Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

WGS Topics in the Social Sciences

CAS WS 302

Topic for Summer 2019: Gender and Crime. Examines social forces shaping gender discrepancies in crime. Using a feminist lens, students explore how cultural ideologies about masculinity and femininity shape criminalization, victimization, and offending. Topics include the gendered contexts of crime and punishment, gender-based violence, and intimate labor. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)


WGS Topics in Global and Transnational Studies

CAS WS 304

Topic for Summer 2019: Bombs and Bombshells: Gender and Political Violence. This course delves into the world of Black Widows and Demon Lovers. Using empirical research, case studies, and drama, the course separates fact from fiction to examine gender and its intersections between recruitment, motivations, and conditions under which women behave violently. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)


Sociology of Race, Class & Gender

CAS WS 335

Prereq: at least one prior 100- or 200-level sociology course, CAS WS 101/102, or consent of the instructor. Examines race, class, gender, and sexuality as intersecting axes of stratification, identity, and experience. Draws heavily from feminist theories in both sociology and history in order to analyze how these intersections can be applied to understanding social problems and structures. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)


American Masculinities

CAS WS 352

Considers the biological and social organization of masculinities; the ways culture reproduces/articulates masculinities, particularly with regard to race and class; how masculine identities are expressed; male privilege; alternative masculinities; and what is at stake in negotiating contemporary masculinities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)


Gender & Healthcare

CAS WS 400

Prereq: (CAS WR 120) or equivalent. Focuses on strengthening students' knowledge, skills, and ability to construct a critical appraisal of all the determinants, distribution, causes, mechanisms, systems, and consequences of health inequities related to gender including how gender influences and is influenced by healthcare systems. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)


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