics may include masculinity and men’s studies; feminism and the construction of femininity; sexuality; and queer theory.

 

 

WAGS 3-17

Gender Studies Colloquium

 

This course analyzes gender and sexuality by addressing topics organized under themes selected by participating faculty through class discussions, lectures, student presentations, and visiting speakers. Students may enroll in the colloquium no more than three times.

 

 

WAGS 3-18

Women’s Studies Colloquium

 

The colloquium meets under direction of faculty of the Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Session topics are organized around themes selected by the Advisory Committee, to be explored through class discussions, faculty research, student presentations, and visiting lecturers. Students may enroll in the colloquium no more than three times.

 

 

WAGS 3-19

Queer Studies Colloquium

 

The Queer Studies Colloquium analyzes the variety of gender identities and representations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual topics. In addition, this course helps understand conventional heterosexuality within a broader context. Session topics are organized around themes selected by University faculty, to be explored through class discussions, lectures, student presentations, and visiting speakers. Students may enroll in the colloquium no more than three times.

 

 

WAGS 3122

Women’s and Gender Studies Internship

 

Entails work experience with issues pertaining to women, gender, or sexuality. Students are expected to select a suitable forum for such work, whether on or off-campus, and to arrange for their own employment. Students may also apply to intern with the Women’s History Month Planning Committee. Consent of Women’s and Gender Studies Co-Directors required.

 

 

WAGS 3-75

Science, Gender, and Sexuality Colloquium

 

This team-taught course investigates scientific approaches to sexuality and gender. To be taught by faculty from various scientific disciplines.

Prerequisite: WAGS 2350, 2351, 2352, or consent of instructor.

 


                             CORE COURSES

WAGS 2310

Introduction to Women’s Studies

WAGS 2350

Introduction to Feminist Theory

WAGS 2351

Introduction to Queer Studies

WAGS 2352

Introduction to Gender Studies


SUPPORTING COURSES

                                                 Humanities

ARTH 3341

Early Renaissance Art in Italy

ARTH 3347

Art of the Eighteenth Century

ARTH 3350

Neo-Classicalism to Realism

ARTH 3351

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

ARTH 3392

Women’s Studies in Art History

CHIN 3312

Chinese Cinema: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (also listed as ML&L 3303)

CLAS 1307

Gender and Identity in the Ancient World (also listed as HIST 1311)

CLAS 3303

Greek and Roman Drama (also listed as DRAM 3325 and ENGL 3322)

CLAS 3304

The Ancient Romance and Novel

COMM 3325

Special Topics in Communication Media: Women Journalists in Film and Novel

COMM 3325

Special Topics in Communication Media: Queer Theory and Mass Media

DRAM 3325

Greek and Roman Drama (also listed as CLAS 3303 and ENGL 3322)

ENGL 3322

Greek and Roman Drama (also listed as CLAS 3303 and DRAM 3325)

ENGL 3327

Contemporary Literature

ENGL 3337

Literary Theory

ENGL 3366

19th-Century British Fiction: The Marriage Market and the Money Market

ENGL 3375

Postmodern Literature

ENGL 4320

Studies in Early Modern British Literature: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the Subject of Sexuality

ENGL 4320

Studies in Early Modern British Literature: The Performance of Gender, Wyatt to Shakespeare

ENGL 4322

Studies in 19th-Century British Literature: Aesthete to Decadent: Literature of the 1890s

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: Literature and Culture on the Latino/a Borderlands

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: Sentimentalism: Nineteenth Century Literature and American Femininity

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: The New Woman

ENGL 4323

Studies in American Literature: Queering the Nineteenth Century

ENGL 4325

Seminars in Literary Periods: The Woman Question in Victorian England

ENGL 4325

Seminars in Literary Periods:  Modernism and Women

ENGL 4326

Seminars on Individual Authors: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf

ENGL 4326

Seminars on Individual Authors: Jane Austen

ENGL 4326

Seminars on Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf

GERM 4301

Genre Studies in German Literature: Gender in the German Novella

GERM 4310

Seminar in German Literature: Frauenliteratur

GERM 4310

Seminar in German Literature: Women and War

HIST 1311

Gender and Identity in the Ancient World (also listed as CLAS 1307)

