WGST - WOMEN�S STUDIES

WGST - 1170   COMPOSITION II: WOMEN IN SOCIETY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 1170.  Analytical writing about women�s roles and identities.  (not for major credit)  Prerequisite: ENGL 1100, 1110

WGST - 2010   INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES: GENDER, SEX AND DIFFERENCE
[3 hours]  Interdisciplinary introduction to gender studies.  Critically examines competing theories of gender and sex identification, construction, and biological determinism.  Considers ethical issues regarding differences of gender, sex, and sexuality.

WGST - 2400   WOMEN�S ROLES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SOSC 2400.  The course focuses on the current and evolving social, economic, and political status of women in the United States and selected non-Western  societies.

WGST - 2610   WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSC 2210.  An examination of the role of women in the American political system with special attention to the socializing  experiences, political power bases and legal status.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

WGST - 2980  SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN�S AND GENDER STUDIES
[3 hours]  Study of selected topics relevant to Women�s and Gender Studies.  May be repeated for major or minor credit when topic varies.

WGST - 3010   ISSUES IN WOMEN�S STUDIES
[3 hours]  Required for the major.  An interdisciplinary introduction to basic works of feminist thought, feminist  methodologies, and current issues in the field world-wide.

WGST - 3020   VISUAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ART 3820. Writing intensive (WAC) course.  This non-studio course focuses on the ways images reflect and shape our understanding of gender.  Students will learn to analyze visual material in order to identify and articulate their cultural significance in relation to gender.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of English Composition

WGST - 3320   PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSY 3020.  Explore and critique theories and research related to the psychology of women.  Life span development in women, the validity of the study of gender differences, and selected topics relevant to women�s mental health will be addressed.  Prerequisite: At least one PSY course

WGST - 3550   FEMINISM AND PHILOSOPHY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PHIL 3540.  An examination of feminist perspectives in philosophy, exploring the relevance of gender to central questions in ethics, political theory, and epistemology.

WGST - 3650   ECONOMICS OF GENDER
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ECON 3050.  Analysis of labor market outcomes and income distribution characteristics resulting from gender differences; Gender-related economic outcomes; the feminization of poverty, persistent male-female wage differential, expanding proportion of female headed households.  Prerequisite: ECON 1150, 1200

WGST - 3700   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN LITERATURE
[3 hours]   Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite:  WGST 2010, 3010 or permission of instructor.  Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800 or ENGL 3790.

WGST - 3750   WOMEN AND LITERATURE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 3750.  Examines literary works in light of major issues raised by  feminist criticism.  Specific emphasis varies.  Recommended ENGL 2700 0r 3790.

WGST - 3980   TOPICS IN WOMEN�S STUDIES
[3 hours]  Specific topics vary.  Check courses schedules for specific subject.

WGST - 4000   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN MUSIC
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the Music department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4010   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN FILM
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level film courses with the Department of Theatre and Film.  Specific topics vary. Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4100   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN  SOCIOLOGY
[3 hours]  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4140   GENDER ROLES
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SOC 4820.  Sociocultural factors in development of gender identity and behavioral differences between men and women.  Sex differentials in participation, power and reward in family, education and work, politics and community.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of sociology or 9 hours of social science.

WGST - 4160   HEALTH AND GENDER
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SOC 4160.  An examination of gender as a predisposing factor of health status, health behavior, health care delivery, and the structure and posture of health care professionals.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of sociology or 9 hours of social science.

WGST - 4180   GENDER AND WORK
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SOC 4620.  Analysis of the contemporary position in the U.S. work force focusing on the expansion of the number of women joining the labor force in recent decades, and the persistence of relatively low pay, status and authority in female-dominated occupations.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of sociology or 9 hours of social science.

WGST - 4190   GENDER IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as Soc 4810.  Analysis of gender stratification and its impact on culture in various nations and across ethnic groups in the United States.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of sociology or 9 hours of social science.

WGST - 4200   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN SCIENCE
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Math, Natural Sciences, Physics and Pre-Med.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4300   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the Psychology department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites determined by the Psychology department.

WGST - 4350   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the Communications department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites determined by the Communications department.

