Listed below are the courses students can choose from to complete a graduate specialization or minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Course descriptions can be found in each department's pages in the Graduate Bulletin. (IMPORTANT NOTE: Crosslisted courses count towards the home department, not WMNS. Please keep this in mind when choosing the required coursework outside your home discipline.) With the approval of the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board, students may substitute courses not on this list. Each semester the WGS program also publishes a course description schedule with the current WGS course offerings.
Courses that Count Towards the WGS Graduate Specialization
Women’s and Gender Studies
WMNS 885. Feminist Theories, Feminists’ Perspectives
WMNS 891.  Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (Graduate Students Only)
WMNS 896. Independent Study in Women’s and Gender Studies  (up to 3 credits)
WMNS 897. Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies (Pass/No Pass only)
WMNS 898. Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

ANTH 876. Human Rights, Environment, and Development    

ARCH/IDEAS 881. Women in Design

Art History
AHIS 898. Special Topics - Global Anxieties: The Art Object in the 1960s (Anania)
AHIS 998. Seminar in Modern Art - Hot Messes and Trash Fires: Waste in Contemporary Art and Design (Anania)                         

CLAS/WMNS 840. Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

Communication Studies
COMM 850. Seminar in Gender and Communication
COMM 950D. Feminist Temporalities & Communication (Hoerl)
COMM 950D: Rhetoric of Masculinities and Race (Kelly)
COMM 998. Special Topics: Rhetoric, Race, and Masculinities (Kelly)
COMM 998. Special Topics: Rhetorical Bodies (Kelly)

Children Youth and Families
CYAF 846. Addictions & Families

ECON/WMNS 845. Gender, Economics and Social Provisioning          

Educational Psychology
EDPS 987. Developmental Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in Counseling

ENGL/WMNS 801K. LGBTQ Drama and Popular Culture
*ENGL 813/913. Film
ENGL/WMNS 814. Women’s Literature
ENGL/WMNS 814B. Modern & Contemporary Women Writers
*ENGL 830A. Shakespeare
*ENGL/ETHN 845. Ethnic Literature
ENGL/WMNS 875A. Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women Writers
ENGL 914. Seminar in Women Writers

FREN 882. Short Fiction: French Fairy Tales (Peterson; taught in French)

HIST/WMNS 802. Sexuality in 19th & 20th Century America
HIST/WMNS 841. Seminar in U.S. Womens and Gender History
HIST/WMNS 859. Women and Gender in African Societies
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 876A. Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST/WMNS 951. Women, Gender, and Empire

LAW 686G. Gender Issues in the Law
LAW 688G. Sex-Based Discrimination
LAW 771G. Gender Issues in the Law Seminar

Political Science
POLS 842. Civil Liberties: Freedom of Expression & Conviction
POLS 843. Civil Liberties: Issues of Fairness and Equality

PSYC/WMNS 821. Psychology of Gender
PSYC/EDPS/CYAF/SOCI 871. Human Sexuality and Society              

SOCI 812. Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
SOCI/WMNS 886. Sociology of Gender (formerly, SOCI/WMNS 890)
SOCI 907. Seminar in Sex and Gender

SPAN 854. Gender and Sexuality in Spain (taught in Spanish) 
SPAN/LAMS 870. Feminisms in Latin America (taught in Spanish)
SPAN 990. Masculinities in Contemporary Spain (taught in Spanish)

Teacher Learning and Teacher Education
TEAC 840A. Culture and Schooling: Gender
TEAC 840B. Culture and Schooling: Gender and Science
TEAC 840. Special Topics: “Literacy, Gender and Ethnicity in Schools” (Raible); “Identities in  Transition: Family Diversity, Schooling, Culture, and Adoption”; “Language and Power" (Sarroub)
TEAC 921D. Seminar in Literacy Studies: Language, Culture and Education (Sarroub)
TEAC 944B. Seminar in Curriculum Studies: Curriculum as Gendered Text

Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
TMFD 810/WMNS 810A. Body, Dress and Identity
TMFD/WMNS 877. Gender and Material Culture

* Course must include a significant gender/sexuality component. Check with instructor prior to enrolling.

Special Topics and other Seminar Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, Special Topics or Seminar courses with the appropriate emphasis in a variety of departments may be used towards the specialization. In the past special topics or seminar courses in the departments of  French, Spanish, English, History, Sociology, Communication Studies, Psychology, Children Youth and Families, and Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design have been included.