Women's & Gender Studies (WGS)

WGS-200 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies (4 credits)

This course has been designed to provide students with a solid grounding in theory, research and practice issues related to women's and gender studies. It will serve as the foundational course for the WGS program. This course will be a place to create a community of learners invested in women's and gender issues. It will introduce students to the Research Center for Women and Girls, other community resources and key faculty who will be teaching in the program. It will also prepare students to apply feminist frameworks to their major disciplines and/or support areas and to recognize and formulate important questions from a women's and gender studies perspective.

Prerequisite(s): CM-120 and FA-110 and HUM-150 completed

WGS-297 Independent Study (4 credits)

The student selects a topic in Women's & Gender Studies related to her career goals and, under the direction of a Women's & Gender Studies faculty member, investigates that topic in depth.

WGS-306 Gender Diversity (3 credits)

In this course, students explore the social construction of gender around the world. To gain a better understanding of the ways that societies understand and respond to gender, students examine the methods that societies use to encourage gender conformity and discourage gender non-conformity. After looking at these issues in the United States, each student chooses a country and researches how people operate within that country's gender system. Finally, students will articulate the human rights issues that are associated with efforts to control and limit expressions of gender diversity.

Prerequisite(s): Communication Level 3 ICM completed. Analysis Level 3 completed. Social Interaction Level 3 completed. Dev a Global Perspective Level 2 completed. Effective Citizenship Level 2 completed.

WGS-397 Independent Study (4 credits)

The student selects a topic in Women's & Gender Studies related to her career goals and, under the direction of a Women's & Gender Studies faculty member, investigates that topic in depth.

WGS-399 Formal Introduction to Advanced Work (0 credits)

The Advanced-Level Event marks a significant accomplishment for each student as she proceeds into the work of her major department. When a department determines that a student is ready for advanced work within a discipline, the student is invited to participate in a ceremony that is both a celebration and an explanation of future requirements of the major and support areas. She registers for this experience at a point determined by her major department: for most majors the registration is connected to the taking of a particular course. Students and faculty gather for an afternoon during Mid-semester Assessment Days. Following a general program, students meet in departmental sessions with their faculty to discuss advanced outcomes, department courses, advising procedures, and so on.

WGS-483 Advanced Internship Seminar (2 credits)

Based on her personal, academic, and professional goals and interests, the student does individual fieldwork at a job setting related to women & gender studies applications.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental consent, confer with advisor. Contact Internship Office for details and placement assistance.

WGS-491 Senior Seminar (4 credits)

Senior seminar for Women's & Gender Studies majors.

Prerequisite(s): WGS-200 completed; two Communication Level 4 ICM completed., WGS-306 & PL-410 completed or concurrent registration.

WGS-497 Independent Study (4 credits)

Independent Study