Spring 2014 Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Course Listing

 

(WGSS electives listed at the bottom of the page)

Course No.

Title

Instructor

Act

Date & Time

Pts.

WMST V1001y INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES (1) A. Nelson & L. Ciolkowski Lec TR 11:40am-12:55pm; W 11:40-12:55pm (discussion section) 3.0
WMST V3141y SEX AND SCIENCE: POWER OF KNOWLEDGE (CU) K. Leng Sem W 2:10-4:00pm 4.0
WMST V3311y FEMINIST THEORY T. Campt Sem T 4:10-6:00 pm 4.0
WMST V3522y SENIOR SEMINAR II (2) T. Campt Sem W 4:10-6:00 pm 4.0
WMST W3915y GENDER AND POWER IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (3) E. Bernstein Sem T 11:00am - 12:50pm 4.0
WMST W3988y GENDER AND MILITARIZATION (CU) J. Terry Sem M 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0
WMST W4305y FEMINIST POSTCOLONIAL THEORY (4) N. Tadiar Sem T 2:10-4:00 pm 4.0
WMST W4317y GENDER, CULTURE AND RIGHTS (CU) L. Abu-Lughod Sem W 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0
WMST W4309y SEX, GENDER AND TRANSGENDER QUERIES (5) Newly added course! P. Currah Sem M 2:10-4:00 pm 4.0
WMST W4320y QUEER THEORIES AND HISTORIES J. Jakobsen Sem W 4:10-6:00 pm 4.0
WMST BC3121y BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA (6) K. Hall Sem R 2:10pm-4:00p 4.0
WMST BC3122y CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN-JEWISH WOMEN WRITERS: 1990 TO THE PRESENT I. Klepfisz Sem M 4:10-6:00 pm 4.0
WMST BC3134y UNHEARD VOICES: AFRICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE (7) Y. Christianse Sem R 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0
WMST BC3506y MEMORY, CHILDHOOD AND DICTATORSHIP (8) New course! V. Llobet Sem R 2:10-4:00 pm 4.0
WMST BC3530y FEMINIST MEDIA THEORY Newly added course! J. Beller Sem M 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0

(1) WMST V1001y INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES - "An interdisciplinary introduction to key concepts and analytical categories in women's and gender studies.  This course grapples with gender in its complex intersection with other systems of power and inequality, including: sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and nation.  Topics include: feminisms, feminist and queer theory, commodity culture, violence, science and technology, visual cultures, work, and family."

Students registering for this course are expected to attend the lecture on Tuesdays at 11:40am-12:55pm, and one of the six discussion sections for 11:40am-12:55pm on Wednesday and Thursday. The course instructors will assign students to discussion sections in the first few weeks of the semester. If the course is filled to capacity and you're interested in registering, please email your contact information to Tess Draham at td2430@columbia.edu, and ask to be placed on the waiting list. Make sure to also attend the first day of class.

(2) WMST V3522y SENIOR SEMINAR II - Class has been moved from W 2:10-4:00 pm to W 4:10-6:00 pm.

(3) WMST W3915y GENDER AND POWER IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE - Class has been moved from R 2:10-4:00 pm to T 11:00am - 12:50pm.

(4) WMST W4305y FEMINIST POSTCOLONIAL THEORY - Students must have taken WMST BC2140x Critical Approaches in Social and Cultural Theory and/or have permission of the instructor.

(5) WMST W4309y SEX, GENDER AND TRANSGENDER QUERIES - "Sex, sexual identity, and the body are produced in and through time. 'Trans' - as an identity, a set of practices, a question, a site, or as a verb of change and connection - is a relatively new term which this course will situate in theory, time, discipline, and through the study of representation."

(6) WMST BC3121 BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA - "Examines roles of black women in the U.S. as thinkers, activists and creators during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Focusing on the intellectual work, social activism and cultural expression of African American women, we examine how they understood their lives, resisted oppression and struggled to change society. We will also discuss theoretical frameworks (such as "double jeopardy," or "intersectionality") developed for the study of black women. The seminar will encourage students to pay particular attention to the diversity of black women and critical issues facing Black women today." This course is the same as AFRS BC3121 Black Women in America.

(7) WMST BC3134 UNHEARD VOICES: AFRICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE - "How does one talk of women in Africa without thinking of Africa as a 'mythic unity'? We will consider the political, racial, social and other contexts in which African women write and are written about in the context of their located lives in Africa and in the African Diaspora." This course is the same as AFRS BC3134 Unheard Voices: African Women's Literature.

(8) WMST BC3506 MEMORY, CHILDHOOD AND DICTATORSHIP - "What is a 'normal' childhood under a dictatorship? Focusing on the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976 – 83), the seminar examines the memory of childhood experience in sociocultural, historiographic and cinematographic approaches. Topics include childhood as political subject, public policy aimed at children, children of the disappeared and everyday life."

As a general rule, Barnard or Columbia students do NOT need to sign up for WGSS seminars despite the warning on the CU online directory or online catalog that the instructor's permission is needed. Students should attend the first day of class (unless otherwise noted).

 

Spring 2014 Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Additional Course Electives

Course Title Instructor Act Date & Time Pts
AFRS BC3001 Gender and Sexuality in Southern Africa Y. Christianse Sem W 4:10-6:00 pm 4.0
AFRS BC3121
(also WMST BC3121)
BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA K. Hall Sem R 2:10pm-4:00pm 4.0
AFRS BC3134
(also WMST BC3134)
UNHEARD VOICES: AFRICAN WOMEN'S LITERATURE Y. Christianse Sem R 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0
AFRS BC3562 CARIBBEAN SEXUALITIES M. Horn Sem T 2:10pm-4:00pm 4.0
ANTH V3465 WOMEN, GENDER POL-MUSLIM WORLD L. Abu-Lughod Lec TR 2:40pm-3:55pm 3.0
ANTH V3988 RACE/SEXUALITY-SCI & SOC PRAC N. Abu El-Haj Sem T 2:10pm-4:00pm 4.0
CPLS BC3160 TRAGIC BODIES N. Worman Lec MW 1:10pm-2:25pm 3.0
ENGL BC3993 THE WORLDS OF NTOZAKE SHANGE K. Hall Sem W 2:10pm-4:00pm 4.0
HIST BC3500 POVERTY, RACE, & GENDER U.S. P. Nadasen Lec MW 10:10am-11:25am 3.0
HIST BC3865 GENDER AND POWER IN CHINA D. Ko Lec TR 2:40pm-3:55pm 3.0
HIST BC4500 NANNIES, MAIDS, & CARE WORKERS P. Nadasen Sem W 2:10-4:00pm 4.0
ENGL W3928 QUESTIONING GENDER IN MID AGES P. Dailey Sem M 2:10pm-4:00pm 4.0
MUSI V3462 MUSIC, GENDER, PERFORMANCE E. Gray      
PSYCH BC3152 PSYCH ASPECTS HUMAN SEXUALITY W. McKenna Sem M 11:00am-12:50pm 4.0
SOCI BC3917 FAMILY & CHILD WELFARE IN LATIN AMERICA V. Llobet Sem T 4:10-6:00pm 4.0
SPAN BC3510 GENDER/SEXUALITY,LAT AM CLTRS M. Horn Lec TR 11:40am-12:55pm 3.0