Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

(College of Letters and Science)

Maxine Craig, Ph.D., Department Chairperson

Program Office. 1200 Hart Hall; 530-752-6429; http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/faculty

(College of Letters and Science)

Maxine Craig, Ph.D., Department Chairperson

Department Office. 1200 Hart Hall; 530-752-6429; http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary major founded on the understanding that the social production of gender is inseparable from that of race, sexuality, class, nationality, ability and other categories of difference. Our curriculum places feminist concerns within a transnational context, while respecting the need for geographic and historical specificity. These frameworks inform our teaching, our research, our institutional and community practices, and the principles we bring to our classrooms. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies offers a wide range of classes that use the lens of gender to examine colonialism and post colonialism, globalization, history, sexuality, queer theory, literature, popular culture, feminist video production, area studies, film fashion and food. The Department offers both an undergraduate major and minor. We also work collaboratively with other units on campus to sponsor two undergraduate minors, Sexuality Studies and Social and Ethnic Relations, and an undergraduate concentration in transnational production and consumption.

The Department. One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Department is that students, in consultation with the peer and faculty advisors, can pursue their particular academic interests and design their course of study accordingly. In devising their major plan, students will draw on courses offered in African American and African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Comparative Literature, English, French, German and Italian Studies, History, Linguistics, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Textiles and Clothing, and other related disciplines.

In addition to offering a broad array of courses that deal with gender, class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality, the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Department affords interested students the opportunity to earn internship credit and conduct independent research as well as take advantage of the Honors Thesis option.

Students design a program of study in consultation with an adviser that is in accordance with their individual career goals. Many Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies majors find it advantageous to pursue a double major, or to minor in another field of study. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students majoring in the department will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies opens many possibilities for future employment. The major introduces students to relevant social issues, fosters critical thinking, develops strong verbal, writing and research skills and encourages social advocacy.

Pre-professional students will discover that a major in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies offers useful preparatory training for medical or law school. It is particularly suitable for those interested in specializing in social policy, international development, social justice or gender-related work in a wide range of institutions and contexts. Students who plan to do practical work in counseling, clinical psychology, social services, education, media or politics will also find a major in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies provides a strong foundation. Those who wish to pursue graduate level research in such fields as anthropology, comparative literature, cultural studies, economics, education, ethnic studies, English, film studies, history, languages and literatures, performance studies, philosophy, political science, and sociology will also benefit from a strong Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies undergraduate background in critical theory, social analysis, history and a sound understanding of cultural representation and narratives of difference.

Increasingly, media and cultural institutions, corporations, and personnel firms are hiring specialists in women and gender studies trained in understanding the complex cultural challenges and demands arising from diverse communities. State and federal agencies need people who have special understanding of the problems that diverse groups of women face in society, industry, and the professions. Educational institutions across the spectrum need specialists to develop and administer women and gender studies programs, multi-cultural community centers, LGBTQ organizations and other organizations designed specifically to deal with gender, social diversity and inequality, and a growing range of old and new social challenges arising in the context of globalization.

Some of our alumni have developed careers other than those described above. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies faculty and peer advisors can provide even more ideas about possible future careers. Doing internships related to coursework enables students to integrate theory with hands-on practice and service in the community.

Graduate Study. The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Department offers a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research for students enrolled in the Ph.D. programs of fifteen other affiliated departments.

