Course Offerings


For more information on these classes, contact Lucy Bailey, associate director of Gender and Women’s Studies, at lucy.bailey@okstate.edu

Courses Offered in Fall 2015 that Count Toward the GWST Minor

Gender and the Middle East SOC 5653-001 Bailey W 4:30-7:10P TBD
Gender and Curriculum  CIED 5723-001 Job W 4:30-7:10P TBD

Courses Offered in Summer 2015 that Count Toward the GWST Minor

Gender and the Middle East (Tulsa) SOC 4653.831 Bailey T-R 4:30-7:10P CLBN 203
(online equvialent course) SOC 4653.503 Bailey      
Sociology of Gender (online) SOC 4643.503 Bailey      

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Spring 2015

Courses Offered in SPRING 2015 that Count Toward the GWST Minor

Gender and Women’s Studies courses:

Transnational Women's Studies (S) GWST 2113.001 Glover TR 9:00-10:15A M 306
Intro to Gender Studies (D,H) GWST 2123.001 St. Pierre MW 2:30-3:45P M 212
Gender and Representation GWST 3173.001 St. Pierre T 4:30-7:10P M 202
  GWST 3173.35G        
Criminal Bodies/Criminal Minds GWST 5300.001 St. Pierre T 4:30-7:10P M 202

Course Focusing on Gender and Women:

Gender and the Middle East (I, S) SOC 4653.001 Jahanshahi W 4:30-7:10P CLBN 203
(online equivalent course) SOC 4953.603 Jahanshahi      

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Spring 2014

Courses Offered in SPRING 2014 that Count Toward the GWST Minor

Gender and Women’s Studies courses:

Transnational Women’s Studies GWST 2113.001 Beauchamp TR 9:00-10:15A TBA
Intro to Gender Studies  GWST 2123.001 TBA   TR 12:30-1:45 TBA
Intro to Gender Studies  GWST 2123.002 Glover MW 2:30-3:45 M 212
Gender, Bodies, and Science GWST 3450.001 Beauchamp TR 2:00-3:15 TBA
Directed Readings GWST 4990.351/G Beauchamp TBA    

Courses focusing on gender and women

Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Film (D) ENGL/AMST 3473.001 Takacs TR 2:00-3:15P  M 303
(Mandatory Lab Component) T 3:39-5:20P M 305
The Body in American Culture (DH) AMST 3653.001 Kinder TR 2:00-3:15P M 208
Women in Western Civilization HIST 4573.001 Williams T 3:30-6:10P CLB 321
Psychology of Women (DS) PSYC 4123.001 Madewell TR 2:00-3:15P LSCI-E 217
Sociology of Gender SOC 4643.801 Jahanshahi R 6:45-9:30P TBA
Gender and the Middle East SOC 4653.001 Jahanshahi W 4:30-7:10P TBA
(online course) SOC 4653.001 Jahanshahi Online

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Fall 2015

Gender and Cirriculum        CIED 5723              Job         W    4:30-7:10P   TBD

Traditionally, the field of curriculum studies focused mainly on the construction and creation of units of study and programs of learning through goals, objectives, activities, and assessment/evaluation, which is gender neutral. Now, the field has expanded to consider the political, social, cultural, personal, and professional aspects of curriculum, and understanding gender issues becomes important in such a transformation. This course intends to discuss the issues and possibilities that frame our efforts as educators to critically understanding and reflectively promoting gender equality and equity. Development of an awareness of social construction of masculinity and femininity and its impacts on schooling; an overview of concepts and practices related to gender and education. Students are expected to articulate and deepen their own understandings of these issues.

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Summer 2013

Introduction to GWST (D,H)        GWST 2123              Glover         MWF    10:30-11:20A   HSCI 303

St. Pierre     MWF    12.30-1.20P     M 103

Introduction to critical thinking about the construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Basic methods of studying gender from an interdisciplinary humanities perspective.

Theorizing Sexualities (D)           GWST 3513        Beauchamp   TR    10:30-11:45A      M 202

Prerequisite(s): 2113 or 2123. Examination of poststructuralist and/or feminist theories of sexualities in contexts of film, literature, history, or popular culture. Likely theorists include Foucault, Butler, D’Emilio, Lorde, Kristeva, Anzaldua, Chow, and/or Chauncey.

