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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Nationally and internationally women's studies has grown into an important and well-established field of academic inquiry. Women and gender are studied in relation to other important aspects of identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, class, disability, nationality, and sexuality. Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies analyzes the ways in which social and institutional power is structured in part around social identities, and it examines the meanings attached to these identities through interdisciplinary lenses. This broader understanding has implications not only for what is studied but how it is studied. Emory scholars working in the study of women and gender reflect this development in their work, which covers a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches. The Emory Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is proud to support a generous and pluralistic understanding of women’s studies in its work, and it has done so for over 20 years. It remains the only WGS Ph.D. program supported by a private institution.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Elizabeth Wilson
1794681
Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Sydney, 1994
  • BSc (Honors), University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), 1986

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Beth Reingold
P2306979
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Rice University, 1985
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Departments

  • Political Science, Core Faculty
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American politics
  • women and politics
  • political behavior
Core Faculty
Rizvana Bradley
P0000000
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Duke University, 2013

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
Irene Browne
P6797939
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1979
  • MA, City University of New York, 1987
  • PhD, University of Arizona, 1991

Departments

  • Sociology, Core Faculty
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social inequality
  • race, gender, class intersections
  • immigration
  • labor markets
Carla Freeman
P8764315
Associate Professor

Education

  • AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1983
  • PhD, Temple University, 1993

Departments

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • gender
  • feminist anthropology
  • modernity and development
  • transnational culture and economy
  • labor and consumption
  • Caribbean
  • anthropology and women's studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
P1028781
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Nevada, 1968
  • MA, University of Nevada, 1972
  • PhD, Brandeis University, 1993

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • women┬┐s studies
Lynne Huffer
P6212683
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • AB, Ohio University, 1984
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1985
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1989

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • women's studies
Michael Moon
P0978499
Professor

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, MA
  • Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University, PhD
  • American studies, Johns Hopkins University, gay and lesbian studies

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American studies
  • gay and lesbian studies
  • late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American literature, culture, and film (especially sexuality and mass culture)
Beth Reingold
P2306979
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Rice University, 1985
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Departments

  • Political Science, Core Faculty
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • American politics
  • women and politics
  • political behavior
Deboleena Roy
P1555976
Associate Professor

Education

  • BSc, University of Toronto, 1993
  • MSc, McMaster University, 1996
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2001

Departments

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Core Faculty
Pamela Scully
P1590894
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Cape Town, 1985
  • MA, University of Cape Town, 1987
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1993

Departments

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Faculty

Academic Interest

  • women's studies and African studies
Holloway Sparks
P4496235
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BA, Davidson College,
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • feminist theory
  • political theory
  • American political thought (with specializations in women's activism, political dissent, political identities, and democratic communication)
Elizabeth Wilson
1794681
Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Sydney, 1994
  • BSc (Honors), University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), 1986

Department

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Core Faculty

Courses

Women's Studies 100-Level Courses
WGS 100: Intro To WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the theories, themes and questions in the interdisciplinary field of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. The course is required for all majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 190: Fresh Sem: WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Women's Studies 200-Level Courses
WGS 205: Intro to Sexuality Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 230: The Psychology Of Gender
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 231: Sociology Of Sex And Gender
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 225: Sociology Of Sex And Gender
Course Description

An examination of the nature, causes, and consequences of sex roles in our society, including how male and female roles are learned through socialization, and how they affect work and family.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 232: Sex, Power and Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 225: Sociology Of Sex And Gender
Course Description

Introduces students to cutting-edge theories of sex, gender, and power, and examines how competing ideas about sex and sexuality shape our elections, laws, and public policies in sometimes unexpected ways. Students will research and debate six contemporary controversies involving sex and gender.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 285: Variable Topics in WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 285W: Variable Topics in WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
HAPW
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Women's Studies 300-Level Courses
WGS 301: Histories of Feminist Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Women's Studies 100. Different versions of this course will be offered examining the historical development of feminist thought in a diverse range of cultures and regions, such as North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe with attention to colonial/post colonial and diasporic contexts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 302: Contemporary Feminist Theory
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Women's Studies 100. Explores central problems in contemporary feminist theory that have arisen in different disciplines, with attention to the differences among different kinds of feminism and different theories of women's identities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 305: The Psychology Of Gender
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
PSYC 305: Psychology Of Gender
Course Description