Major Advisor. All Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies majors and minors must consult with a faculty advisor, individually, at least once each academic year.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 20
WMS 050
Introduction to Critical Gender Studies (Active)
4
WMS 060
Feminist Critiques of Western Thought (Active)
4
WMS 070
Theory and History of Sexualities (Active)
4
Choose two:
8
AAS 010
African-American Culture and Society (Active)
4
AAS 017
Women in African Societies (Active)
4
AMS 021
Objects and Everyday Life (Active)
4
AMS 030
Images of America and Americans in Popular Culture (Active)
4
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
ANT 020
Comparative Cultures (Active)
4
ANT 030
Sexualities (Active)
4
ASA 001
Historical Experience of Asian Americans (Active)
4
ASA 002
Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (Active)
4
CHI 010
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (Active)
4
CHI 021S
Chicana/o and Latina/o Health Care Issues (Active)
4
CHI 050
Chicana and Chicano Culture (Active)
4
COM 012
Introduction to Women Writers (Active)
4
DRA 001
Theatre, Performance and Culture (Active)
4
ENL 003
Introduction to Literature (Active)
4
HIS 072A
Women and Gender in America, to 1865 (Active)
4
HIS 072B
Women and Gender in America, 1865-Present (Active)
4
HIS 085
Nature, Man, and the Machine in America (Active)
4
NAS 010
Native American Experience (Active)
4
NAS 032
Native American Music and Dance (Active)
4
POL 007
Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
STS 001
Introduction to Science, Technology and Medicine Studies (Active)
4
STS 002
Introduction to the History of Science and Technology (Active)
4
STS 020
Methods in Science, Technology and Medicine Studies (Active)
4
STS 032
Drugs, Science and Culture (Active)
4
SOC 002
Self and Society (Active)
4
SOC 003
Social Problems (Active)
4
SOC 011
Sociology of Labor and Employment (Active)
4
SOC 030A
Intercultural Relations in Multicultural Societies (Active)
3
SOC 030B
Intercultural Relations in Multicultural Societies (Active)
3
TXC 007
Style and Cultural Studies (Active)
4
WMS 020
Cultural Representations of Gender (Active)
4
WMS 080
Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 44
WMS 103
Introduction to Feminist Theory (Active)
4
WMS 104
Feminist Research (Active)
4
WMS 137
Contemporary Debates in Western Feminist Theory (Active)
4
WMS 190
Senior Seminar (Active)
4
Histories and Cultures
12
Choose three to meet this requirement. May not duplicate those used to meet other Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies major requirements. The list that follows represents a partial list of options; other courses may be included with the consent of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Advisor.
 
AAS 107A
African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (Active)
4
AAS 107C
African Descent Communities and Culture in Asia (Active)
4
AAS 123
Black Female Experience in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
AAS 133
The Black Family In America (Active)
4
AAS 181
Hip Hop in Urban America (Active)
4
ANT 126B
Women and Development (Active)
4
ANT 130A
Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Active)
4
ANT 139AN
Race, Class, Gender Systems (Active)
4
ANT 139BN
Gender and Sexuality (Active)
4
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
ASA 150
Filipino American Experience (Active)
4
CHI 111
Chicanas/Mexicanas in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
CHI 122
Psychology Perspectives Chicana/o and Latina/o Family (Active)
4
CHI 131
Chicanas in Politics and Public Policy (Active)
4
COM 135
Women Writers (Active)
4
COM 138
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
COM 159
Women in Literature (Active)
4
DES 143
History of Fashion (Active)
4
ENL 185A
Women's Writing I (Active)
4
ENL 185B
Women's Writing II (Active)
4
FRE 124
Post-Colonial and Francophone Literature (Active)
4
GER 114
From Marlene Dietrich to Run, Lola Run: German Women and Film (Active)
4
GER 168
Multiculturalism in German Literature (Active)
4
GER 176A
Classic Weimar Cinema (Active)
4
HIS 102M
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; United States Since 1896 (Active)
5
HIS 148A
Women and Society in Europe: 1500-1789 (Active)
4
HIS 148B
Women and Society in Europe: 1789-1920 (Active)
4
HIS 159
Women and Gender in Latin American History (Active)
4
HIS 184
History of Sexuality in America (Active)
4
HIS 193A
History of the Modern Middle East, 1750-1914 (Active)
4
HIS 193B
History of the Modern Middle East, From 1914 (Active)
4
HIS 193C
The Middle East Environment: Historical Change and Current Challenges (Active)
4
NAS 134
Race, Culture, and Nation (Active)
4
NAS 135
Gender Construction in Native Societies (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
POL 166
Women in Politics (Active)
4
RST 157
Hindu Women and Goddesses (Active)
4
RST 161
Modern Islam (Active)
4
SOC 131
The Family (Active)
4
SOC 134
Sociology of Racial Ethnic Families (Active)
4
SOC 145B
Gender and Rural Development in the Third World (Active)
4
SOC 158
Women's Social Movements in Latin America (Active)
4
SOC 172
Ideology of Class, Race and Gender (Active)
4
WMS 102
Gender and Post Colonialism (Active)
4
WMS 130
Globalization and Politics of Family Change (Active)
4
WMS 138
Critical Fashion Studies (Active)
4
WMS 145
Women's Movements in Transnational Perspective (Active)
4
WMS 146
Gender, War and Peace (Active)
4
WMS 148
Science, Gender, and Social Justice (Active)
4
WMS 158
Masculinities (Active)
4
WMS 160
Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (Active)
4
WMS 174
Body Politics (Active)
4
WMS 175
Gender and Experience of Race (Active)
4
WMS 178A
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Arab World (Active)
4
WMS 178B
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Asia (Active)
4
WMS 178C
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Caribbean (Active)
4
WMS 178D
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Africa (Active)
4
WMS 178E
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Diasporic Women Writers in Europe (Active)
4
WMS 178F
Transnationalism and Writing by Women of Color (Active)
4
WMS 180
Women of Color Writing in the United States (Active)
4
WMS 182
Globalization, Gender and Culture (Active)
4
WMS 184
Gender in the Arab World (Active)
4
WMS 185
Women and Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
WMS 187
Gender and Public Policy (Active)
4
Thematic Cluster Tracks
16
Choose one of three cluster tracks. Choose four courses that form a thematic cluster, at least two of which are Women’s Studies courses specified for the track. Courses used to meet this requirement may not duplicate those used to meet other Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies major requirements. Students may also develop their own thematic or interdisciplinary cluster in consultation with the faculty advisor.
 
