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WGS 150 : Women and Gender in U.S. History and Society

Prerequisites: None
Description: Historical development of institutions and ideals and the evolution of economic, political, and social processes in the U.S. since colonization; roles and status of women. (Fulfills the U.S. History component of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USH]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 160 : Gender, Politics, and Citizenship

Prerequisites: None
Description: U.S. political ideals, institutions, and processes; implications for gender-based contributions to public life. (Fulfills the U.S. Government and California State and Local Government components of the U.S. History and Government Requirement) [USG,CSLG]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 200 : Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduction to origins, purpose, subject matter, and methods of women and gender studies and the feminist perspectives on a range of social issues affecting women.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 300 GW : Gender, Race, and Nation - GWAR

Prerequisites: WGS 200, ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better; restricted to WGS majors and minors.
Description: Intersectional, transnational, transdisciplinary analysis of women and gender. Topics include U.S. women of color feminisms and contemporary social justice movements. (formerly WGS 201) ABC/NR grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 301 : Women, Gender and Community

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Discussion of community as a concept, as well as specific communities that address women's or gender issues. Topics may include imagined communities, scholarly communities, community activism, coalition politics, and other forms of feminist affinity and networking.
Units: 3

WGS 303 : Women as Creative Agents

Prerequisites: ENG 114.
Description: Personal expression and self-definition through creative experience in various media: drawing, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, and writing. Work of women artists, filmmakers, poets.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 304 : Gender and Popular Culture

Prerequisites: ENG 214.
Description: The question of representation; that is, the formation of culture in relation to women and gender. How women and gender are constructed, narrated, and represented in both written and visual cultures.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

WGS 305 : Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Lecture series provides a sampling of feminist perspectives on scholarship, research, and activism including presentations, film screenings, and academic lectures on current theories and topics in the field of women and gender studies. Paired with WGS 805. Students who have completed WGS 305 may not take WGS 805 later for credit.
Units: 3

WGS 400 : Research Methods in Women and Gender Studies

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Women and gender: feminist knowledge, review of methodological problems, and the understanding of the importance of power relations in the formation of knowledge.
Units: 3

WGS 423 : Geographic Perspectives on Gender, Environment and Development

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Crosslisted with GEOG 423. See GEOG 423 for description. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 440 : Native Sexualities and Queer Discourse

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Crosslisted with AIS 440. Also offered as SXS 440. See AIS 440 for course description. (May not be repeated under an alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

WGS 445 : Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with LTNS 445 [formerly RAZA 445]. For course description, see LTNS 445. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Women of Color in the United States
  • Segment III Cluster - Raza Immigrant Communities in the U.S.
  • Segment III Cluster - Globalization and Citizenship in the Americas
  • Segment III Cluster - America and World Affairs
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 485 : Women and Media

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with BECA 485. For course description, see BECA 485. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 505 : Gender, Sexuality, and Latino Communities

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with LTNS 505 [formerly RAZA 505]. For course description, see LTNS 505. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 511 : Women and Violence

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Psychological and physical violence visited upon vulnerable populations, particularly women. Topics include relations between gender, race, class, nation and violence; research, theories and controversies within feminist anti-violence movements.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 513 : Gender, War, and Militarism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of literature, history, media, and theory, to analyze the gendered political, cultural and ideological stakes of war and militarism.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

WGS 514 : Women and the Prison Industrial Complex

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Incarceration of women and children in prisons, jails, juvenile and mental institutions. Treatment on the basis of race, class, and ethnicity; reforms or alternatives to incarceration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 515 : Gender, Race, and Reproduction

Prerequisites: English 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of the mutually constitutive ways gender norms and racial knowledge are shaped; focus on the study of the history and politics of reproduction. Various state policies, programs, and laws aimed at controlling reproduction examined.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 516 : Gender and Visual Culture

Prerequisites: English 214 or equivalent.
Description: Using an interdisciplinary/transnational perspective, this course will examine how gender is understood through visual registers and how visual culture depends upon ideas about gender. Key authors, concepts and methodologies in the field of visual studies will be covered.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 530 : Women and Gender Studies and Social Theory