Feminist Theories                          GWST 4113         Beauchamp   TR     9:00-10:15P      CLB 322

Prerequisite(s): 2113 or 2123 or consent of instructor. Examines the different types of feminist theories and the role theory plays in the production of knowledge. A variety of feminist theories will be considered from an interdisciplinary perspective. (Also available for graduate credit.)

Directed Readings                         GWST 4990      Beauchamp    TR      10:30-11:45A          M 202

1-3 credits, max 12. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Examines gender studies issues and topics. (Also available for graduate credit.)

Cultural Diversity in Professional Life (D)       CPSY 4443            Staff               W          4:30- 7:10P           T-MCB 2205

Designed to increase knowledge, understanding, and awareness of cultural diversity in the social and physical environment of the professional world.  Students will gain theoretical knowledge, identify attitudes/dispositions, and develop skills that facilitate effective interactions in culturally diverse professional and organizational settings.

Multicultural Counseling                 CPSY 5503            McGaha        W   4:30-7:10P       T-MCB 2102

Emphasis on effective communication skills in cross-cultural counseling or helping relationships and the integration of theoretical knowledge with experimental learning. Psycho-social factors, life styles, etc. of various cultural and ethnic groups and their influence on the helping relationship.

Readings in Lit by Women (D,H)   ENGL 3153  Cobb-Greetham    MW  2:30-3:45P   Seretean 126

The collection of literature written by Native American women. This course is an introduction to the varied voices that comprise Native American feminism.

Intro. to Sociolinguistics                 ENGL 4073            Preston    T       4:30-7:10P            M 304

The study of how languages and varieties vary in social contexts and how they are regarded.

Sociolinguistics                                 ENGL 5173            Preston     T        4:30-7:10P           M 304

Introduction to linguistic change and variation in speech communities, focusing on the methods of data collection and analysis.

Language in America                       ENGL 4093            Preston    TR        2:00-3:15P         M101

Historical development of American English. Regional, social and cultural language differences. (Also available for graduate credit.)

Sociology of Gender (S)                 SOC 4643            Staff         MWF      1:30-2:20P          HSCI 326

Explores the social organization of gender from diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives using a global experience.

Gender & the Middle East (I,S)      SOC 4653       Jahanshahi   W        4:30-7:10P     NCLB  203

An overview of gender-related issues in the Middle East and North African countries is provided to bridge cultures and build understanding. Specific attention is given to issues of women and how they are connected to changes in culture, economics, politics and society. (Also available for graduate credit.)

Violence in School                           SCFD 5990       Carlson   W        7:20-10:00P     Willard  201

In-depth exploration of a contemporary problem or issue in the social foundations of education.

Previous Semesters

Introduction to GWST
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GWST 2123.231      Jessica Glover        MTWR 10:30 - 1:10 PM       M206 Introduction to critical thinking about the construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Basic methods of studying gender from an interdisciplinary humanities perspective.
    

Transnational Women's Studies

GWST 2113.001 Jessica Glover T/R 9:00-10:15 Morrill 306

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of women’s studies and to key issues, theories, and methods related to the study of gender and women in transnational contexts. Course materials will incorporate information from a broad range of academic fields, and from multiple geographic locations and perspectives, including, but certainly not limited to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the United States. We will explore the connections and disconnections of women’s lived experiences across national, economic, political and cultural borders and boundaries. We will engage the ways in which global policies, material desires, and powers effect and connect people locally and globally.

See a slideshow of Student Identity Collages made in this class, here.

Race and Reproduction in US (D)

GWST 3613 Toby Beauchamp TR 2:00-3:15          M 212

Prerequisite(s): 2113 or 2123 recommended

An interdisciplinary examination of the inextricable relationship between race relations and reproductive politics. Issues explored include malthusianism, sterilization abuse, criminalizing pregnancy, natalism and nationalism, eugenics, the role of women of color in campaigns for reproductive justice, and representations of motherhood.

