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Women's and Gender Studies
Curtin Hall 535, (414) 229-5918, http://uwm.edu/womens-gender-studies/

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
1. Students who enroll in a WGS course and do not meet all prerequisites will be administratively dropped.
2. Students who miss the first week of a WGS course without having contacted the instructor in advance may be administratively dropped. Students who miss the first day of classes may also be subject to this policy.

Women's & Gender Studies Cross-listed Courses appear below under "ADDITIONAL COURSES - WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES." Contact the Women's & Gender Studies for more information. The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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WGS-200: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective (3 units; U ; SS)

An interdisciplinary course with focus on social science approaches to the situation of women.

Notes:
May not be taken for cr if WGS(Wmns) 201 or L&S-Hum 201 is also taken. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS   3 LEC 001
49449 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Eichner, Carolyn KEN 1150  
SS   3 LEC 002
49256 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/21-05/07 Colip, Zoe MIT 195  
SS   3 LEC 003
51693 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Klein, Kathryn MIT 195  

WGS-201: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Humanities Perspective (3 units; U ; HU)

An interdisciplinary course with focus on humanities approaches to the situation of women.

Notes:
May not be taken for cr if WGS(Wmns) 200 or L&S SS 200 is also taken. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001
48762 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Hjelle, Elizabeth NWQ 1921  
HU   3 LEC 002
49312 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Hilmer, Natalie AUP 104  
HU   3 LEC 003
51376 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Masannat, Siwar CRT 209  

WGS-211: Foundations of Women's and Gender Studies Writing and Research (3 units; U )

Introductory exploration of the meaning and practice of feminist research, with an emphasis on critical reading, writing, and analytical skills.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Wgs (Wmns) 290 w/same topic. Prereq: WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
55107 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/21-05/07 Grensavitch, Krista KEN 1150  
Consent required to audit.

WGS-290: Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (3 units; U )

Selected women's and gender studies issues and topics, limited to undergraduates.

Notes:
Specific topics and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Gender Non-Conformity
    3 LEC 001
55108 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Cooke, Sarah MER 347  

WGS-297: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
47593 - 01/21-05/07   OFF CAMPUS  

WGS-301: Queer Theory (3 units; U )

Queer theory and its contributions to the study of gender and sexuality.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
49186 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Favara, Jeremiah AUP 116  
Consent required to audit.

WGS-380: Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences: (3 units; U ; SS)

Selected topics in women's studies from a social science perspective.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Gender and Anger
SS   3 SEM 001
55687 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/21-05/07 Kennedy, Gwynne HON 190  
Audit never allowed.

WGS-411: Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods: (3 units; U/G )

Interdisciplinary course with focus on women's and gender studies research methods, explored through selected topics such as 'Gendered Bodies.'

Notes:
May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st, WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P), & WGS(Wmns) 410(P) or equiv; or grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Research Methods in Gender Studies
    3 LEC 001
49288 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Merkle, Katlyn HLT G84  

WGS-489: Internship in Women's and Gender Studies (1 - 3 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of Women's and Gender Studies in an appropriate organizational, educational, business, or political setting.

Notes:
One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; WGS(Wmns) 200(P), 201(P), 500(P), or 501(P); 2.50 gpa & cons Women's and Gender Studies Prog dir.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 FLD 001
49472 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  

WGS-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U/G )

Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
47594 - 01/21-05/07   OFF CAMPUS  

WGS-699: Independent Reading (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced independent work under supervision of a Wmns Stds faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit study proposal. For more information, consult Wmns Stds Prog asst dir.

Notes:
May be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, Womens & Gender Studies Prog dir & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
47574 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

WGS-711: Feminist Epistemologies and Research Practices (3 units; G )

Interdisciplinary graduate-level course with focus on Women's and Gender Studies research methods.

Notes:
Not retakable. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 SEM 001
50339 3:30 PM-6:10 PM W 01/21-05/07 Mansson McGinty, Anna CRT 535B  
Consent required to audit.

WGS-799: Advanced Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (1 - 3 units; G )

Advanced examination and analysis of selected Women's and Gender Studies issues and topics for graduate students.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Queer Theory
    3 SEM 001
50964 3:30 PM-6:10 PM T 01/21-05/07 Favara, Jeremiah CRT 535B  
Consent required to audit.
Feminist Pedagogy
    3 SEM 002
55110 3:30 PM-6:10 PM R 01/21-05/07 Grensavitch, Krista CRT 535B  
Consent required to audit.

