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Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies
Undergraduate Courses
  • WGSS-W 105 Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3 cr.) Students will learn concepts from the perspectives of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, beginning with a focus on how inequalities between women and men, as well as among women, have been explained and critiqued. This course explores how the intersections of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and age influences interpersonal, national, transnational, and international contexts.
  • WGSS-W 300 Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: (variable title) (1-3 cr.) An interdisciplinary study of selected themes, issues, and methodologies in Women's Studies. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.
  • WGSS-W 480 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Practicum (3-6 cr.) P: WGSS-W 105 and consent of instructor and program director. Internships in the Women's, Gender, and Sexulaity Studies Program are offered to provide opportunities for students to gain work experience while serving women's needs. This experience is combined with an academic analysis of women's, gender, and sexuality status and experience in organizations.
  • WGSS-W 495 Readings and Research in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (1-6  cr.) Individual readings and research. May be repeated twice for credit with a different topic.
  • WGSS-W 499 Senior Colloquium in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (1 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Must be approved by the WGSS Director prior to the semester in which the student plans to take the course. Reserved for students who are pursuing a Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Studies minor. This is a culminating interdisciplinary course for advanced students who are prepared to present the results of an original major research effort on a topic in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Participants will be expected to read and evaluate the presentations of other students and participating faculty.
Graduate Courses
  • WGSS-W 601 Survey of Contemporary Research in Women’s Studies: The Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 cr.) An exploration of feminist perspectives in the social sciences. Theoretical frameworks and research styles used by feminist social scientists are examined, as are feminist critiques of traditional social scientific frameworks and research methods. Research reports by feminist researchers in social scientific disciplines are also read and analyzed.
  • WGSS-W 602 Contemporary Research in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: The Humanities (3 cr.) Review of literature on sex roles, psychology of women, socialization, and politicization of women. Training in methodology of research on women; critique of prevailing and feminist theoretical frameworks for studying women.
  • WGSS-W 695 Graduate Readings and Research in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3-6 cr.) An opportunity for graduate students in various programs at IUPUI to explore specific issues within the field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, guided by faculty with particular expertise in these areas. The course is used to do readings and research that go beyond what is covered in other Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduate courses offered on this campus. It also involves faculty not normally involved in the teaching of these other courses but who have skills and knowledge relevant to the issues being investigated.
  • WGSS-W 701 Graduate Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3-4 cr.) Advanced investigation of selected research topics in Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies. Topics to be announced.