Gender in Visual Culture

Art 4693.001/5693.001 Jennifer Borland W 1:30-4:20 Bartlett  104

This course explores various themes and issues related to gender and sexuality in the study of art history. A broad swath of images from various periods will be discussed, with a portion of the semester focused on the art of the Middle Ages. Readings will include key foundational texts in feminist art history, feminist theory, medieval studies, as well as considerations of cinema and other media. Includes the possibility of  field trip(s) to regional art collections, specifically to those in Kansas City and Lawrence, KS.

Courses focusing on gender and women


Biology, Race, and Gender (D,H)

HONR 3053.701 Recker      MWF 1:30-2:20     OLDC 201

Prerequisite(s): Honors College participation. Critical interdisciplinary investigation of relationships between biological theory (especially Darwinism) and social and ethical issues. Attention to views of alleged biological aspects of perceived racial and gender differences and attempts to implement these views socially, legally, and medically in the United States and elsewhere.

Gender and Visual Culture

ART4693/5693.001  Jennifer Borland       W 1:30-4:20   BC 104

Explores themes and issues surrounding gender in relation to art history and visual culture more broadly. Topics may include artists and creators, sexuality, the body, eroticism, historicizing gender, feminism and feminist theory, etc. No credit for students with credit in 5693.

Voices of Diversity (D, H)

TH 3633.001     Maria Beach     MWF 9:30-10:20   SCPA 126

Examines works of theatre and drama that focus on identity, contemporary and historical experiences of groups of people in the US, and the differing aesthetic choices playwrights make to communicate their ideas. It may be taught as either a survey of theatre associated with different groups of people or an in-depth exploration of one group. For spring semester 2013, the focus will be on the work of women dramatists and women’s theatre companies.

Women and Politics

POLSC 4693/5810    Rebekah Herrick R 4:30-7:10

In the US women are increasing their roles in politics.  In 2013 Congress will welcome in a record number of women, in 2008 women were major candidates for the president and vice-president, and women make up more than half of the American voters.  In Women and Politics, students will explore the effects of gender in politics. Some of the topics covered in the course include:  gender and its affect on public opinion, electoral behavior, elite political behavior, how political institutions affect women’s political behavior and feminist theory.

 
Descriptions of GWST courses offered Fall 2012 - subject to change

The Visual Culture of the Islamic World
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ART 4713-001/5713-001 T/Th 10:30-11:45 am Bartlett 109
Examines selected works of art and architecture dating from the inception of Islam in seventh-century Arabia through today, with a focus on cross-cultural exchange and connections to our contemporary world. A major project will be developed around the exhibition The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces, in the Gardiner Art Gallery this October, as well as opportunities to work with other artworks in local collections. The Veil exhibition deals with issues such as faith and gender in the context of contemporary art.

Both undergraduate and graduate level credit available.

Women and World Religions

GWST 3450.801 Najwa Raouda R 04:30-07:10P Tulsa-NCB 259

1-3 credits, max 12. Prerequisite(s): 2113 or 2123 or permission of instructor. Suggested topics include: women and health, women and science, women and religion.

Theorizing Sexualities

GWST 3513.001 (D) Toby Beauchamp TR 10:30-11:45A M 202

Prerequisite(s): 2113 or 2123. Examination of poststructuralist and/or feminist theories of sexualities in contexts of film, literature, history, or popular culture. Likely theorists include Foucault, Butler, D’Emilio, Lorde, Kristeva, Anzaldua, Chow, and/or Chauncey.

Gender in America

HIST 4553.001/6130.365 John Kinder TR 2:00 – 3:15P/To Be Arranged EN 415B/MUR 101

Cultural, societal and political reflections of American men and women from the colonial era to the present. Examination of the women’s movements and their opponents. Exploration of changing notions of masculinity and femininity. (Same course as AMST 4553)

Directed Readings

GWST 4990.351/4990.35G Toby Beauchamp To Be Arranged Morrill 205

1-3 credits, max 12. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Examines gender studies issues and topics.

Southern Women Authors

ENGL 4400.801 T. Miller T 4:30-7:10P Tulsa – CB 2219

This course will explore the unique world of Southern American literature as it challenges gender and racial stereotypes.  Featured authors will include Zora Neale Hurston, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Conner, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Beth Henley, and Maya Angelou.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet iconic southern author Pat Conroy.

