International Studies & Programs


Women's and Gender Studies Summer Courses

GenCen is offering four courses between the first and second sessions of the summer 2018 semester. With a combination of online and in person courses, the summer is a great time to fulfill requirements or explore something new!

Summer Session 1: WS 201, WS 202, and WS 304 offered online - WS 404 offered in-person, taught by Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum
Summer Session 2: WS 201 and WS 202 offered online

Please see below for a description of each course, and visit the Schedule Builder to register for classes.  Contact GenCen's Undergraduate Advisor, Sara Bijani with any questions.  A PDF flyer of our course options is available here

WS 201: Intro to Women's Studies 
his is an introductory course to the Women's and Gender Studies program. Students
will gain a foundational knowledge of theories and methods in women's and gender 
studies and of women's experience historically and across the globe.

WS 202: Intro to Contemporary Feminisms
This course examines theories of feminism and gender from a variety of intersectional perspectives. Students will gain a working knowledge of feminist theories, vocabulary, and of the history of Western feminism. 

WS 304: LGBTQ Studies
This course introduces students to the history, politics, theories, science, cultures, and communities of lesbian, 
gay, transgender, queer, and intersex people including a global perspective.

WS 404: Women in the Law w/ Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum
WS 404 will be taught by Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum. This course will examine the law in the United States as a vehicle for structuring and maintaining women's social roles, and for social change. 

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