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Courses - Summer 2024
WGSS
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Open Seats as of
06/15/2024 at 09:30 AM
WGSS105
Introduction to Disability Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
This course will introduce students to theories of disability justice as they intersect with feminist and antiracist struggles. Tracing the emergence of the concept of disability alongside the rise of racial knowledge since the 19th century, we will consider how disability activists have responded to ableism by developing art, political strategies, and subcultures that promote a more just society built for a wider variety of human bodies. Students will learn about the moral, medical, social, and ecological models of disability; explore varied disability experiences relating to mental illness, chronic disease, and sensory and mobility impairments; debate ethical questions concerning eugenics, selective abortion, health care access, and medical technologies; and analyze the work of disabled artists and activists of color. Students will also discuss principles of universal design which seek to make classrooms more just and collaborative. In order to balance accessibility and community building, the course has been designed for synchronous online instruction complemented by optional in-person sessions.
Cross-listed with: AMST298D. Credit only granted for: WGSS105 or AMST298D.
WGSS205
Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Developed by feminists of color, reproductive justice frameworks offer a roadmap for economic, social, and medical justice advocacy attentive to the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability. This course reviews the historical, legal, and social bases of reproductive rights in the U.S.; discusses the history of feminist organizing for reproductive freedom; surveys critical theories of reproductive justice that go beyond abortion law to advocate for broader social transformation; and evaluates the possible futures of intersectional feminist activism after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Cross-listed with: AMST298J.
WGSS368
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate WGSS Internship
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
WGSS498M
Advanced Special Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST360 and AASP498I. Credit granted for AASP498I, HIST360, or WGSS498M.