WMST 4100/6100

Queer Theories
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

Examination of the historical origins, philosophical positions, and political implications of contemporary queer theories and consideration of various examples from the field comparatively.

Prerequisites:
WMST 3010 or WMST 7010

WMST 4070/6070

North American Asian Feminisms
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

Interdisciplinary analysis of the lives of North American Asians from a feminist perspective. In the course, students will be encouraged to critically assess the category of "Asian American" and philosophical notions and political implications of North American Asian feminisms. Students will analyze gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation.

Prerequisites:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010

WMST (AFAM) 4060/6060

Black Feminism
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

Examination of the ideas and practices of black feminists and womanists. Students will examine African communities within the diaspora, particularly the historical and contemporary debates of black women in the United States, including black womanhood, sexual mythologies and vulnerabilities, class distinctions, and the origins of black feminist thought.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/7010
Prerequisite or Correquisite:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department

WMST 2300

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Credit Hours:
3 hrs

Literature, memoir, and readings from various disciplines on LGBTQ history, politics, health, philosophies, and cultures. Understanding sexualities as historical, personal, and political, we will critically engage homophobia, heterosexism, and oppressions within LGBTQ communities. Highlighting African American, Asian American, Latina American, and Native American cultures, the course also incorporates international and transnational perspectives.

Level:

WMST (SOCI) 4280

Global Perspectives on Gender
Credit Hours:
3

The diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender located within an economic, social, and political context. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Prerequisites:
SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Level:

WMST 5000

Internship in Women's Studies
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Supervised professional practice in an organization, agency, or business where women's leadership skills may be developed. Non-traditional format: Internship.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/6010 and Permission of Department
Semester Offered:
Fall
Spring
Summer

WMST 4970H

Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director. Non-traditional format: Directed study. Not offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Honors
Level:

WMST 4960H

Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director. Non-traditional format: Directed study. Not offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Honors
Level:

WMST 4950

Directed Studies in Women's Studies
Credit Hours:
1 - 3 hours

Readings and independent research closely supervised by a faculty member on a specific interdisciplinary topic in women's studies. Non-traditional format: Directed study.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010 and Permission of Department
Duplicate Credit:
Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit
Level:

WMST 4900

Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory and Practice
Credit Hours:
3 hours

Advanced study of issues concerning women of diverse backgrounds, including women's health, employment, reproduction, sexuality, marriage and family, media representation, and socialization. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical thinking along with application of knowledge and/or advocacy. Offered spring semester every year.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Major
Semester Offered:
Spring
Level: