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Women’s and Gender Studies

2nd Floor Smith Building, CB# 3135
(919) 962-3908

First Session, 2022

WGST 101 Introduction to Women Studies (3)

MAYMESTER. An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, this class explores feminist perspectives on intersecting inequalities based on gender, race, class, and sexuality. Topics include: work and labor; sexuality and sexual identity; gender relations; images of women and gender in literature, science and technology; religion; art; family; and the history of feminist struggles. Course readings are drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. Online section also available.

WGST 140 Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Culture and Literature (ENGL 140) (3)

Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature.

Second Session, 2022

WGST 101 Introduction to Women Studies (3) ****Canceled****

An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, this class explores feminist perspectives on intersecting inequalities based on gender, race, class, and sexuality. Topics include: work and labor; sexuality and sexual identity; gender relations; images of women and gender in literature, science and technology; religion; art; family; and the history of feminist struggles. Course readings are drawn from the humanities and the social sciences. Online section also available. Course flyer.

WGST 140 Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Culture and Literature (ENGL 140) (3)

Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature.

WGST 224 Introduction to Gender and Communication (COMM 224) (3)

Examines multiple relationships among gender, communication and culture. Explores how communication creates gender and shapes relationships and how communication reflects, sustains, and alters cultural views of gender.

PHIL 275 Moral and Philosophical Issues of Gender in Society (WGST 275) (3)

A survey of feminist perspectives on topics such as the meaning of oppression, sexism and racism, sex roles and stereotypes, ideals of female beauty, women in the workplace, pornography, rape.