Graduate Courses

Understanding WGSS Elective Courses

WGSS electives are generally listed as “WGSST 8800.0X – Topics in Feminist Studies” (see below) with a subtitle describing the course for that semester. For example, when registering for courses in Buckeyelink a student might see a course listed for Autumn semester as “WGSST 8800.01 – Topics in Feminist Studies.” To learn more about the course, the student can navigate into the offering and view the “Topic” and “Notes” sections to read the full course title and course description. The department website will also articulate the seminar topics in detail the semester prior to the offering. Each offering of WGSST 8800.0X is repeatable up to 15 credit hours.

WGSS Course Catalogue

WGSST 5620 - Topics in Feminist Studies

A split graduate/undergraduate enrollment course. Topics vary by instructor. Offered on a rotating basis based on faculty expertise.

WGSST 7700 - Feminist Inquiry I

Part one of a year long introduction to women's, gender and sexuality studies as a field of study and an orientation to the program, facilities, resources, and people. Offered every Autumn.

WGSST 7701 - Feminist Inquiry II

Part two of a year long introduction to women's, gender and sexuality studies as a field of study and an orientation to the program, facilities, resources, and people. Offered every Spring.

WGSST 7702 - Feminist Pedagogy

Assists graduate students in meeting instructional responsibilities and developing skills for college level teaching. Offered every Autumn.

WGSST 7760 - Feminist Inquiry: Methods

An overview of feminist methodological issues and dilemmas and an introduction to a variety of research methods. Required for WGSS PhD students. Offered every other Spring.

WGSST 7790 - Research & Writing Workshop

A workshop-based seminar to help students identify a concise idea for a final product in written form and provide support to complete that document. Final products may include an MA paper or thesis, a dissertation chapter, an article to be submitted for peer review, or a PhD proposal intended for national funding competitions. Coursework include a review of professional development skills involved with peer review publishing, the construction of curriculum vita, and other professionalization topics. Offered every Spring.

WGSST 8163 - WGSST Teaching Practicum

This course is one credit hour and provides support for WGSS graduate teaching associates. Offered every spring.

WGSST 8800.0X - Topics in Feminist Studies

Feminist studies on a variety of topics. Offered on a rotating basis based on faculty expertise.

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