Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions\ Definition of Prefixes
WST – Women’s and Gender Studies Courses that meet the University’s Global Learning requirement are identified as GL.

WST 3015 Introduction to Global Gender and Women's Studies – UCC and GL (3). Introduction to gender issues, in their intersection with issues of race, class, and ethnicity in global perspective. The focus will be on the diverse experiences of gender across the globe.

WST 3105 Gender Issues Across the Globe – GL (3). Exploration of issues of women and gender globally. Focus on experiences and inequalities related to gender, as well as efforts to combat inequalities.

WST 3106 Introduction to Global Diversity – (3) This course is designed to enhance the understanding of diversity by exploring the complexity of difference within our contemporary global framework.

WST 3120 Global Women’s Writing: Gendered Experiences Across Societies and Cultures – GL (3). Provides a critical introduction to global women’s writing, examining the literary representation of gendered experiences of societies & cultures across the globe.

WST 3641 LGBT and Beyond: Non-Normative Sexualities in Global Perspective – UCC and GL (3). This is a global learning foundations course which will introduce you to the study of non-normative sexualities around the world.

WST 4252 Race, Gender, Sexuality: Entanglements Across Time and Space (3). Intended to assist students develop a world-historical perspective on three major categories of difference and identity in contemporary society: race, gender and sexuality.

WST 4272 History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East (3). Examination questions of feminism in the modern Middle East in relation to religion, law, colonialism, modernity, nationalism, and citizenship.

WST 4321 Women's Bodies and Biology (3). Focus on the body of the human female, considering her structure and function, image over time, and how biology affects women's abilities, health, and self-esteem.

WST 4504 Feminist Theory (3). This course explores how women are viewed theoretically across the social sciences and humanities. Topics such as multiculturalism, cross-nationalism and post-modernism are addressed.

WST 4614 Gender and Sport in American Society (3). Focuses on sport and gender relations and examines gender issues in American sports and the role class, gender, race play. Spring 2015

WST 4642 Gender and Sexuality in Islamic Cultures (3). The representation of homo-eroticism within Arab literature and culture.

WST 4905 Independent Study (1-3). Supervised readings course designed for advanced students who wish to pursue specialized topics in women’s studies. Arrangements must be made with faculty member during prior semester. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

WST 4930 Special Topics (3). Selected topics in Women’s Studies. Subject of course varies with instructor.

WST 4931 Women in Leadership (3). Examines the foundation for theoretical leadership models and provides a forum for students to examine their own leadership style.

WST 4940 Women’s Studies Internship (1-3). Supervised work experience in organization agency or business focused on women and/or girls. Prerequisites: One women’s studies course and permission of the director.

WST 5253 Entangled Histories: Race, Gender, Sexuality (3). Examines the transnational, interrelated history of race and gender from the 16th century to the present.

WST 5507 Feminist Theory (3). Theories, issues and major paradigms underlying feminist scholarship. Development of women’s studies as a discipline. Emphasis on multicultural approaches and perspectives. Prerequisites: One WST course or permission of the instructor.

WST 5905 Independent Study (1-6). Supervised readings course designed for advanced and graduate students who wish to pursue specialized topics in women’s studies. Arrangements must be made with faculty member during prior semester. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

WST 5935 Special Topics (3). Selected topics in women’s studies. Subject of course varies with instructor. Prerequisites: One women’s studies course or permission of the instructor.

WST 5936 Women in Leadership (3). Examines the foundation for theoretical leadership models and provides a forum for students to examine their own leadership style.

WST 5946 Women’s Studies Internship (1-3). Supervised work experience in organization, agency, or business focused on women and/or girls. Prerequisites: BA in women’s studies or other discipline and permission from the Women’s Studies director.