Theories and research examining the development of gender roles from infancy through adulthood.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
REL 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
Course Description

Cross-cultural ethnographic study of women's religious lives, including ritual and leadership roles, forms and contexts of religious expression, and negotiations between dominant cultural representations and women's self-representations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
REL 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
Course Description

Cross-cultural ethnographic study of women's religious lives, including ritual and leadership roles, forms and contexts of religious expression, and negotiations between dominant cultural representations and women's self-representations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 333: Language, Gender And Sexuality
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 325: Language, Gender & Sexuality
LING 333: Language, Gender & Sexuality
Course Description

Cross-cultural examination of how language reflects, maintains, and constructs gender identities. Topics include differences in male/female speech, the grammatical encoding of gender and childhood language socialization.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 335: Women's Hlth:Anth&Feminist Per
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 335: Women's Hlth:Anth & Fem Persp
Course Description

Exploration of issues pertaining to women's bodies and health, juxtaposing Western women's health problems with those faced by women in the non-Western (i.e., developing) world. The disciplinary/analytical perspectives of medical anthropology and feminist scholarship will be compared.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 336: Multicultrl Hist Of U.S. Women
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 336: US Women's Multicultural History
Course Description

Examines the lives of diverse groups of women in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on race, class, ethnic, and regional differences among women.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 337: Women in India
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MESAS 337: Women in India
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 340: Women In Cross-Cultr Perspect
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 324: Women In Cross-Cultr Persp
Course Description

Cross-cultural study of gender and women's lives in diverse cultures, including the United States; comparative study of work, child-rearing, power, politics, religion, and prestige.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 342: Global & Transnational Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 352: Globalizatn&Transnational Cult
Course Description

This course explores the changing shape of the global economy and its relationship to

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 342W: Global & Transnational Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 352W: Globalizatn&Transnational Cult
Course Description

This course explores the changing shape of the global economy and its relationship to

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 347: Gender and Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 347: Gender and Global Health
Course Description

No Course Description Available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 349: Gender and Crime
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 349: Gender and Crime
Course Description

Explores the intersection between gender and crime. Course topics include gender differences in offending, social constructions of offending, the criminalizing of bodies, and experiences with the court system.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 352R: Gender and Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 352R: Gender and Religion
REL 352R: Gender and Religion
Course Description

Construction of gender, definitions of the roles and status of women and men in a variety of traditions; women's and men's religious lives. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 356: Women, Music and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 356: Women, Music and Culture
Course Description

This undergraduate course on the contributions of women in music explores the power of perspective in historical narrative, gender and control in music, how spiritual tradition is intertwined with music, and how women in music are perceived cross-culturally.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 356W: Women, Music and Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 356W: Women, Music and Culture
Course Description

This undergraduate course on the contributions of women in music explores the power of perspective in historical narrative, gender and control in music, how spiritual tradition is intertwined with music, and how women in music are perceived cross-culturally.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 357: Gender Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 357: Gender Politics
Course Description

Overview of the role of gender in defining and shaping politics, political systems, political beliefs, political behavior, and public policy in the American and/or international context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 358: Women And The Law
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 358: Women And The Law
Course Description

Comprehensive analysis of legal issues relevant to women's status in society. Constitutional and statutory law addressed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 359: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 359: Women and Religion in China
EAS 359: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 359W: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 359W: Women and Religion in China
EAS 359W: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
EAS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
EAS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
JPN 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
JPN 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 362: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 367: Japanese Modern Women Writers
JPN 360: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 362W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 367W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
JPN 360W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
RUSS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
RUSS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 365: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examining lesbian/gay/queer histories and cultures through the study of literature, film, archival sources, oral histories, and contemporary scholarship. Considers identity, representation, gender, race, class, community development, and political movements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 370: Beauty Myths:Appearnce in Amer
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines the idea of feminine beauty in a patriarchal culture. Its purpose is to investigate how beauty operates and to consider how students might position themselves individually and collectively in relation to beauty as a dominant ideology.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 381: Stud In Afro-Amer Women's Lit
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the diversity of African American women's writing, with special attention to their self-representation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 382R: Studies In Women's Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 382R: Studies In Women's Poetry
Course Description