Track 1: Social Justice, Gender Politics and Activism
 
Women's Studies, requires two:
 
WMS 102
Gender and Post Colonialism (Active)
4
WMS 140
Gender and Law (Active)
4
WMS 145
Women's Movements in Transnational Perspective (Active)
4
WMS 146
Gender, War and Peace (Active)
4
WMS 148
Science, Gender, and Social Justice (Active)
4
WMS 170
Queer Studies (Active)
4
WMS 175
Gender and Experience of Race (Active)
4
WMS 182
Globalization, Gender and Culture (Active)
4
WMS 187
Gender and Public Policy (Active)
4
WMS 192
Internship in Women's Studies (Active)
1-12
WMS 193
Feminist Leadership Seminar (Active)
2
Depth Electives, requires two:
 
AAS 017
Women in African Societies (Active)
4
AAS 123
Black Female Experience in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
AAS 133
The Black Family In America (Active)
4
ANT 126B
Women and Development (Active)
4
ANT 139BN
Gender and Sexuality (Active)
4
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
CHI 100
Chicana/ Chicano Theoretical Perspective (Active)
4
CHI 110
Sociology of the Chicana/o Experience (Active)
4
CHI 111
Chicanas/Mexicanas in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
CHI 112
Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Communities (Active)
4
CHI 130
United States-Mexican Border Relations (Active)
4
CHI 131
Chicanas in Politics and Public Policy (Active)
4
CHI 131S
Chicanas in Politics and Public Policy (Active)
4
CHI 182
Race and Juvenile Justice (Active)
4
HIS 159
Women and Gender in Latin American History (Active)
4
HIS 160
Spain and America in the 16th century (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
POL 166
Women in Politics (Active)
4
SOC 133
Sexual Stratification and Politics (Active)
4
SOC 158
Women's Social Movements in Latin America (Active)
4
SOC 172
Ideology of Class, Race and Gender (Active)
4
STS 129
Health and Medicine in a Global Context (Active)
4
STS 150
Gender and Science (Active)
4
Track 2: Culture, Power, and Resources
 
Women's Studies, requires two:
 
