Critical Gender Studies
For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2012–13, please contact the department for more information.
CGS 2A. Introduction to Critical Gender Studies: Social Movements (4)
The role of social movements in contesting rights and representation in comparative and historical contexts. Historical examples in the U.S. and other locations, including civil rights, men’s movements, antiracist feminism, women’s movements, AIDS activism, transgenderism, immigrant rights, and the labor movement in the U.S.
CGS 2B. Introduction to Critical Gender Studies: Gender and Institutions (4)
This course examines how gender organizes and is organized by institutions. Domains of inquiry may include family, education, medicine, technology, law, media, the workplace, immigration, and citizenship.
CGS 87. Critical Gender Studies Freshman Seminar (1)
The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small, seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Enrollment is limited to fifteen to twenty students, with preference given to entering freshmen.
CGS 100. Conceptualizing Gender: Theories and Methods (4)
This course will compare the uses of gender as a category of analysis across academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with particular attention to research methodologies.
CGS 101. Gender, Modernity, and Globalization (4)
The global effects of modernity, modernization, and globalization on men and women. Topics: international consumer culture; international divisions of labor; construction of sexuality and gender within global movements; the migrations of people, capital, and culture. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 102. Selected Topics in Critical Gender Studies (4)
An interdisciplinary course focusing on one of a variety of topics in gender studies, such as gender and science, the body, reproductive technologies, public policy. May be taken for credit three times when topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 103. Feminist Theory (4)
An interdisciplinary course in feminist theory. Topics may range from a general survey of feminist theory in a variety of disciplines to a more focused interdisciplinary theoretical topic such as postmodernism and feminism. May be taken for credit three times when topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 104. Advanced Topics in Comparative Perspectives (4)
Focuses on the relationship between gender and culture from a multiplicity of perspectives. Possible topics could include gender and ethnicity, gender across class, and other topics to be examined in a cross-cultural framework. May be taken for credit two times when topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 105. Queer Theory (4)
Examines the different methodologies and disciplinary histories that together constitute the interdisciplinary project called queer studies. Of particular interest will be how these different methodologies and history construe and construct the relations between gender, race, class, and nation. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 106. Gender Equality and the Law (4)
Explores the legal treatment of discrimination on the basis of gender, including equal protection doctrine and some statutory law such as Title VII. Topics include the meaning of gender equality in such areas as single-sex education, military service, sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, and other current issues. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 107. Gender and Reproductive Rights (4)
Legal treatment of gender, reproductive rights, and the family, particularly as evolving law, primarily in the U.S., has created conflicting rights, roles, and responsibilities. Topics include abortion, fetal rights, surrogacy, marriage, and child custody issues. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 109B. Gender and Information Technology (4)
Explores how gender and racialized gender affect and are affected by information technology. Through the use of feminist and race-critical approaches, the course examines the impact of information technology on workplaces, the family, gender identity, and the environment. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 110. Gender and Sexuality in Sports (4)
Examines gender and sexuality in the world of sports. Topics may include Title IX and sports; sports, gender and race; sports in school; masculinity and sports; femininity and sports; sports through international comparison. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 111. Gender and the Body (4)
Various approaches to the study of gendered bodies. Possible topics to include masculinities/feminities; lifecycles; biology, culture, and identity; medical discourses; and health issues. May be taken for credit three times when topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 112. Sexuality and Nation (4)
(Cross-listed with ETHN 127.) This course explores the nexus of sex, race, ethnicity, gender, and nation and considers their influence on identity; sexuality; migration movement and borders; and other social, cultural, and political issues that these constructs affect. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 113. Gender and Sexuality in the Arts (4)
Examines gender and sexuality in artistic practices: music, theatre, dance, performance, visual arts, and new media. Topics may include study of specific artists, historical moments, genres, cross-cultural analyses, and multiculturalism. May be taken three times when topics vary. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
CGS 190. Honors Seminar (4)
Interdisciplinary readings in feminist theory and research methodology to prepare students for writing an honors thesis. Open to critical gender studies majors who have been admitted to Critical Gender Studies Honors Program. May be applied toward primary concentration in critical gender studies major. Prerequisites: admission to Critical Gender Studies Honors Program and department stamp required.
CGS 192: Senior Seminar in Critical Gender Studies (1)
The senior seminar is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members in a small group setting to explore an intellectual topic in critical gender studies (at the upper-division level). Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Senior seminars may be taken for credit up to four times with a change in topic and permission of the department. Enrollment is limited to twenty students, with preference given to seniors. Prerequisites: upper-division standing; department stamp and/or consent of instructor.
CGS 196A. Critical Gender Studies Honors Research (4)
A program of independent study providing candidates for critical gender studies honors to develop, in consultation with an adviser, a preliminary proposal for the honors thesis. An IP grade will be awarded at the end of this quarter. A final grade for both quarters will be given upon completion of Critical Gender Studies 196B. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department stamp required.
CGS 196B. Honors Thesis (4)
Honors thesis research and writing for students who have completed Critical Gender Studies 190 and 196A. A letter grade for both Critical Gender Studies 196A and 196B will be given at the completion of this quarter. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department stamp required.
