Women, Gender, & Sexuality (SWGS)

SWGS 101 - INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN & GENDER

Short Title: INTRO WOMEN & GENDER

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality- An introductory survey of issues in the study of gender, such as women's social, political, and legal status in the US and globally; feminist perspectives on sexuality, race, the body, globalization, labor, culture; and the implications of these perspectives for social and critical theory. The course also introduces the concept of engaged research and the public service components of feminist activity.

SWGS 111 - INTRODUCTION TO FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

Short Title: INTRO TO FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Feminist philosophy both uses philosophical methods to investigate feminism, and critiques philosophy from a feminist perspective. This course introduces the student to feminist philosophy from historical and contemporary perspectives, investigating topics of both feminist and philosophical interest such as gender, sexuality, family, class, race, equality, justice, politics, science, and knowledge. Cross-list: PHIL 111.

SWGS 130 - WOMEN AND NAZI GERMANY

Short Title: WOMEN AND NAZI GERMANY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Through literature, art and filmmaking this course will explore how the Nazi dictatorship affected the lives of women. From "Aryan" women who participated in it, to how German women of Jewish descent were marginalized; analyzing women as victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust; and exploring the memory of Nazism. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 130, GERM 130.

SWGS 201 - INTRODUCTION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES

Short Title: INTR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEX&TRAN

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies - An introduction to the interdisciplinary examination of sexual desires, sexual orientations, and the concept of sexuality, with a focus on the construction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities. The course looks at how identities interact with other social phenomena such as government, family, popular culture, scientific inquiry, and especially gender, and highlights the complexity and variability of sexualities of both across historical periods and in relation to race, class, ethnicity and nation. The course also introduces the concept of engaged research and the public service component of LGBT activity.

SWGS 205 - LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

Short Title: LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use. Cross-list: LING 205.

SWGS 225 - WOMEN IN GREECE AND ROME

Short Title: WOMEN IN GREECE AND ROME

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of the depiction of women in Greek and Roman mythology, literature, and art. Includes a study of the lives of Greek and Roman women as evidenced by archaeological as well as literary materials. Cross-list: CLAS 225.

Course URL: classicallegacy.rice.edu

SWGS 234 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY I: COLONIAL BEGINNINGS TO THE CIVIL WAR

Short Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, I

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of elite, working, black, Indian and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the mid-17th century through the Civil War. Topics include slavery, suffrage, sexuality, and feminism. Cross-list: HIST 241.

SWGS 235 - U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY II: CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: U.S. WOMEN'S HISTORY, II

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Survey of American women's history examines the lives of black, Asian American, Chicana, Native American, and white women, and traces changes in women's legal, political, and economic status from the Civil War to the present. Topics include suffrage, anti-lynching, welfare, birth control, and the modern civil rights and feminist movements. Cross-list: HIST 242.

SWGS 240 - GENDER AND POLITICIZED RELIGION

Short Title: GENDER & POLITICIZED RELIGION

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course examines the emergence of religion-based politics in various Asian countries - particularly Hindu and Muslim - focusing on the women participants in these movements as well as the movements' concern with gender roles in society. We will investigate, for instance, the extent to which women participants have been willing or able to reshape the central ideas of such movements. Cross-list: ASIA 240, RELI 285. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 240 and SWGS 340.

SWGS 250 - SEX, MONEY, AND POWER AROUND THE WORLD

Short Title: SEX, MONEY, AND POWER

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An interdisciplinary course exploring lives and well-being in the context of gendered international and domestic politics and economic processes. Emphasis on the implications of power relations at levels from the household to the global for women and men around the world (with particular attention to Asia). Cross-list: ASIA 251, POLI 250.

SWGS 273 - MEDICINE AND MEDIA

Short Title: MEDICINE AND MEDIA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An interdisciplinary exploration of the role of imaging technologies in the practice of medicine, and the role of mass media in shaping our understandings of the body, health, and disease. This course examines visual media structure "ways of seeing" for physicians and for the public. Emphasis will be placed on developing media literacy skills. Cross-list: ENGL 273.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 301 - ARTHURIAN LITERATURE

Short Title: ARTHURIAN LITERATURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the origins and development of the Arthurian legend from the earliest chronicles in the sixth century and later medieval French, Welsh, Irish, and English Arthurian poems to modern adaptations of Arthurian material, including films. Cross-list: ENGL 317, MDEM 317.

