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

Academic Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
2023-24 Fall 2023

Spring 2024 (TBA)

2022-23 Fall 2022

Spring 2023

2021-22 Fall 2021

Spring 2022

2020-21 Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Core Courses and Courses that Fulfill University Requirements

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.

Courses that Fulfill Brandeis Core Requirements

WGS 5a: Women, Genders and Sexualities

[ deis-us dl oc ss ]

WGS 6b: Sexuality and Queer Studies

[ djw dl hum ss ]

WGS 105b: Feminisms: History, Theory and Practice
[ deis-us oc ss ]

WGS 107a: Introduction to Indigenous and Native Women, Gender and Sexualities (Fall 2021)

[deis-us ss]

WGS 151a: The Social Politics of Sexual Education
[deis-us ss]

WGS 166a: Gender, Sexuality and Social Media

[deis-us ss]

WGS 171a: Transgender Studies

[ deis-us ss ]

Dual-Listed Courses That Fulfill Brandeis Core Requirements

AAAS/WGS 121a: Black Visibility (Fall 2021)
[ deis-us ss ]

AAAS/WGS 122a: Carceral Studies (Fall 2021)
[ deis-us djw ss ]

AAAS/WGS 123a: Black Girlhood Sexual Politics (Spring 2022)

AAAS/WGS 136a: Black Feminist Thought
[ deis-us oc ss ]

AAAS/WGS 152b: Beyonce and Beyond: The Politics of Black Popular Music
[ deis-us ss ]

ANTH/WGS 176a: Queer/Trans Theories from Elsewhere (Fall 2020)

[ deis-us djw ss ]

AAPI/WGS 137b: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene

[ deis-us ss ]

HIST/WGS 120b: Queer History in the U.S. (Fall 2020)
[ deis-us ss ]

NEJS/WGS 110a: Sexual Violence in Film and Culture (Fall 2021)
[deis-us djw hum]