Selected works of British and American women, including authors such as Browning, Rossetti, Dickinson, Plath, Levertov, Rich, and Lorde. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 382RW: Studies In Women's Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 382RW: Studies In Women's Poetry
Course Description

Selected works of British and American women, including authors such as Browning, Rossetti, Dickinson, Plath, Levertov, Rich, and Lorde. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 385: Spec Tops: WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offerings vary each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 385W: Spec Tops: WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
HAPW
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offerings vary each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Women's Studies 400-Level Courses
WGS 475R: Advanced Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Advanced seminar for juniors and seniors only on selected topics in women's studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 481: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 481: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
Course Description

This course will examine the ways in which the twentieth-century black Civil Rights Movement and the movement for LGBT rights have intersected through the activism of black LGBT activists in the city of Atlanta. Students will conduct ground-breaking research in Atlanta's black LGBT community

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 481W: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 481W: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
Course Description

This course will examine the ways in which the twentieth-century black Civil Rights Movement and the movement for LGBT rights have intersected through the activism of black LGBT activists in the city of Atlanta. Students will conduct ground-breaking research in Atlanta's black LGBT community

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 483: Reading Alice Walker
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 483: Reading Alice Walker
Course Description

In this seminar on the writings of Alice Walker students will write a total of four 5-6 page critical essays that examine the issues addressed in the reading assignments and discussed in class. Each essay will be critiqued and the student will submit it again in a revised form. These essays will become part of a cumulative collection that will be due at the end of the course. Students will make an oral presentation for their peers and incorporate the peer comments and suggestions in the final version of the collected essays due at the end of the term. Due to the intense focus on writing and revision there will be no midterm or final examination.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 483W: Reading Alice Walker
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 483W: Reading Alice Walker
Course Description

In this seminar on the writings of Alice Walker students will write a total of four 5-6 page critical essays that examine the issues addressed in the reading assignments and discussed in class. Each essay will be critiqued and the student will submit it again in a revised form. These essays will become part of a cumulative collection that will be due at the end of the course. Students will make an oral presentation for their peers and incorporate the peer comments and suggestions in the final version of the collected essays due at the end of the term. Due to the intense focus on writing and revision there will be no midterm or final examination.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 485R: Internship In WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Women's Studies 100. Offers students the opportunity to learn across boundaries by combining a weekly seminar with hands-on work experience in a variety of possible organizations dealing with gender issues in such areas as law, politics, health care, labor, environment, family, and sexuality.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Additional Course Plus Component
Group meetings
WGS 490R: Senior Sem in WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Exploration of selected topics pertaining to women, gender, and feminist theory. Each year the seminar has a specific theme that is designed to integrate central questions, topics, and problems of method. This course is offered only in the fall and is open to seniors who are Women's Studies majors or minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
WGS 490RW: Senior Sem in WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
HAPW
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Exploration of selected topics pertaining to women, gender, and feminist theory. Each year the seminar has a specific theme that is designed to integrate central questions, topics, and problems of method. This course is offered only in the fall and is open to seniors who are Women's Studies majors or minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
WGS 495R: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent research for students eligible and selected to participate in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Honors Program. (Fulfills postfreshman writing requirement after completion of the honors thesis.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
WGS 495RW: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Independent research for students eligible and selected to participate in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Honors Program. (Fulfills postfreshman writing requirement after completion of the honors thesis.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
WGS 497R: Dir Reading in WGSS
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Offered every semester by special arrangement with a member of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies core or associated faculty. (Variable credit.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student

Honors Program

The honors program is a senior-year program for outstanding students with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. Students selected for this program will take a graduate seminar in Women’s Studies or a related field, will complete an honors thesis and will defend that thesis in an oral examination. (Consult the Women’s Studies Department for further details at http://wgss.emory.edu/home/undergraduate/honors.html.)

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Advising

The advisor for students who declare a major or minor in women’s studies will be the director of undergraduate studies.

Awards and Honors

Each year, up to 2 Outstanding Women’s Studies Student Awards are given to senior undergraduate majors or minors in Women’s Studies. These awards are presented in recognition for outstanding performances in women’s studies academics and leadership. Nominations are solicited from among the WS faculty and graduate instructors.

Independent Research and Study

Independent study or directed reading is offered each semester by consent of the department. Prior approval is required from a member of the WS core or associated faculty.