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Women’s and Gender Studies

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

First Session, 2021

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. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

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

ONLINE. 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 188 Introduction to Women and Music (MUSC 188) (3)

The role of women in performance, composition, patronage, and the music business across a wide range of repertories. IN-PERSON ON-CAMPUS.

WGST 242 Sex and Gender in Antiquity (CLAS 242) (3)

ONLINE. Exploration of gender constructs, what it meant to be a woman or a man, in antiquity, as revealed in literary, historical, and archaeological sources. Readings from Homer, Euripides, Plato, Ovid, Virgil, Juvenal, Petronius, and other ancient authors. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

WGST 266 Black Women in America (AAAD 232) (3)

MAYMESTER. An examination of the individual and collective experiences of black women in America from slavery to the present and the evolution of feminist consciousness. Same as AAAD 232. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

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

Second Session, 2021

WGST 101 Introduction to Women Studies (3)

ONLINE. 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.

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

ONLINE. 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. REMOTE ONLY-MOSTLY ASYNCHRONOUS.

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