2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)

WGS-6100: Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives in Women’s and Gender Studies (3 hours)

Introductory graduate course designed to engage students in critical thought about the discipline. Exploration of basic concepts, histories, theoretical ideas and goals of Women’s and Gender Studies beginning with the late 18th century through the present. Although the course focuses primarily on Western theoretical work, it also examines non-Western ideas, especially as these critique Western ideas about gender theory.

WGS-6200: Epistemological Foundations of Women’s and Gender Studies (3 hours)

Examination of how WGS scholarship has recontextualized epistemological issues in the philosophy of science. This course draws on contemporary issues (such as gendered violence) in order to examine these and other questions in the context of contemporary gendered discussions of epistemology, ethics and science.