For a full list of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.

Academic Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
2021-2022 Fall 2021 (TBA)

Spring 2022 (TBA)

2020-2021 Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Core Courses

WGS 5a Women, Genders, and Sexualities

This interdisciplinary course introduces central concepts and topics in the field of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Explores the position of women and other genders in diverse settings and the impact of gender as a social, cultural, and intellectual category in the United States and around the globe. Asks how gendered institutions, behaviors, and representations have been configured in the past and function in the present, and also examines the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with many other vectors of identity and circumstance in forming human affairs.

WGS 105b Feminisms: History, Theory, and Practice

Examines diverse theories of sex and gender within a multicultural framework, considering historical changes in feminist thought, the theoretical underpinnings of various feminist practices, and the implications of diverse and often conflicting theories for both academic inquiry and social change.

WGS 6b Sexuality and Queer Studies

Examines cross-cultural and historical perspectives on sexual meanings, experiences, representations, and activist movements within a framework forged by contemporary critical theories of gender and sexuality.