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Women's and Gender Studies Concentration (WGSTc)

Director: Professor Barbara Allen

The Women's and Gender Studies Concentration offers students the opportunity to complement their major field with an interdisciplinary focus on women and gender.

Requirements for the Concentration

Six courses will be required from the following three groups. The range of courses must include at least two disciplines.

I. Women's and Gender Studies 110: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

II. Core Courses (4 courses or 24 credits):

ARTH 223 Women in Art (Not offered in 2009-2010)

CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream

CAMS 226 The Melodramatic Imagination (Not offered in 2008-2009)

CLAS 114 Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

EDUC 360 Gender, Sexuality and Schooling (Not offered in 2009-2010)

ENGL 318 Gothic Spirit (Not offered in 2009-2010)

ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel

ENGL 327 Victorian Novel

HIST 222 U.S. Women's History to 1877 (Not offered in 2009-2010)

HIST 223 U.S. Women's History Since 1877 (Not offered in 2009-2010)

HIST 229 Gender and Work in U.S. History (Not offered in 2009-2010)

HIST 236 Women's Lifes in Pre-modern Europe

HIST 238 The World of Bede (Not offered in 2009-2010)

HIST 238 Topics in Medieval History: Church, Papacy and Empire (Not offered in 2009-2010)

HIST 259 Women in South Asia: Histories, Narratives and Representation

HIST 330 Gender, Ethics and Power in Medieval France (Not offered in 2009-2010)

JAPN 234 Modern Japanese Novel in Translation: Mothers/Daughters; Fathers/Sons (Not offered in 2009-2010)

JAPN 236 Classical Japanese Fiction: The Tale of Genji and Its World in Translation (Not offered in 2009-2010)

POSC 275 Identity Politics in America: Ethnicity, Gender, Religion (Not offered in 2009-2010)

POSC 355 Contemporary Feminist Thought: Identity, Culture, and Rights (Not offered in 2009-2010)

RELG 224 Women and Christianity (Not offered in 2009-2010)

RELG 236 Gender and Religion in the African Diaspora

RELG 244 Prophetesses and Prostitutes, Murderesses and Matriarchs: Gender Roles in the Hebrew Bible (Not offered in 2009-2010)

RELG 284 The Virgin of Guadalupe (Not offered in 2009-2010)

RELG 322 Gender and God Talk: Christian Feminist Theologies (Not offered in 2009-2010)

SOAN 226 Anthropology of Gender

SPAN 255 Women Dramatists in Latin America: Staging Conflicts (Not offered in 2009-2010)

SPAN 344 Women Writers in Latin America: Challenging Gender and Genre (Not offered in 2009-2010)

WGST 200 Feminist Ways of Knowing

WGST 234 Feminist Theory

III. Capstone Seminar: WGST 396: Capstone Seminar: Transnational Feminisms. Other advanced seminars may be substituted for the designated capstone seminar only with the approval of both the instructor and the Women’s and Gender Studies director.