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Undergraduate Program

Courses

Courses currently being offered:

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available. For the most up to date information on particular courses, consult the instructor. Please note that while GSW 100 is offered every semester undre a different title, it may not be taken more than once.


Below you will find a list of all undergraduate courses that have been offered.
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

GSW 100

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 103 LANGUAGE & SEXUALITY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 104 FRINGES IN 20TH CENTURY ART

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Last Offered: Summer 2019

GSW 105 SEX AND POWER

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 114 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES & ANTHRO

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 115 INTRO TO MED ANTHROPOLOGY

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 123 INTRO TO VISUAL&CULTURL STDS

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 125 REL,RACE,ETHNICTY IN AMERICA

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GSW 126 WITCHCRAFT AND WITCH HUNTS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 130 CRITICALLY QUEER

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Last Offered: Summer 2017

GSW 133 CONTEMPORARIES: QUEER ART

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Last Offered: Summer 2018

GSW 138 FEMINIST ART: 1970S & BEYOND

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Last Offered: Summer 2018

GSW 155 INTRO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 160 INTERVENTIONS: QUEER/FEMINIST PROTEST

This course examines the role of visual and performative practices in queer and feminist social movements, considering how activists make themselves seen and heard through creative forms of protest. Students will engage with a variety of case studies—from AIDS activism to the struggle for reproductive rights, critiques of the heteropatriarchal configuration of the art world to the struggle for queer visibility—considering both material artifacts and performative interventions produced by such movements and investigating their overlap with socially engaged art practices. Visual materials such as photo archives, film, video, zines, flyers, banners, posters, and street art will form an integral part of the course. Students will have the opportunity to interact with creative practitioners, local activists and researchers from UR working on relevant projects, and examine materials located at the UR's Rare Books and Special Collections as well as other local institutions such as the Out Alliance.

Last Offered: Summer 2019

GSW 161 GENDER IN JUDAISM

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 167M SEXUALITY IN WORLD RELIGION

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GSW 188 POSTINDUSTRIAL AMERICA

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 189 SEXUALITY IN WORLD RELIGION

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 190 MDL EASTERN DANCE FOLKLORIC

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 193 MID EASTERN DANCE:ORIENTALE

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 200 HISTORY OF FEMINISM: COLLOQ

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 200W HISTORY OF FEMINISM: COLLOQ

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 201 DISABILTY FILM&VIS CULTURE

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Last Offered: Summer 2019

GSW 205 PHIL FOUNDATION OF FEMINISM

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 206 FEMINISM GENDER AND HEALTH

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 207 SEXUALITY, GENDER AND HEALTH

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Last Offered: Summer 2018

GSW 208 SHERLOCK:RACE, GEND, CRIME

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

GSW 208W SHERLOCK:RACE, GEND, CRIME

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

GSW 209 PSYCH OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

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Last Offered: Summer 2019

GSW 210 LGBTQ EXPERIENCES US HISTORY

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 211 WARRIORS, WOMEN, AND WISEMEN

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 212 QUEER THEORY

The goal of this course is to radically problematize the concepts of queer, gender and sexuality, fundamentally questioning the assumptions that attend the usage and deployment of these terms in quotidian discourse. This will not be your typical queer theory course as we will not move from the center to the margins, relegating racialized bodies to the position of reactionary actors responding to an epistemic erasure. Rather we will center these critiques as the basis for a new canon and thus grounds for theory.

Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 213 POLITICS OFNATR-GEN/RACE/ENV

This course explores the relationship between the environment and social inequality, focusing specifically on issues of gender, race, and class. Is there a connection between sexism, racism, class exploitation, and environmental destruction? This is the question we raise. Using intersectional feminist analysis, we will investigate the historical roots of modern dualist constructions that juxtapose humans and the environment, men and women, creating an anthropocentric, racialized, and engendered framework that produces and maintains both social inequalities and our destructive attitude towards the environment. Topics might include but are not limited to the following: historical ideas about nature and environment; eco-imperialism; eco-feminism; climate change and its connection to issues of race, gender, and class; justice and sustainability; poverty and natural resources; food justice; natural disasters (such as Hurricane Katrina) and their context, and others.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 213W POLITICS OF NATURE

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 214 IMAGINING THE JEW

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 215 LGBTQ+ Histories and Cultures in the U.S.

