All Graduate Courses

GSWS 800 - Toolkit for GSWS Research (5)

An interdisciplinary seminar introducing a variety of methodological approaches to research in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Students will examine the theories, purpose, scope, and strategies for feminist approaches to research. Students will study examples of research and criticism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on rigorous and creative approaches to research design, as well as practical application of research methods. Students will apply methods studied in the course to their own areas of concentration.

GSWS 811 - Professional Development Colloquium I (3)

Workshop designed to support professional development, networking and foster mutuality of research interests. Includes topics on research skill development, academic and public dissemination of work, practical tips for career advancement and presentations of works in progress.

GSWS 812 - Professional Development Colloquium II (3)

Workshop designed to support professional development, networking and foster mutuality of research interests. Includes topics on research skill development, academic and public dissemination of work, practical tips for career advancement and presentations of works in progress.

GSWS 820 - History of Gender and Women (5)

Examines selected topics in gender and women's history, with a particular focus on the intersection of gender with class, race, ethnicity, nation, region, and sexuality.

GSWS 822 - Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory (5)

This course will analyze and compare major feminist social and political theories, including those that have emerged from liberal, socialist and radical feminist traditions. The relationship among theories of sexism and political goals and practices will be discussed.

GSWS 823 - Feminist Cultural Criticism (5)

Examines the development of feminist cultural criticism, with particular reference to the principles of literary, cinematic, media, and/or art forms.

GSWS 824 - Gender and Social Policy (5)

Focuses on one or more social issues and policies in such fields as law, health, economics, social welfare, and science and technology. It uses an intersectional or Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) lens on social and/or public policies. Students will apply course content to an evaluation of policy in their own areas of concentration.

GSWS 826 - Graduate Seminar on Queer/Trans Studies (5)

An examination of the formation, development, and current direction in the fields of queer and trans theory. Students will study the influence of feminism on both fields, the emergence of formative questions and key debates, and critical challenges posed by colonial histories, globalization of LGBT identities, and transnational/local taxonomies.

GSWS 830 - Selected Topics Graduate Seminar I (5)

Selected Topics.

GSWS 831 - Selected Topics Graduate Seminar II (5)

Selected topics.

GSWS 840 - Directed Studies (5)

Directed studies.

GSWS 844 - Directed Studies II (5)

Allows students to pursue in greater depth a particular problem in gender, sexuality or women's studies. Registration by consent of instructor only. May be offered as an individual reading course or a small seminar, depending upon student and faculty interest. Prerequisite: GSWS 822.

GSWS 898 - MA Thesis (10)

Thesis. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

GSWS 997 - PhD Comprehensive Examination

Comprehensive.

GSWS 998 - PhD Thesis (6)

Thesis. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

GSWS 999 - MA Field Exam (6)

Field Exam. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: GSWS 822 and five graduate courses.