With course offerings from more than fifteen academic disciplines, Women’s and Gender Studies introduces students to exciting ideas, dynamic professors and classmates, and feminist thought and perspectives in small, collaborative communities of learning. Womens and Gender Studies has a wide variety of popular and innovative courses from introductory to advanced classes.

Special Topics Courses

Special Topics Courses give students the chance to engage with ideas and practices on the forefront of new and exciting areas of scholarly research and creative inquiry. While topics and formats vary widely from year to year, these courses offer students the opportunity to engage in specialized areas of study − and try something different! Descriptions of Special Topics Courses can be found in the WGS Course Description Booklets or Course Schedules each semester.
Spring 2018
ENGL 331: British Women Poets of the Romantic Period 
SOCI 398: Special Topics: Social Inequaltiy: Race, Class, & Gender
TMFD 408: Textiles, Technology & Culture
SOCI 341: Social Psychology of Inequality 
GLST 491: Women Dissidents in Europe & Asia 
See the Course Schedule for more information.
Fall 2017

ETHN/HIST113: History of Hip Hop
TMFD 123: Clothing and Society: You Are What You Where
JOMC 222: Social Justice, Human Rights, and the Media
HIST/ETHN 241: Native American History 

See the Course Schedule for more information.

Service Learning/Internships/Independent Study

Because our program understands that quality education can also take place outside the classroom, many Womens and Gender Studies classes give students the opportunity to put their learning into practice. Courses like WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities allow students to see the role of Womens and Gender Studies in the real world. Many students also participate in WMNS 497 Internship in Women’s & Gender Studies, gaining valuable hands-on experience while learning about some the career opportunites open to graduates of the program.
Service Learning Courses
WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities
WMNS 497 Internship in Women’s & Gender Studies

Internship Information

Independent Study Information

Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Courses

Course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog

WMNS 101 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (ACE 9)
WMNS 189H University Honors Seminar
WMNS 201 Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies (ACE 9)
WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities (ACE 8)
WMNS 250 Sex and Gender Around the Globe
WMNS 291 Special Topics in Womens and Gender Studies
WMNS 385 Women, Gender & Science
WMNS 391 Special Topics in Womens and Gender Studies
WMNS 399 Independent Study
WMNS 399H Honors Thesis (up to 6 hours)
WMNS 492 Special Topics in Masculinities
WMNS 400 Senior Seminar (offered Spring semester only) (ACE 10)
WMNS 485 Feminist Theories, Feminists’ Perspectives (offered Fall semester only)
WMNS 497 Internship in Women’s & Gender Studies (up to 6 hours; Pass/No Pass only)
WMNS 498 Special Topics in Women’s & Gender Studies    

Other Courses that Count Towards the WGS Major and Minor
ANTH/WMNS 410 Gender: An Anthropological Perspective
ARCH 481 Women in Design
CLAS/WMNS 440 Gender & Sexuality in the Ancient World
COMM 380 Gender & Communication
CRIM 339 Women, Crime, & Justice
CYAF/WMNS 447 Working with GLBT  Youth in Professional Contexts
ECON/HIST/WMNS 375 Women & Work in U.S. History
ECON/WMNS 445 Gender, Economics and Social Provisioning
ENGL/WMNS 212 Introduction to Lesbian & Gay Literature
ENGL/WMNS 215 Introduction to Women’s Literature
ENGL/WMNS 253A Introduction to Poetry Writing: Women’s Poetry
ENGL/WMNS 315A Survey of Women’s Literature
ENGL/WMNS 315B Women in Popular Culture
ENGL/ETHN/WMNS 344B Black Women Authors
ENGL/ETHN/WMNS 345N Native American Women Writers
ENGL/WMNS 414 Women’s Literature
ENGL/WMNS 414B Modern & Contemporary Women Writers
ENGL/WMNS 475A Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women’s Writers
FREN/ENGL/MRST/WMNS 388 Body Language: Love, Politics, and the Self in French Literature
GPSP/GEOG/WMNS 377 Women of the Great Plains
HIST/WMNS 204 Women & Gender in United States History
HIST/WMNS 225 Women in History
HIST/WMNS 329 Women in European History
HIST/WMNS 336 Saints, Witches, & Madwomen
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 356 African-American Women’s History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 358 Native American Women
HIST/WMNS 363 History of Women & Gender in the American West
HIST/WMNS 402 Sexuality in 19th & 20th Century America
HIST/WMNS 441 Seminar in U.S. Women’s & Gender History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 459 Women & Gender in African Societies
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 476A Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
JUDS/RELG/WMNS 340 Women in the Biblical World
PHIL/WMNS 218 Philosophy of Feminism
POLS/WMNS 338 Women & Politics
PSYC 330 Psychology of Diversity    
PSYC/WMNS 421 Psychology of Gender
PSYC/CYAF/EDPS/SOCI 471 Human Sexuality & Society
SOCI 200 Gender in Contemporary Society
SOCI/WMNS 226 Families & Society
SOCI/WMNS 325 Contemporary Family Issues
SOCI 490 Sociology of Gender
TMFD 325 Woven & Nonwoven Textile Design
TMFD 407 History of Costume
TMFD 410/WMNS 410A Socio-psychological Aspects of Clothing