Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies: WGS

Lower-Division Courses

WGS 301. Introductory Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Introduction to Child Psychology. General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.
Topic 4: Family Relationships. Same as Human Development and Family Sciences 304. The process of family interaction over the life cycle. Application of research findings to the understanding of relationships. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 304H, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 4).
Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana. Same as Mexican American Studies 311 and Sociology 308D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Mexican American Studies 311, 319 (Topic 1), Sociology 308 (Topic: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana), 308D, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 6).
Topic 7: Women's Reproductive Health for Nonscience Majors. Same as Nursing 307 (Topic 1) and Sociology 310S. Overview of contemporary women's reproductive health issues, with emphasis on historical, physiological, psychosocial, and cultural influences that affect the reproductive health of women during adolescence, the childbearing years, and midlife. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Nursing 307 (Topic 1), Sociology 308 (Topic 2), 310S, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 7). Additional prerequisite: One year of high school biology, or Biology 301L or 309D.
Topic 11: United States Women, Sexuality, and Gender to 1865. Same as History 317L (Topic 5). History 317L (Topic 5) and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 11) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 12: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 4: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture). American writing by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer authors and/or with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer themes. English 314V (Topic 4) and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 12) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Mexican American Women, 1910-Present. Same as History 317L (Topic 12) and Mexican American Studies 319 (Topic 4). Examines the history of Mexican and Mexican American women in the United States from the twentieth century to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: History 317L (Topic: Mexican American Women, 1910-Present), 317L (Topic 12), Mexican American Studies 319 (Topic: Mexican American Women, 1910-Present), 319 (Topic 4), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Mexican American Women, 1910-Present), 301 (Topic 13).
Topic 14: Performance, Feminism, and Social Change. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 311C. Exploration of the ways that engaged performance and feminist practice generate space for social change, including the basic principle that social transformation requires individual awareness, and that awareness necessitates a rigorous examination of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 311C, 317F (Topic: Performance, Feminism, and Social Change), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Performance, Feminism, and Social Change), 301 (Topic 14).
Topic 15: Yoruba Women. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 317C (Topic 2). Examination of gender construction in Yorubaland, including an exploration of the difference between Western gender construction and African notions of gender through analyses of the religious, linguistic, cultural, and sociopolitical aspects of Yoruba life. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317C (Topic: Yoruba Women), 317C (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Yoruba Women), 301 (Topic 15).
Topic 16: Introduction to Black Women's Studies. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic 5). Interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of black womanhood in America through an investigation of history, identity, popular culture, and black feminism/womanism, as well as social and political activism. Only one of the following can be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic: Introduction to Black Women's Studies), 317D (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Introduction to Black Women's Studies), 301 (Topic 16).
Topic 17: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic 1) and Anthropology 310L (Topic 6). Exploration of over two decades of work produced by and about black queer subjects throughout the circum-Atlantic world. Provides an introduction to various artists and intellectuals of the black queer diaspora, as well as an examination of the viability of black queer aesthetic practice as a form of theorizing. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 317E (Topic 1), Anthropology 310L (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 310L (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 301 (Topic 17).
Topic 18: Religion and Gender in America. Same as Sociology 308F. Examines the complex relationship between religious involvement and gender and sexuality in American society with a focus on the historic relationship between religious engagement and women's movements as well as more contemporary issues. Exploration of several major religious traditions in the United States today, including Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism. Examination of smaller religious groups and their attempt to confront the complex and contradictory relationship between gender roles and belief. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 308 (Topic: Religion and Gender in America), 308F, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 18).
Topic 19: Diversity in American Families. Same as Sociology 307F. Examination of the diversity of American families and current debates on family life from a sociological perspective with an emphasis on how diverse family forms came to exist and what these changes mean for adults and children in contemporary society. Study of recent trends in several aspects of family life, including dating and courtship, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, parenthood, family structure, and work-family balance. Overview of theoretical perspectives on family life with a focus on gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 315 (Topic: Diversity in American Families), Sociology 307F, 308 (Topic: Diversity in American Families), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Diversity in American Families), 301 (Topic 19).
Topic 20: Fertility and Reproduction. Same as Sociology 307K. Explores the when, why, how, and with whom Americans bear children, and how the United States compares to other developed and developing countries in the world. Subjects include infertility and its treatments, the ethics of surrogacy and international adoption, voluntary childlessness, the rapid rise of nonmarital childbearing in the United States and other countries, the politics of childbirth, the risks of maternal morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries, and the declining populations and rapid aging of rich countries including Japan, Italy, and Spain where many women have stopped having children. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 307K, 308 (Topic: Fertility and Reproduction), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Fertility and Reproduction), 301 (Topic 20).
Topic 21: Gender, Race, and Class in American Society. Same as Sociology 307L. Use of the sociological perspective to analyze how the structure of American society, individual life, and group life chances are shaped by broader structures of privilege and disadvantage based on gender, race, and class. Examination of these in institutional arenas such as work, the family, education, health, the criminal justice system, sexuality, popular culture, and more. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 307L, 308 (Topic: Gender, Race, and Class in American Society), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Gender, Race, and Class in American Society), 301 (Topic 21).
Topic 22: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Demography. Same as Sociology 308E. Introduction to the patterns, trends and debates on race, ethnicity, and gender in demography. Study of the social aspect of demography and the relationship of demographic phenomena relative to racial, ethnic, and gender populations. Specific areas will include the following: conceptual/measurement issues; migration and population dynamics; health and morality; and family and fertility. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 308 (Topic: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Demography), 308E, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 22).
Topic 23: Romantic Relationships and Family Formation. Same as Sociology 308J. Examination of romantic relationships and family formation from a cultural framework. Subjects include: historical transformations of romance; socioeconomic perspectives on sexual relationships and family formation; the impact of demographic transitions on the emergence of cohabitation as a relationship form; the economics undergirding relationship decision making; common narratives, practices, and gender differences about entry into marriage in the West; and population-level implications of contemporary patterns. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 308 (Topic: Romantic Relationships and Family Formation), 308J, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 23).
Topic 24: Race, Immigration, and Family. Same as Asian American Studies 310 (Topic 5) and American Studies 315 (Topic 3). Introduction to family systems in the United States in a post-WWII framework with a central focus on Asian Americans. Students will investigate how gender, race, and ethnicity intersect and inform our understanding of the institution of the family. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 315 (Topic: Alternative Family Systems), 315 (Topic 3), Asian American Studies 310 (Topic: Alternative Family Systems), 310 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Alternative Family Systems), 301 (Topic 24).
Topic 27: Women, Gender, Literature, and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 6). An introduction to literary analysis focusing on women's and gender studies. English 314V (Topic 6) and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 27) may not both be counted.

