2009-2010 Pre-Approved Courses

The following FAS courses were pre-approved for WGS concentration credit in the 2009-2010 academic year. If you would like to petition to count a course that does not appear on this list, please submit a copy of the syllabus to the director of undergraduate studies along with a completed petition form, which is available on the website or in the front office.

General Education 
Primarily for Undergraduates
For Undergraduates and Graduates
Primarily for Graduates


General Education / Core

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 26 (formerly Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 1133). Gender and Performance

Literature and Arts A-63: Women Writers in Imperial China: How to Escape from the Feminine Voice

United States in the World 26: Sex and the Citizen


Primarily for Undergraduates

English 90ow: Oscar Wilde: Artist, Martyr, Celebrity

Freshman Seminar 34i: Girl Talk: Reflections on Gender and Youth in America

Freshman Seminar 42y: Women in 20th Century China

Freshman Seminar 45e: The Mother-Daughter Power Failure: Women, Leadership, and the Problem of Political Inheritance

Freshman Seminar 45k: The Politics of the Female Body in Modern America

Freshman Seminar 45o: Sexuality in American History, Politics, and Culture

Historical Study A-86: Men and Women in Public and Private: the US in the 20th Century

History 74c: Bodily Functions: Histories of Bare Life and Bio-Power

History 81f: Women's Voices in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

History and Literature 90s: Cloak and Swagger: Fashioning the Body in Early Modern Europe and the New World

Visual and Environmental Studies 62: Film Fatale: Sculpture, Performance and Video Essay


For Undergraduates and Graduates

African and African American Studies 121: Please, Wake Up! - Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity in the Early Films of Spike Lee

African and African American Studies 122: Caribbean Women Writers

African and African American Studies 133: Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston

Anthropology 1712. Cultures of Reproduction

Economics 1356: Economics of Work and Family

* English 154: Literature and Sexuality

French 157: The Hermaphroditic Imagination

French 180: "The Words to Say It": Women Writing in French from Colette to Satrapi

History 1166: Marriage, Sex, and Family in Western Europe, 1250-1750: Conference Course

History 1259: European Sexual Modernities

Human Evolutionary Biology 1310: Hormones and Behavior

Human Evolutionary Biology 1312: Human Sexuality: Research and Presentation Seminar

Human Evolutionary Biology 1380: The Behavioral Biology of Women

Italian 162: Intimate Architectures: Dwelling and Subjectivity in the Works of Italian Women Writers

Japanese History 145: Lady Samurai in Medieval Japan

Japanese Literature 124: The Tale of Genji in Word and Image

Japanese Literature 162: Girl Culture, Media, and Japan

Religion 1060: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Religion 1082: Writing Lives: Women Writing Religion

Religion 1090: Voodooizations and Politics of Representations

Religion 1414: Gospel Stories of Wo/men

Religion 1458: Mourning, Melancholia, and Mysticism

Religion 1473: Christian Sexual Ethics

Religion 1485: Queer Theology

Religion 1486: Feminism and Global Christianity

Religion 1825: Themes in Feminism and Islam: A Historical Overview


Primarily for Graduates

Anthropology 2765: Gender in Conflict: Violence, Militarism and War

Government 2576: Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

History 2970: Gender History: Proseminar

Human Biology and Translational Medicine 306: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Biomarkers, Women's Health

Japanese Literature 221: Gender, Nation, and Japanese Literature

Religion 2550: Women and Religion in Contemporary America: Seminar

Religion 2900: Ethnography of the African Diaspora: Race, Gender and Power

Romance Studies 201: Approaches to Theory