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Feminist Studies

(formerly Women’s Studies)

Division of Social Sciences

South Hall 4631
Telephone: (805) 893-4330
E-mail: femst@femst.ucsb.edu
Website: www.femst.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Eileen Boris


 

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FEMST 20. Women, Society, and Culture
(4) BORIS, OAKS, RUPP
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 20H.
Introduction to central concepts and issues in women's studies from the perspective of the social sciences. Explores the construction of gender and sexuality and the lives of diverse groups of women in the contemporary U.S. within a global context.
FEMST 20H. Women, Society, and Culture Honors
(5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 20.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 20, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 30. Women, Development and Globalization
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 30H.
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of Wm St. 30
Examines the impact of development policy and globalization on women's lives. Emphasis is placed on women's activism and feminist critiques of noe-liberal measures intended to rid the third world of poverty.
FEMST 30H. Women, Development, and Globalization Honors
(5) CHANG
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 30.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 30, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 40. Women, Representation, and Cultural Production
(4) BOBO, HERNANDEZ, OAKS
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 40H.
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of Wm. St. 40
Examines cultural representations of diverse women's lives from a humanities perspective. The focus in on women as cultural producers, subjects, and critics in literature, film, the visual arts, and music.
FEMST 40H. Women, Representation, and Cultural Production Honors
(5) BOBO, HERNANDEZ, OAKS
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 40.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 40, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 50. Global Feminisms and Social Justice
(4) CHANG, OAKS, BORIS
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Women's Studies 50H or Feminist Studies 50H. Legal repeat of Wm. St. 50
Historical and contemporary examination of women's activism around the globe in a variety of struggles, including self-named feminist movements and other movements for social justice.
FEMST 50H. Global Feminisms and Social Justice Honors
(5) CHANG
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 50.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 50, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 60. Women of Color: Race, Class, and Ethnicity
(4) CHANG, MILLER-YOUNG
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with WM ST 60H.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Women's Studies 60H or Feminist Studies 60H. Legal repeat of Women's studies 60
Examination of the interlocking dynamics and politics of gender, race, sexuality, class, and culture in the experience of U.S. women of color. Readings focus on oppositional consciousness and resistance to oppression in the scholarship and literature by women of color.
FEMST 60H. Women of Color: Race, Class, and Ethnicity Honors
(5) CHANG
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 60.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 60, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 80. Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
(4) HERNANDEZ
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 80H or Feminist Studies 80H.
Repeat Comments: Legal repeat of Wm. St. 80
Examines LGBTQ studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Along with the historical, social, cultural, political, artistic, and literary rise to prominence of sexual minorities, the goal of the course is to integrate a discussion of the continuum of LGBTQ identities within their respective social contexts and communities.
FEMST 80H. Introduction to LGBTQ Studies Honors
(5) HERNANDEZ
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 80.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 80, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 99. Independent Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 10 or 20 or 40; consent of instructor and department chair.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a 3.0 GPA for the preceding 3 quarters. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units. Students are limited to5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined.
Research under the direction of a faculty member. Students are offered an opportunity to conduct independent or collaborative research or to act as interns for faculty-directed research projects.
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FEMST 100. Feminist Perspectives on Western Social Thought
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit students who have completed Feminist Studies 100A. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Critical reading and analysis of gender relations and the place of women in major intellectual traditions. Texts will be drawn from Plato, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Marx, Freud, and de Beauvoir, among others.
FEMST 100WS. Topics in Advanced Library Research
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Not open to freshmen.
Recommended Preparation: Interdisciplinary 1.
Students critically examine the complex range of research tools within a specified area. Students should be concurrently enrolled in a course with a related research project requirement. Course focus is determined by the instructor and announced by the library.
FEMST 115. Marriage in the Ancient World
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Religious Studies 103B and Classics 115.
Examines marriage customs and rituals in archaic and classical Greece, Ptolemaic Egypt, and in the Roman Republic and Imperial periods within the context of social history, literary, historical, and epigraphic sources.
FEMST 117C. Women, The Family, and Sexuality in the Middle Ages
(4) FARMER
Prerequisite: History 4B or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed History 117C. Same course as History 117C and Medieval Studies 100A.
Family structure; perceptions and ideals of intimate and familial relations; status, perceptions, and experiences of women in Western Europe c. 400-1400 a.d. Special attention on social, political, and religious contexts.