WGS 303. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies.

Explores concepts of gender and sexuality, race, class, religion, and nation; as well as skills in theory, history, and research methods relevant to LGBTQ studies. The course will also survey the making of modern understandings of sexual and LGBTQ identities in the last one hundred years and the implications of this history for broader understandings of gender and sexuality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies) and 303 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

WGS 305. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies.

Introduction to the role of gender identity and representation in key social institutions and processes, including borders, displacements, and diasporas. Analysis of the social narratives of gender, race, and sexuality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies) and 305 may not both be counted.

WGS 313. Child Development.

Same as Human Development and Family Sciences 313. Motor, language, cognitive, social, and emotional development in the family context. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 313H, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 5), 313. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 113L, and Psychology 301 with grade of at least C-.

WGS 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

WGS 321. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Humanities.

Multidisciplinary course examining the creative work of women and the image of women in history and art. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

WGS 322. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences.

Multidisciplinary topics using approaches from the social sciences to examine gender constructs and male/female roles. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Sociology of Gender. Same as Sociology 333K. Inequality between the sexes; men's and women's changing roles in society. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Population and Society. Same as Sociology 369K. The study of populations, including their growth, age structure, and patterns of fertility, mortality, and migration; the social causes and consequences of these phenomena. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 369K, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Population and Society), 322 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Sociology of Masculinities. Same as Sociology 322M. Sociological examination of the most important debates and discussions about men's experiences of masculinity in contemporary patriarchal societies. Exploration of social and individual meanings of masculinity, the dominant paradigms of masculinity that are taken as the norm, and the problems, contradictions, and paradoxes men experience in modern society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Masculinities), 322M, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Sociology of Masculinities), 322 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, three hours of coursework in sociology, and three hours of coursework in women's and gender studies.
Topic 5: Sociology of Sexualities. Same as Sociology 340G. Review of sociological perspectives on sexuality. Examines how social institutions in United States society shape sexual values, beliefs, and practices. Subjects include changing cultural images of sexuality, sexual identities, and social movements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Sexuality), 340G, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Sociology of Sexuality), 322 (Topic 5). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Sociology 302; and Sociology 333K or three semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies.
Topic 6: The Sociology of Race and Work. Same as Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 4) and Sociology 321R. Critical examination of work in the United States over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through a gendered, Asian American lens, using a comparative race perspective. Subjects include the sociological examination of concepts such as labor markets, globalization, care work, and gender/racial segregation in the workplace along with the ways race and gender shape how and where individuals are fitted into the workplace, how skills are evaluated, and how labor markets emerge. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 330 (Topic: Sociology of Race and Work), 330 (Topic 4), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Race and Work), 321R, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Sociology of Race and Work), 322 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Race and the Digital. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 322D and Sociology 322D. Review of theoretical developments in the sociological study of "race," including an examination of processes of racialization and cultural texts, in order to better understand the ways in which identities are socially produced. Attention will be placed on forms of popular culture, black cultural production, and political action to question how such practices are shaped by migrations within the African diaspora. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 322D, 374E (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), Sociology 321K (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), 322D, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), 322 (Topic 7). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Race, Gender, and Surveillance. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 12) and Sociology 322V. Overview of theories in the sociology of social control, with a focus on risk, power, ethics, and surveillance. Examines historical transformations in social control and the distributions of power in the United States and global contexts, with attention to race, gender, and class. Subjects include: the transatlantic slave trade; prisons and punishment; the gaze, voyeurism, and reality television watching; the Internet; travel and state borders; privacy; and biometrics and the body. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 12), 374E (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), Sociology 321K (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), 322V, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), 322 (Topic 8). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Sex and Violence in Popular Culture. Same as Sociology 322P. Overview of the cultural framing of sex and violence through realistic and hyper-realistic representations of sex, love, violence, and war in popular culture. Examination of the ethical implications, including the ways in which these representations rely on and further social inequalities and the sociological concepts, methods, and theoretical approaches to understanding sex and violence in popular culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 321K (Topic: Sex and Violence in Popular Culture), 322P, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 10), 345 (Topic: Sex and Violence in Popular Culture). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

WGS 323. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Natural Sciences.

Examination of gendered constructs such as gender and sexual development, male and female differences and similarities, and feminist or alternative scientific epistemologies using approaches from the natural sciences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Human Physical Growth and Development.

WGS 324. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in Communication.

