Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Women's and Gender Studies: WGS

WGS 481. The Roots of Social and Economic Justice.

Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Social Work 495K (Topic: Roots of Social and Economic Justice) and Women's and Gender Studies 481 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

WGS 384N. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies.

Practical working involvement with participating nonprofit and research agencies. The equivalent of ten class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

WGS 390. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies.

Introduction to the interdisciplinary women's and gender studies graduate program. Three lecture hours and one hour-long faculty colloquium a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: For master's students in women's and gender studies, graduate standing; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

WGS 391. Feminist Theories.

Selected readings of feminist theories from an interdisciplinary perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: For master's students in women's and gender studies, graduate standing and Women's and Gender Studies 390; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

WGS 392. Research Methods Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies.

Introduction to select feminist research methods used in various disciplines and how these methods inform interdisciplinary perspectives in the student's own field of study in preparation for a report, thesis, or dissertation. Three lecture hours and one hour-long faculty colloquium a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For master's students in women's and gender studies, graduate standing and Women's and Gender Studies 390 and 391; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

WGS 393. Seminar: Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

WGS 394. Conference Course in Women's and Gender Studies.

Individual directed readings and conferences on selected problems or topics in women's and gender studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

WGS 195. Special Projects in Women's and Gender Studies.

Interdisciplinary projects to support the women's and gender studies graduate student coursework. One lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in women's and gender studies, six semester hours of graduate coursework in women's and gender studies, and consent of the graduate adviser.

WGS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. The student must register for Women's and Gender Studies 698B the semester he/she intends to graduate. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in women's and gender studies, consent of the graduate adviser, and a course proposal form signed by the student's thesis supervisor must be turned into the department office before registration; for 698B, Women's and Gender Studies 698A.

WGS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. The student must register for Women's and Gender Studies 398R the semester he/she intends to graduate. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in women's and gender studies, consent of the graduate adviser, and a course proposal form signed by the student's thesis supervisor must be turned in to the department office before registration.