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Courses in Women's Studies (WMS)

Lower Division

20. Cultural Representations of Gender (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Interdisciplinary investigation of how specific cultures represent gender difference. Examine a variety of cultural forms and phenomena including film, television, literature, music, popular movements, and institutions. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE. 

25. Gender and Global Cinema (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. The role gender plays in film history/culture in various geographical contexts and in aspects of contemporary globalization. Films from nations such as China, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, and the U.S. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.

50. Introduction to Critical Gender Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to interdisciplinary, critical gender studies. Addresses the emergence of women's, gender and feminist studies internationally, its links to women's movements, and its influence within the various arts, humanities and social science disciplines. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WE.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

60. Feminist Critiques of Western Thought (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Critical introduction to major traditions of social thinking in the West from a feminist perspective. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

70. Theory and History of Sexualities (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Key issues in the social construction, organization, and reproduction of sexualities such as the intersection of sexual identity with gender, race, ethnicity, and class, and the relation between movements for sexual liberation and the regulation of the body. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE. 

80. Special Topics in Women's Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Limited enrollment. In-depth examination of a women's studies topic related to the research interest of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.

90X. Lower Division Seminar (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Examination of a special topic in Women's Studies through shared readings, discussions, and written assignments.

91. Research Seminar in the Transnational Production and Consumption of Fashion (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Preparation for a research conference. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

102. Gender and Post Colonialism (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 50, 60. Explores changing configurations of race, gender, sexuality, class and implications for governmentality in one or more colonial or postcolonial regimes in one or more societies. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, DD, WC, WE.

103. Introduction to Feminist Theory (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 50 recommended or consent of instructor. Introduction to the emergence of feminist theory and to key concepts in feminist theorizing. Examination of past and current debates over sexuality, race, identity politics, and the social construction of women's experience. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—F. (F.) 

104. Feminist Approaches to Inquiry (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 50 recommended or consent of instructor. Feminist applications and transformations of traditional disciplinary practices; current issues and methodologies in feminist interdisciplinary work. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—W. (W.) 

130. Feminism and the Politics of Family Change (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Examination of contemporary conflicts over family values and the changing family from a feminist perspective. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—W. (W.) 

136. Topics in Gender, Production, Consumption and Meaning (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper Construction of gender through production and consumption of goods and services. Transnational movement of peoples and products. Topics may include fashion, film, food, and technology. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WC, WE.

137. Feminist Interpretations of Contemporary Western Thought (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Introduction to deciphering, demystifying, and interpreting poststructuralist, postmodern, and postcolonial thought from a feminist perspective: applications to gender, race, sexuality, and class. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

138. Critical Fashion Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Feminist cultural studies of style-fashion-dress through transnational circuits, personal subjectivities. Fashion as means of gender oppression and liberation. Histories and discourses of masculinities and femininities. Clothing works on global assembly line. Use of dress in construction / regulation of identities. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.

139. Feminist Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. The histories, theories, and practices of feminist traditions within Cultural Studies. (Same as course American Studies 139.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WE.

140. Gender and Law (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Exploration of women's legal rights in historical and contemporary context, discussing a variety of legal issues and applicable feminist theories. Topics include constitutional equal protection, discrimination in employment and education, sexual orientation discrimination, and the regulation of abortion. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS. 

145. Women's Movements in Transnational Perspective (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 50 recommended. Class size limited to 90 students. Transnational perspectives on twentieth and twenty-first century women's movements in Western, colonial and post- colonial contexts, examining movement's forms and political orientations and relationships between women's movements and other forces for change. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div |  AH or SS, OL, WC, WE.

148. Science, Gender, and Social Justice (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Class size limited to 60 students. Critical reading and reflection on the history of Western science, scientific institutions and the changing role of science in relation to inequalities of class, race, gender and sexuality, and global struggles for equality and justice. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | AH or SS, DD, WC, WE. 

158. Contemporary Masculinities (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. A multicultural study of contemporary trends in masculinity and the economic, social and political forces that have shaped them. Topics may include men's movements, ethnic nationalist masculinities, and images of masculinity in popular culture. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

160. Women, 'Race' and Sexuality in Postcolonial Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Class size limited to 90 students. Feminist analysis of race, sexuality and class in the representation of women in commercial and/or independent films. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE. 

162. Feminist Film Theory and Criticism (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film-viewing—3 hours. Historical overview of and contemporary issues in feminist film theory, including representation, spectatorship, and cultural production. Film stars, women filmmakers, and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and class in films and their audiences. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WC, WE. 

164. Topics in Gender and Cinematic Representation (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film-viewing—3 hours. Examination of a specific topic within the broad rubric of gender and cinema. Possible topics include Latinas in Hollywood; gender, nation, cinema; and gender and film genre. Topics vary. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC, WE.

165. Feminist Media Production (6)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—6 hours. Prerequisite: one course in Women and Gender Studies or consent of instructor. Basic media production and community service. Video, audio and photography instruction; feminist community documentary; video ethnography; video journals; alternative representations of fashion and women's bodies. Fundamentals of camera and microphone operation, interviewing techniques, and editing. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL.