FEMST 120. Women's Labors
(4) BORIS
Recommended Preparation: Upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Women's Studies 120 or Feminist Studies 186EB. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
What is women's work? How has it changed over time? How is it valued? Explores wage-earning, caregiving, sex work, housework, double days, glass ceilings, and strategies of survival and resistance among American women from various demographic, racial, and ethnic groups.
FEMST 124A. Women, gender and Sexuality in Europe, 1750-1914.
(4) RAPPAPORT
Prerequisite: History 4C.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 124A.
The roles of women, gender, and sexuality in eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe. Exploration of the nature of women and revolution: religious, legal, scientific and popular conceptions of gender and sexuality; industrialization and family life, the rise of organized feminism.
FEMST 130. Perspectives on Women's Health
(4) OAKS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Investigation of the power that medicine has in shaping health experts' and lay individuals' understandings of health and health practices. Particular attention is paid to how women's health issues come to be seen as "social problems," past and present.
FEMST 131. The Politics of Women's Choice: Reproduction and Reproductive Technologies
(4) OAKS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of theoretical, popular, and political debates over reproductive technologies in terms of women's power and choices. Investigation of how cultural and historical changes in reproductive practices influence ideas about nature, society, and progress. Examination of case studies on current controversies.
FEMST 132. Gender, Science, and Technology
(4) HARTHORN
Prerequisite: upper division standing
Examines the role of women in science, feminist critiques of science, gendered construction of technology and technological construction of gender, cross-cultural analysis of emerging technologies, and intersections of gender, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.
FEMST 135. Feminist Theories of Science and Feminist Scientists
(4) OAKS
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Exploration of feminists analyses and critiques of science in social, historical, and political contexts. How does science construct gender? How and why are women excluded from scientific discourses and practices? How have women transformed science, and what is "feminist science?"
FEMST 136AAZZ. Cultural Analysis of Reproduction and Science
(4) TOMLINSON
Prerequisite: upper-division standing
Develop tools to analyze cultural productions, narratives, images, and arguments about women, gender, reproduction, and science. Topics may vary.
FEMST 138. Participatory Research, Community Organizing, and Popular Education
(4) CHANG
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 30 or Feminist Studies 50.
Enrollment Comments: Students interested in taking this course should contact the instructor prior to registration and submit a statement of interest. The instructor may grant approval for registration from Pass 1 all the way through the first week of class.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8.0 units provided the topic of their project is different.
Considers models for good social science research and how such research can support community organizing for social justice. Examines reports emerging from such research, documentation of campaigns facilitated by research, and popular education making research more widely accessible.
FEMST 139. Women of Color Revolutionary Dialogues
(4) CHANG
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 30 or Feminist Studies 50.
Enrollment Comments: Students interested in taking this course should contact the instructor prior to registration. Application and interview with instructor required by first week of instruction.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8.0 units. Only 4.0 units will count toward the major or minor(s).
Write, direct, perform and produce original pieces, based on your life and experiences, in a show at UCSB as well as other venues where we perform and share our work.
FEMST 141. Women and Eastern European Film: An Exploration in Second World Cinema
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Film Studies 46 or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Film Studies 138.
Investigation of the role of women in Eastern European cinema both in theirinvolvement in the industry and their portrayal on the screen in propagandaand beyond. Discussion of the cinemas of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the former Soviet Union.
FEMST 142. Black Women Filmmakers
(4) BOBO
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
An opportunity to view films (animation, documentary, experimental and narrative), examine the specifics of media production, compare the various works produced by black women, and acquire the skills necessary for media criticism.
FEMST 143. Women's Film Narratives
(4) BOBO
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 186JC.
Examination of the dynamics of family, race, sexuality, resistance, and cultural transformation through women's novels and film adaptations, and other films which have had significant impact on the national consciousness.
FEMST 144. Representation and Activism
(4) BOBO
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 186JB.
Exploration of the strategies by which social groups resist systems of oppression through readings and works from independent filmmakers.
FEMST 145. Media Adaptations of Black Women's Literature
(4) BOBO
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 186JE.
Investigation of the visual translation of works which have had a profound effect on American culture. Examination of the ways in which the media versions may have altered, in critical ways, the works' social and ideological meanings.
FEMST 146. Women of Color Resisting Violence
(4) CHANG
Recommended Preparation: Upper-division standing or one prior course in Feminist Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors.