WGS-820: Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Practicum (3 units; G )

Internship, field experience, or related practical experience that provides students the opportunity to apply feminist theories and research methods in a practical context.

Notes:
Prereq: grad st; WGS 710(P) & 711(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 FLD 001
51402 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  

WGS-888: Candidate for Degree (0 units; G )

Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements.

Notes:
Enroll for 1 cr; fee for 1 cr assessed. Student schedule will show 1N cr; this will be changed to 0 cr for grade report & permanent record. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    0 IND 001
47581 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

WGS-990: Research and Thesis (1 - 3 units; G )

Reserved for research in connection with master's thesis.

Notes:
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
47585 - 01/21-05/07 Mansson McGinty, Anna ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002
56233 - 01/21-05/07 Kennedy, Gwynne TBA  
Audit never allowed.

WGS-999: Advanced Independent Work (1 - 6 units; G )

Independent reading or project; topic selected in agreement with supervising professor.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons Wmns dir.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 001
47589 - 01/21-05/07   ROOM TBA  

 
Additional Courses - Women's and Gender Studies
 
BIO SCI-206: Biology of Women (3 units; U ; NS)

An anatomical and physiological view of the human female life cycle with emphasis on women's health.

Notes:
Prereq: course in biology.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
NS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
49916 - 01/21-05/07 Bott, Terry ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

BUS ADM-441: Diversity in Organizations (3 units; U/G ; FEE)

Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 330(C); or grad st.

Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 330(C); or grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 001
47709 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 01/21-05/07 Ragins, Belle LUB S241  
Taught with Bus Adm 495-001.
Consent required to audit.
  (FEE) 3 LEC 001
Graduate
53297 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 01/21-05/07 Ragins, Belle LUB S241  
Consent required to audit.

BUS ADM-441G: Diversity in Organizations (3 units; U/G ; FEE)

Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 330(C); or grad st.

Conceptual and experiential understanding of cultural values and practices among diverse groups in organizations. Addresses institutional and personal discrimination, stereotyping and prejudice.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Bus Adm 443 with similar title. Prereq: jr st, admis to Bus Adm major, & Bus Adm 330(C); or grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 001
47709 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 01/21-05/07 Ragins, Belle LUB S241  
Taught with Bus Adm 495-001.
Consent required to audit.
  (FEE) 3 LEC 001
Graduate
53297 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 01/21-05/07 Ragins, Belle LUB S241  
Consent required to audit.

COMMUN-401: Communication in Marital and Family Relationships (3 units; U )

Social scientific approach to the study of communication in marital/family relationships. Examination of theory and research concerning communication processes in marital/family relationships.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Commun 101(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
55326 - 01/21-05/07 DeRose, Danielle ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Consent required to audit.
  (FEE) 3 LEC 202
55328 - 01/21-05/07 DeRose, Danielle ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Consent required to audit.

COMMUN-402: Gender and Communication (3 units; U )

Course focuses on interactive relationships between gender, communication, and culture; in particular, the ways in which communication creates and perpetuates gendered identities and gendered interaction.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
54358 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Orcholski, Megan MER 348  
Consent required to audit.
    3 LEC 002
54359 6:30 PM-9:10 PM T 01/21-05/07 Orcholski, Megan MER 244  
Consent required to audit.

ECON-248: Economics of Discrimination (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Use of economic theory to examine the history, current status, and policies regarding various minority groups in the United States. Applications include education, housing, jobs.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
51825 4:00 PM-5:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07   BOL B79  

ENGLISH-465: Women Writers: (3 units; U/G )

One or more significant women writers.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Greatest Hits 1400-1800
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
54441 - 01/21-05/07 Kennedy, Gwynne ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-878: Seminar in Feminist Critical Theory: (3 units; G )

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Transnational&Global Feminisms
    3 SEM 001
54423 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 01/21-05/07 Sangari, Kumkum CRT 468  

ETHNIC-255: Migration and Gender: Starbucks, Sex Trafficking, and Nannies (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Changing roles of women in the global marketplace; effects of migration on gender and family life.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 250 with similar title. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
50544 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly MER 211  

ETHNIC-275: Queer Migrations (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

How gender, race, and sexuality shape the migration processes; how concerns about sexuality shape U.S. immigration and citizenship policy; how mass migrations transform diverse queer communities.

