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 2014 Course Offerings

Course Number and Title

Days / Time Instructor
AAH 3009-002 Gender Sexuallity Visual Culture
TR 2:30-3:45 Timothy David McCall
COM 3290-001 Feminist Rhetoric MW 4:30-5:45 Raymie McKerrow
COM 5300-001 Dialogue Gender T 5:00-7:00 Hibba Abugideiri
ECO 3118-001 Women and the Economy
MW 1:30-2:45 Cheryl Carleton
ENG 2300-001 Women in Literature
MW 4:30-5:45 Ellen Bonds
ENG 3250-001 Shakespeare
TR 4:00-5:15 Alice Dailey
ENG 3290-H01 Renaissance Tradegy
TR 10:00-11:15 Alice Dailey
GWS 2050-001 Gender and the World
TR 10:00-11:15 Travis Foster
HIS 2296-001 History of American Women MW 4:30-5:45 Catherine Kerrison
HIS 2998-002 Sexuality in America
MW 3:00-4:15 Catherine Kerrison
ITA 2324 Women in Italy
MW 1:30-1:45 Inna Rayevsky
PHI 2420-001 Philosophy of Women
TR 1:00-2:15 Sally Scholz
PHI 5000-002 Great Women Philosophers TR 4:00-5:15 Julie Klein
PJ 2800-001 Race, Class, & Gender
MWF 9:30-10:20 John-Patrick Schultz
SOC 2300-001 Sociology of the Family
MWF 9:30-10:20 Donna Shai
SOC 3500-001 Sociology of Gender
TR 10:00-11:15 Melissa Hodges
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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?