Multidisciplinary course examining issues of women, gender, and sexuality in media industries, texts, and audiences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Gender and Communication. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Women and Media Culture. Introduction to the study of women's relations to media culture. Three lecture hours and two and one-half screening hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 3: Girls' Media and Culture Studies. Same as Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic 6). Introduction to the critical analysis of women and media culture. Focuses on commercial media texts mass produced in the United States, and explores the dominant strategies used by the magazine, film, and broadcasting industries to represent women and women's issues as well as to attract women consumers. Examines how women participate in media culture via their roles as consumers and audiences, as well as fans of particular cultural texts. Explores how women have developed alternative media economies by creating their own cultural texts and practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Girls' Media and Culture Studies), 359S (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 324 (Topic 3), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Girls' Media and Culture Studies).
Topic 4: Gender and the News. Same as Journalism 348D. Historical and contemporary exploration of gender and the news. Examination of the role of marginalized gender groups in producing news and the construction of gender within news texts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 340C (Topic 5: Women and the News), Journalism 348D, Women's and Gender Studies 324 (Topic 4), 345 (Topic: Women and the News). May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement. Fulfills the communication and culture requirement in the College of Communication. Prerequisite: For journalism majors, Journalism 310F (or 320D) and 311F (or 321C) with a grade of at least B- in each; for others, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in women's and gender studies.

WGS 125. Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

Analysis of special topics in women's and gender studies through reading, discussion, and lectures. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

WGS 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

WGS 335. Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies.

The perspectives, experiences, and cultural contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, examined from different disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary perspectives according to the topic. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary by topic.

Topic 1: Confronting LGBTQ Oppression. Restricted to students admitted to the Peers for Pride Program. Serves two primary functions: to increase participant's knowledge on the issues facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community; and to learn facilitation skills in order to talk about these issues on campus. Enrolled students will become peer educators in a team, and will give workshops across campus around LGBTQ issues during the spring semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Social Work 360K (Topic: Confronting LGBTQ Oppresion), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 1), 345 (Topic: Confronting LGBTQ Oppression).
Topic 2: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action. Restricted to students in the Peers for Pride program. The second part of the Peers for Pride facilitation program; serves as a way for students in the program to use the information and skills learned in "Confronting LGBTQ Oppression." Students will continue to fine-tune their facilitation skills and continue learning about LGBTQ people on the UT campus and beyond. Only one of the following may be counted: Social Work 360K (Topic: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 2), 345 (Topic: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 3: African Queer Studies. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 7). Examines the development of African queer studies as the interdisciplinary study of sexuality on the African continent, and its impact on the academic and activist realm. Focus on intersectional feminist and queer theory and how this field offers tools that can be used to rethink issues of oppression and domination in relationship to race, nation, sex, gender, and sexuality on the African continent. Of particular interest will be LGBTQ activism and the ways in which queer Africans engage and shape their sexuality, and create forms of belonging in their countries and their communities. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: African Queer Studies), 372G (Topic 7), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 3), 340 (Topic: African Queer Studies).
Topic 5: Gender and Communication. Focuses on how communication influences ideas about sex, gender, and identity, from interpersonal relationships to the mass media, and from legislative debates to social movements. Communication Studies 364K and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Gender Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 24) and Spanish 350K (Topic 1). Studies Latin American cinema as a device of gender system formation and reinforcement, and as criticism of patriarchal hegemony; discusses questions related to sexuality depicted in Latin American films. Subjects covered include: maternity, prostitution, machismo, children's sexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, and gender violence in films from the 1930s to present. Conducted in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 24), Spanish 350 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema), 350K (Topic 1), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 6), 340 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C, (or 327), (or 327G), and three hours of upper-division coursework in either Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 8: Hip Hop Rhetorics. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 17). Examination of the hip hop rhetorics of writers, performers, and activists of the hip hop generation. Subjects include the use of cultural tools including rap, fashion, dance, graffiti, and deejaying, to construct their identities and make and disseminate meaning within and about their social worlds, particularly around issues of racism, sexism and misogyny, poverty, and heterosexism. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Hip Hop Rhetorics), 372E (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 8).
Topic 16: Queer Media Studies. Same as Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic 5). Introduction to the critical analysis of queer media culture. Explores the dominant strategies used by the media industries to represent members of the LGBTQI community and their issues, as well as those utilized by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and intersexed folks in practices of self-representation. Also examines media reception practices among queer folks, as well as the alternative media economies developed by members of the LGBTQI community, and the intersections of queer identity, queer politics, and media culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Queer Media Studies), 359S (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 324 (Topic: Queer Media Studies), 335 (Topic 16).
Topic 18: Twentieth-Century United States Lesbian and Gay History. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 49) and History 365G (Topic 10). Examines classic texts and recent and varied writings on LGBT history, focused on experiences, ideas, and conflicts that have shaped modern LGBT identities. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic: United States Lesbian and Gay History, Twentieth Century), 370 (Topic 49), History 365G (Topic: United States Lesbian and Gay History, Twentieth Century), 365G (Topic 10), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 18), 340 (Topic: United States Lesbian and Gay History, Twentieth Century). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 22: Queer Visual Culture. Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 22) and 345 (Topic: Queer Visual Culture) may not both be counted.