Notes:
No cr for students w/cr in Ethnic 250 w/similar topic. Ethnic 275 & LGBT 275 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
50534 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/21-05/07 Sekhon, Gurkirat AUP 104  

ETHNIC-325: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Milwaukee: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Influxes into the U.S. of migrants from Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere; evolution of conflict and division; particular attention to Civil Rights and deindustrialization.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
City of Festivals, City of Division
CD,HU   3 SEM 001
50535 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Bruce, Jonathan MER G16  
Consent required to audit.

HIST-141: The Family and Sex Roles in the Past (3 units; U ; SS)

Change in the structure and function of families and gender roles. Topics include demography, kinship and inheritance, child-rearing, birth control, feminism, and homosexuality.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS   3 LEC 001
50631 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Kim-Paik, Nan BOL B56  

JAMS-111: Gender and the Media (3 units; U ; HU)

How gender representations in popular media inform and construct our understandings of the world; gender in popular culture, including new media; critical analysis of representations.

Notes:
No cr for students w/cr in JAMS 460. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001
50476 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Lohman, Eric MER 131  
Consent required to audit.

LGBT-200: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3 units; U ; HU)

Explores ideas about sexual identity and community through theory, literature, film, photography, music, and popular culture.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001
49397 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Hoover, Elizabeth BOL B95  
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 202
49527 - 01/21-05/07 Rivers, Joshua ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

LGBT-290: Topics in LGBT Studies: (3 units; U )

Selected LGBT topics and issues. Specific topics and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
The Queer Midwest
    3 LEC 001
54243 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Favara, Jeremiah LAP 257  
Consent required to audit.

LGBT-599: Selected Topics in LGBT Studies: (3 units; U )

Focus on a particular LGBT topic and/or issue.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; LGBT 200(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
LGBT+ Artistic Practices and Representations
    3 LEC 001
50079 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 01/21-05/07 Kruger, David MIT 361  
Consent required to audit.

LINGUIS-212: Language and Gender (3 units; U ; SS)

How patterns of speaking reflect, perpetuate, and create our experience of gender; how gender interacts with race, class, socioeconomic status, age, occupational and social roles.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Linguis 200 with same topic. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
51429 - 01/21-05/07   ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

PHILOS-235: Philosophical Aspects of Feminism (3 units; U ; HU)

A course for beginning students dealing with selected philosophical issues underlying feminist ideas and problems.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001
54335 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Silverstein, Elizabeth PHY 143  

POL SCI-464: Sex, Gender, and the Law (3 units; U )

Topics in federal and state law pertaining to women, gender, and feminism, such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, and pay equity.

Notes:
American politics course. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
54321 - 01/21-05/07 Olsen, Erin ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd. Meets research requirement.

PSYCH-319: Gay and Lesbian Psychology (3 units; U ; SS)

Psychological theory and research on sexual orientation.

Notes:
Foundations course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 101(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS (FEE) 3 LEC 202
56115 - 01/21-05/07 Payne, Kristen ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

PSYCH-320: Psychology of Women (3 units; U ; SS)

Psychological theory and research on how gender influences our thinking, feelings, and behavior.

Notes:
Foundations course. Prereq: jr st; Psych 101(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
48802 - 01/21-05/07 Kunz, Jennifer ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

SOC WRK-771: Development of the Family Over the Life Span (3 units; G )

The family as a social system as it engages in various developmental tasks throughout the life cycle and in interaction with the social context; social work implications of relevant theories and research.

Notes:
Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
49798 - 01/21-05/07 Casali, Michael ONLINE WEB  
Special course fee of $275.00 charged in addition to regular tuition for this section. Conducted completely online; computer and internet access required.

SOCIOL-250: Sex and Gender (3 units; U ; SS)

The study of sexual inequality; changing work and family roles in industrialized societies; the social construction of gender; sociological understandings of sexual diversity.

Notes:
Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS   3 LEC 001
54072 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Dorshorst, Emily LUB S231  

SOCIOL-255: Sociology of Sexuality (3 units; U ; SS)

The social construction of sexuality, the social history of sexual arrangements, and contemporary sexual theory and practice.

Notes:
Prereq: soph st or a Sociol 100-level course.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS   3 LEC 001
50641 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Costello, Cary BOL B84  

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