SWGS 303 - GENDER AND SCIENCE

Short Title: GENDER AND SCIENCE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to the historical, philosophical and social dimensions of science and technology through the lens of feminist and gender studies. It will explore the ways in which science has factored in producing cultural norms for gender and race, how gender figures in the authority of science, and the role of gender in scientific institutions.

SWGS 305 - CHAUCER

Short Title: CHAUCER

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Middle English, and the political and cultural climate of the fourteenth century. Cross-list: ENGL 316, MDEM 316.

SWGS 306 - HUMAN SEXUALITY

Short Title: HUMAN SEXUALITY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is designed to explore the physiological, psychological, and sociological parameters of human sexuality, while providing accurate information and helping students develop healthy attitudes toward sexuality. Cross-list: HEAL 306.

SWGS 308 - THE FUTURE OF FOOD: FEMINIST, QUEER, AND CRITICAL APPROACHES

Short Title: FOOD FEMINIST QUEER APPROACHES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines food studies, food movements, and food politics through feminist, queer, and critical approaches, analyzing throughout the course food's relationships to gender, class, race, disability, sexuality, and geography. The course will include sharing food with one another, going on field trips, and participating in an engaged food justice project. Repeatable for Credit.

SWGS 314 - DIVINE SEX: GENDER AND DIVINITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Short Title: DIVINE SEX

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will examine key medieval works, with special attention to women's writing, focusing on gender construction in mysticism and theology. Primary readings will include works by Hildegard of BinGen, Birgtta of Sweden, Margery Kempe, and others. Cross-list: MDEM 314, RELI 314.

SWGS 315 - GENDER AND ISLAM

Short Title: GENDER AND ISLAM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores the lives of Muslim women in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America; analyzes constructions of gender in the Islamic world overtime; the challenges faced from such diverse quarters as colonial administrators, Western feminists, and states; as well as movements and individuals within the Muslim world. Cross-list: ASIA 315, RELI 315.

SWGS 318 - ISRAELI WOMEN WRITERS

Short Title: ISRAELI WOMEN WRITERS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In the last 25 years there has been an explosion of women's poetry and fiction in Israel. In this course we will explore Israeli women's writing since the inception of the state of Israel and examine what the work of contemporary women writers means for Israeli culture, society, and politics. Cross-list: JWST 318.

SWGS 319 - FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

Short Title: FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is an introduction to feminist philosophy, including texts by both historical and contemporary thinkers (e.g. Wollstonecraft, Mill, de Beauvoir, MacKinnon, Gilligan, Irigaray). We shall discuss both feminists' radical critiques of traditional values and beliefs, and feminist alternative views of justice, ethical judgment, and truth. Cross-list: PHIL 319.

SWGS 320 - GENDER, SEXUALITY AND THE ADAPTATION OF TRANSNATIONAL LITERATURE TO PERFORMANCE

Short Title: GENDER AND PERFORMANCE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the embodiment of gender and sexuality through the oral interpretation of transnational literature. Students will learn how to analyze and adapt to performance novels and short stories from various global and historical contexts that exemplify the genre of the "coming of age" narrative. Cross-list: THEA 320.

SWGS 321 - EXHIBITING SEXUALITIES

Short Title: EXHIBITING SEXUALITIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class investigates how sexuality has been constructed, avoided, celebrated, and suppressed in museums. In addition to studying a genealogy of sexual display and spectatorship in museums, students will also do the work of collectors, curators, and critics of artistic, historical, and scientific displays of sex and sexuality. Cross-list: HART 399.

SWGS 324 - SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

Short Title: SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Relationship between gender and social role. Development of the contemporary sexual division of labor and process of socialization with reference to family, education, media, and occupations. Cross-list: SOCI 306.

SWGS 325 - SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

Short Title: SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will teach students the important influences and consequences of American family life. We will consider issues such as sex and sexualities, marriage and cohabitation, divorce, family structure, same-sex marriage, domestic violence, and household labor. We will also examine the role of social institutions and social inequality in shaping family norms and constraints on family behaviors. Cross-list: SOCI 334.

SWGS 327 - TOPICS IN WOMEN WRITERS

Short Title: WOMEN WRITERS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course that focuses on women from various traditions. Cross-list: ENGL 381. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 329 - THE AMERICAN WEST AND ITS OTHERS

Short Title: THE AMERICAN WEST & ITS OTHERS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of a body of literature, film, and critical theory about the American West and the concept of regionalism. Explores region in relation to the nation and its borders, global media, coloniality, indignity and race, gender, and an ethics of place. Cross-list: ENGL 369.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 331 - PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

Short Title: PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of research and theory on gender in psychology. Cross-list: PSYC 331.