WGS 340. Cross-Cultural Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

Multidisciplinary course examining experiences and issues of gender in different cultures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 3: African American Family. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 321K and Social Work 360K (Topic 2). Overview of historical and contemporary issues facing African American families and children. Social service delivery to African American families and communities is emphasized. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 321K, 374 (Topic 1), Social Work 360K (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3).
Topic 9: Black Women in America. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 9) and History 350R (Topic 17). Uses primary sources, historical monographs, and essays to provide a chronological and thematic overview of the experiences of black women in America from their African roots to the circumstances they face in the present era. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 9) History 350L (Topic: Black Women in America), 350R (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 9). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 10: Iranian Women Writers. Same as Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers) and Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers), 342 (Topic 11), Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers), WGS 340 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 22), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11).
Topic 12: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 17: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Topic 13: Law and Society in Early Modern Europe. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 4) and History 350L (Topic 57). Research seminar on how historians have explored the significance of law, criminal and civil, in the lives of early modern Europeans. Topics include infanticide, fornication, drunkenness, theft, debt, slander, and family disputes. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic 4), History 350L (Topic 57), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 13).
Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 19). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), 374 (Topic 26), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), English 322 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26), 342 (Topic 19), Persian 361 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14).
Topic 17: Italian Women Writers. Same as English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers) and Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 5: Italian Women Writers). Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers), Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: Women and Gender in China. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 21: Women and Gender in China) and History 350L (Topic 46: Women and Gender in China).
Topic 19: Contemporary India. Exploration of urban and rural inequality through classic and contemporary novels, ethnographies, and films that highlight gender relations.
Topic 20: Violence in Contemporary Mexican Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 23) and Spanish 355 (Topic 6). Studies the representation of violence in contemporary literary and cultural production in Mexico in order to understand social, political, and cultural implications of current violence there. Taught in Spanish. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 23), Spanish 350 (Topic 13), 355 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 21: Minorities and the Media. Discussion of issues concerning minority or nondominant groups in the United States. Survey of minority communication problems, including alienation; fragmentation; media and Internet access; and criticism and feedback for minority groups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 340C (Topic 1: Mass Media and Minorities), 341H, 341J, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 10: Minorities and the Media), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 22: Minorities and the Media), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Minorities and the Media), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 21).
Topic 22: Muslim Women: Past and Present I. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 12). Survey of the role of women in Islamic societies from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with a glimpse into modern times. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 12), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 9: Muslim Women: Past and Present I), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women: Past and Present I), 358 (Topic 12) Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Muslim Women: Past and Present II. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 13). Survey of the role of women in the modern Muslim world, with a glimpse into historical developments within Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 13), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 10: Muslim Women: Past and Present II), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women: Past and Present II), 358 (Topic 13), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 23). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Nationalism and Gender in South Asia. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 36) and Asian Studies 361 (Topic 26). Explores why nationalist movements often make the reform of women's roles central to their political projects.
Topic 25: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Indian Religions and Cultures. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 40), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 25), and Religious Studies 341 (Topic 3). A comprehensive historical overview of gender issues as they are represented in the textual traditions of South Asia.
Topic 26: American Popular Culture, 1682-Present. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 35) and History 350R (Topic 19). Explores the evolution of American popular culture and its relationship to national consolidation, and at times, disunion, over the last 330 years. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 27: Islamic Law. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 27), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 9). Designed to give students a foundation in the substantive teachings of the shariah, which comprises not only what we normally think of as law, but also ethics and etiquette. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic: Islamic Law), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 5), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Islamic Law), 321 (Topic 19), Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic: Islamic Law), 328 (Topic: Islamic Law), 342 (Topic 27), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Islamic Law), 358 (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Islamic Law), 340 (Topic 27).
Topic 28: Gender and Sexuality in Japan. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 30) and History 364G (Topic 10). Examines gender and sexuality in Japan during the classical (Heian), early modern (Tokugawa or Edo), and modern periods. Considers the construction and representation of feminine and masculine gender and sexuality, both normative and otherwise. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Japan), 372 (Topic 30), History 364G (Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Japan), 364G (Topic 10), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Japan), 340 (Topic 28).
Topic 29: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 15) and English 376M (Topic 7). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 372E (Topic 15), English 376M (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 376M (Topic 7), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 340 (Topic 29). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 30: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures. Same as Asian Studies 340 (Topic 7) and Religious Studies 373 (Topic 3). Historical and cross-cultural overview of the relationship between feminine and religious cultural expressions through comparative examinations and analyses of various goddess figures in world religions. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures), 373 (Topic 3), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures), 340 (Topic 30). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: Writing Slavery. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 6) and English 376M (Topic 3). Explores the controversial rewriting of slavery in a presentist context by contemporary authors. Addresses challenges that archival limitations and revisionist writings about slavery pose for academic disciplines, literary instruction, and/or pedagogy. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Writing Slavery), 374F (Topic 6), English 376M (Topic: Writing Slavery), 376M (Topic 3), Women's and Gender 340 (Topic: Writing Slavery), 340 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 32: African Women's History. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 6) and History 364G (Topic 5). Major themes include politics, economics, religion, the family, culture, technology, feminism, colonialism, nationalism, and development in relation to the lives of African women. Only one of the followed may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 6), 374C (Topic: African Women's History), History 364G (Topic: African Women's History), 364G (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: African Women's History), 340 (Topic 32).
