GST 200 Introduction to Gender Studies
EN101 Recommended

This course offers an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies exploring critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize yourself with historical and contemporary issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres such as law, culture, education, work, medicine, social policy and the family.

COM 235 Gender and Communication
Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or better) of Interpersonal Communication (COM 135).

This course emphasizes an awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in communication between men and women. Theories focus on family, friendship, romantic, educational and workplace relationships. The impact of the media, power and violence on gendered relationships will be covered. Course requires active participation, readings, testing, research, writing journals and papers, and presentations. This course counts as credit toward fulfilling Group 1 (humanities) requirement for the associate degree.

EN 278 Introduction to Women’s Literature
Prerequisites: EN101 (C or higher)

This course is an introduction to literature by women writers in which students may study various genres, historical time periods, classes, races, and nationalities. The course explores the variety of writing styles women have used to think about issues such as the search for identity, power, societal roles, relationships and conflict, marriage, sexuality, treatment as the other, responses to patriarchy, achievement, and daily life. The instructor will help students think about the impact of gender on literature, expression, and experience.

HS 225 History of Gender and Sexuality
EN101 Recommended

This course explores the development of concepts of gender and sexuality in Europe, with some discussion of the United States, from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations to the present. The course will focus on how and why gender was constructed while examining the general history of women and the family. Students will learn about the construction of masculinity and femininity and its implication to a variety of disciplines, as well as the interplay between politics, race, class, sexuality and gender in history.

EN 284 LGBTQ Literature
Prerequisites: EN101 (C or higher)

This course is an introduction to literature by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) authors, and authors who present LGBTQ characters and themes in their work.  The course explores the varieties of writing expression LGBTQ people have employed to think about issues including the search for identity, power and societal roles, the exploration of relationships and conflict, family and marriage, sexuality, marginalization and treatment as other, responses to homophobia in its variety of oppressive manifestations, achievement and daily life. Students will read and discuss the texts to consider the impact of sexuality and gender on literature and experience.