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

WGS 530 : Women and the New Right

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of conservative social movements that include the regulation of women's behavior as part of their political program. Contemporary movements are emphasized, but comparison of 19th and 20th century movements (e.g., anti-suffrage, anti-abortion, anti-ERA, anti-gay, etc.) are also included.
Units: 3

WGS 533 : Women, Men, and Cultural Change

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Film, literature, small group discussion/dynamics used to help women and men become better co-workers, parents, political allies, friends, lovers. Re-educates women and men of different cultures to new understandings of their interpersonal/social relations.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

WGS 534 : Gender and the Law

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Study of feminist legal thought and analysis of the role law plays in maintaining or transforming gendered societies. Topics include family law, LGBT rights, and reproductive rights, affirmative action and equal protection laws, and law, culture, and international human rights.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 535 : History of Women in Latin America

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with HIST 535 and LTNS 533 [formerly RAZA 533.] For course description, see HIST 535. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 536 : Gender, Globalization and Women's Human Rights

Prerequisites: English 214 or equivalent.
Description: Critical examination of the historical and political rise of women's human rights as a national policy issue. Analyzes the assumptions of how gender and race inform ideas of women's human rights and globalization.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 541 : Women Writers and Social Change

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Relationship between women's literature and women's participation, as activists and theorists, in movements for progressive social change.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 542 : Gender and Polular Music

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Focuses on how music can restate and resist notions of gender, race, sexuality and nationality. Music styles may include blues, jazz, folk, corridos, country, bhangra, disco, punk, rock, salsa and hip-hop. Analyzes popular music in the U. S. and internationally.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 546 : 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with ENG/JS 546. For course description, see ENG 546. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Jewish Experience
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 548 : Literature by U.S. Women of Color

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Literature by African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American women. Literary forms, styles, images, and themes in relation to racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and dailylife in the U.S.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 551 : Queer Literatures and Media

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Queer literature and media productions from a feminist and transnational perspective; intersectional analysis of gender, race, class, sexuality, and citizenship to examine fiction, film, cultural and historical texts. This course is offered as WGS 551 and SXS 551. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 552 : Transgender Identities and Communities

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of transgender and transsexual identities in cultural and historical contexts using a transnational feminist approach. Presents a challenge to Western gender binaries and analyzes gender through nation, race, sexuality, and class.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 554 : Gender and Global Migration

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and WGS 200.
Description: Study of gender, migration, and labor. Causes, conditions, and challanges of displacement. Paired with WGS 754. Students who have completed WGS 754 may not take WGS 554 for credit.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

WGS 561 : Women, Ethnicity, and Social Movements

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Themes include inter-raciality and multi-ethnicity in the history, culture, and contemporary lives of women of color, including African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latina women.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 562 : History of African American Women

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Experiences of Black women under slavery; in their pioneering roles as industrial, domestic, and agricultural workers; and in their varied political, social, and educational roles from the 19th century to present.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 564 : Women Writers and the Politics of Decolonization

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Literature by women writers which addresses histories of colonialism and/or imperialism. Emphasis on intersections of gendered policital, economic, and social transformations. Paired with WGS 764. Students who have completed WGS 764 may not take WGS 564 for credit.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 565 : Muslim Feminisms

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of differences/similarities in women's lives in Muslim/Arab world, including diaspora in Europe and North America; minorities in Arab Middle East. Analysis includes issues of gender as relates to nationalism, religion, and culture.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Segment III Cluster - Religious Studies
  • Segment III Cluster - Multicultural Human Relations
  • Segment III Cluster - Islamic Societies and Cultures
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 566 : Gender and Modernity in the Muslim and Arab Worlds

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Investigates implications of the project of modernity/modernization for gender and sexuality in the Muslim and Arab worlds. By interrogating dichotomies that oppose tradition to modernity, examines the multifaceted ways in which gender identities are produced historically. This course is offered as WGS 566 and RRS 566 [formerly ETHS 566]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 570 : Women, Gender, Policy, and Justice

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Examination of a specific issue in public policy, its role in the formation of gender inequities, and its impact on the position of women in the economy. Paired with WGS 770. Students who have completed WGS 570 may not take WGS 770 for credit.
Units: 3

