Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.

  • 04-001 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-002 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-003 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-004 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-104 Introduction to Feminist Studies
    This course is designed to think critically about the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and political capacities of feminist thought. We will explore the diversity of feminisms that have emerged from historical movements alongside contemporary discourses. As a class, we will explore how feminist theory is a tool used to deconstruct injustice and articulate alternatives to oppression. There will be emphasis on the body and the ways intersectional approaches reckon with difference in regard to identity (gender, sexuality, race, citizenship, class, disability). Contributes to Race and Ethnicity Studies. (H) (ScS) (SJ)
  • 04-204 Feminist Theories and Methods
    This course traces the intellectual traditions of contemporary feminist theories and practices. Topics will include feminist methodologies and the formation of, and challenges to, the discipline of Feminist Studies. Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 04-104. (Spring, biennially) (H) (WA)
  • 04-244 Black Women Writers At Work
    This course takes its title from scholar Claudia Tate's ground breaking 1984 study of the same name. Featuring conversations with literary giants such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, and Audre Lorde, Black Women Writers at Work was the first of its kind to gather the words of black women discussing their creative process, goals, achievements, and dreams. This course draws on Tate's study to examine the basic questions of why, for whom, and in what conditions black women write. Readings will span diverse genres and time periods. Contributes to English, and Race and Ethnicity Studies. (H) (WA)
  • 04-284 Topics in Feminist Theory
    Using an interdisciplinary framework, this course traces key debates in contemporary feminist theory. Areas of concentration might include theories of the body, queer theory, migration and borders, critical race theory, or methodology. (H)
  • 04-301 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-302 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-303 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-304 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (H)
  • 04-344 Critical Hip Hop Studies
    Existing at the intersection of consumerism, creativity, and contestation, the term 'hip-hop' captures the cultural expressions of African Americans who have come of age in post-Civil Rights America. Forty years since its birth in the Bronx, hip-hop culture is a global force. This course examines urgent theoretical and methodological debates of critical hip-hop studies including: gender and performance; race and appropriation; literacy and epistemology; politics and justice. Contributes to Communication Studies, English, and Race and Ethnicity Studies. (H) (WA) (SJ)
  • 04-744 Texts/Contexts
    This course provides practice in close readings of texts as they relate to multiple fields of study. Topics may include Self and Other, Genius and Madness, the Figure of the Artist, Memory and Identity, Texts of Catastrophes, Transnational Writing in German or Texts of German Environmentalism. Students continue to enlarge their repertoire of strategies for processing meaning and practice increasingly sophisticated modes of expression. Intensive work develops advanced proficiency in academic writing for research purposes and oral expression. May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: One course from German 12-314, 12-334, or 12-354. (H) (WA)
  • 04-934 Senior Seminar
    (Fall) (WA)