WMS 136
Critical Food Studies (Active)
4
WMS 138
Critical Fashion Studies (Active)
4
WMS 139
Feminist Cultural Studies (Active)
4
WMS 148
Science, Gender, and Social Justice (Active)
4
WMS 160
Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (Active)
4
WMS 162
Feminist Film Theory and Criticism (Active)
4
WMS 164
Topics in Gender and Cinematic Representation (Active)
4
WMS 165
Feminist Media Production (Active)
6
WMS 178A
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Arab World (Active)
4
WMS 178B
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Asia (Active)
4
WMS 178C
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Caribbean (Active)
4
WMS 178D
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Africa (Active)
4
WMS 178E
Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Diasporic Women Writers in Europe (Active)
4
WMS 178F
Transnationalism and Writing by Women of Color (Active)
4
WMS 180
Women of Color Writing in the United States (Active)
4
WMS 182
Globalization, Gender and Culture (Active)
4
WMS 185
Women and Islamic Discourses (Active)
4
Depth Electives, requires two:
 
AAS 181
Hip Hop in Urban America (Active)
4
ASA 141
Asian Americans and the Political Culture of Fashion in the U.S. and Asia (Active)
4
ANT 126B
Women and Development (Active)
4
ANT 128B
Self, Identity, and Family (Active)
4
CHI 160
Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (Active)
4
CHI 170
Contemporary Issues in Chicano Art (Active)
4
CHI 171
Mexican and Chicano Mural Workshop (Active)
4
COM 159
Women in Literature (Active)
4
ENL 155B
19th-Century British Novel (Active)
4
ENL 185A
Women's Writing I (Active)
4
FMS 120
Italian-American Cinema (Active)
4
FMS 125
Topics in Film Genres (Active)
4
FMS 129
Russian Film (Active)
4
GER 114
From Marlene Dietrich to Run, Lola Run: German Women and Film (Active)
4
LIN 163
Language, Gender, and Society (Active)
4
STS 129
Health and Medicine in a Global Context (Active)
4
STS 150
Gender and Science (Active)
4
TXC 107
Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing (Active)
4
Track 3: Sexualities, Subjectivities and Body Politics
 
WMS 170
Queer Studies (Active)
4
Choose one:
 
WMS 130
Globalization and Politics of Family Change (Active)
4
WMS 136
Critical Food Studies (Active)
4
WMS 138
Critical Fashion Studies (Active)
4
WMS 158
Masculinities (Active)
4
WMS 160
Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (Active)
4
WMS 174
Body Politics (Active)
4
WMS 175
Gender and Experience of Race (Active)
4
WMS 187
Gender and Public Policy (Active)
4
Depth Electives, choose two:
 
AAS 123
Black Female Experience in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
ANT 139BN
Gender and Sexuality (Active)
4
CHI 112
Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Communities (Active)
4
CHI 120
Chicana/ o Psychology (Active)
4
CHI 122
Psychology Perspectives Chicana/o and Latina/o Family (Active)
4
CHI 154
The Chicana/o Novel (Active)
4
CHI 160
Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (Active)
4
ENL 166
Love and Desire in Contemporary American Poetry (Active)
4
ENL 186
Literature, Sexuality, and Gender (Active)
4
HIS 102M
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; United States Since 1896 (Active)
5
HIS 184
History of Sexuality in America (Active)
4
NAS 134
Race, Culture, and Nation (Active)
4
NAS 135
Gender Construction in Native Societies (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
PSC 158
Sexual Orientation and Prejudice (Active)
4
PSC 159
Gender and Human Reproduction (Active)
4
Total: 64

(College of Letters and Science)

Maxine Craig, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. 1200 Hart Hall; 530-752-6429; http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. http://gsws.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary major founded on the understanding that the social production of gender is inseparable from that of race, sexuality, class, nationality, ability and other categories of difference. Our curriculum places feminist concerns within a transnational context, while respecting the need for geographic and historical specificity. These frameworks inform our teaching, our research, our institutional and community practices, and the principles we bring to our classrooms. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies offers a wide range of classes that use the lens of gender to examine colonialism and post colonialism, globalization, history, sexuality, queer theory, literature, popular culture, feminist video production, area studies, film fashion and food. The Program offers both an undergraduate major and minor. We also work collaboratively with other units on campus to sponsor two undergraduate minors, Sexuality Studies and Social and Ethnic Relations, and an undergraduate concentration in transnational production and consumption.

