Spring 2020 Courses

Elementary

  • Gen&WS 100: Open House Gender Learning Community Seminar
  • Gen&WS 101: Gender, Women, and Cultural Representation
  • Gen&WS 103: Gender, Women, Bodies, and Health
  • Gen&WS 134: Women and Gender in World History
  • Gen&WS 144: Women’s Writing
  • Gen&WS 221: Introduction to Black Women’s Studies

Intermediate and Advanced

Seminars

  • Gen&WS 640: Capstone Seminar in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Advanced Seminar in LGBTQ+ Studies (GWS/History 519: Sexuality, Modernity, and Social Change)
  • Gen&WS 660: Internship in Gender and Women’s Studies

Waiting Lists

If a course is closed, you can add yourself to the course’s waiting list through your Student Center. This is the only way to access a seat in a course that is full. It is in your best interest to add yourself to the waiting list as soon as possible.

If you are offered a seat in a course, Diane Walton (dwalton@wisc.edu) will contact you with permission to enroll. Once you receive permission to enroll, you MUST enroll within 48 hours or you will lose your seat in the course.

Topics Courses in GWS/LGBTQ+ Studies

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Gen&WS 320: The Female Body in the Global World

How do bodies inform lived experience? How are bodies situated in matrices of privilege and oppression? What are the politics of the body? This course explores the social, cultural, and political construction of bodies of women and girls in global perspective. We consider specifically the bodies of women and girls, bodies that identify and are identified as female, as bodies that have historically and traditionally been sites of political contention, of societal meaning making, of cultural symbolism, and active resistance.

In this course we seek to challenge what we think we know about bodies, challenging tacit knowledge and investigating how normative discourses of the female body are formed across cultures, around the world. We will consider the impacts of phenomena such as globalization, neoliberalism, “global” feminism, imperialism, capitalism and other economic systems, and human rights movements, on cultural conceptions of health, ability, beauty, and the “value” of female bodies.

Gen&WS 340: The Performance of Everyday Life: Gender, Race, Aesthetics

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Gen&WS 340: Bi/Pan/Asexuality: Community and Representation

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Gen&WS 350: The African Novel

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Gen&WS 533: Special Topics in Women and Health

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Gen&WS 539: Framing Fatness: Gender, Size, and Constructing Health

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