Topic 33: Antebellum Slavery. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 16) and History 365G (Topic 6). Examination of slavery at its maturity during the nineteenth century. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 374D (Topic 16), History 365G (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 365G (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 340 (Topic 33).
Topic 34: Gender in North and West Africa. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 28). Examines gender discourses through North African and West African literary works by looking at the role(s) played by Islam and Christianity in the creation of the identities of African men and women. Includes discussion of the question of what gender is, and whether it is socially constructed. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), 374C (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 37: Tolerance in Dutch Culture. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 19) and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361E. The historical roots of Dutch "tolerance" and how it plays a role in current Dutch culture and attitudes towards religious, gender, and sexual differences, as well as drug use, prostitution, and euthanasia. Exploration of the stereotypes and the actuality of these Dutch attitudes and policies from an international comparative perspective. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 347 (Topic: Dutch Culture: Too tolerant?), 347 (Topic 19), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361E, Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic: Dutch Culture: Too tolerant?), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Dutch Culture: Too tolerant?), 340 (Topic 37). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 38: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 326, Anthropology 324L (Topic 47), and Latin American Studies 337N. Exploration of black identity, political systems, and community activism in Central America and the Caribbean. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 326, 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 324L (Topic: 47), Government 365N (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 337N, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 340 (Topic 38). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 39: History of Southern Africa. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic 4) and History 350L (Topic 72). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 374C (Topic 4), History 350L (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 350L (Topic 72), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 340 (Topic 39).
Topic 40: Historical Imagining of Africa in Films. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 18) and History 350L (Topic 70). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 374F (Topic 18), History 350L (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 350L (Topic 70), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 340 (Topic 40).
Topic 41: Life Span Development of Black Women. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 321N and Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 5). The psychological and social issues that affect the life span development of Black women. Discusses issues such as socioeconomic status, political climate, social norms, gender and ethnic identity, mental health, family dynamics, academic achievement, and social adjustment. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 321N, 372D (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), 374D (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), 340 (Topic 41). Additional prerequisite: Psychology 301 or another introductory behavioral science course.
Topic 42: Apartheid: South African History. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic 6) and History 364G (Topic 6). A study of the social, political, economic, and cultural history of South Africa to contextualize the rise of apartheid. Primarily focuses on the period since 1948 from the perspectives of women, children, and men of all racial backgrounds who lived through that particular period. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: Apartheid and Resistance in South Africa), 374C (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 374C (Topic 6), History 364G (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 364G (Topic: Apartheid and Resistance in South Africa), 364G (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 340 (Topic 42).
Topic 43: Black Women and Dance. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 356E. Exploration of how black women express creativity in response to the violence of racism and sexism, and to envision new ways of being and moving in the world. Women's participation in ritual, concert, and social dance in North America, Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil will be studied through readings, viewings, and stagings. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 356E, 372E (Topic: Black Women and Dance), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: Black Women and Dance), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Women and Dance), 340 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 44: Gender Politics in the Islamic World. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 8), and Sociology 336G. Study of the Islamic world and major sociological concepts such as gender, social organizations, culture, and politics. Examines how culture is mediated by politics, resulting in diverse interpretations of Islam and in different policies with respect to women's rights. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 373 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 341 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 358 (Topic 8), Sociology 321K (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 336G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender Politics in the Islamic World), 340 (Topic 44). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 45: Feminist Interventions in Borderlands History. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 45) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 38). Provides an in-depth understanding of the social, economic, and spatial transformations of the United States/Mexico borderlands in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic: Feminist Interventions in Borderlands History), 370 (Topic 45), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic: Feminist Interventions in Borderlands History), 374 (Topic 38), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Feminist Interventions in Borderlands History), 340 (Topic 45).
Topic 46: Africana Women's Art. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 9) and Art History 346L. Analysis of the diverse modes of presentation, mediums, definitions, and influences of Africana women artists in the diaspora. Designed to use critical theory and art history found in oral and written literatures, music, films, and other formal and informal documents. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Africana Women's Art), 374F (Topic 9), Art History 346L, 373C (Topic: Africana Women's Art), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Africana Women's Art), 340 (Topic 46). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 47: Black Queer Literature and Film. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 13) and English 376M (Topic 8). Analyzes written works, films, and videos by and about lesbians, bisexual, transgender, and gay black people, with an emphasis on understanding the historical and theoretical construction of sexual and gender identities and sexual/cultural practices in black communities. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 372E (Topic 13), 374F (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), English 376M (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 376M (Topic 8), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 340 (Topic 47). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 48: Diaspora Visions. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 13) and Art History 345L. An exploration of border crossing by cultures and groups including Yorubas, Jews, Armenians, Tibetans, Hamish, Pakistanis, and Indians and the production of images by immigrants, exiles, and nomads in alien lands. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Diaspora Vision), 374F (Topic 13), Art History 345L, 373D (Topic: Diaspora Visions), 374 (Topic: Diaspora Vision), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Diaspora Vision), 340 (Topic 48).