170. Queer Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 70 recommended or consent of instructor. Study of queer sexualities, identities, theories, practices. Alternative sexualities as historical, social, and cultural constructions in intersections with race, gender, class, nationality. Interdisciplinary exploration of sexual liberation and the regulation of sexuality through history, theory and expressive cultural forms. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

175. Gender and Experience of Race (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Exploration of the co-construction of "race" and gender in comparative national historical contexts and contemporary lived experience. Study of intersections of race and gender in identities and how institutions, labor migration, social movements and consumption shape racialized gendered identities. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

178A. Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: The Arab World. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Constable

178B. Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Asia. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Constable

178C. Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: The Caribbean. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Constable

178D. Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Africa. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Constable

178E. Women Writers and the Transnational Imaginary (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writings by women from diverse regions and cultures, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts, with each course offering a focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Diasporic Women Writers in Europe. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Constable

178F. Transnationalism and Writing by Women of Color (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Writings by women of color in a transnational framework, understood in their cultural, socio-economic, and historical contexts. The interrelation among gender, writing, nationalism, and transnationalism, with focus on women's writing in specific geographic/national locations and their diasporas: Topics on Women Writers of Color. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

179. Gender and Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: one course in Women's Studies, or consent of instructor. Role of literature, especially novels, in constructing, challenging, and transforming normative genders in society. Transhistorical and transnational focus on gender in its intersections with race, class, sexuality, and politics. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

180. Women of Color Writing in the United States (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 20 or 50. Literature, especially novels, written by contemporary women of color in the United States, understood in their socio-economic, cultural and historical contexts. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | ACGH, AH, DD, WE. 

182. Globalization, Gender and Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Critical gender analysis of globalization as a process of interconnected cultural, social and economic transformations inflected by gender, nation, class and race/ethnicity. Critical self-reflection and social observation skills. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, OL, WC, WE.—S. (S.) 

184. Gender in the Arab World (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Examination of the history, culture, and social/political/economic dynamics of gender relations and gendering in the Arab world. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci, Div, Wrt | SS, WC, WE.

185. Women and Islamic Discourses (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 50 or comparable course. Introduction to the debates/discourses about women and Islam. Transformations in debates/discourses in colonial and postcolonial periods in the Middle East & South Asia. Comparative study of debates/discourses on family, work, law, sexuality, religion, comportment, human rights, feminist and religious movements. (Same course as Middle East/South Asia Studies 150.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WC.

187. Gender and Social Policy (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Role of gender in the creation of social policies, especially with respect to issues brought into the policy arena by contemporary feminism. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS, WE. 

189. Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. In-depth examination of a women's studies topic related to the research interests of the instructor. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci |  AH or SS, WE. 

190. Senior Seminar (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Capstone course for senior Women's Studies majors, which focuses on current issues on feminism as they impact theory, public policy, and practice. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD.—S. (S.)  

191. Capstone Seminar (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Revision, completion, and presentation of senior research or creative project. Creating a multimedia Web site for publishing research and creative projects. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

192. Internship in Women's Studies (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; written report. Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of 84 units and consent of instructor; enrollment dependent on availability of intern positions with priority to Women's Studies majors. Supervised internship and study in positions/institutional settings dealing with gender-related problems or issues, as for example, a women's center, affirmative action office, advertising agency, or social welfare agency. Final written report on internship experience. (P/NP grading only.)

193. Feminist Leadership Seminar (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Use feminist methods to critically reflect on the ethical, methodological and strategic aspects of an organization, project, campaign, movement or other social change initiative. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.

194HA. Senior Honors Project in Women's Studies (4-6)

Independent study—12 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing, Women's Studies major, and adviser's approval. In consultation with an adviser, students complete a substantial research paper or significant creative project on a Women's Studies topic. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WE.

194HB. Senior Honors Project in Women's Studies (4-6)

Independent study—12 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing, Women's Studies major, and adviser's approval. In consultation with an adviser, students complete a substantial research paper or significant creative project on a Women's Studies topic. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WE.

195. Thematic Seminar in Critical Gender and Women's Studies (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Group study of a topic, issue or area in feminist theory and research involving intensive reading and writing. May be repeated for credit. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, ACGH, DD, WE.

197T. Tutoring in Women's Studies (1-4)

Tutoring—3-12 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of director. Leading small, voluntary discussion groups affiliated with a Women's Studies course. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 units. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: upper division standing; consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: upper division standing; consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

Graduate

200A. Current Issues in Feminist Theory (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Current issues in feminist theory; techniques employed to build feminist theory in various fields.

200B. Problems in Feminist Research (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 200A with a grade of B+ or better. Application of feminist theoretical perspectives to the interdisciplinary investigation of a problem or question chosen by the instructor(s). May be repeated for credit when subject area differs.

201. Special Topics in Feminist Theory and Research (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Limited enrollment. Explores in depth a topic in feminist theory and research related to the research interests of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly.

250. Cultural Study of Masculinities (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the social and cultural construction of masculinities; attention to the effects of biology, gender, race, class, sexual and national identities; criticism of oral, printed, visual, and mass mediated texts, and of social relations and structures. (Same course as American Studies 250.) Offered irregularly.

299. Special Study for Graduate Students (1-12)

(S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

299D. Dissertation Research and Writing (4)

Prerequisite: courses 200A and 200B; fulfillment of course requirements for the DE in Feminist Theory and Research, advancement to candidacy. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.

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