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Fields of Study and Offered Courses

Fields of Study

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of research, teaching, and outreach/service that places women, gender, and/or sexuality at the center of inquiry. WGSS is committed to developing and coordinating interdisciplinary undergraduate courses, offering community and campus programming, and working on issues of gender equality on and off campus.

The program relies on collaboration among administration, faculty, staff, and students across a wide range of academic units, including the following: American & Global Studies, Architecture, Briggs Library, Communication and Journalism, Consumer Sciences, Counseling and Human Development, English, Mathematics and Statistics, the Multicultural Center, Nursing, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Access, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology and Rural Studies. 

Offered Courses for Fall 2021

WGSS Fall Course List
  1. ENGL/WMST 248: WOMEN IN LITERATURE: Taught by Dr. Christine Stewart, English
  2. HSC/WMST 260: WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES (ONLINE): Taught by Mary Beth Johnson, Nursing
  4. AIS/WMST 361: GENDER & SEXUALITY: Taught by Dr. Sharity Bassett, American Indian Studies
  5. PSYC/WMST 367: PSYCHOLOGICAL GENDER ISSUES (ONLINE): Taught by Dr. Rebecca Martin, Psychology
  6. HON 383/WMST 392: LOVE, MONSTERS, & PARANORMAL ROMANCE: Taught by Dr. Maria Ramos-Garcia, American & Global Studies
  7. PSYC 443/WMST 492: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE: Taught by Dr. Pirita See, Psychology

Offered Courses for Spring 2022

WGSS Spring Course List
  1. WMST 247: INTRO TO WOMEN, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES: Taught by Dr. Sharon Smith, English
  2. HDFS/WMST 250: DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (ONLINE & ON CAMPUS SECTIONS): Taught by Dr. Amber Letcher and Nicole Velgersdyk, Counseling & Human Development
  3. FSRM/WMST 253: SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DRESS: Taught by Anne-Marie Junker, Consumer Sciences
  4. POLS/WMST 305: WOMEN AND POLITICS: Taught by Dr. Evren Celik Wiltse, Political Science
  5. SOC/WMST 325: DOMESTIC & INTIMATE VIOLENCE: Taught by Dr. Patricia Ahmed, Sociology & Rural Studies
  6. HIST 492/WMST 349/AIS 492: WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY (ONLINE): Taught by Dr. Sharity Bassett, American Indian Studies
  7. PSYC/WMST 367: PSYCHOLOGICAL GENDER ISSUES (ONLINE): Taught by Christina Hartline, Psychology