Course Offerings

The Gender and Women's Studies program offers either a Major or Minor in Gender and Women's Studies. Our courses address the history and achievement of women and analyze the implications of gender roles in the past and present. They also consider such topics and the social and cultural consequences, for both women and men, of gender divisions and sex-role restrictions. Since the list of approved courses for the program changes, students are advised to consult the Academic Director for current information. (Faculty: you can view the general criteria for Gender and Women's Studies courses and the specific criteria for the integrating seminar, GWS 5000, at this password-protected SharePoint site.)

Also see the Course Descriptions for detailed information about our courses.

Fall 2013 Course Offerings

Course Number and Title

Days / Time Instructor
GWS 2050-001: Gender and the World
TR 2:30-3:45 Jean Lutes
AAH 3009: Paintings, Photos & Film MW 4:30-5:45 Kim Nastick
CRM 4000-001: Gender and Crime TR 2:30-3:45 Katie Farina
ENG 4690: American Femenactment
MW 4:30-5:45 Gail Ciciola
ENG 4691-001: Hemungway & Wharton
TR 1:00-2:15 Jean Lutes
HIS 3095-001: Women in the Ancient World TR 1:00-2:15 Kelly-Anne Diamond
PHI 2420-001: Philosophy of Women MW 1:30-2:45 Sally Scholz
PHI 2121-001: Enviromental Ethics
MW 1:30-2:45 Chaone Mallory
PHI 2121-002: Enviromental Ethics MW 3:00-4:15 Chanone Mallory
PJ 2800-001: Race, Class, & Gender TR 2:30-3:45 John Patrick Schultz
SOC 2300: Sociology of the Family
MWF 9:30-10:20 Donna Shai
SOC 3500-011: Sociology of Gender TR 10:00-11:15 Instructor TBA
SOC 4200-001: Sports and Society MWF 9:30-10:20 Rick Eckstein
THL 2420-001: Women in the Bible MW 1:30-2:45 Judith Hadley
THL 2420-002: Women in the Bible MW 3:00-4:15 Judith Hadley
THL 5850-001: Women in Religion & Society TR 2:30-3:15 Fayette Veverka
THL 5850-002: Women in Religion & Society TR 4:00-5:15 Fayette Veverka
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Questions Posed in Our Courses

  • To what extent are gender divisions in society biologically determined, and to what extent are they social constructions?
  • How has the subordination of women been a factor in the formation of legal and economic systems around the world?
  • In what ways can such disciplines as Philosophy, Literature, and Religious Studies change once women become active participants and creators?
  • What is the significance of gender in the formation of systems of thought and the symbols we use?
  • Is sexuality a social construct or biologically determined?