This is a study of women of color and other marginalized women's experiences of psychological, sexual, physical, social, economic and legal violence, and the personal and collective resistance to these forms of violence in intimate relationships and in broader society.
FEMST 147G. Gender and Power in Modern African History
(4) MIESCHER
Prerequisite: History 49A or 49B or 147A or 147B or 147Q or Feminist Studies 147Q or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 147G.
Examination of gender, power, an authority among and between men and women in response to socioeconomic transformations in nineteenth and twentieth-century Africa. Themes include interpretations of gender, organization of labor, the missionary project, the state, and colonial rule.
FEMST 147Q. Readings on African History
(4) MIESCHER
Prerequisite: History 49A or 49B or 147A or 147B.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit a maximum of 8 units. Same course as History 147Q.
A discussion and reading seminar on selected topics in African history.
FEMST 150. Sex, Love, and Romance
(4) RUPP
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 150H.
An examination from historical and global perspectives of sex, love, desire, and intimate relationships in diverse cultures in the contemporary U.S.
FEMST 150H. Sex, Love, and Romance Honors
(5) RUPP
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Feminist Studies 150.
Lecture is concurrent with Women's Studies 150, along with a weekly honors seminar, requiring additional assignments and intensive discussion of the readings. Intended for highly motivated and well prepared students.
FEMST 151AAZZ. Sexual Cultures
(4) MILLER-YOUNG
Prerequisite: upper-division standing
Seminars focus on the political, social, and cultural dynamics of sexuality in modern society. Offerings may explore sexual representations, economies, laws, identities, performances, literatures, technologies, relationships, communities, and customs in the United States or abroad. Topics may vary.
FEMST 151AA. Sexual Cultures
FEMST 151AF. Sexual Cultures
FEMST 153. Women and Work
(4) FENSTERMAKER, SEGURA
Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 153.
The course will begin with readings and discussion of the sociological features of work in society. The role of women in the labor market will be explored, as well as their lives as unpaid workers in their own homes. Finally, more global issues of sexual inequality and social change will be discussed.
FEMST 154A. Sociology of the Family
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 154A.
A lecture course on family and household organization, past and present. Attention to contemporary issues in the family focusing on gender, class, and cultural variation.
FEMST 155A. Women in American Society
(4) FENSTERMAKER
Prerequisite: upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 155A.
The roles and life styles of women in various American subcultures and the ideologies developing around them.
FEMST 155B. Sociological Perspectives on Women
(4) FENSTERMAKER, SCHNEIDER
Recommended Preparation: Feminist Studies 155B.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units provided topips are different. Same course as Sociology 155B.
Advanced study in the sociology of women course format (seminar or lecture)and topics vary year to year. Topics may include: The analysis of the status of women in the labor force, women's class position, theoretical andpractical aspects of patriarchy.
FEMST 159B. Women in American History
(4) COHEN, DEHART
Prerequisite: Any two quarters of History 17A-B-C or upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 159B.
Social history of women in America from 1800 to 1900. Changing marriage, reproduction and work patterns, and cultural values about the female role. Attention to racial, class, and ethnic differences. analysis of feminist thought and the several women's movements.
FEMST 159C. Women in Twentieth-Century American History
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 159C.
A continuation of Women's Studies 159A-B from 1900 to the present.
FEMST 159LG. Sociology of Lesbian and Gay Communities
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Sociology 159LG.
Origins and transformation of lesbian and gay communities and social movements, with special attention to ideological development, major social problems, cultural production, race, ethnic and gender differences, organizational formation, and political conflict.
FEMST 160. Sapphistries
(4) RUPP
A global exploration of female same-sex sexuality, from the historical Sappho grhough sapphists, roaring firsl, romantic friends, and female husbands, to contemporary lesbians. Considers lives and representations of women who desire and love other women.
FEMST 161. The Social Construction of Sexuality
(4) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: upper-division standing or one prior course in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors.
This course explores how sexuality is shaped, controlled and defined by social and cultural forces in england and the U.S. by using historical and literary sources we will examine the variable understanding of human sexuality in the last two centuries.
FEMST 162. Critical LGBTQ Studies
(4) HERNANDEZ
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units, but only 4 units can be applied to the major.
Examines the dynamics of the juridical, social, political, cultural representations of LGBTQ identities. Examines legal cases, policy issues, social matters as well as representations in literary and cultural expression in order to study the LGBTQ people in active resistance against dominant power structure.