WGS 571 : Gender, Poverty, and Globalization

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Understanding of globalization and its relation to poverty, work with a community organization concerned with these issues. Paired with WGS 771. Students who take WGS 571 may not take WGS 771 later for credit. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 575 : History of Women in China and Japan

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with HIST 575. For course description, see HIST 575. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 578 : Women, Globalization, and Ecology

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Ecological issues concerning women and gender from a third world women's perspective: environmental racism and justice, ecology, health, development, and international human rights. Paired with WGS 778. Students who have completed WGS 578 may not take WGS 778 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 593 : Gender, Health, and the Environment

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Emergence of "western medicine" as primary paradigm, and the consequences of socio-political formations to women's health. Emergence of "holistic" treatments, "traditional" medicine from indigenous and pre-colonial perspectives, and oppositional health practices emerging from environmental movements.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

WGS 595 : Anthropology of Women

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with ANTH/CST 590. For course description, see ANTH 590. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 601 : Cultures of Consumption: Gender, Race, and Neoliberalism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Analysis of how neoliberal service economies, particularly urban tourism, reconfigure and put to work race and gender meanings. Focus on the production of new modes of consumption including racialized tourist sites, cosmopolitan adventures, and gay weddings. Paired with WGS 801. Students who have taken WGS 801 may not take WGS 601 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

WGS 602 : Feminist Cultural Activism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Relationship between cultural production and social change. Focus on cultural activism media through gender, sexuality, and other historical norms to assess feminist implications of their modes of resistance. Paired with WGS 802. Students who have taken WGS 802 may not take WGS 602 for credit. (Plus-minus ABC/NC [undergraduate] or plus-minus AB/NC [graduate].) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 611 : Theories of Female Sexuality

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Relationship between female sexuality and its historical, social, and ideological contexts focusing on trends and issues in current feminist thought. Topics include critical race studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender studies, transnational feminism, reproductive and non-reproductive sexualities.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 612 : Queer Theory

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; WGS 200 or consent of instructor; WGS major/minor.
Description: Examination of the field of queer theory: theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality, politics of normativity, race/sex intersections, links between queer theory and disability studies, transnational contexts, and native/settler/colonial politics. [Formerly WGS 512.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 621 : Feminist Theories

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Analysis of feminist theories and practices internationally and historically; examination of theories of gender, race, class, sexuality, identity, community, modernity, and nation. Study of methods, histories, and implications of feminist thought in various academic, cultural, and political contexts.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 690 : Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: WGS 200; WGS 201 or WGS 300GW; ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Focuses on enabling students to evaluate their learning progress by creating a portfolio which includes writing a paper analyzing their work. Students collaborate to produce a publication. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 698 : Work Study in Feminist Projects

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Supervised community or university service that relates to the women studies major, individual women and gender studies courses, or the student's own major. May be repeated for a total of 9 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

WGS 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Special study in some aspect of feminism or women and gender studies, performed under department faculty supervision. Enrollment by petition. Repeatable for credit.
Units: 1-3

WGS 700 : Introduction to Graduate Study

Prerequisites: WGS MA admitted student.
Description: Origins and current status of women and gender studies as a field of knowledge. Relationships between gender and epistemology; feminist critiques and transformations of research methodologies. Identification of major works and issues in feminist scholarship.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 710 : Feminist Social Movements

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Social stratification and the state; political marginalization of women. Egalitarianism in the legacy of women's participation in society. Colonial transformations and the politics/culture of resistance. Turning points in women's activism. Impact of race/class inequities.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 712 : Queer Theories

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of queer theory from a transnational feminist approach; production of sexuality within western epistemology; politics of sexual deviance and the racialization of sexual identities from socio-economic and cultural perspectives.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 713 : Intellectual Genealogies

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor (WGS 700 may be taken concurrently).
Description: Specific issues, topics, or theoretical tendencies in current feminist discussion and debate; implications of theory for social practice.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 720 : Feminist Pedagogies

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines feminist critical education theories and praxis with a transnational lens. Topics may include history of the University and gender tactics of colonialism; intersectional analysis of disability studies; theory/praxis debates; pedagogies of the oppressed; and teaching transgression. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 747 : Feminist Criticisms

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Diverse feminist theoretical and critical approaches in social contexts; canons; female aesthetics; social, linguistic, and psychoanalytic approaches. This course is offered as WGS 747 and ENG 747. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3

