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Gender Studies (GENDER) Courses

Lower Division

GENDER 200 INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES (3-0-3)(F/S). Interdisciplinary, multicultural introduction to gender studies that provides foundation for further study. Draws selectively from scholarship and creative work of various fields to examine how concepts of gender shape lives, personal relationships, and social institutions. Gender issues will be studied from a multicultural perspective across lines of class, race, and ethnicity.

GENDER 280 COLLOQUIUM IN GENDER STUDIES (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive studies of a particular topic relating to the field of gender studies. May be repeated for credit.

Upper Division

GENDER 301 (SOC 471) FEMINIST THEORY (3-0-3)(F/S). Students encounter new perspectives by examining major theories directly useful to scholars in search of understanding and explaining gender relations. May be taken for GENDER or SOC credit, but not for both. PREREQ: GENDER 200 and upper-division standing, or PERM/INST.

GENDER 302 RESEARCH METHODS AND PERSPECTIVES (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Examines practical problems of researching and writing about women and gender from an interdisciplinary, multicultural perspective. Emphasizes major bibliographic sources and services in gender studies. PREREQ: GENDER 200 or PERM/INST.

GENDER 303 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S STUDIES (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Examines women’s roles, achievements, and experiences historically and globally with attention to class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, politics and age. Introduces various feminist theories and discusses inequalities between men and women to envision change. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

GENDER 371 (SOC 371) THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). Multinational social psychological research and theories are used to explore the processes by which societies apply gender definitions, social change, institutional policies, and relationships between women and men. May be taken for GENDER or SOC credit, but not for both. PREREQ: PSYC 101 or SOC 101, and upper-division standing.

GENDER 380 COLLOQUIUM IN GENDER STUDIES (3-0-3)(F/S). Intensive studies of a particular topic relating to the field of gender studies. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

GENDER 480 SEMINAR IN GENDER STUDIES (3-0-3)(F/S). Critical analysis of source material and literature on a topic of restricted scope in gender studies. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Upper-division standing or PERM/INST.

GENDER 498 SENIOR SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F/S). Capstone course focusing on intensive individual research projects on topics of interest to the students. PREREQ: GENDER 200, a research methods course, and PERM/INST.