Topic 50: Women and the Holocaust. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 19), European Studies 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, and Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 11). Introduction to both the history of Jewish and German women during World War II and the Holocaust, and to women's narratives and self-representations of this period. Historical sources, memoirs, films, and interviews will be used as source material. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 323 (Topic 19), European Studies 346 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 346 (Topic 10), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341F, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 11), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women's Narratives of the Holocaust and World War II), 340 (Topic 50). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 51: Medieval Women Mystics. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 18), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361D, and Religious Studies 357 (Topic 15). The life and writings of Saint Birgitta of Sweden, fourteenth-century visionary, religious reformer, and pilgrim, examined and compared with her predecessor Hildegard of Bingen (Germany), her successor Margery Kempe (England), as well as Margery's mentor, Julian of Norwich. Social and historical contexts for all four of these women mystics will be explored in depth. Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic: Birgitta, Hildegard, and Margery), European Studies 347 (Topic: Birgitta, Hildegard, and Margery), 347 (Topic 18), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361D, Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 10), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Birgitta, Hildegard, and Margery), 357 (Topic 15), Scandinavian 373 (Topic 8), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Birgitta, Hildegard, and Margery), 340 (Topic 51). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 52: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 33) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 48). Exploration of various experiences and theories of sex, intimacy, and desire alongside intellectual and artistic engagements with power hierarchies and spirituality across transnational black communities. Subjects include the concept of "erotic subjectivity" from various theoretical and methodological angles, principally within African diasporic contexts. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 372G (Topic 33), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 324L (Topic 48), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 340 (Topic 52).
Topic 53: Women and Social Movements in the Twentieth-Century United States. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 10) and History 365G (Topic 8). Examines women's participation in well-known and lesser-known social movements during the twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Women and Social Movements in the Twentieth-Century United States), 321 (Topic 10), History 365G (Topic: Women and Social Movements in the Twentieth-Century United States), 365G (Topic 8), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women and Social Movements in the Twentieth-Century United States), 340 (Topic 53).
Topic 54: The Qur'an. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 16), and Religious Studies 325G. The history, language, style, and themes of the Qur'an. Only one of the following may be counted: Arabic 372 (Topic 2: The Qur'an), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Qur'an), 323 (Topic 37), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic: The Qur'an), Core Texts and Ideas 375 (Topic 1), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an), 342 (Topic 16), Religious Studies 325G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: The Qur'an), 340 (Topic 54). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 55: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East. Same as Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 23) and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 32). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 23), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 342 (Topic 32), Turkish 372 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in the Middle East), 340 (Topic 55). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 56: Muslim Women in Politics. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 23) and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 19). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropolgy 324L (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 372 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 358 (Topic 19), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 340 (Topic 56).
Topic 57: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 34), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 11). Textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, and what they reveal about the culture of various Islamic societies. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 321 (Topic 34), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 24), 328 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 358 (Topic 11), Textiles and Apparel 355 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 340 (Topic 57).
Topic 58: Queer Ethnographies. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 45). Anthropological analysis of gender and sexuality that critically evaluates formative concepts and theories that have been subject to recent debates within anthropology, gender studies, and queer theory. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Queer Ethnographies), 324L (Topic 45), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Queer Ethnographies), 340 (Topic 58).
Topic 59: Ancient Mediterranean Masculinities. Same as Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 18). Examines in-depth literary and artistic evidence from multiple ancient cultures to determine how each society defined the distinctively "masculine" role it expected of men and boys and how each society transformed boys into men. Only one of the following may be counted: Classical Civilization 348 (Topic: Ancient Mediterranean Masculinities), 348 (Topic 18), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Ancient Mediterranean Masculinities), 340 (Topic 59).
Topic 62: Gender and Art in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 40), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 20). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 372 (Topic 46), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 373 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 321 (Topic 31), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 342 (Topic 40), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 358 (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Art in Muslim World), 340 (Topic 62). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 63: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372F (Topic 11). Surveys black women's experiences living with and confronting state oppression around the world. Takes an historical, social, and theoretical look at the roots of this oppression and inequality, and how black women have chosen to respond to it locally and globally. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372F (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), 372F (Topic 11), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), 340 (Topic 63).
Topic 64: Postcolonial Women Writers. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 15) and Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 38). Literary exploration of how postcolonial women across the world view their positions as citizens, migrants, workers, parents, activists, and artists in the new millennium. Subjects include the effects of imperialism in women's lives, western feminisms developed to address global women's needs, and what new possibilities for decolonization, feminism, and creativity remain to be explored. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 372C (Topic 15), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 323 (Topic 38), English 370W (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 340 (Topic 64).
Topic 65: Feminism and Film: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 33), European Studies 347 (Topic 24), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 331D. An introduction to the work of women filmmakers from Scandinavia, Germany, as well as to the viewing and interpretation of films in general. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 323 (Topic 33), European Studies 347 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 347 (Topic 24), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 330 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 331D, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Women Filmmakers in Northern and Central Europe), 340 (Topic 65). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 66: Holocaust Aftereffects. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 40), European Studies 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 14), and Religious Studies 357 (Topic 18). Explores the historical, political, psychological, theological, and cultural fallout of the Holocaust, as well as literary and cinematic responses in Europe and the United States. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 323 (Topic 40), European Studies 346 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 346 (Topic 23), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 1), Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 365 (Topic 14), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 357 (Topic 18), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Holocaust Aftereffects), 340 (Topic 66).
Topic 67: Graffiti and Poster Art in the Islamic World. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 44), and Religious Studies 358 (Topic 21). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 358 (Topic 21), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 340 (Topic 67). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