HIST 3300

Gender Matters in African History

HIST 3332

Culture and Society in Early Modern Europe

HIST 3363

Early American Social History

HIST 4400

Seminar in African History: Life Histories of African Women

ML&L 3303

Chinese Cinema: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (also listed as CHIN 3312)

ML&L 3310

French Literature in Translation: Versions of Feminism

ML&L 3310

French Literature in Translation: The French Novel

MUSC 1345

Women and Music

PHIL 3354

Philosophy and Gender

PLSI 1332

Film, Literature, and Politics of the Third World

RELI 3301

Gender and Religion

SPAN 4338

Spanish Women Writers

SPAN 4348

Spanish American Women Writers

SPAN 4349

Sexualities in Hispanic Literatures and Films

SPAN 4391

Special Topics: Genero y memoria en el Cono Sur

SPAN 4391

Special Topics: Chicana Feminisms

SPCH 4391

Special Topics in Public Communication: Rhetoric of the Women’s Movement


                                                        Social Sciences

ANTH 3329

Sexuality and Society (also listed as SOCI 3329)

ANTH 3331

Language, Culture and Society (also listed as SOCI 3331)

ANTH 3358

The Anthropology of International Relations

COMM 3325

Special Topics in Communication Media: Gays and Lesbians in Popular Culture

COMM 3325

Special Topics in Communication Media: Popular Culture, Gender, and Communication

PLSI 3347

Gender and International Relations

PLSI 3349

Special Topics in International Politics: Women in Islam

PSYC 2323

Psychology of Gender

PSYC 3322

Social Development

SOCI 2311

Sociology of Sex Roles

SOCI 2312

Sociology of Marriage and the Family Experience

SOCI 2313

Social Movements

SOCI 3329

Sexuality and Society (also listed as ANTH 3329)

SOCI 3331

Language, Culture and Society (also listed as ANTH 3331)

SOCI 3332

Sociology of Health and Illness (also listed as URBS 3332)

SOCI 4352

Mind, Body and Society: Seminar

URBS 3332

Sociology of Health and Illness (also listed as SOCI 3332)


                                             Natural Sciences

WAGS 3-75

Science, Gender, and Sexuality


                                                Colloquia

WAGS 3-17

Gender Studies Colloquium

WAGS 3-18

Women’s Studies Colloquium

WAGS 3-19

Queer Studies Colloquium

 

 

  * Note: Special topics courses are approved by the advisory committee only for the specific topic listed.

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS ON CAMPUS RELATED TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

     

Be your own hero!

                         

                      Sexual Diversity Alliance

                     President: Michael Rodriguez

                       (e-mail: sexualdiversityalliance@gmail.com)

 

 

                                Students for the Advancement of Gender Equality

                         Co-Presidents: Montse Garcia and Jennifer Ratliff

 

 

 

                Women And Gender Studies Resources:

                                                            San Antonio Specific Sites:

 

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

(todos somos esperanza)

 

International Woman's Day

(San Antonio March and Rally)

 

The Rape Crisis Center

(San Antonio RCC: serving children, women, and men)

 

Planned Parenthood

(Trust of San Antonio and South Central Texas)

 

 

Other Interesting Links:

 

Andrea Gibson- "Swingset"

(A poem about being Gender-Queering)

 

A Chicana Feminist website

(“Making Face, Making Soul”)

 

Chicana/Latina Studies Webpage

(“Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social”)

 

Feministing.com

(“an online community for feminists and their allies”)

 

Gloria Anzaldua, Chicana Queer Feminist

(engage in the study of the intellectual and spiritual work of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa.)

 

GRRRL Zine Resource

(how to write feminist zines)

 

LANIC

(Latin American Network Information Center)

 

Queer Theory

(“resources in Queer Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields”)

 

Red Feminista

(Red Feminista Latinoamericana y del Caribe por una vida sin violencia para las mujeres)

 

University LGBT/Queer Programs

(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual/ Queer Studies in the USA and Canada)

 

Women's History Month

(Celebrate women’s History this March)

 

 

 

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 Updated May 10, 2010