The Program. One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program is that students, in consultation with the peer and faculty advisors, can pursue their particular academic interests and design their course of study accordingly. In devising their major plan, students will draw on courses offered in African American and African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Comparative Literature, English, French, German and Italian Studies, History, Linguistics, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Textiles and Clothing, and other related disciplines.

In addition to offering a broad array of courses that deal with gender, class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality, the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program affords interested students the opportunity to earn internship credit and conduct independent research as well as take advantage of the Honors Thesis option.

Students design a program of study in consultation with an adviser that is in accordance with their individual career goals. Many Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies majors find it advantageous to pursue a double major, or to minor in another field of study. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students majoring in the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies opens many possibilities for future employment. The major introduces students to relevant social issues, fosters critical thinking, develops strong verbal, writing and research skills and encourages social advocacy.

Pre-professional students will discover that a major in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies offers useful preparatory training for medical or law school. It is particularly suitable for those interested in specializing in social policy, international development, social justice or gender-related work in a wide range of institutions and contexts. Students who plan to do practical work in counseling, clinical psychology, social services, education, media or politics will also find a major in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies provides a strong foundation. Those who wish to pursue graduate level research in such fields as anthropology, comparative literature, cultural studies, economics, education, ethnic studies, English, film studies, history, languages and literatures, performance studies, philosophy, political science, and sociology will also benefit from a strong Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies undergraduate background in critical theory, social analysis, history and a sound understanding of cultural representation and narratives of difference.

Increasingly, media and cultural institutions, corporations, and personnel firms are hiring specialists in women and gender studies trained in understanding the complex cultural challenges and demands arising from diverse communities. State and federal agencies need people who have special understanding of the problems that diverse groups of women face in society, industry, and the professions. Educational institutions across the spectrum need specialists to develop and administer women and gender studies programs, multi-cultural community centers, LGBTQ organizations and other organizations designed specifically to deal with gender, social diversity and inequality, and a growing range of old and new social challenges arising in the context of globalization.

Some of our alumni have developed careers other than those described above. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies faculty and peer advisors can provide even more ideas about possible future careers. Doing internships related to coursework enables students to integrate theory with hands-on practice and service in the community.

Graduate Study. The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program offers a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research for students enrolled in the Ph.D. programs of fifteen other affiliated departments.

Major Advisor. All Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies majors and minors must consult with a faculty advisor, individually, at least once each academic year

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Units: 24
Choose one:
 
WMS 050
Introduction to Critical Gender Studies (Active)
4
WMS 060
Feminist Critiques of Western Thought (Active)
4
WMS 070
Theory and History of Sexualities (Active)
4
WMS 080
Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (Active)
4
Choose one:
 
AAS 123
Black Female Experience in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
AAS 133
The Black Family In America (Active)
4
ANT 126B
Women and Development (Active)
4
ANT 130A
Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Active)
4
ANT 139BN
Gender and Sexuality (Active)
4
ASA 112
Asian American Women (Active)
4
CHI 111
Chicanas/Mexicanas in Contemporary Society (Active)
4
CHI 122
Psychology Perspectives Chicana/o and Latina/o Family (Active)
4
CHI 131
Chicanas in Politics and Public Policy (Active)
4
NAS 134
Race, Culture, and Nation (Active)
4
NAS 180
Native American Women (Active)
4
SOC 131
The Family (Active)
4
SOC 132
The Sociology of Gender (Active)
4
SOC 134
Sociology of Racial Ethnic Families (Active)
4
SOC 145B
Gender and Rural Development in the Third World (Active)
4
SOC 158
Women's Social Movements in Latin America (Active)
4
SOC 172
Ideology of Class, Race and Gender (Active)
4
WMS 160
Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (Active)
4
WMS 180
Women of Color Writing in the United States (Active)
4
Choose one:
 
