Graduate Courses Offered

Please note that Women’s Studies has been changed to Women’s & Gender Studies. The courses prefix on the following list have been changed (from WMNS) to WGS to reflect the name change.

WGS 401 - Global Feminisms (3 units; U/G)
Interdisciplinary study of women and gender in international perspective, including topics such as work, religion, ideology, and UN conferences. Prereq: jr st & WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
WGS 410 - Feminist Theory (3 units; U/G)
Interdisciplinary survey of theories that shape and inform women's studies and feminist scholarship. Prereq: jr st; WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
WGS 411 - Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods: (3 units; U/G)
Interdisciplinary course with focus on women's and gender studies research methods, explored through selected topics such as 'Gendered Bodies.' May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st, WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P), & WGS(Wmns) 410(P) or equiv; or grad st.
WGS 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
WGS 500 - Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: (3 units; U/G)
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr combined max for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 501. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
WGS 501 - Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: (3 units; U/G)
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology, and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship. May be retaken w/chg in topic to combined max of 9 cr for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 501. Prereq: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
WGS 535 - Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory: (3 units; U/G)
Study of selected feminist theorists with an emphasis on past or contemporary thinkers. Attention will be paid to the philosophical importance of the problems raised. May be retaken w/chg in topic to a 6 cr max. Philos 535 & WGS(Wmns) 535 are jointly offered; with same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; a course in philos or women's and gender stds.
WGS 599 - Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (1-3 units; U/G)
Specific topics, cr, and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
WGS 700 - Feminist Issues and Scholarship (3 units; G)
Advanced introduction to feminist scholarship and research in multiple disciplines and introduction to the disciplinary history of Women's Studies. Prereq: grad st.
WGS 701 - Advanced Global Feminisms (3 units; G)
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course focusing on women, men, and gender relationships in international perspective, including the social and cultural conditions within which they live. Prereq: grad st
WGS 710 - Advanced Feminist Theory (3 units; G)
Interdisciplinary graduate-level seminar on introductory themes, issues, and conflicts in feminist theory. Prereq: grad st
WGS 711 - Advanced Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods (3 units; G)
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course with focus on Women's and Gender Studies research methods. Not retakable. Prereq: grad st.
WGS 799 - Advanced Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: (1-3 units; G)
Advanced examination and analysis of selected Women's and Gender Studies issues and topics for graduate students. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
WGS 820 - Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Practicum (3 units; G)
Internship, field experience, or related practical experience that provides students the opportunity to apply feminist theories and research methods in a practical context. Prereq: grad st; WGS 710(P) & 711(P).
WGS 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements. Enroll for 1 cr; fee for 1 cr assessed. Student schedule will show 1N cr; this will be changed to 0 cr for grade report & permanent record. Prereq: grad st.
WGS 990 - Research and Thesis (1-3 units; G)
Reserved for research in connection with master's thesis. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
WGS 999 - Advanced Independent Work (1-6 units; G)
Independent reading or project; topic selected in agreement with supervising professor. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons Wmns dir.