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Undergraduate & Graduate Program - WGS Graduate Courses

WGS 501: Graduate Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
A graduate-level, interdisciplinary study of topics such as “Women’s Health,” “Women and Race,” or “Multicultural Issues in Women’s Studies.” Cr. 3.

This number can also be used for a graduate version of an undergraduate course (such as Women in Globalization). The professor works with the graduate student to design a graduate level educational experience.

WGS 510: Advanced Studies in Feminist, Gender and Queer Theory
An advanced introduction to major issues in contemporary feminist theory. Cr. 3.

WGS 520: Research Methodologies in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An interdisciplinary course that focuses on the visions and methods that feminist scholars use to study women and gender. Introduces students to pioneering critiques of various methodologies as well as recent developments in the field. Cr. 3.

WGS 580: Feminist Pedagogy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Practicum
A history of Women’s Studies as an interdiscipline, a survey of feminist teaching strategies, and an examination of the philosophies of education on which those strategies are based. A practicum applying the course material in a WST class, a departmental course, or possibly in a K-12 school or other workplace will be included. Cr. 3.

WGS 610: Research Seminar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An opportunity for students writing theses or dissertations to present their work and to read and discuss the work of others doing the same. May be taken twice. Cr. 1.

WGS 698: Individual Projects in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An opportunity for internships or action projects as well as independent study. Primarily for those not writing theses or dissertations.
Cr. 1 – 3.

Also available in other departments are:

  • EGS 500, Seminar on Gender Roles in Education
  • ENG 549, Studies in Gender and Literature
  • HTY 620, Seminar in American Women’s History

Departmental Undergraduate Courses which can be taken for graduate credit:

  • WGS 401, Advanced Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WGS 410, Feminist, Gender and Queer Theory
  • WGS 430, Women in Europe
  • WGS 480, Senior Seminar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • CHF 451, Family Relationships
  • CHF 452, Violence in the Family
  • CMJ 405, Women and Communication
  • CMJ 475, Sexualities in Mass Communication
  • ENG 471, Literature, Gender, and Gender Theory
  • ENG 481, Topics in Women’s Literature
  • HTY 494, Women, History, and American Society: Selected Topics
  • NUR 420, Women’s Health


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