SWGS 332 - SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Short Title: SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introductory venture into conducting fieldwork in the past. The course treats a wide range of artifacts, from philosophical essays to vase paintings. It derives its focus from a rich corpus of recent research into the ancient problemization of desire and self-control. Cross-list: ANTH 325.

SWGS 333 - MASCULINITIES

Short Title: MASCULINITIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course deals with masculinities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, politics, finances, art, the home, and war. Cross-list: ANTH 311.

SWGS 335 - THE LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Short Title: LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The human life cycle from conception to death. Focus is on the interaction between biological processes and culture. Cross-list: ANTH 388.

SWGS 336 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Short Title: THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores ideas of history and attitudes toward the past as culturally conditioned phenomena. Emphasizes history as a statement of cultural values as well as conceptualizations of cause, change, time, and reality. Cross-list: ANTH 308.

SWGS 338 - 19TH CENTURY WOMEN'S NARRATIVES

Short Title: 19TH C. WOMEN'S NARRATIVES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the experiences of women in the United States during the nineteenth century through first-hand accounts and scholarly readings. Students will ready a variety of materials to explore the social and legal status of women and consider the impact of race on women's lives. Cross-list: HIST 338.

SWGS 343 - JANE AUSTEN'S WORLDS

Short Title: JANE AUSTEN'S WORLDS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of Jane Austen as Regency writer and contemporary icon. The course will focus both on Austen's writing her novels, her juvenilia and her letters and on visual and textual adaptations of her work. Cross-list: ENGL 343.

SWGS 345 - HISTORY OF FEMINISM

Short Title: HISTORY OF FEMINISM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores feminism as political thought and social movement in various times and places. Readings will include classic as well as non-canonical texts. We will consider the historical contexts of feminist action, and examine controversies over and within feminisms. Cross-list: HIST 340.

SWGS 346 - SEMINAR ON LOVE: MAKING LOVE IN MODERN ART AND THOUGHT

Short Title: MAKING LOVE IN MODERN ART

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores various conceptions of love from the classical era to our postmodern age. Ranging from eros to philia to agape, we will examine literary, philosophical, and artistic expressions of love in painting, cinema, literature, psychoanalysis, philosophy, religion, and culture. Cross-list: HART 346.

SWGS 348 - SEX AND GENDER IN MODERN JEWISH CULTURE

Short Title: SEX & GENDER IN JEWISH CULTURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How has Jewish identity historically been constructed as gendered, and how has that affected Jewish self-perception and -representation as well as the representations of others? This course explores the intersection between gender and Jewishness from several different historical and cultural perspectives, using literature, film, and philosophy. Cross-list: JWST 348. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 348 and RELI 347/SWGS 347.

SWGS 350 - GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Short Title: GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examinations of beliefs concerning men, women, and gender in different cultures, including the West, relating to issues of symbolism, power, and the distribution of cultural models. Cross-list: ANTH 327.

SWGS 353 - ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND THE GENDERED BODY

Short Title: DISABILITY AND GENDERED BODIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course draws on critical disability studies and medical anthropology to explore how gender and sexuality matter in contexts of illness and disability across a range of institutional, social, and national contexts. We pay particular attention to the ways illness and disability expose, disturb, or retrench normative arrangements of gender. Cross-list: ANTH 354. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: SWGS 554. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 353 and SWGS 554.

SWGS 354 - CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Short Title: CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A mixed-genre course focusing on the Chicano movement, the Chicano renaissance, and alternative literary and mythic traditions associated with them. Cross-list: ENGL 371, SPPO 354.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 358 - EUROPEAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS

Short Title: EUROPEAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Filmmaking has celebrated its first hundred years. Women's contributions were significant and deserve to widen the film canon for all filmgoers. This course will concentrate on films by European women directors, taking into account aesthetic particularities, gender commitment, and post-feminist attempts. Importance will also be given to the contexts and conditions of women's film production. All films subtitled in English. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 321, HART 385, HUMA 321.