COM 135
Women Writers (Active)
4
COM 138
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
COM 159
Women in Literature (Active)
4
ENL 185A
Women's Writing I (Active)
4
ENL 185B
Women's Writing II (Active)
4
HIS 102G
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China to 1800 (Active)
5
HIS 102H
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; China Since 1800 (Active)
5
HIS 102M
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; United States Since 1896 (Active)
5
HIS 148A
Women and Society in Europe: 1500-1789 (Active)
4
HIS 148B
Women and Society in Europe: 1789-1920 (Active)
4
WMS 102
Gender and Post Colonialism (Active)
4
WMS 180
Women of Color Writing in the United States (Active)
4
WMS 182
Globalization, Gender and Culture (Active)
4
WMS 184
Gender in the Arab World (Active)
4
Choose additional electives from approved list of upper division cross-listed and Women’s Studies courses.
12
Note: With prior consultation with an advisor, other upper division courses may be accepted toward the minor program. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
 
Total: 24
Courses in WMS:
WMS 020Cultural Representations of Gender (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Interdisciplinary investigation of how specific cultures represent gender difference. Examine a variety of cultural forms and phenomena including film, television, literature, music, popular movements, and institutions. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 025Gender and Global Cinema (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). The role gender plays in film history/culture in various geographical contexts and in aspects of contemporary globalization. Films from nations such as China, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, and the U.S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 050Introduction to Critical Gender Studies (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to interdisciplinary, critical gender studies. Addresses the emergence of women’s, gender and feminist studies internationally, its links to women’s movements, and its influence within the various arts, humanities and social science disciplines. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 060Feminist Critiques of Western Thought (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Critical introduction to major traditions of social thinking in the West from a feminist perspective. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 070Theory and History of Sexualities (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Key issues in the social construction, organization, and reproduction of sexualities such as the intersection of sexual identity with gender, race, ethnicity, and class, and the relation between movements for sexual liberation and the regulation of the body. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 080Special Topics in Women's Studies (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Limited enrollment. In-depth examination of a women's studies topic related to the research interest of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 080Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). In-depth examination of a women and gender studies topic related to the research interest of the instructor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
WMS 090XLower Division Seminar (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Examination of a special topic in Womens Studies through shared readings, discussions, and written assignments. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 091Research Seminar in the Transnational Production and Consumption of Fashion (1-2) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s). Preparation for a research conference. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 102Gender and Post Colonialism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Explores changing configurations of race, gender, sexuality, class and implications for governmentality in one or more colonial or postcolonial regimes in one or more societies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
WMS 103Introduction to Feminist Theory (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 050 recommended or consent of instructor. Introduction to the emergence of feminist theory and to key concepts in feminist theorizing. Examination of past and current debates over sexuality, race, identity politics, and the social construction of womens experience. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 104Feminist Research (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Required for Women's Studies major. Introduction to feminist applications and transformations of traditional disciplinary research practices; initial training in methodologies for feminist interdisciplinary work. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
WMS 130Globalization and Politics of Family Change (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Political/cultural changes, conflicts, and economic disparities that have led to greater mobility and dispersal of families. Transnationalism on gender relations, sexualities, and the meaning of family. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
WMS 136Critical Food Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Production and consumption of food at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, nation, and body. Individual and familial experiences as part of larger economic and political structures in the U.S. and globally. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
WMS 137Contemporary Debates in Western Feminist Theory (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 060; or Consent of Instructor. Interpretations of poststructuralist, postmodern, and postcolonial thought from a critical feminist perspective; includes methods of applying theory to concrete social/cultural problems of gender, race, sexuality, class. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
WMS 138Critical Fashion Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Feminist cultural studies of style-fashion-dress through transnational circuits, personal subjectivities. Fashion as means of gender oppression and liberation. Histories and discourses of masculinities and femininities. Clothing works on global assembly line. Use of dress in construction/regulation of identities. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 139Feminist Cultural Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Histories, theories, and practices of feminist traditions within Cultural Studies. (Same course as AMS 139.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 140Gender and Law (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Exploration of womens legal rights in historical and contemporary context, discussing a variety of legal issues and applicable feminist theories. Topics include constitutional equal protection, discrimination in employment and education, sexual orientation discrimination, and the regulation of abortion. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 145Women's Movements in Transnational Perspective (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): WMS 050 recommended. Class size limited to 90 students. Transnational perspectives on twentieth and twenty-first century women’s movements in Western, colonial and post-colonial contexts, examining movement’s forms and political orientations and relationships between women’s movements and other forces for change. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 146Gender, War and Peace (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Applies a critical gender perspective to militarism as manifest in contexts of military rule, war, conflict, peacebuilding and security post-conflict. Addresses the changing configurations of gender and sexuality in military institutions and militarized economies and cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
