Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Office: 3063 Faculty Administration Building; 313-577-6331
Undergraduate Advisor: Gayle McCreedy
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/GSW/

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum is designed to give students the theoretical bases and methodological skills for analyzing gender, sexuality, and women from the perspective of the humanities, historical studies, and the social sciences. Students will gain an understanding of the various contexts and constructs including literary, social, cultural, economic, psychological, philosophical, and political that shape our perceptions of these issues in different geographical locations and across time.

GSW 2500 (PL) Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women Cr. 3

Questions surrounding gender and sexuality, focusing on the ways in which they have been constructed and represented in different historical periods and geographical location through literature, film, visual objects, the media, and other texts. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GSW 2600 (HS) History of Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Modern World Cr. 3

Examination of change over time; using different historical approaches to try to account for change , from a comparative perspective, to the experiences of women and constructions of gender and sexual identity. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: HIS 2605

GSW 2700 (SS) Social Science Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women Cr. 3

Understanding the ways in which political, social and cultural institutions shape gender, sexuality, and women's experiences within a local and global context. Offered Fall, Winter.

GSW 3520 Women and Gender in Middle East History Cr. 3

Women's role in Middle East history; impact of religion, culture, social and economic change on construction of gender in the Middle East. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: NE 3520

GSW 3750 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Critical examination of gender, race, class, and ethnicity issues in criminal justice; impact on defendants, inmates, victims, and criminal justice personnel; relation to policy issues. Offered Fall, Winter.

Equivalent: CRJ 3750

GSW 3990 Directed Studies Cr. 1-3

Individually-designed research projects, developed with a supervising professor and approved by program director. Offered Every Term.

GSW 5030 Topics in Women's Studies Cr. 3

Thematic, critical or generic study of women and literature. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: ([ENG 1000 with a minimum grade of C])

Equivalent: ENG 5030

Repeatable for 9 Credits

GSW 5035 Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies Cr. 3

Examination of issues of sexuality and gender as mediated through literary and cultural study. Attention to critical theory as well as various literary and cultural forms. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: ([(AA) Exempt from Gen Ed MACRAO with a test score minimum of 100] OR [(BA) Competencies Waiver with a test score minimum of 100])

Equivalent: ENG 5035

Repeatable for 9 Credits

GSW 5110 (WI) Black Women in America Cr. 3

Social, cultural, artistic and economic development of Black women in America; topics include: racism, sexism, marriage, motherhood, feminism, and the welfare system. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: AFS 5110

GSW 5200 Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory Cr. 3

Overview of feminist, gender and queer theory, focusing on the three ""waves"" and the social, political, and cultural construction of femininities, masculinities, and sexualities. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: ([GSW 2500 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2600 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2700 with a minimum grade of D-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GSW 5300 Topics in LGBTQ Studies Cr. 3

Focused examinations of LGBTQ studies from different disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to literary, historical, and media studies; social sciences; and philosophy. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisites: ([GSW 2500 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2600 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2700 with a minimum grade of D-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GSW 5360 Gender and Communication Cr. 3

Analysis of gender communication issues within interpersonal, group, organizational, intercultural, public, and mass mediated contexts. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: COM 2000 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: COM 5360

GSW 5400 Topics in Gender and Women's Studies Cr. 3

Focused examination of gender and women from different disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to literary, historical, and media studies; social sciences; and philosophy. Topics to be announced in schedule of classes. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisites: ([GSW 2500 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2600 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GSW 2700 with a minimum grade of D-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GSW 5500 Internship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Cr. 3

Internship in a public or private organization related to gender, sexuality, or women's studies. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GSW 5875 Gender in Modern East Asia Cr. 4

History of gender in China, Japan, and Korea, with topics to include Confucianism, the state's role in gender construction, nationalism, imperialism, marriage, family, labor, sexuality, and feminism. Offered Biannually.

Equivalent: ASN 5875, HIS 5875

GSW 5990 Senior Project Seminar Cr. 4

Scholarly research project or internship combined with scholarship, resulting in substantial paper. Students meet with instructor several times during semester. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisite: GSW 5200