SWGS 361 - NEW GERMAN FILM: HITLER'S CINEMATIC CHILDREN

Short Title: NEW GERM FILM: HITLER'S CINEMA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: From the 1960 to 2000, Germany has developed a very distinct auteur cinema with independent filmmakers such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders, Adlon, Trotta, Sander, Brueckner, Doerrie, Garnier, Tykwer, and others. The first 20 years of German film were oriented on coming to terms with the fascist past; the second 20 years focused on more contemporary issues. Film, critical reading and class discussion in English. All films are subtitled in English and will be assessed with podium technology. Taught in English. Cross-list: GERM 338, HUMA 373.

SWGS 364 - QUEER LITERARY CULTURES

Short Title: QUEER LITERARY CULTURES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to queer literary theory by reading works in several genres, from Sappho to the present day, including Shakespeare, Dickinson, Tennyson, Whitman, Proust, Stein and Woolf. Cross-list: ENGL 354.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 367 - LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE US-MEXICO BORDERLANDS

Short Title: LIT & CULT, US-MEX BORDERLANDS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course focuses on the cross-national cultures of the US-Mexico borderlands with attention to key issues in the history of the region: haunted modernities, organized resistance, migration, labor, and the traffic in bodies, drugs, and other goods. Readings include novels, short stories, critical essays, histories, film, and video. Cross-list: ENGL 367.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 370 - AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course that traces, through various genres and themes, African American literary history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Attention is given to theories and critiques of African American literature and culture. Cross-list: ENGL 370.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 372 - SURVEY OF VICTORIAN FICTION

Short Title: VICTORIAN FICTION

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the many genres of the 19th-century novel, this course will try to come to terms with some of the insistent questions posed by and through the fiction of the period. Cross-list: ENGL 342.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 373 - WOMEN'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Short Title: WOMEN'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course will examine the historical development of women's social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. We will explore how they are transforming the region through their diverse forms of political engagement. This is a lecture/seminar course that emphasizes writing and discussion. Cross-list: LASR 373.

SWGS 374 - FEMINIST AND QUEER THEORY IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Short Title: FEM THEORY IN AFRICAN DIASPORA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the body of Black feminist and queer theory that has emerged within the last forty years. We will examine these frameworks in order to understand how racial difference shapes gender and sexual identities. This is a seminar that emphasizes research and discussion. Cross-list: LASR 374.

SWGS 375 - LATINA AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN THE URBAN METROPOLIS

Short Title: WOMEN'S ACTIVISM URBAN METRO

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will investigate the contemporary writings of Latina and African American women in urban spaces across the U.S. Understanding these women's experiences in relationship to each other will reveal the shared, yet distinct, trajectories that orient their struggle to resist poverty, racism, homophobia, and sexual and reproductive violence. Cross-list: LASR 375.

SWGS 376 - CHICANA AND LATINA EXPERIENCE THRU FILM

Short Title: CHICANA/LATINA EXP THRU FILM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores the Chicana and Latina experience in the U.S. We examine these women's response to each other and forces of conquest, capitalism, and patriarchy. Novels, oral life histories, film, and art will be used to interrogate these women's conceptualization and assertion of feminism, activism, and history. Cross-list: LASR 376.

SWGS 377 - RACE, POWER AND THE POLITICS OF PLACE

Short Title: RACE, POWER, PLACE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines how the social construction of space informs processes of racial formation, gender, and sexuality by focusing largely on Latina communities in the Americas.

SWGS 378 - LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS

Short Title: LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A mixed-genre variable topics course that examines literatures in English from North and South America, including the Caribbean. The focus of the course may vary from a survey of a specific geographical region or a group of writers, to a theme that incorporates more than one geographical region or national literature. Cross-list: ENGL 378. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 380 - FEMINIST THEORY

Short Title: FEMINIST THEORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course focusing on concepts that drive and divide social movements centered on gender equality, women's issues, and sexual identity in the two-thirds and one-third world, among them feminism; the body; race; labor; rights, needs, and desires. Cross-list: ENGL 382.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 384 - MODERN GIRL AND ASIA IN THE WORLD

Short Title: MOD GIRL & ASIA IN THE WORLD

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Using the textbook "The Modern Girl Around the World," this course examines the phenomenon of the so-called modern girl in Asia and the world, 1890-1949. Topics include: modernity, consumer culture, sexuality, and liberation. Cross-list: ASIA 328, HIST 384.

SWGS 385 - SEXUAL DEBATES IN THE U.S.: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS OF SUPREME COURTS DECISIONS

Short Title: SEXUAL DEBATES IN U.S.

