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MSU Gender/Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

Gender/Women's Studies

GS 225 Introduction to Gender/Women's Studies 3 cr. (Diversity) The course provides a general introduction to the wide array of historical, social, economic, and philosophical topics usually included within the boundaries of gender studies, and the methods used to analyze society and culture. Considers the differences between sex and gender by examining the relationships among nature, the body, and theories of social construction and performativity. Under the general rubrics of femininity and masculinity, students will examine the patriarchal structure, feminisms, non-heteronormative sexualities, sexism, and various categories of gendered existence. An interdisciplinary collection of texts from literature and theory, social sciences, psychology, pop culture, and film will be utilized.

GS 294 Independent Study 1-3 cr. Directed topics of study. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

GS 299 Special Topics 1-3 cr. Special topics in Gender Studies. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

GS 397 Internship: Medieval Fem Forum 1-3 cr. Hands- on experience assisting with the production, editing, and distribution of an international feminist scholarly journal. Admission by application. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. Grading Basis: S/U. Repeatable for credit.

GS 494 Independent Study 1-3 cr. Directed topics of study. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

GS 499 Special Topics 1-3 cr. Special topics in Gender Studies. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

WS 294 Independent Study 1-3 cr. Directed topics of study. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

WS 299 Special Topics 1-3 cr. Special topics in Women's Studies. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

WS 494 Independent Study 1-3 cr. Directed topics of study.

WS 499 Special Topics 1-3 cr. Special topics in Women's Studies. Repeatable for credit as topics change.