This course is a discussion-based learning experience that explores the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and intersex (LGBTQI) history, communities, and identity through theory, pop culture, literature, and intersectional analysis. Topics include the emergence of subcultures and the organized activist movements from the 1920's through today, early sexuality theory and poststructuralist queer theory, and major historical events including the AIDS epidemic and Stonewall Riots. Course will be taught by KaeLyn Rich, Assistant Advocacy Director (Chapters) of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 216 MEDIEVAL CELTIC LIT IN TRNSL

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 220 BODY POLITICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 222 GENDER SEXUALITY DESIRE LIT

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 223 MADNESS,MARRIAGE,MONSTROS

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 224 WOMEN WRITERS & REBELS

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 225 FEMINISM AND PORN

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 226 HISTORY OF FRIENDSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 227 WOMEN'S POWER IN IT ART

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 228 BODY IN CHRISTIANITY

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 231 WIZARDS, MAGIC, & FANTASY

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 232 Body and Sexuality

This course explores a number of thematic topics in the history and politics of sex, sexuality, and the body. It looks at human bodies as cultural sites that have been constructed, experienced, and regulated in different ways at different times. In this continuous process of redefining and reimagining bodies, sex and sexualities emerge as important strategies that shape, control, and liberate bodies, both cultural and physical, individual and political. The course examines changing sexual behaviors and identities and considers the politics of sex as it moves out of private bedrooms into the realm of political ideologies, discourses, and practices.

Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 232W BODY AND SEXUALITY

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 234 THE BLACK BODY

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 235 HISTORY OF MASCULINITY

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 235W HISTORY OF MASCULINITY

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 238 ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 239 FOOD MATTERS:GEND, REL, NATN

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 240 ON THE MOVE

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 241 MUSIC, ETHNOGRAPHY&HIV/AIDS

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 242 DANCE/MOV'T THERAPY FOUNDATN

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 243 THE BRONTES

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 244 MUTILATED BODIES

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 246 ANT APPRCH GENDER&SEXUALITY

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 247 CONT WOMEN'S WRITING

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 248 EARLY WOMEN WRITERS

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 249 GENDER AND LANGUAGE

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 250 BLACK PARIS

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 251 DIG METHODS RESEARCH

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 252 RACE AND RESISTANCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 253 GENDER AND LANGUAGE

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GSW 254 THE MONSTROUS FEMININE

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 255 TOPICS IN ITALIAN CULTURE

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GSW 256 GUILT

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 258 WOMEN LIVES AND LETTERS

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

GSW 259 Food Matters: Gender, Religion, Ethnicity, and Consumerism

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 260 RACE & GENDER IN POP FILM

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 263 FASSBINDER

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 264 OTHER FEMINISMS

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 265 FAMILY REPRESSION AND RAGE

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 266 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 267 CHANGING GENRES OF EROTICA

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 269 THE MATTER WITH MEN IN FILM

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 270 FACING FACTS:NON-FICTN WRTNG

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 271 GENDER, LOVE & FAMILIES

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 272 GENDER & SEXUALITY

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

GSW 275 FICTIONS OF FEMININITY

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 276 WORDS HAVE POWER

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 278 GENDER AND ANGER

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 279 GLOBAL MASCULINITIES

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 283 ORALITY AND LITERACY

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 284 ORALITY, LANGUAGE&LITERACY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 287 US LATINOS/LATINAS

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 288 NEW GERMAN CINEMA

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GSW 296 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 298 QUEER CINEMA

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Last Offered: Summer 2019

GSW 322 BLACK FEMST CRIT & THEORY

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 351 ANDY WARHOL: TOPICS IN CONT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

GSW 379 ASSIMILATING LIT LANGUAGE

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

GSW 382 DIDO & FEMININE IDENTITIES

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

GSW 389 PROBLEMS OF WESTERN CIV

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

GSW 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

GSW 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 392 PRACTICUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 393 SENIOR PROJECT

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 393H HONORS-INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

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Last Offered: Fall 2018

GSW 393W SENIOR PROJECT

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 394 INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 395 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 395W INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

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Last Offered: Spring 2019

GSW 396 SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 397 INDEPENDENT HONORS THESIS

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Last Offered: Fall 2019

GSW 281 WOMEN AND THE ARTS

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Last Offered: Fall 2019