Fall Courses


To view GWS courses offered during a specific semester, visit the online University Course Catalogue. Select the semester desired from the drop-down menu, then type "GWS" in the Course Prefix box or select GWS from the drop-down menu. There may also be GWS courses listed under the general "A&S" prefix or as Discovery Seminar Program "DSP" courses. Note that actual course offerings are subject to change, but this guide will provide the most current information available.
GWS Graduate Course Descriptions for Fall 2017:
Check out our course offerings/descriptions for Fall 2017!  Get a PDF copy of Fall 2017 GWS courses here.

GWS 600-001: Topics in GWS:  Queer Literature: Instructor: Carol Mason, T 2:00-4:30pm.  This course will count toward requirements for the GWS graduate certificate and other degrees as appropriate.  

GWS 600-002 Topics in GWS:  Professionalization and Pedagogy: This seminar is a philosophical and pedagogical exploration of the relationships among oppression, power, society, education, and change. It examines how history, power, economics, and discrimination shape societal perspectives and schooling practices, and considers ways to transform education. Instructor: Chamara Kwakye, W 4:30-7:00pm.  Instructor permission needed to enroll in the course (cj.kwakye@uky.edu)This course is required for GWS teaching assistants.

GWS 650-001:  Feminist Theory:  In this seminar, we explore the contradictory discourses, major themes, and debates falling within the broad terrain of feminist theorizing. The seminar will consider the historical trajectories, contestation, and political/cultural contexts of  feminist analyses of  gender, identities, intersectionality, globalization, nationalism, neoliberalism, populism, precarity, violence, transnationalism, and alliance and solidarity across borders and boundaries, The objectives of this seminar are for you to become familiar with multi-disciplinary applications of feminist thought and ways in which feminist arguments can be applied to your particular research interests. Instructor: Karen Tice, M 1:00-3:30pm. This course is required for GWS PhD and graduate certificate students.  

GWS 690:  Research in GWS: Independent Study:  This course requires students to work out a project with GWS faculty/affiliated faculty and fill out the necessary independent study contract. Prior to enrollment in the course, the student and faculty need to sign the contract and submit it to michelle.deltoro@uky.edu. Contracts can be obtained on the GWS webpage (http://gws.as.uky.edu/gws-documents-and-forms) or at the GWS office, 112 Breckinridge Hall. Once the contract has been approved, you will be notified how to register. This course will count toward requirements for the GWS graduate certificate and other degrees as appropriate.  

GWS 767-001 Dissertation Residency Credit (2 credits): Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination. Students may register for this course in the semester of the qualifying examination. A minimum of two semesters are required as well as continuous enrollment (Fall and Spring) until the dissertation is completed and defended. Prereq: Successful completion of the qualifying examination.  This course is for GWS PhD students that are scheduled to complete the qualifying exam before or during the fall 2017 semester or have already completed and passed the qualifying exam. 



ANT 766: Gender, Ethnicity, and Health:  This course draws heavily upon ethnographic works—in conjunction with the literature in the social sciences, gender studies, and public health—to examine the intersections between gender, race/ethnicity, health and social justice.  The starting point for this course will be the reading of accounts from anthropology and related disciplines to examine nationality, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, and class as dimensions of identity, social hierarchies, and cultural/political processes.  Through this lens, we will then consider the range of experiences (and the likelihood) of illness and health.  We will also explore issues concerning the availability of health-related resources as well as the utilization of various forms of knowledge and treatment modalities—not simply biomedicine—by people in different social locations within the United States and internationally.  We will also closely examine the symbolic importance given to different phenomena related to the body, disease, and healing.  The course welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds and aspirations, and encourages conversations that draw upon our collective interests. Instructor: Mary Anglin, M 3:30-6:00pm. This course will count toward requirements for the GWS graduate certificate and other degrees as appropriate. 

FR 606-001: Literature of the Middle Ages: Bawdy Bodies: In this course we will read farces, fabliaux, and other comedic texts of the French Middle Ages to analyze the ways in which bodies, gender, and humor make meaning. Students will be expected to write weekly reading responses, to lead class discussion at least once during the semester, and to write and present a conference-length paper, among other work. As some of these texts were designed to be performed, there will also be a performance component in this course.  Instructor: Julie Human, M 3:30-6:00pm.  This course will count toward requirements for the GWS graduate certificate and other degrees as appropriate. 

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