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How do sex acts and sexualities enter public conversations over time? This course surveys a variety of sexual debates in the United States with a focus on the social and cultural contacts and the legacies of those debates. Topics vary, but examples include miscegenation, obscenity, abortion and sodomy.

SWGS 389 - YOUTH STUDIES

Short Title: YOUTH STUDIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course exploring the cultural productions of youth, their social geographies, and youth as a critical field important to the theorization of activism, technology, law and incarceration, medicine, consumerism, citizenship, immigration, labor, posthumanism. Previous topics: Generation X, Third Wave Feminism, Obama and the Youth Vote, Twilight culture, Harry Potter & Gen Y. Cross-list: ENGL 389.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 390 - TRENDS IN HISPANIC CINEMA

Short Title: TRENDS IN HISPANIC CINEMA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the ways in which films in both Spain and Latin America have represented the cultural contexts of their countries. Focus is on the theme of power, and the consequences on social and individual lives. Cross-list: SPPO 385. Recommended prerequisite(s): Third-year Spanish or permission of instructor.

SWGS 393 - SCIENCE, FEMINISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY

Short Title: SCIENCE/FEMINISM/CHRISTIANITY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines a history of sex and gender at the intersection of American science and American Christianity over the past century. Students will be invited to interrogate the boundaries between scientific and religious discourse as they investigate how these have interacted in producing sex and gender identity.

SWGS 394 - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN GLOBAL AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Short Title: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): HUMA 371 or SOCI 371

Description: This course explores poverty and gender in local and global communities. Readings consider human deprivations and well-being in the context of social norms, gender relations, and governmental structures. Also examined are policies meant to improve human capabilities, including both the overall effects of such policies and their differential consequences for children, women and men. Cross-list: SOCI 394.

SWGS 395 - FEMINIST KNOWLEDGES

Short Title: FEMINIST KNOWLEDGES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course we will examine various methodologies used by feminist scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. Particular attention will be devoted to interdisciplinary feminist inquiries in science, ethnography, and epistemology.

SWGS 398 - THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN U.S. HISTORY

Short Title: TOPICS IN LEGAL HISTORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course on selected topics in legal history. Cross-list: HIST 398.

SWGS 399 - WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE

Short Title: WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines women's roles in Chinese literature as writers, readers, and characters, focusing particularly on the tension between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural experiences inscribed on the female body and how, in the process, women have contrarily gendered patriarchal culture into their own. It will also touch on Chinese women's incorporation of the Western Tradition. Cross-list: ASIA 399, MDEM 379.

SWGS 400 - CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES IN MODERN FICTION

Short Title: CONSTR IDENTITY MODERN FICTION

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore the construction of racial, sexual, gendered, and ethnic identities in modern fiction, with a particular concern for the connections among identity, literary form, and social categories of meaning. Readings include Woolf, Colette, Duras, Djebar, Morisson, Winterson, Baraoui, and others.

SWGS 405 - AUSTEN ONLY: NOVELS & FILM

Short Title: AUSTEN ONLY: NOVELS & FILM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An in-depth exploration of Jane Austen as author and icon. Material will include all her fiction as well as portions of her letters and biography. Recent film and television adaptations of her novels will also be critically examined. Cross-list: ENGL 443.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 407 - STUDIES IN FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Short Title: STUDIES IN FEMINIST LIT THEORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of feminist theory gained earlier in the curriculum. Past topics have included sexualities, Marriage and Its Others, and Third Wave Feminism. Cross-list: ENGL 481.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 412 - WOMEN, SEXUALITY & LITERARY

Short Title: WOMEN, SEXUALITY & LITERARY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to women writers and to women as objects of representation in fiction and in poetry since the Revolution. Special attention to the body and to sexuality as these impinge both on writer and represented. Cross-list: FREN 360. Recommended Prerequisites(s): FREN 202 or Placement Test.

SWGS 415 - SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Short Title: SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): LING 301 or ANTH 301 or LING 311 or ANTH 323 or LING 501 or ANTH 501 or LING 511 or ANTH 523

Description: This course covers contemporary sociolinguistic theory and methodologies. We examine the linguistic consequences to speakers of their group memberships such as gender, race, class and sexuality. Cross-list: LING 415.

SWGS 424 - WOMEN IN FRANCE

Short Title: WOMEN IN FRANCE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course studies women in education, the workplace, politics, and in social and cultural institutions in French society. The class explores the history of the French women's movement and analyzes French concepts of gender and feminism in comparison to American models. Cross-list: FREN 424. Recommended Prerequisites(s): FREN 202.