WGS 441. The Roots of Social and Economic Justice.

Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Social Work 460K (Topic: Roots of Social and Economic Justice), Women's and Gender Studies 440 (Topic: Roots of Social and Economic Justice), 441. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

WGS 345. Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Child Development.
Topic 2: The Family. Same as Sociology 323. The American family in historical and comparative perspective. Family history and origins; comparative family systems; social antecedents of family structure and process; family formation and dissolution; family and society; recent family changes and prospects for the future. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 323 and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Women in Sickness and Health. Same as History 350R (Topic 18). Explores medical and biological views throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of women and women's health, the social context of those views, the development of medical practices, and the treatment of illness and debility. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: Women in Sickness and Health), 350R (Topic 18), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 3). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of coursework in history.
Topic 5: Women and Sport. Same as Kinesiology 352K (Topic 3: Women and Sport).
Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Psychology 333D and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers. Same as English 350M (Topic 1). Women writers in the early eighteenth-century canon. Argues for a historical perspective that demonstrates the centrality of early eighteenth-century women writers to the western canon. English 350M (Topic 1) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Gender-Based Discrimination. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 6: Gender-Based Discrimination) and Government 357M (Topic 1: Gender-Based Discrimination). Studies the substance of laws that relate to gender-based roles, and the participation of women in the legal process. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, a University grade point average of at least 3.50, and consent of department received prior to registering.
Topic 9: Women in Classical Antiquity. Same as Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 7: Women in Classical Antiquity).
Topic 12: Family Policy Issues. Same as Sociology 352M (Topic 5: Family Policy Issues). Consideration of liberal, conservative, and centrist views concerning the major family policy issues facing the United States and other advanced industrial societies.
Topic 13: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 14), European Studies 347 (Topic 15), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341G. An introduction to the twentieth-century Danish author Karen Blixen, focusing on her major themes such as gender and destiny, and examining her role as a literary figure. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), 323 (Topic 14), European Studies 347 (Topic: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), 347 (Topic 15), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341G, Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 1), Scandinavian 373 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 13). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 17), European Studies 347 (Topic 12), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341D. A detailed introduction to Ibsen's social dramas (1877-1899), emphasizing their unity as a prolonged commentary on the society of his era and the variety of its human problems. Special emphasis on subjects such as: the family and the home; the public world of reputation, work, and citizenship; the predicaments of men and women in a male-dominated society; and the motives of our interventions into the lives of others. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen), 323 (Topic 17), English 322 (Topic 17), European Studies 347 (Topic: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen), 347 (Topic 12), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 341D, Scandinavian 323 (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 4: Contemporary Women Authors) and English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 17: Language and Gender. Same as English 364S. Linguistic, social, and political dimensions of gender-related speech differences. Only one of the following may be counted: English 346S, Linguistics 373 (Topic: Language and the Sexes), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 17). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 19: Social Development in Children. Development of social behavior (for example, sex typing and aggression) and social relationships. Psychology 333R and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 19) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.
Topic 21: Male-Female Communication. Same as Communication Studies 365K. Studies of speech patterns related to the concepts of male and female, including sexism in speaking, patterns of male and female speaking, patterns of listening to males and females, speech in courtship and family, speech and sexual discrimination in careers. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Sociology of Education. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 321L and Sociology 321L. Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 26: American Dilemmas. Same as Sociology 336C and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 13). Examination of critical American social problems, including problems in the economic, political, and health care systems, as well as inequities based on income, gender, and race. Exploration of how these problems are a natural outgrowth of the existing social structure. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 336C, Urban Studies 354 (Topic: American Dilemmas), 354 (Topic 13), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 26). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: Southern Cultures. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 40: Southern Cultures). Investigation of multiple, fluid, and diverse southern cultures through topics such as NASCAR, biscuits and cornbread, mega-churches, beauty pageants, jazz, country music, southern hip hop, migrant farm cultures, matzo ball soup with collards, the Trail of Tears, Gullah, Tara, Graceland, and more. Includes discussion of stereotypes and the individual truths about women, men, and southern in the context of this discussion. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 28: Cult Movies and Gender Issues. Three lecture hours and two and one-half screening hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 29: Witches, Workers, and Wives. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 3: Witches, Workers, and Wives) and History 343W. Explores the role of families and concepts of gender as expressed in key economic, social, political, and cultural patterns in early modern Europe. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture. Same as English 370W (Topic 8: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 31: Gender and Slavery in the United States. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 4) and History 350R (Topic 14). Examines the gendered experience of chattel slavery in the United States. Includes critical analysis of classic and contemporary texts, films, and songs that focus on slave labor, family, community, sexuality, and the economy. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 4), 374D (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), History 350L (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), 350R (Topic 14), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), 345 (Topic 31). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 33: The History of Witchcraft. Study of the prosecution of people, most of them women, for the crime of witchcraft in Europe and colonial America between 1450 and 1750. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 34: Leadership in America. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 10: Leadership in America) and Government 370L (Topic 2: Leadership in America). Introduction to the concepts of leadership and the application of those concepts in public and political leadership. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, a University grade point average of at least 3.50, and consent of department received prior to registering.
Topic 35: Psychosocial Issues in Women's Health. Psychosocial issues in women's physical and mental health. Includes a broad definition of women's health that considers traditional reproductive issues, disorders that are more common in women than in men, and the leading causes of death in women. Covers gender influences on health risk behaviors, and societal influences on women's health through a consideration of social norms and roles. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 36: Feminist Media Theory. Survey of basic theories related to the structure and process of film and video communication. Three lecture hours and two and one-half screening hours a week for one semester.
Topic 37: Women in Postwar America. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 30) and History 350R (Topic 8). Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic 30), History 350R (Topic 8), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 37). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 38: History of Sexuality in America. Same as History 350R (Topic 13). History 350R (Topic 13) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 38) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of coursework in history.
Topic 39: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration. Same as English 370W (Topic 9: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 320 (Topic: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration), English 370W (Topic 9), 370W (Topic: Cultures of Immigration and Dislocation), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 39). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 40: Virginia Woolf. Same as English 349S (Topic 8). Examines critical and fictional works of Virginia Woolf and the author's continuing legacy and influence. Explores the value and limitations of high modernism; English literary heritage and tradition; feminism; creative and critical definitions of gender and sexuality; intellectual activism, including Woolf's critiques of patriarchy, war, and fascism; and Woolf and imperialism and colonialism. English 349S (Topic 8) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 40) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 41: American Food. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 26: American Food). Studies diverse American food cultures from a humanities perspective, exploring connections between global, national, and local communities. Uses scholarship in the field of food studies as well as cookbooks, novels, poetry, photographs, songs, documentaries, and oral histories to investigate the past and present of American food communities. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 42: Nature and Gender in America. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 27: Nature and Gender in America). Study of the connections between nature and gender in American national narratives. Explores how Americans of differing classes, races, genders, sexual orientations, and ages have shaped and experienced changing ideas of America, wilderness, domestication, and society over time and in different regions of the country. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 43: Animals and American Culture. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 28) and History 350R (Topic 9). Explores the role of animals in American history, culture, and society. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic 28), History 350R (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 43). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 44: Women Radicals and Reformers. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 29: Women Radicals and Reformers). Traces traditions of women's radical activism and reform beginning with the Enlightenment and the American Revolution and continuing to the present, with concentration on the twentieth century. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 45: Comparative Cultures of Beauty. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 24: Comparative Cultures of Beauty) and Asian American Studies 320 (Topic 2: Comparative Cultures of Beauty). Examines fashion and beauty as discourses and cultural practices affecting identity, body politics, race, gender, sexuality, and class. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 46: Toni Morrison. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 1: Toni Morrison) and English 349S (Topic 5: Toni Morrison). An examination of select novels by the Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist focuses on the positional uniqueness that womanism shares with a predominant feminism, which surfaces in historicized familial relationships. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 1), 374F (Topic: Toni Morrison), English 349S (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Toni Morrison), 345 (Topic 46). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 47: The Face of Justice. Same as Government 357M (Topic 11). Examination of the inalienable rights: liberty, due process, equality, speech, assembly, security in the home, and practice or nonpractice of religion. Historical overview of women's rights and women's participation in the justice system. Discussion of individuals whose rights are being protected, and those whose rights are being overlooked by the American judicial system. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 357M (Topic: Face of Justice), 357M (Topic 11), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: Face of Justice), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Face of Justice), 345 (Topic 47). Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 48: Women's Autobiographical Writing. Same as English 370W (Topic 11). Examines the autobiographical impulse in women's writing by exploring the concept of the individualistic self versus the sense of self as a part of community and duty, and the way in which that communal self can both partake of humankind and participate in self-actualization. Only one of the following may be counted: English 370W (Topic: Women's Autobiographical Writing), 370W (Topic 11), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Women's Autobiographical Writing), 345 (Topic 48). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 49: History of American Feminism. Same as History 350R (Topic 20). Only one of the following may be counted: History 350R (Topic: History of American Feminism), 350R (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: History of American Feminism), 345 (Topic 49). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 52: American Literary Masculinities. Same as English 370W (Topic 12). Explores constructions of masculinity in American literature from a generally, but not exclusively, feminist perspective. Subjects include what masculinity has meant at different times in United States history, and how it has varied in meaning and significance according to broad categories of identity such as social class, race, region, and queerness. Only one of the following may be counted: English 370W (Topic: American Literary Masculinities), 370W (Topic 12), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: American Literary Masculinities), 345 (Topic 52). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 53: Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Novel. Same as Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 13). The major works of prose fiction from Greco-Roman antiquity and how those works relate to the intellectual, cultural, and social currents of late antiquity. Only one of the following may be counted: Classical Civilization 348 (Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Novel), 348 (Topic 13), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Novel), 345 (Topic 53).
Topic 55: Fictions of the Self and Other. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 39), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic 25), and French Civilization 349 (Topic 2). Focuses on representative works from nineteenth- and twentieth-century French fiction, from Balzac's Realism to the present. Examines literature in its relation to history, culture, and society, with special attention to both form and style in the development of the novel, poetry, and theatre. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 323 (Topic 39), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 347 (Topic 25), French Civilization 349 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 349 (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 55). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

