Course Descriptions

Interdisciplinary examination of theoretical, historical, political, and popular discourse about reproduction and sexuality. Focuses on how feminist movements, cultural representations, public policies, and laws regarding reproduction have shaped gender norms and racial knowledge. Highlights the role of women, people of color, and LGBTQ people in shaping reproductive and sexual justice. Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Online.

This course focuses on the theoretical debates that have shaped the field of Chicano and Latino studies. We will explore the relationship between dominant racial formations and cultural production. Cross-listed with CALS 350.
Cross-List for THAR 375: Race, Gender, and Performance.
This course will take an activist-historical perspective on the history of American women. We will study historical figures, events, and movements central to the history of feminist activism for equality and social justice. The class will address the politics of writing women into history and documenting the diversity of women's activism. Cross-listed as HIST 345.
This interdisciplinary course examines gender, race, class, and sexuality in Asian America. We consider how Asian American women and men fit into debates about sexism and racism in the United States - historically and contemporarily. Topics include Asian American participation in women's/civil right movements as well as popular culture representations. Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Online. Cross-listed as AMCS 370.
An exploration of the intersection of gender, race, and class in the lives of U.S. women and men through a historical approach to the formations of social and political movements, the construction and policing of identity categories, and demands for equality and justice. Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Online. Satisfies GE Area D1 (Individual and Society) Meets Ethnic Studies requirement.

Social movements organized around gender issues and identities are significant sources of social change in modern societies. This course analyzes the structure and dynamics of social movements based on gender, with attention to the roles of organizations, resources, leadership, recruitment, commitment, values, ideology, political culture, and countermovements. Case studies will emphasize the women's suffrage movement, the women's peace movement, the feminist movement that began in the 1960s as well as its offshoots and countermovements, the gay and lesbian rights movement, and recent men's movements.

Through feminist analytical lenses, examines transnational movement of goods, bodies, practices, ideologies, and culture. Explores connections between lives and cultures of people in diverse places with those in the U.S. Topics may include labor,migration, cultural production, diasporic literature and art, activism, and state violence. WGS major requirement.
This course explores intersections of gender, race, class, immigration, and nation within the U.S. labor market. We examine situations facing workers across economic sectors ranging from professionals to service sector labor. Topics may include: juggling work and family, discrimination/harassment, welfare reform, globalization, and activism/resistance to workplace challenges. Prerequisite: WGS 200, 255,285, 300, 375 or instructor consent.
The purpose of CIP is to encourage student involvement in the community. Units may be earned for work related to WGS. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.