SWGS 430 - QUEER THEORY

Short Title: QUEER THEORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of key issues in queer theory that links those issues to other major literary and cultural theory of the past quarter century. As such the course will also serve as an introduction to psychoanalytic theory, postculturalism, deconstruction, postcolonial theory, film studies and recent work on the relationship between science and literature. Cross-list: ENGL 498. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 434 - SEEING SEX IN EUROPEAN ART, 1400-1700

Short Title: SEEING SEX IN EUROPEAN ART

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will examine the visual history of sexuality from 1400-1700. It will explore how imagery structured sexual desire; the role of erotic sacred art; the rise of pornography; the intersection of spatial topography and sexuality; the linkage of licit and illicit sexualities; and the sexuality of artist and patrons. Cross-list: HART 434, MDEM 434. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: SWGS 534. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 434 and SWGS 534.

SWGS 438 - GENDER AND HISTORY

Short Title: GENDER AND HISTORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on the disruptive force of theories of sexual difference to the practice of writing history. Historiography of gender and history projects over last ½ century in international context. Research and Methods Course. Cross-list: HIST 438.

SWGS 440 - WOMEN IN MUSIC

Short Title: WOMEN IN MUSIC

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of gender in music, including aesthetics and representation, and of the major roles women have assumed in music, especially as composers, performers, and patrons. While the course emphasizes the Western art tradition, other types of music are explored as well. Cross-list: MUSI 526.

SWGS 449 - CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Short Title: CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What is "sexuality" across cultural milieux? This course analyzes understandings and practices of sexuality from a global, comparative perspective, including different social configurations of gender and intimacy, reproduction, sensuality and the erotic. Case studies explore the complex relationships between sexuality and gender, ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, commodification, politics, media, health and medicine. Cross-list: ANTH 449.

SWGS 453 - STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of African American literature gained earlier in the curriculum. Recent topics include Black Women Writers. Cross-list: ENGL 470. Repeatable for Credit.

SWGS 462 - 20TH-21ST CENTURY AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: 20TH-21ST CENTURY AMER STUDIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. literature and/or culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Recent topics have included social justice and contemporary fiction. Cross-list: ENGL 462. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 465 - GENDER AND HEALTH

Short Title: GENDER AND HEALTH

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will examine the relationship between gender and health, both physical and mental. We will begin the semester by examining issues related to gender and health in the U.S. and spend the second half of the semester examining gender and health in an international context. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: SOCI 465.

SWGS 466 - LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CULTURE

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CULTURE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Studies the cultural production (literary, artistic, cinematic) of intellectual women in Latin America. Examines the struggles for interpretive power in works by women from the colonial period to the present. Cross-list: SPPO 430.

SWGS 470 - ADVANCED SEMINAR IN POVERTY, JUSTICE, AND CAPABILITIES

Short Title: POVERTY, JUSTICE, CAPABILITIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ASIA 329 (may be taken concurrently) or SOCI 394 (may be taken concurrently) or SWGS 394 (may be taken concurrently) or SOCI 372 (may be taken concurrently) or SWGS 322 (may be taken concurrently)) and (HUMA 280 or SOCI 280 or HUMA 371 or SOCI 371)

Description: Through interdisciplinary readings, this seminar explores how global, national, and domestic structures and institutions influence the day-to-day lives and capabilities of different groups and individuals. We will study historical and contemporary efforts by activists and policymakers to confront social inequities. ASIA 329 or SOCI 372 or SWGS 322 or SOCI 394 or SWGS 394 may be taken concurrently with SWGS 470.

SWGS 472 - TOPICS IN RICHARDSON'S CLARISSA

Short Title: RICHARDSON'S CLARISSA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A seminar-style course that reads and examines Richardson's 1500 page novel from a range of critical perspectives. Topics considered will include gender; economics; history of the novel; history of marriage; and philosophical perspectives on literature. Cross-list: ENGL 432. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 480 - FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Short Title: FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to the core concepts and writing of the field.

SWGS 485 - GENDER AND HOLLYWOOD CINEMA IN THE 1950'S

Short Title: GENDER AND HOLLYWOOD 1950'S

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines representations of gendered subjectivity in Hollywood cinema during the 1950s. Some of the topics to be addressed include the uneasy relationships between normative domesticity and heterosexual masculinity, and issues of voyeurism and eroticism, and the ongoing conflict between liberated individualism and social conformity in corporate culture and bourgeois society. Cross-list: HART 485.