WMS 148Science, Gender, and Social Justice (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Term Paper. Class size limited to 60 students. Critical reading and reflection on the history of Western science, scientific institutions and the changing role of science in relation to inequalities of class, race, gender and sexuality, and global struggles for equality and justice. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 158Masculinities (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Cultural, economic, and political forces which shape historical and contemporary masculinities. Impact of race, class, ability, nation and sexuality on experiences and cultural representations of masculinity. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
WMS 160Women, ‘Race’ and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Class size limited to 90 students. Feminist analysis of race, sexuality and class in the representation of women in commercial and/or independent films. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 162Feminist Film Theory and Criticism (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Historical overview of and contemporary issues in feminist film theory, including representation, spectatorship, and cultural production. Film stars, women filmmakers, and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in films and their audiences. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 164Topics in Gender and Cinematic Representation (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Examination of a specific topic within the broad rubric of gender and cinema. Possible topics include Latinas in Hollywood; gender, nation, cinema; and gender and film genre. Topics vary. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 165Feminist Media Production (6) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CTS 020; or equivalent. One course in Women and Gender Studies or consent of instructor. Media production as a mode of cultural criticism, furthering feminist/ social justice activist goals. Fundamentals of camera, editing and distribution via a social engagement model. Study and hands-on response to key historic and contemporary feminist and social justice media discourses. (Same course as CDM 105) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
WMS 165Feminist Media Production (6) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CTS 020 or CDM 020); or two WMS courses. Media production as a mode of cultural criticism, furthering feminist/ social justice activist goals. Fundamentals of camera, editing and distribution via a social engagement model. Study and hands-on response to key historic and contemporary feminist and social justice media discourses. (Same course as CDM 105.) (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
WMS 170Queer Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 070 recommended or consent of instructor. Study of queer sexualities, identities, theories, practices. Alternative sexualities as historical, social, and cultural constructions in intersections with race, gender, class, nationality. Interdisciplinary exploration of sexual liberation and the regulation of sexuality through history, theory and expressive cultural forms. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 174Body Politics (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The body as a site where status inequalities are formed and resisted. Self-making through bodywork, history of gendered and racial meanings of the body, and analysis of normalizing discourses and practices. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
WMS 175Gender and Experience of Race (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Exploration of the co-construction of “race” and gender in comparative national historical contexts and contemporary lived experience. Study of intersections of race and gender in identities and how institutions, labor migration, social movements and consumption shape racialized gendered identities. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 176Autobiography, Narrative, Memoir (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Class size limited to 30 students. Life narrative writings by women. Transgressive voices exploring issues of race, class, and sexuality, women's silence and marginalization. Theories of autobiography, autoethnography and memoir included. May be repeated for credit if subject matter differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.
WMS 178AWomen Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Arab World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women’s writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: The Arab World. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 178BWomen Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Asia (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women’s writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Asia. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 178CWomen Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; The Caribbean (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women’s writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: The Caribbean. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 178DWomen Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Africa (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women’s writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Africa. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 178EWomen Writers and the Transnational Imaginary; Diasporic Women Writers in Europe (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women’s writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Diasporic Women Writers in Europe. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 178FTransnationalism and Writing by Women of Color (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Writings by women of color in a transnational framework, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts. The interrelation among gender, writing, nationalism, and transnationalism with focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Topics on Women Writers of Color. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 179Literature as Aesthetics of Resistance (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Literature by women and other marginal groups which embody dissent and subversion as a means of challenging the status quo and to affect social transformation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
