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Semester Course Schedule List of WGS Core and Cross-Listed Courses

WGS Core Courses

WGS faculty offer these courses on a regular basis. WGS 133/301, 403, 411 are requirements to fulfill the Minor Degree in Women and Gender Studies. All courses are 4 credit hours unless otherwise noted. Some of these courses are crosslisted with other departments. See the Dynaimic Course Schedule for details.

  • WGS 133: Women & Gender in Mexico & the US (3 hrs.)
  • WGS 232: ECCE: U.S. Sexual Minorities
  • WGS 322: Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • WGS 324: Working Class & Poor Women (online)
  • WGS 338: ECCE: Sex, Gender & Popular Culture
  • WGS 353: ECCE Women Across Cultures
  • WGS 403: Women of Color & Minority Women: Issues and Perspectives
  • WGS 411: Feminist Theories
  • WGS 418: Queer Theory
  • WGS 434: Women & Work
  • WGS 453: Women Across Cultures
  • WGS 455: Global Masculinities
  • WGS 457: Masculinities
  • WGS 460: Special Topics in WGS
  • WGS 499: Independent Study
  • WGS 501: Advanced Feminist Theories
  • WGS 599: Independent Study

Cross-listed Courses

These WGS courses are crosslisted with other departments, and are taught periodically. Check the semester course schedule above or the UIS Course Catalog for current offerings. All courses are 4 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

  • WGS 343: Women & Criminal Justice
  • WGS 345: Women in American History
  • WGS 348: Violence Against Women and Children
  • WGS 366: Culture, Diversity, and Social Work
  • WGS 423: Counseling Women
  • WGS 424: Gender and Communication
  • WGS 432: Sociology of Families
  • WGS 445: Law and Inequality
  • WGS 446: Family Law
  • WGS 447: Women in American Law
  • WGS 448: Law and Literature
  • WGS 449: Nondiscrimination Laws in Employment
  • WGS 452: Sociology of Gender
  • WGS 454: The History of the Family
  • WGS 455: Women in American History
  • WGS 458: Women, Health, and Healing
  • WGS 459: The Women’s Movement: Past and Present
  • WGS 461: Major Women Writers
  • WGS 462: Images of Women in Literature
  • WGS 463: Native American Women’s Literature & Culture
  • WGS 464: Women’s Spirituality
  • WGS 465: ECCE: Black Women Writers
  • WGS 466: Multicultural American Women’s Literature
  • WGS 471: Politics of Women’s Sexuality: Loving Women
  • WGS 473: The Politics of Reproduction
  • WGS 481: Women in Chinese and Japanese History
  • WGS 486: Childhood’s Past
  • WGS 555: Women and Media
  • CAP 351 ECCE: Global Gender/Transnational Sexualities

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