SWGS 492 - GENDER HISTORIES OF MODERN CHINA

Short Title: GENDER HISTORIES: MODERN CHINA

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar with some lectures considers late imperial through 21st century China using conceptual tools (masculinity, femininity, gynotechnics, globalization, representation). Examines late Qing gender order, revolutionary era, party-state formation, and the Great Transformations of late 20th and early 21st centuries using visual culture, film, primary texts, and secondary histories. Cross-list: ASIA 492, HIST 492.

SWGS 494 - PRE-SEMINAR IN ENGAGED RESEARCH

Short Title: PRE-SEMINAR: ENGAGED RESEARCH

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course prepares students for the Spring semester and practicum sequence (496 and 497) by establishing a baseline of skills in research design and filing paperwork with the Institutional Review Board at Rice and elsewhere as needed.

SWGS 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open to SWGS majors only. Instructor Permission Required.

SWGS 496 - ENGAGED RESEARCH PRACTICUM

Short Title: ENGAGED RESEARCH PRACTICUM

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An applied research complement to the Seminar consisting of six hours/week participating in a research-based project at a local public service agency that addresses the needs of women or is focused on gender and/or sexuality related work. Planning for the practicum takes place during the previous fall semester in consultation with the SWGS Director. Practicum projects are presented to a public audience. Permission of the instructor and some background in the study of women, gender or sexuality required.

SWGS 497 - ENGAGED RESEARCH SEMINAR

Short Title: ENGAGED RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taken in conjunction with SWGS 496, the Seminar develops students' research skills and situates the practicum project within a range of perspectives on feminist theory and practice, grassroots organizing, and policy-making around the issues of women, gender, and sexuality, for example, domestic violence, gender and the prison industry, reproductive freedom, the feminization of AIDS. Permission of the instructor and some background in gender or sexuality studies are required.

SWGS 498 - RESEARCH IN THE STUDY OF WOMEN GENDER SEXUALITY

Short Title: RES STUDY WOMEN GENDER SXLTY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Research seminar for SWGS seniors to fulfill capstone requirement. Open to SWGS majors only.

SWGS 499 - RESEARCH IN THE STUDY OF WOMEN GENDER SEXUALITY

Short Title: RES STUDY WOMEN GENDER SXLTY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Research seminar for SWGS seniors to fulfill capstone requirement. Open to SWGS majors only. Instructor Permission Required.

SWGS 501 - FEMINIST DEBATES

Short Title: FEMINIST DEBATES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course identifies and traces three streams of thought by debates about major issues in women's studies. While the content of these streams will vary-the course will always be attentive to the historical and theoretical context of the debates in question and to the intersection of these debates with others. Topics might include: public and private spheres; the relation between the local and the global links between gender and sexuality; the problem of identity; the relation between activist and academic feminism.

SWGS 502 - GENDER, THE DISCIPLINES, AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY

Short Title: GENDER, DISCIPL, & INTERDISCIP

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): SWGS 501

Description: Structured as a workshop, this course offers SWGS certificate students critically to engage cross-disciplinary feminist scholarship as they integrate the study of women, gender and/or sexuality into their doctoral writing by transforming existing papers into works that are of publishable quality.

SWGS 503 - DIRECTED READING

Short Title: DIRECTED READING

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Directed reading under the supervision of a SWGS faculty member with permission of the instructor. May count only once toward major requirements. Instructor Permission Required.

SWGS 517 - MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS

Short Title: MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An examination of the most significant medieval European women authors from the tenth through the seventeenth centuries, from the Byzantine Empire to France, Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, and Spain. See course web page for additional information. Cross-list: ENGL 517.

SWGS 520 - SHAKESPEARE AND DIFFERENCE

Short Title: SHAKESPEARE AND DIFFERENCE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Please consult the English department website for additional information. Cross-list: ENGL 520.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 522 - FEMINIST ECONOMICS

Short Title: FEMINIST ECONOMICS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This is an introductory course covering a range of theoretical and policy issues in contemporary feminist economics. Topics include: the social construction of economic knowledge; disciplinary debates; global economic issues relating to gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; economic justice; children and family policy; unpaid work; inequities in pay, wealth, and resources; and gender budgets. No prior training in economics is required.

