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WGSS Undergraduate Courses

In addition to WGSS courses, the major and certificates offer electives from many departments.

WGSS Courses

WGSS 1000 - Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

An interdisciplinary fundamentals course in which students explore a range of perspectives regarding social, political, and cultural constructions of gender and sexuality and their intersection with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, and other elements of diversity.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 1000A - Honors Experience: Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2000 - Issues in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Critical analysis of contemporary issues pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2100 - Women, Gender, and Rock and Roll

An analysis of the extent to which rock and roll has challenged the boundaries of women and gender by exploring the relationship between feminism and rock. Topics might include blues, jazz, girl groups, folk, soul, punk, rap, MTV, and riot grrl.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2200 - Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

An introductory course in which students examine various historical, sociocultural, and political aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and experience.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2800 - LGBTQ Media Action: Advocacy, News, and Praxis

Students in this course learn how to research, write, and produce radio, TV, text, web, and/or podcast content about LGBTQ+ issues relevant to local and regional communities. Students in the course receive access to and training in audio, video, and/or digital media production to address areas currently lacking news coverage and/or access to information, resources, and community in the southeast Ohio region. This class includes a praxis element that interrogates what stories get produced/disseminated and why, how we envision and create objectivity, and thus what our responsibility as advocates and activists is to those in our communities and those without similar access.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2900 - Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Specific course content will vary with offering.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2970T - WGSS Non-Thesis Tutorial First Year

Honors tutorial on topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2971T - WGSS Non-Thesis Tutorial Second Year

Honors tutorial on topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2980T - WGSS Non-Thesis Tutorial First Year

Honors tutorial on topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 2981T - WGSS Non-Thesis Tutorial Second Year

Honors tutorial on topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 3200 - Sexual Revolutions

Examines various sexual revolutions, past and present, through differing disciplinary lenses.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 3500 - Feminist Theory

An introduction to feminist theory. Examines feminist theoretical concepts in Europe and the U.S. from their inceptions in early 20th century through the present. Includes discussions of women and the vote, sexuality, identity politics, and girl culture. Texts are theoretical, historical, and literary. Film and video clips might be used to enhance course lectures.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 3810J - Writing Gender

An intensive writing workshop exploring intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

WGSS 3910 - Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

Includes a 1.5-hour/week seminar and a six-hour/week work experience. The seminar focuses on applying and evaluating ideas learned in Women's Studies courses to the "real world" experience of women's organization and feminist practice. The seminar and supervised job placement are designed to help students make a successful transition into the competitive work world by testing personal strengths, clarifying preferences, and sharing reflections on work experiences with the instructor and other students.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 internship

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I