WGS 752 : Feminism, Race, and the Politics of Difference

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Considers the "difference politics" that emerged out of the 1960s and 1970s Civil Rights and women's movement activisms. Explores how these politics frame understanding of difference and justice; intersectionality, pluralism, multiculturalism, and post-racialism.
Units: 3

WGS 754 : Gender and Global Migration

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 554. For course description, see WGS 554. Students who have completed WGS 554 may not take WGS 754 for credit.
Units: 3

WGS 760 : Issues in Women's Literature and Culture

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

WGS 760 : Cross-cultural Study in Women's Literature and Culture

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Gender and culture as the basis for a cross-cultural examination of women's literature rooted in colonial discourse. Pan-African women writers serve as points of departure for the study of Irish, Palestinian, and other women writers.
Units: 3

WGS 760 : Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Course covers key authors, concept, methodologies, politics in the field of Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies. Students will gain familiarity with trends/movements and apply knowledge to cultural texts including film, music, TV and literature.
Units: 3

WGS 762 : Women, Labor, and Power

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Transnational examination of the role of work in women's lives. Focus on historical, literary, and ethnographic narratives of survival strategies, protest, and labor organizing from nineteenth-century to present.
Units: 3

WGS 764 : Women Writers and the Politics of Decolonization

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 564. For course description, see WGS 564. Students who have completed WGS 564 may not take WGS 764 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 766 : Gender and Modernity in the Muslim and Arab Worlds

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Investigates implications of the project of modernity/modernization for gender and sexuality in the Muslim and Arab worlds. By interrogating dichotomies that oppose tradition to modernity, examines the multifacited ways in which gender identities are produced historically.
Units: 3

WGS 770 : Women, Gender, Policy, and Justice

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 570. For course description, see WGS 570. Students who have completed WGS 570 may not take WGS 770 for credit.
Units: 3

WGS 771 : Gender, Poverty, and Globalization

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 571. For course description, see WGS 571. Students who have completed WGS 571 may not take WGS 771 for credit. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 778 : Women, Globalization, and Ecology

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 578. For course description, see WGS 578. Students who have completed WGS 578 may not take WGS 778 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

WGS 798 : Feminist Internship: Gender and the Nonprofit Industrial Complex

Prerequisites: WGS 700 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.
Description: Supervised volunteer community service learning; course materials include analysis of gendered politics of volunteer labor, the nonprofit industrial complex, theory/practice binary, local/global contexts, feminist transnational analysis. May be repeated for a total of 4 units.
Units: 1-4

WGS 801 : Cultures of Consumption: Gender, Race, and Neoliberalism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Paired with WGS 601. For course description, see WGS 601. Students who have taken WGS 601 may not take WGS 801 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

WGS 802 : Feminist Cultural Activism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Paired with WGS 602. For course description, see WGS 602. Students who have taken WGS 602 may not take WGS 802 for credit. (Plus-minus ABC/NC [undergraduate] or plus-minus AB/NC [graduate].) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 805 : Women and Gender Studies Lecture Series

Prerequisites: WGS 700 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with WGS 305. For course description, see WGS 305. Students who have completed WGS 305 may not take WGS 805 for credit.
Units: 3

WGS 820 : Feminist Research Methods

Prerequisites: Graduate status, WGS 700, or consent of instructor.
Description: Social research and feminism. Analyze research studies, develop skills, and develop their master's projects. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

WGS 894 : Creative Work Project

Prerequisites: WGS 700, approval of the graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: An original creative work. Projects must be described in a written document that summarizes the project's relation to other work in the area, its rationale, its significance, and its creative methodologies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 895 : Field Study Project

Prerequisites: WGS 700, approval of the graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: A field study or applied research project resulting in a completed written work that includes the project's significance, objectives, methodology, and conclusions or recommendations. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: WGS 700, approval of graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Intensive study of a topic or issue within the field of women and gender studies, culminating in a written thesis showing independent thinking, appropriate methodology and organization, clarity of purpose, thorough documentation, and relevant conclusions. Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

WGS 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of the graduate major adviser and the supervising faculty member.
Description: Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment is by petition.
Units: 1-3
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