SWGS 525 - SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Short Title: SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An introductory venture into conducting fieldwork in the past. The course treats a wide range of artifacts, from philosophical essays to vase paintings. It derives its focus from a rich corpus of recent research into the ancient problematization of desire and self-control. Cross-list: ANTH 525.

SWGS 534 - SEEING SEX IN EUROPEAN ART, 1400-1700

Short Title: SEEING SEX IN EUROPEAN ART

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Cross-list: HART 534. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: SWGS 434. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 534 and SWGS 434.

SWGS 542 - VICTORIAN FICTION

Short Title: VICTORIAN FICTION

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional information. Recent topics have included "The Victorian Marriage Plot", "The History of the Novel, Part II"; and "Victorian and Modern Sexualities". Cross-list: ENGL 542. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 545 - WOMEN AND GENDER: EUROPE AND BEYOND

Short Title: WOMEN & GENDER: EUR & BEYOND

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate seminar exploring recent work in key areas of research on women and gender; nationalisms; the modern welfare state; and the challenges which histories of working-class women have posed to definitions of politics, feminism, class, and family. Settings include colonial Britain, India, Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, and Germany. Students can choose to take this course as either a reading or a research seminar. Cross-list: HIST 545.

SWGS 546 - SPECIAL TOPICS: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Short Title: SP: 20TH CENTURY BRITISH LIT

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Cross-list: ENGL 546. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 554 - ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND THE GENDERED BODY

Short Title: DISABILITY AND GENDERED BODIES

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course draws on critical disability studies and medical anthropology to explore how gender and sexuality matter in contexts of illness and disability across a range of institutional, social, and national contexts. We pay particular attention to the ways illness and disability expose, disturb, or retrench normative arrangements of gender. Cross-list: ANTH 554. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: SWGS 353. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 554 and SWGS 353.

SWGS 556 - SEMINAR IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Short Title: SEMINAR IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): LING 415

Description: This course will examine the concepts of social class and community of practice in depth as they relate to sociolinguistic variation. Specific attention will be paid to how these concepts are treated in the field of linguistics, as well as complimentary fields such as sociology and anthropology. Cross-list: LING 556.

SWGS 577 - THE KNOWING BODY: BUDDHISM, GENDER, AND THE SOCIAL WORLD

Short Title: BUDDHISM, GENDER, & SOCIETY

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Western thought tends to regard mind and body dualistically, a view with significant impact on religious, cultural, gendered, and social processes. This course juxtaposes received Western assumptions with Buddhist perspectives (especially Tibetan Buddhist), mapping Western and Buddhist categories onto each other to better understand the implications of each. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SWGS 577 and SWGS 323.

SWGS 580 - SEXUALITY, SANCTITY, AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

Short Title: SEX, SANCTITY, PSYCHOANALYSIS

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An advanced mapping of the psychoanalytic study of religion through a close reading of psychoanalytically informed studies of saint, founding figures, and charismatic teachers, with a particular focus on sexuality and gender and their relationships to the expression and representation of holiness in the history of religions.

SWGS 581 - CULTURAL STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, CULTURE AND POLITICS

Short Title: CONTEMP.LIT., CULTURE & POLI

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A variable topics course. Please consult the English department website for additional course information. Recent topics have included Contemporary Issues in U.S. Culture and Studies in Sexuality: Thinking Sex Under Neo-Liberalism. Cross-list: ENGL 581. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SWGS 583 - READING MATERIAL

Short Title: READING MATERIAL

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course considers the contesting claims made on the term "material" and their implications for how we read critically, with particular attention to the question of class; the material status of nature and the body; gender, race, and sexual identities. Cross-list: ENGL 583.

SWGS 584 - THINKING SEX UNDER NEO-LIBERALISM

Short Title: THINKING SEX UNDER NEO-LIB

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Taking as its historical period in the social crises defining the emergence of neo-liberal capitalism in the late twentieth century, this course focuses on new formations of gender and sexuality in US and transnational culture and inquires into critical concepts being forwarded to address it. Cross-list: ENGL 584.

SWGS 585 - POSTCOLONIALISM AND BEYOND

Short Title: POSTCOLONIALISM AND BEYOND

Department: Stdy of Women, Gender, & Sxlty

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A course that serves both as an introduction to postcolonial theory and as a reevaluation of its political and ethical ends vis-a-vis recent debates around globalization and cosmopolitanism. For additional course information please consult the English department website. Cross-list: ENGL 585.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu