Summer Term

  • Gen&WS 103: Gender, Women, Bodies, and Health
  • Gen&WS 200: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies
  • CLS/Gen&WS/History 245: Chicana and Latina History
  • Comm Arts/Gen&WS 316: Gender and Communication
  • Counseling Psych 332: Gender and Queer Issues in Psychology
  • Gen&WS 350: Women Writers and Social Fiction
  • Gen&WS/Legal Studies 422: Women and the Law
  • Gen&WS 539: Framing Fatness: Gender, Size, and Constructing Health


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Details about GWS 422: Women and the Law with Frankie Frank

There has never been a time in history when gender and sex are more regulated than our modern day. Legislation and court cases concerning all aspects of women’s lives speak to the nature of law itself and the meaning of citizenship, autonomy, and life for women in the United States and the broader world. Together we will confront and discuss historical and pressing legal issues concerning women and gender: reproductive rights, abortion, birth control, work, athletics, sexual violence, menstruation, marriage and divorce, property and politics. We also spend time talking about women in the legal profession itself — where women are and are not and what that says about legal institutions.
This is an 8-week course offered online as synchronous/asynchronous for all students; lectures are recorded for those who cannot attend the live sessions and all other content is delivered on Canvas. The course is available to honors students and graduate students with instructor permission. Course requirements include a research paper that qualifies for pre-med program requisites. 
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Virtual Study Abroad in GWS

UW Circle of Care for Global Health and Human Rights

Examine the relationship between borders, global health, and human rights through a circle of care and communication with GWS lecturer Dr. Araceli Alonso and participating professionals from each country. This course covers three key territories on the route of migrant women from West Africa: Spain, Morocco and Nigeria. Check out the Student Voices tab on the study abroad website. Applications for summer 2021 are due April 2.

Contact International Academic Programs (the study abroad office) to learn more about summer study abroad options.

Paying for Summer Courses

Summer tuition can be expensive. Every spring, Summer Term awards scholarships to cover a portion of tuition costs, so if you are considering summer courses, be sure to apply for a summer term scholarship in WiSH.

As you make plans, weigh the tuition costs, your financial aid options, and the potential benefits of taking a course or two during summer.

What’s it like to take a GWS course online?

Find details about what it is like to take GWS 103 and/or GWS 200 online on our course FAQ pages.