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Summer 2012 - subject to change

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
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GWST 2123.231 Jessica Glover MTWR 10:30-1:10 M 306

This course employs an interdisciplinary set of tools for analyzing women’s experiences and studies the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. This course does not only consider differences between women and men, but also explores differences among women. The readings and discussion will be designed to examine ideas about race, class, sexuality and other aspects of identity in addition to gender. Together we will discuss the relationships among these categories, and will analyze when and how such categories operate throughout American history and into contemporary society.

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Spring 2012 - subject to change

Doctoral Seminar in Gender and Education

SCFD 6990 Lu Bailey M 4:30-7:10 TBD

This seminar will explore a variety of topics in gender and education scholarship through the lens of feminist theory, including faculty roles, women returning to school, policies such as Title IX, feminist pedagogy, curriculum, adolescent identities, sex education, pregnant and mothering teens, and the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Men and Masculinities

GWST 4503 Scott St. Pierre TR 10:30-11:45 TBD

This course explores the roles of men and masculinity in a variety of cultural contexts and media.  Together we will inquire into several theories of masculinity from an interdisciplinary perspective and we will analyze the representation of men and masculinities in the form of historical and contemporary depictions.  Some questions we will grapple with include: How do we define what it is to be a man in the United States or elsewhere?  Is masculinity natural or socially constructed, imaginary or real, flexible or rigid?

Descriptions of GWST courses offered Fall 2011 - subject to change

Transnational Women’s Studies

GWST 2113 Rachel Vaughn MWF 10.30-11.20 HES 303

This course is an introduction to research on women and gender in transnational contexts. Some of the things that the course will examine are interpersonal relationships, socioeconomic status, power and authority as women experience them, myths and realities among women of different races, classes, ethnicities, sexual orientation, nationalities, ages, and physical ability.

Theorizing Sexualities

GWST 3513 (D) Visiting Asst. Professor TR 10.30-11.45 M 202

GWST 3513 introduces theories of sexuality while examining current debates in sexuality studies. This course will work more as a seminar on a focused topic and is not intended to serve as an overview or historical survey of theories of sexuality or gender. Queer theory, feminist theories of sexuality, and histories of sexuality in regional, national, or transnational contexts will be featured. Theorists that may be examined include Foucault, Butler, D’Emilio, Lorde, Kristeva, Anzaldua, Chow, Chauncey, Sedgwick, Munoz, Halberstam.

Topics: Women and World Religions

GWST 3450.001 Najwa Raouda TR 12.30-1.45 CLBN 203

This special topics course will present women in different faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Baha’i, Mormonism, Hiduism, Buddhism, Aboriginal Native Traditions, and the New Age); their new concepts of feminism; and their ancient religious roles. We will examine documentaries and literature representing a variety of religious perspectives and relate them to feminist critiques, discussing along the way new roles of women as imam, theological figures, Catholic priests, and bishops. Issues in spirituality, moral crusades, and sexuality will also be considered.

Topics: Gender, Sexuality, and Food

GWST 3450.002 Rachel Vaughn MWF 1.30-2.20 CLB 202

This course introduces students to thinking about food production, distribution, marketing, consumption, and decay in relation to gender and sexuality. Topics may include the impact of food policies; contemporary food literature such as Eat, Pray, Love; multinational agribusiness; poverty and the practice of dumpster diving; and garbage as transnational material residue. This is an interdisciplinary course taught by our Dissertation Fellow who will be here for the 2011-12 year only; so take it now or never! A perfect complement to environmental studies, ag, and HES.

Feminist Theories

GWST 4113 Visiting Asst. Professor TR 3.30-4.45 CLB 317

In this course, we examine the different types of feminist theories and the role theory plays in the production of knowledge. A variety of feminist theories will be considered from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course can be taken for graduate credit.

Directed Readings

GWST 4990 TBA TBA

Enroll in this class to take undergraduate courses for graduate credit. Contact the GWST department at gwstudies@okstate.edu

Feminist Theories for graduate credit

GWST 4113 GTR 3.30-4.45 CLB 317

Enroll in this course to take GWST 4113 for graduate credit. Contact the GWST department at gwstudies@okstate.edu

For information about minoring in GWS, contact the director of Gender and Women’s Studies at lucy.bailey@okstate.edu, call 405.744.5545, or go to http://womensstudies.okstate.edu