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 411 Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary course with focus on feminist methodologies, epistemologies, and research methods across the humanities and social sciences.
Prerequisites: junior standing, WGS 200(P) or WGS 201(P), and WGS 410(P) or equivalent; or graduate standing.
Course Rules: May not be retaken for credit.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
WGS 411G Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary course with focus on feminist methodologies, epistemologies, and research methods across the humanities and social sciences.
Prerequisites: junior standing, WGS 200(P) or WGS 201(P), and WGS 410(P) or equivalent; or graduate standing.
Course Rules: May not be retaken for credit.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
WGS 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Spring 2019.
WGS 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Spring 2019.
WGS 500 Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An advanced seminar in feminist research and theories, focusing on various topics and approaches in the social sciences.
Prerequisites: junior standing and 6 credits in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken with change in topic to 9 cr combined max for WGS 500 and WGS 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2019.
WGS 500G Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An advanced seminar in feminist research and theories, focusing on various topics and approaches in the social sciences.
Prerequisites: junior standing and 6 credits in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken with change in topic to 9 cr combined max for WGS 500 and WGS 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2019.
WGS 501 Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An advanced seminar in feminist research and theories, focusing on various topics and approaches in the humanities.
Prerequisites: junior standing and 6 credits in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken with change in topic to combined max of 9 cr for WGS 500 and WGS 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2015.
WGS 501G Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
An advanced seminar in feminist research and theories, focusing on various topics and approaches in the humanities.
Prerequisites: junior standing and 6 credits in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken with change in topic to combined max of 9 cr for WGS 500 and WGS 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2015.
WGS 535 Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; a course in philos or women's and gender stds.
Course Rules: 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
WGS 535G Philosophical Topics in Feminist Theory:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; a course in philos or women's and gender stds.
Course Rules: 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
WGS 599 Topics in Women's and Gender Studies:
1-3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Specific topics, cr, and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2006, Fall 2005.
WGS 599G Topics in Women's and Gender Studies:
1-3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Specific topics, cr, and add'l prereqs announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.
Prerequisites: jr st.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2006, Fall 2005.
WGS 700 Feminist Issues and Scholarship
3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced introduction to feminist scholarship and research in multiple disciplines and introduction to the disciplinary history of Women's and Gender Studies.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
WGS 701 Transnational Feminisms
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course with focus on international feminisms, women of color feminisms, and postcolonial feminisms, exploring questions regarding gender, sexuality, and race in historical and contemporary contexts.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2017.
WGS 710 Advanced Feminist Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level seminar examining feminist theories addressing concepts such as identity, difference, intersectionality, representation, and activism.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
WGS 711 Feminist Epistemologies and Research Practices
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course with focus on feminist epistemologies, methodologies and research methods.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Course Rules: May not be retaken for credit.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
WGS 740 Advanced Queer Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level seminar on foundational texts and key issues in the dynamic field of queer theory.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Course Rules: Counts as a repeat of WGS 799 with similar topic.
WGS 799 Advanced Topics in Women's and Gender Studies:
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Advanced examination and analysis of selected Women's and Gender Studies issues and topics for graduate students.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
WGS 820 Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Practicum
3 cr. Graduate.
Internship, field experience, or related practical experience that provides students the opportunity to apply feminist theories and research methods in a practical context.
Prerequisites: grad st; WGS 710(P) & 711(P).
Last Taught: Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
WGS 888 Candidate for Degree
0 cr. Graduate.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements.
Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Course Rules: Fee for 1 cr assessed; unit does not count towards credit load for Fin Aid. Repeatable. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Summer 2014.
WGS 990 Research and Thesis
1-3 cr. Graduate.
Reserved for research in connection with master's thesis.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
WGS 999 Advanced Independent Work
1-6 cr. Graduate.
Independent reading or project; topic selected in agreement with supervising professor.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons Wmns dir.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018.