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 410 Feminist Theory
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary survey of theories that shape and inform women's studies and feminist scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
WGS 410G Feminist Theory
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary survey of theories that shape and inform women's studies and feminist scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P); or grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
WGS 411 Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary course with focus on women's and gender studies research methods, explored through selected topics such as 'Gendered Bodies.'
Prerequisites: jr st, WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P), & WGS(Wmns) 410(P) or equiv; or grad st.
Course Rules: May not be retaken for cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
WGS 411G Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Interdisciplinary course with focus on women's and gender studies research methods, explored through selected topics such as 'Gendered Bodies.'
Prerequisites: jr st, WGS(Wmns) 200(P) or 201(P), & WGS(Wmns) 410(P) or equiv; or grad st.
Course Rules: May not be retaken for cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
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: Spring 2019, Fall 2017.
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: Spring 2019, Fall 2017.
WGS 500 Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr combined max for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
WGS 500G Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr combined max for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2017.
WGS 501 Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology, and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to combined max of 9 cr for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 501.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2015.
WGS 501G Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Theoretical foundations of feminist research and exploration of the tools, methodology, and analytical skills employed in interdisciplinary women's and gender studies scholarship.
Prerequisites: jr st; 6 cr in women's and gender studies.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to combined max of 9 cr for WGS(Wmns) 500 & 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 Studies.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
WGS 701 Advanced Global Feminisms
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course focusing on women, men, and gender relationships in international perspective, including the social and cultural conditions within which they live.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2017.
WGS 710 Advanced Feminist Theory
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level seminar on introductory themes, issues, and conflicts in feminist theory.
Prerequisites: grad st
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
WGS 711 Feminist Epistemologies and Research Practices
3 cr. Graduate.
Interdisciplinary graduate-level course with focus on Women's and Gender Studies research methods.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Not retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
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 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: grad st.
Course Rules: 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.
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 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
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: Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017.