WMS 179Gender and Literature (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): One course in Women's Studies or consent of instructor. Role of literature, especially novels, in constructing, challenging, and transforming normative genders in society. Transhistorical and transnational focus on gender in its intersections with race, class, sexuality, and politics. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 180Women of Color Writing in the United States (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Literature, especially novels, written by contemporary women of color in the United States, understood in their socio-economic, cultural and historical contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 182Globalization, Gender and Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Critical gender analysis of globalization as a process of interconnected cultural, social and economic transformations inflected by gender, nation, class and race/ethnicity. Critical self-reflection and social observation skills. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 184Gender in the Arab World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Examination of the history, culture, and social/political/economic dynamics of gender relations and gendering in the Arab world. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 185Women and Islamic Discourses (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 050; Or comparable course. Introduction to debate/discourses about women and Islam. Transformations in debate/discourses in colonial and postcolonial periods in the Middle East & South Asia. Comparative study of debate/discourses on family, work, law, sexuality, religion, comportment, human rights, feminist and religious movements. (Same course as MSA 150.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 187Gender and Public Policy (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Role of gender in the creation of social policies, especially with respect to issues brought into the policy arena by contemporary feminism. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
WMS 189Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). In-depth examination of a women's studies topic related to the research interests of the instructor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 190Senior Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Capstone course for senior Womens Studies majors, which focuses on current issues on feminism as they impact theory, public policy, and practice. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 191Capstone Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Revision, completion, and presentation of senior research or creative project. Creating a multimedia website for publishing research and creative projects. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 192Internship in Women's Studies (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 84 units and consent of instructor; enrollment dependent on availability of intern positions with priority to Women's Studies majors. Supervised internship and study in positions/institutional settings dealing with gender-related problems or issues, as for example, a women's center, affirmative action office, advertising agency, or social welfare agency. Final written report on internship experience. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 193Feminist Leadership Seminar (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Use feminist methods to critically reflect on the ethical, methodological and strategic aspects of an organization, project, campaign, movement or other social change initiative. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 194HASenior Honors Project in Women's Studies (4-6) Active
Independent Study—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, Women's Studies major, and advisor's approval. In consultation with an advisor, students complete a substantial research paper or significant creative project on a Womens Studies topic. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 194HBSenior Honors Project in Women's Studies (4-6) Active
Independent Study—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, Women's Studies major, and advisor's approval. In consultation with an advisor, students complete a substantial research paper or significant creative project on a Women's Studies topic. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 195Thematic Seminar in Critical Gender and Women's Studies (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Group study of a topic, issue or area in feminist theory and research involving intensive reading and writing. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, SS, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
WMS 197TTutoring in Women's Studies (1-4) Active
Tutorial—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing and consent of director. Leading small, voluntary discussion groups affiliated with a Womens Studies course. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 units. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 200ACurrent Issues in Feminist Theory (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Current issues in feminist theory; techniques employed to build feminist theory in various fields. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 200BProblems in Feminist Research (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 200A B+ or better. Application of feminist theoretical perspectives to the interdisciplinary investigation of a problem or question chosen by the instructor(s). May be repeated for credit when subject area differs. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 201Special Topics in Feminist Theory and Research (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Limited enrollment. Explores in depth a topic in feminist theory and research related to the research interests of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 250Cultural Study of Masculinities (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the social and cultural construction of masculinities; attention to the effects of biology, gender, race, class, sexual and national identities; criticism of oral, printed, visual, and mass mediated texts, and of social relations and structures. (Same course as AMS 250.) (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 299Special Study for Graduate Students (1-12) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 299DDissertation Research and Writing (4) Active
Extensive Writing/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): WMS 200A; WMS 200B; Fulfillment of course requirements for the DE in Feminist Theory and Research, advancement to candidacy. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
WMS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.