WGST - 4410   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN FRENCH
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as FREN 4860.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite: FREN 3210, 3220

WGST - 4420   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN GERMAN
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as GERM 4980.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite: 2 courses at the 3000 level or permission of the instructor

WGST - 4430   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN SPANISH
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SPAN 4980.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite: 2 courses at the 3000 level or permission of the instructor.

WGST - 4440   LA PRODUCTION FEMININE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as FREN 4860.  A study of texts produced by women in the French language in various fields (for example, literary theory, film, Literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, semiotics, post-colonial theory). Prerequisite: FREN 3210 and FREN 3220.

WGST - 4500   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN  HISTORY
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the History department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4510   WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4460.  This course presents American History from early settlement to the present by examining the contributions of women, in interaction with men, to the immensely complex fabric of American life.

WGST - 4540 WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE
[3 hour]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4490.  Witchcraft, religion and magic in western Europe from the 12th through 17th centuries, focusing on the origins of witchcraft belief, diabolical magic, the witchcraft and its decline.

WGST - 4550   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the Philosophy department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites.

WGST - 4600   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
[3 hours]  Crosslistings of 4000 level courses with the Political Science department.  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject and prerequisites as determined by the Political Science department.

WGST - 4610   FEMINIST POLITICAL THEORY
[3 hours]  Course crosslisted as LST 4860 and PSC 4860.  An analysis and discussion of contemporary feminist theory.  Prerequisite: PSC 2800

WGST - 4700   WOMEN�S STUDIES TOPICS IN LITERATURE
[3 hours]  Specific topics vary.  Check Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite: WGST 2010, 3010 or permission of instructor. Recommended: ENGL 2700,2800 or 3790.

WGST - 4760   FEMINIST READINGS OF LITERATURE
[3 hours]  Classic works by diverse American and English men and women considered in light of significant recent feminist scholarship and how such perspectives enhance classroom teaching and academic production.  Prerequisite: WGST 2010, 3010 or permission of instructor.

WGST - 4770   AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS
[3 hours]  Author/Authors vary with each offering.  Consult Course Schedules for specific subject. Prerequqisite: WGST 2010, 3010 or instructor�s permission.  Recommended ENGL 2700, 2800 or 3790.

WGST - 4780   BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS
[3 hours]  Author/Authors will vary with each offering.  Consult Course Schedules for specific subject.  Prerequisite: WGST 2010, 3010 or permission of instructor.  Recommended ENGL 2700, 2800 or 3790.

WGST - 4810   WOMEN�S HEALTH CARE
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HEAL 4500.  The course is designed to consider those personal health topics of special interest and applicability to women.  The focus will be upon the role of self-understanding and self-help in promotion of health and well-being.

WGST - 4870   FEMINISMS
[3 hours]  This introduction to global feminist thought familiarizes students with feminist terminology and a variety of feminist theoretical frameworks. Prerequisite: WGST 2010 OR 3010  Corequisite: WGST 3010

WGST - 4890   WOMEN�S STUDIES RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGIES
[4 hours]  Investigates and applies current trends in Women�s Studies as a discipline and the ways in which Women�s Studies methodologies inform other disciplines.  Requires research project.  Prerequisite: WGST 3010

WGST - 4900   SEMINAR IN  WOMEN�S STUDIES
[3 hours]  Seminar focused on timely topics in Women�s Studies chosen by rotating faculty.  Prerequisite: WGST 3010 and permission of instructor.

WGST - 4940   INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN�S STUDIES
[1 - 3 hours]  Practical field experience applying Women�s Studies theories, arranged in conjunction with the Women�s Studies Program.  Students must have pre-approval based on detailed written proposal.  Prerequisite: WGST 3010 and permission of instructor

WGST - 4980   ADVANCED TOPICS IN WOMEN�S STUDIES
[3 hours]  A course on a special topic in Women�s Studies.  Consult Course Schedules for topic to be studied and quarter offered.  Recommended WGST 3010.

WGST - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WOMEN�S STUDIES
[1 - 4 hours]  Supervised independent reading and research on selected topics.  Before the end of open registration, students must present the supervising instructor a detailed written proposal and get written approval.  Prerequisite: WGST 3010

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