The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the W St Prefix

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued.


Women's Studies (WOMEN_ST)

101 [DIVR] Gender and Power: Introduction to Women's Studies 3 Analysis of gender and power in contemporary society from perspectives of different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

120 [DIVR] Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics 3 Examination of how cultures, institutions, states, and economies influence reproductive health inequalities around gender, sexuality, race, class, and national identity. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 120, CES 120). Typically offered Fall.

201 Critical Frameworks in Gender Studies 3 Critical frameworks that interrogate gender discrimination and explore gender justice from an intersectional and interdisciplinary perspective. Typically offered Spring.

211 [HUM] Sex Matters: Introduction to Queer Culture and Literature 3 Introduction to Lesbian/queer cultural production focusing on popular culture, fiction, and film; work from various queer communities in its cultural/historical context. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 211, ENGLISH 211).

216 Introduction to American Cultural Studies 3 Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American cultures and the field of American studies. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 216, ENGLISH 216, HISTORY 216, WOMEN ST 216).

220 [DIVR] Gender, Culture and Science 3 Analysis of intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and culture with science and technology.

230 Human Sexuality 3 Sexuality in personal development; personal, cultural, biological influences on sexual identification and behavior; fertility, reproduction, sexual functioning, sexuality and personality. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 230, WOMEN ST 230). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

235 [HUM] African American History 3 History of African Americans in the US with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 235, WOMEN ST 235).

251 [DIVR] The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

251 (Effective through Summer 2017) The Sociology of Sex, Relationships, and Marriage 3 Social and personal factors in mate selection; the sociology of sexuality; development of gender roles; and intimate relationships and marriage. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 251, WOMEN ST 251).

277 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

298 [DIVR] History of Women in American Society 3 Exploration of the many roles women have played in American society from the Colonial period through the twentieth century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 298, WOMEN ST 298).

300 [DIVR] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, 201, SOC 101, WOMEN ST 101, or 201. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

302 Contemporary Masculinities 3 Analysis of the development of masculinity in its biological and cultural forms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 302, CES 305, SOC 302).

306 [M] Introduction to Literary Criticism 3 Introduction to the systematic study of critical and theoretical approaches to literature; emphasis on problems of interpretation. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 308, WOMEN ST 306).

308 [M] Women Artists I 3 Middle Ages through the 18th century. (Crosslisted course offered as FINE ART 308, WOMEN ST 308).

309 Women Writers 3 Women's artistic and intellectual contributions to prose, fiction, drama, and poetry. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 309, WOMEN ST 309).

310 [M] Women Artists II 3 19th to 20th century. (Crosslisted course offered as FINE ART 310, WOMEN ST 310).

316 [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WOMEN ST 316). Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing; ANTH 101, PSYCH 105, SOC 101, or WOMEN ST 101 or 201.

317 Gay and Lesbian Literature 3 Gay and lesbian literature with focus on the history of homosexual literature and exploration of current authors. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 317, WOMEN ST 317).

321 Topics in Women's Studies V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Focused study of subjects/issues relating to women.

324 Psychology of Gender 3 Contemporary overview of the psychological theory and research on sex and gender. (Crosslisted course offered as PSYCH 324, WOMEN ST 324). Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

332 Global Feminisms 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 101, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. An interdisciplinary approach to examining women's roles and experiences throughout the world and different approaches to feminism/feminisms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 332, ANTH 317).

335 [DIVR] Women in Latin American History 3 Survey of women's changing roles throughout Latin America from pre colonial to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 335, WOMEN ST 335).

336 History of Sexualities 3 Historical analysis of the social construction of sexualities in intersection with race and class within national and transnational contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 336, HISTORY 336).

338 [HUM] Women and Popular Culture 3 Intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality through popular film, television, art, literature and performance. Typically offered Spring.

340 Third World Women and Film 3 Focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation in third world women's films.

350 European Women's History, 1400-1800 3 Women's experiences in Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and the ideas and roles that shaped their opportunities. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 350, WOMEN ST 350).

351 [DIVR] The Family 3 Family system and its interaction patterns; family formation and dissolution; marital and partner relations, divorce, sexuality, parenting, work-family balance. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 351, WOMEN ST 351). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

363 [DIVR] Women in Music 3 Intersections of gender, class, race, and culture with popular and country music. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 363, WOMEN ST 363).

369 [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, CES 201, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 369, CES 309).