CGS 198. Directed Group Study (4)
Directed group study on a topic not generally included in the Critical Gender Studies curriculum. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and director of Critical Gender Studies Program and department stamp required.
CGS 199. Independent Study (4)
Tutorial; independent study on a topic not generally included in the curriculum. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and director of Critical Gender Studies Program and department stamp required.
CGS 500. Apprentice Teaching in Critical Gender Studies (4)
Consideration of pedagogical methods appropriate to undergraduate teaching in Critical Gender Studies courses under supervision of instructor of course. Instructor will define apprentice’s responsibilities in preparing class presentations, directing student discussions, evaluating and grading students’ work, and maintaining productive association with students.
APPLICABLE AND PETITIONABLE COURSES
Departmental courses available to CGS majors and minors fall into two categories. Applicable courses are those approved as always applying to the CGS major and minor. Petitionable courses are either new and therefore not yet approved as applicable or are “topics” courses that focus on gender only in particular quarters. Petitionable courses may be approved by petition to the major/minor during the quarters in which they appear in the CGS quarterly lists.
Each quarter, when the upcoming quarter’s Schedule of Classes is published, the Critical Gender Studies quarterly list is available in the CGS office and on the website. It is an important, comprehensive source of information about CGS course offerings as well as those from departments throughout the campus. It identifies by cluster areas both applicable as well as petitionable courses for a given quarter. For reference, the office and the website maintain archives of quarterly lists.
CRITICAL GENDER STUDIES APPLICABLE COURSES
(Note: Only applicable courses are listed here. For petitionable courses, please see the quarterly lists.)
Social Science Courses
ANSC 125. Gender, Sexuality, and Society
COMM 137. Black Women Filmmakers
COMM 108E. Politics of Bodies: Embodiment in Theory and Practice
COMM 167. Reproductive Discourse and Gender
COMM 108G. Politics of Bodies: Gender and Biomedicine
COMM 111P. Communication and Cultural Production: Performance and Cultural Studies
COMM 154. Popular Culture in Contemporary Life
COMM 114G. Communication and Social Institutions: Gender and Science
COMM 138. Black Women, Feminism, and Media
COMM 114E. Communication and Social Institutions: Gender, Labor, and Culture in the Global Economy
ETHN 129. Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy
ETHN 128. Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture
ETHN 165. Sex and Gender in African American Communities
ETHN 183. Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class
LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society
POLI 104M. Law and Sex
POLI 115A. Gender and Politics
POLI 116A. Feminist Theory
PSYCH 134. Eating Disorders
PSYCH 172. The Psychology of Human Sexuality
SOC/B 113. Sociology of the AIDS Epidemic
SOC/B 118. Sociology of Gender and Roles
SOC/B 118A. Gender and Language in Society
SOC/B 119. Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual Identities
SOC/C 129. The Family
SOC/C 132. Gender and Work
SOC/C 139. Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender
SOC/C 184. Gender and Film
Arts and Humanities Courses
HIEA 125. Women and Gender in East Asia
HIEA 137. Women and Family in Chinese History
HIEA 162/262. History of Women in China
HIEU 133. Gender in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Mediterranean
HIEU 147. The History of Women in Europe: Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era
HIEU 147A. Women in the Middle Ages
HIEU 148. European Women: The Enlightenment to the Victorian Era
HIEU 149. History of Women in Europe: 1870 to Present
HIEU 180. Topics in European Women’s History
HILA 124A. History of Women and Gender in Latin America
HILA 161. History of Women in Latin America
HILA 164/264. Women’s Work and Family Life in Latin America
HISC 103. Gender and Science in Historical Perspective
HISC 118. History of Sexology
HISC 167/267. Gender and Science
HITO 106. Love and Family in the Jewish Past
HIUS 115. History of Sexuality in the United States
HIUS 130. Cultural History from 1607 to the Civil War
HIUS 131. Cultural History from the Civil War to the Present
HIUS 156. American Women, American Womanhood
HIUS 157. American Women, American Womanhood 1870 to Present
HIUS 173. Topics in American Women’s History
HIUS 176. Race and Sexual Politics
LTAM 105. Gender and Sexuality in Latino/a Cultural Production
LTAM 106. Modern Chicana and Mexican Women Writings
LTCS 130. Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Culture
LTCS 135. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Studies
LTCS 115. Performance Culture
LTCS 131. Topics in Queer Cultures/Queer Subcultures
LTCS 132. Special Topics in Social Identities and the Media
LTCS 172. Special Topics in Screening Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
LTEA 143. Gender and Sexuality in Korean Literature and Culture
LTEN 120E. Women in the Eighteenth Century
LTEN 146. Women and English/American Literature
LTEN 150. Gender, Text, and Culture
LTEN 185. Themes in African American Literature
LTEU 147. Women in Italy
LTSP 175. Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
LTWL 102. Women in Antiquity
LTWL 155. Gender Studies
LTWL 160. Women and Literature
MUSIC 115. Women in Music
TDHT 112. Gay and Lesbian Themes in US Latino Theatre
VIS 117B. Theories of Representation
VIS 117H. Constructing Gender in Fifth-Century B.C. Athens and Eighteenth-Century France