Graduate Courses

Below is a list of Graduate courses offered by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Department.

Not all of the courses are offered each semester.  

GSWS 800-5: Methodology in Women's Studies Research

An Interdisciplinary Seminar in Methods of research in Women's Studies. Students will examine theoretical issues in Women's Studies Methodology and study examples of research and criticism from Women's Studies in History, Art/Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Psychology, and the social and Natural Sciences. Emphasis will be placed on a rigorous and creative interdisciplinary approach to problems. Students will apply methods studied in the course to their own areas of concentration.

GSWS 811-3 GSWS Graduate Professional Development Colloquium I

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 812-3 GSWS Graduate Professional Development Colloquium II

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 820-5: Graduate Seminar in Women's History

This course will examine one or two critical issues in the history of women. Canada England and France are of special interest in this course, but students, with permission of the instructor, may focus their work on North America and/or Europe more generally.

GSWS 822-5: Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory

Topic: Critical Intersections & New Directions -- 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 823-5: Graduate Seminar in Feminist Art/Literary Criticism

This course will examine the development of feminist aesthetic theories with particular reference to literary, cinematic, and/or art forms. The fundamental assumptions of feminist literary and/or art criticism as well as the principles of art forms will be discussed.

GSWS 824-5: Graduate Seminar on Women and Social Policy

This course will focus on one or more social issues and policies in such fields as law, health, economics, social welfare, and science and technology.

GSWS 826-5:  Graduate Seminar on Queer/Trans Studies

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 830-5: Selected Topics Graduate Seminar I

GSWS 831-5: Selected Topics Graduate Seminar II

GSWS 840-5: Directed Studies

GSWS 844-5 Directed Studies II

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: Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory.

GSWS 898-10: MA Thesis

GSWS 997-0: PhD Comprehensive Examination

GSWS 998-6: PhD Thesis

GSWS 999-6: MA Field Exams

Prerequisite: REQ-GSWS 822 or WS 822 and five graduate courses.

 

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