372 Indigenous Women in Traditional and Contemporary Societies 3 Course Prerequisite: One of ANTH 101, 214, CES 101, 171, WOMEN ST 101, or 201. Exploration of roles and activities of women in indigenous societies; how traditional gender roles have developed and changed. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 372, ANTH 312, WOMEN ST 372).

382 American Literature: 1940-Present 3 Course Prerequisite: ENGLISH 302. Advanced study of major authors and movements from the period including O'Connor, Bellow, Salinger, Baldwin, Pynchon, Morrison, Tan, and Alexie. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 482, WOMEN ST 382).

384 Sociology of Gender 3 Construction and maintenance of gender and gender inequality in American society. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 384, WOMEN ST 384). Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

390 Gender and Work 3 Gender and inequality at work including occupational segregation, wage inequality and balancing work and family. (Crosslisted course offered as SOC 390, WOMEN ST 390).

398 [DIVR] History of Women in the American West 3 The multicultural history of women in the west through women's literature, archives, and oral history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 398, WOMEN ST 398).

399 [DIVR] Lesbian and Gay History: Culture, Politics and Social Change in the US 3 History and theory of same-sex sexuality in the United States including identity formation, community development, politics and culture. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 399, WOMEN ST 399).

403 [CAPS] Violence Toward Women 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 403, WOMEN ST 403).

406 Women and Work In Global Contexts 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. An interdisciplinary approach to women's labor in global contexts that analyzes differences among women as well as possible shared interests.

407 [BSCI] Biology of Women 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 102 or 106; junior standing. Biological basis of sex and its relationship to body function, women and health care, and the impact of social and cultural perspectives on the experience of being female. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 407, WOMEN ST 407).

408 Introduction to Critical Race Feminism 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Studies structural inequalities in the US through historically grounded analysis of social systems, race, gender, and the law. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 408, CES 408).

409 Women Writers in the American West 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Diversity of writings by women in the trans-Missouri West from the 1890s to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 409, WOMEN ST 409).

410 Internship V 1-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: WOMEN ST 101 or 201; WOMEN ST 300 with a B or better, or 481 with a B or better; by interview only. Supervised experience in approved campus or community agencies or projects focusing on women's issues.

411 Asian Pacific American Women 3 Course Prerequisite: CES or WOMEN ST course; junior standing. Intersection of ethnicity, race, class, gender and sexuality in the lives of Asian Pacific American women. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 411, WOMEN ST 411).

422 [DIVR] Fat Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of weight based oppression as a social justice issue with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. (Crosslisted course offered as AMDT 422, WOMEN ST 422). Typically offered Summer Session.

425 Philosophy and Feminism 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours PHIL, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Feminist philosophy as critique of Western philosophical tradition and as alternate framework for thought. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 425, WOMEN ST 425).

435 African American Women in US Society 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Critical terms and models for understanding the experiences of African American women in antebellum America to the present; an interdisciplinary forum concerned with the national experience of the African American woman experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 435, WOMEN ST 435).

454 La Chicana in US Society 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Intersections of race, class, gender and sexual orientation in the experience of a marginalized group - Chicanas. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 454, WOMEN ST 454).

460 Gender, Race, and Nature in American Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: WOMEN ST 101, 201, or 300; junior standing. Exploration of American culture through examination of cultural representations of nature in mainstream and environmental politics.

462 [M] Women and Ethics 3 Course Prerequisite: PHIL 101, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Study of gender and feminism and their effect on contemporary ethical theories and issues. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 462, PHIL 462). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

464 Gender and the Media 3 Course Prerequisite: COM 101, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201; certified in any major or minor in the College of Communication. How news and entertainment media shape and reinforce societal expectations of gender; consideration of race, age, class, and sexual orientation. (Crosslisted course offered as COM 464, WOMEN ST 464).

477 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

481 [M] Theoretical Issues in Women's Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: WOMEN ST 101, 201, or 300. Introduction to the field of feminist theory, including classic interdisciplinary methods, and applications of this scholarship to contemporary women's issues.

484 [DIVR] Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to gender and sexuality, explored transhistorically and cross-culturally, including race, class and age differences. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 484, SOC 484).

485 [M] Theoretical Issues in Gay and Lesbian Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: WOMEN ST 484 or 300-400-level WOMEN ST course. Theoretical construction and interpretation of sexualities, gender, and identity.

489 [CAPS] Everyday Struggles for Justice and Equality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 201 or WOMEN ST 201; junior standing. Investigation of everyday realities of racism, sexism, and heterosexism; applied research; communication of findings through new and/or creative media. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 489, WOMEN ST 489).

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

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