Women's and Gender Studies (WAGS)

WAGS-2310 Introduction to Women's Studies
Description
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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities
WAGS-2350 Introduction to Feminist Theory
Description
An introduction 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 school of criticism; and/or involvement in community activism.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
WAGS-2351 Intro to Queer Studies
Description
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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
WAGS-2352 Introduction to Gender Studies
Description
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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters
WAGS-3117 Gender Studies Colloquium
Description
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.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3118 Women's Studies Colloquium
Description
The colloquium meets under direction of faculty of the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Session topic 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.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3119 Queer Studies Colloquium
Description
The Queer Studies Colloquium analyzes the variety of gender identities and representations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual topics. In addition, this course help 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.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3122 Women's and Gender Studies Internship
Description
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 program co-chairs required.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3175 Science, Gender, and Sexuality Colloquium
Description
This team-taught course investigates scientific approaches to sexuality and gender. To be taught by faculty from various scientific disciplines. Prerequisite: WAGS 2350, 2351, or 2352, or consent of instructor.
Credits
1 credit
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3217 Gender Studies Colloquium
Description
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.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3218 Women's Studies Colloquium
Description
The colloquium meets under direction of faculty of the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Session topic 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.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3219 Queer Studies Colloquium
Description
The Queer Studies Colloquium analyzes the variety of gender identities and representations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual topics. In addition, this course help 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.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3275 Science, Gender, and Sexuality Colloquium
Description
This team-taught course investigates scientific approaches to sexuality and gender. To be taught by faculty from various scientific disciplines. Prerequisite: WAGS 2350, 2351, or 2352, or consent of instructor.
Credits
2 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3317 Gender Studies Colloquium
Description
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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3318 Women's Studies Colloquium
Description
The colloquium meets under direction of faculty of the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Session topic 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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3319 Queer Studies Colloquium
Description
The Queer Studies Colloquium analyzes the variety of gender identities and representations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual topics. In addition, this course help 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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3375 Science, Gender, and Sexuality Colloquium
Description
This team-taught course investigates scientific approaches to sexuality and gender. To be taught by faculty from various scientific disciplines. Prerequisite: WAGS 2350, 2351, or 2352, or consent of instructor.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3401 The History of Sexuality: Sex and Gender In Modernity
Description
This course will examine the concept of sexuality (and related concepts like "gender" and "love") in a selection of texts from the Greeks to the present day. It will trace two concepts of sexual desire that have competed in European history: desire as dangerous and disorderly; and desire as productive, even revolutionary. In doing so, the course will trace changing attitudes toward sexuality through some historical paradigm shifts in European history and consider how the history of sexuality has evolved from an earlier marginalized status to a central place in contemporary cultural thought. In this way, the course will define sexuality broadly as both individual identity and cultural category and will include discussions of sexuality in its institutional and discursive contexts.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Interdisciplinary Clusters, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
WAGS-3417 Gender Studies Colloquium
Description
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.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
WAGS-3418 Women's Studies Colloquium
Description
The colloquium meets under direction of faculty of the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee. Session topic 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.
Credits
4 credits
Level
Upper Division
Sarah E. Erickson
Sarah E. Erickson, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Assistant Professor, Communication
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Amy L. Stone, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Dania Abreu-Torres
Dania E. Abreu-Torres, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Rosana Blanco-Cano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Jenny Browne, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, English
Anene Ejikeme
Anene Ejikeme, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History
Sajida Jalalzai
Sajida Jalalzai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Religion
Debra Ochoa
Debra Ochoa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Willis Salomon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Gina Anne Tam
Gina Anne Tam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History
Angela Tarango
Angela Tarango, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religion

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