WGS 350. Feminist Theory.

Restricted to women's and gender studies majors and minors. Feminist theory with selections from women's and gender studies scholars. Recommended feminist theory course for women's and gender studies majors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feminist Theory) and 350 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and nine semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies.

WGS 356. Introduction to Feminist Research Methods.

Restricted to women's and gender studies majors and minors. Introduction to feminist research methods across a range of traditional disciplines. Designed to prepare students to analyze research within gender studies and to develop their own research skills. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and six semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies.

WGS 358Q. Supervised Research.

Supervised individual research on an issue in women's and gender studies. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Women's and Gender Studies 356 with grade of at least C-, and written consent of the supervising faculty member; consent forms are available in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 360. Research and Thesis in Women's and Gender Studies.

Restricted to women's and gender studies majors. Individual project or paper to be completed under the direction of a women's and gender studies faculty member. Conference course. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Women's and Gender Studies 356 with grade of at least C-; credit or registration for Women's and Gender Studies 358Q; and written consent of the supervising faculty member on a consent form available in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies for that purpose.

WGS 466. Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships.

Same as Human Development and Family Sciences 466. Theory and implementation of positive child and adult interactions, communication, and guidance strategies. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Human Development and Family Sciences 466, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 4: Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships), 466. Prerequisite: Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L; and three semester hours of upper-division coursework in human development and family sciences, education, psychology, or sociology.

WGS 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Restricted to honors candidates majoring in women's and gender studies. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. The equivalent of three lectures hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, twelve semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies and consent of supervising faculty; for 679HB, Women's and Gender Studies 679HA.

WGS 379L. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies.

Experience working in the community or for a nonprofit agency. Ten to fifteen hours of work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: At least twelve semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies and written consent of the supervising faculty member; consent forms are available in the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

WGS 379S. Senior Seminar.

Intensive study of selected topics in women's and gender studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including six hours in women's and gender studies.