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  • WGS 440 - Girls, Culture & Education


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Interdisciplinary introduction to empirical research and critical inquiry on the education of girls in the U.S. Study of contemporary educational thought on the gendered social and cultural context of schooling. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 474 - Gender and Society


    SOC 100  or WGS 100 , at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Critical examination of gender as a social and institutional construct.  Use of theory to interrogate the sex/gender binary, identity and bodies.  How the experience of gender and the structure of gendered institutions are shaped by cross-cutting lines of difference and inequality - social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age (among others).  Effects of gender inequality on women, men and society. Also listed as SOC 474 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 500 - Gender, Crime and Justice


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of the gendered structure of the legal and criminal justice systems.  Examination of the differential impact of flaws and policies on women offenders, women in prison, and women in law enforcement and the legal profession.  Examination of how gender impacts the definition and treatment of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, reproductive issues, child abuse, and gender-related hate crimes.  Not open to students with credit forWGS 300. Also listed as CRJ 500 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 525 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to the relationship between culture and psychology. Critique of approaches that emphasize cultural or psychological determinism. Examination of the ways in which culture and psychology mutually shape each other in different social groups and historical contexts. Special attention to race and racism, mental health, emotion, and ethics.  Not open to students with credit forANT 325/SOC 325/WGS 325. Also listed as ANT 525  and SOC 525 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 526 - Gender, Labor and Inequality


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of interaction between gender and labor issues, with particular attention to mechanisms that generate inequality.  Comparison of different theories of how labor markets work and how the labor force is reproduced.  Topics include wage determination, occupational segregation, segmented labor markets, household decision making, gender roles in the economy, and social stratification. Not open to students with credit for WGS 326 /ECN 326  Also listed as ECN 526 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 531 - Women and Work


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Women’s paid employment and job segregation by sex: relation of women’s paid work to women’s family work, nature of women’s jobs and occupations, and a variety of state policies that influence women’s employment (e.g. anti-discrimination law, maternity and parental leave). White women and women of color in the advanced capitalist economy of the United States. Not open to students with credit for POL 331 /SOC 362 /WGS 331 . Also listed as POL 531  and SOC 563 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 540 - Girls, Culture & Education


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Interdisciplinary introduction to empirical research and critical inquiry on the education of girls in the U.S. Study of contemporary educational thought on the gendered social and cultural context of schooling. Not open to students with credit for WGS 440 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 569 - History of Women in America I


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from colonization to the Civil War era. Not open to students with credit for HIS 369/WGS 369. Also listed as HIS 569 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • WGS 574 - Gender and Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Critical examination of gender as a social and institutional construct.  Use of theory to interrogate the sex/gender binary, identity and bodies.  How the experience of gender and the structure of gendered institutions are shaped by cross-cutting lines of difference and inequality - social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age (among others).  Effects of gender inequality on women, men and society. Not open to students with credit for SOC 474 /WGS 474 . Also listed as SOC 574 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 576 - Sex, Work & International Capital


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Analysis of significance of women’s labor to international capital in a cross-cultural perspective. Examination of social construction of “third world” and “development,” and potential and limits of these categories in understanding ideological and material conditions of lives of women across race, class and national boundaries in the world of work.  Not open to students with credit for ANT 376/INT 376/SOC 376/WGS 376. Also listed as ANT 576 , INT 576  and SOC 576 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 578 - Sex & Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comparison of sex-gender expressions, identities and experiences in various societies. Examination of sex, gender and sexuality as culturally constructed, as regimes of power, and as sites of social change. Analysis of sex, gender and sexuality-based representational practices and patterns of inequality in distinct institutional settings. Also listed as ANT 578 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 581 - History of Women in America II


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from the Civil War era to present.  Not open to students with credit for HIS 381/WGS 381. Also listed as HIS 581 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • WGS 584 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern European History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of the construction and transformation of gender and sexual norms for women and men in Europe from 1789 to 1989. Special attention paid to the family, women’s rights movements, the intersection of gender, class and race, and the impact of wars and revolutions on the status of women and conceptions of gender and sexuality.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 384. Also listed as HIS 584 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • WGS 585 - Women, Gender, and the Law


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination and analysis of the role of law in the social, economic, political and private lives of women in the U.S. Historical overview as well as intensive study of legal problems of current concern to women. Areas of focus: women and work, women and the family, women and their bodies, women and the criminal justice system, role of women in the legal system (including theory as well as case law). Not open to students with credit for WGS 385 . Graded ABCDE
 

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