FEMST 163A. Women and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America
(4) DEHART
Prerequisite: History 159A or 159B or 159C or any Feminist studies course.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 163A.
How gender-based cultural attitudes and social roles, collective action, and economic and social change interacted to shape law and public policy with respect to work, family, and legal and reproductive rights. From 1900 through approximately 1945.
FEMST 163B. Women and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America
(4) DEHART
Prerequisite: History 159A or 159B or 159C or any Feminist studies course.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as History 163B.
How gender-based cultural attitudes and social roles, collective action, and economic and social change interacted to shape law and public policy with respect to work, family, and reproductive rights. From World War II tothe present.
FEMST 171A. Feminist Praxis: Internship Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: a major or minor in feminist studies, or at least two prior courses in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: A two-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued complettion of the final quarter. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
This two quarter course integrates field-work experience with an academic seminar focusing on the historical, sociological, and politcal iisues surrounding community services for women. Each student will be placed as an intern in a community agency for both quarters.
FEMST 171B. Feminist Praxis: Internship Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: a major or minor in feminist studies, or at least two prior courses in feminist studies.
Enrollment Comments: A two-quarter in-progress sequence course with grades for both quarters issued complettion of the final quarter. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
This two quarter course integrates fieldwork experience with an academic seminar focusing on the historical, sociological, and political issues surrounding community services for women. Each student will be placed as an intern in a community agency for both quarters.
FEMST 171CN. Citoyennes! Women and Politics in Modern France
(4) NESCI
Enrollment Comments: Same course as French 155D.
Focuses on women's fights for the rights of equality and liberty, their exclusion from the public sphere and their access to citizenship (1789-2001). Women's evolving personal and collective aspirations, and the creation of a republican womanhood in modern culture. Taught in English.
FEMST 180. Feminist Analysis
(4) HERNANDEZ, TOMLINSON, WILLIAMS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; open to Feminist Studies majors and minors only.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Methods and tools for analyzing feminist theory and argument.
FEMST 181. Feminist Theories
(4) BORIS, HERNANDEZ, TOMLINSON
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; open to Feminist Studies majors and minors only.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Feminist Studies 180 recommended.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Introduction to feminist theorizing about gender, race, and sexuality. Focus on key thinkers, traditions, or selected theoretical frameworks.
FEMST 182. Feminist Methodologies
(4) HARTHORN, MILLER-YOUNG, OAKS
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; open to Feminist Studies majors only.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Feminist Studies 180 and 181 recommended.
Enrollment Comments: Open to Women's Studies minors with consent of instructor. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Methods of feminist textual, theoretical, and empirical analysis, including the principles of research design.
FEMST 183A. Senior Research Seminar
(4) FACULTY
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 180, 181 and 182; Feminist studies majors only.
Develops advanced tools of feminist research, theory, and argument. Offers participants the opportunity to complete a project of textual, theoretical, or empirical research. Women’s Studies 183A allows students to extend or re-envision the project originating in Women’s Studies 182.
FEMST 183B. Senior Topics Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Senior standing; Feminist studies majors only.
Recommended Preparation: Feminist Studies 180, 181 and 182.
Develops advanced tools of feminist research, theory, and argument. Offers participants the opportunity to complete a project of textual, theoretical, or empirical research. Focuses on different topics each year to allow students to develop a related research project.
FEMST 185AAZZ. Gender and Culture
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Seminar on selected topics in women's studies, with a humanities emphasis.
FEMST 185DG. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185EC. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185EH. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185FE. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185GL. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185HG. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185HO. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185HR. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185HT. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185IR. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185JA. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185LW. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185MM. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185MY. Gender and Culture
FEMST 185RB. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186AAZZ. Gender and Society
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units provided letter designations are different. Letter grade required for majors and minors.
Seminar on selected topics in women's studies, with a social studies emphasis.
FEMST 186AB. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186AK. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186AM. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186BF. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186BS. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186CD. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186CP. Gender and Society
FEMST 186CT. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186DH. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186DL. Gender and Society
FEMST 186DS. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186EG. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186EH. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186ES. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186FJ. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186GC. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186GD. Gender and Society
FEMST 186HC. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186HE. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186HT. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186HU. Gender and Society
FEMST 186JH. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186JR. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186JW. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186KG. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186LS. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186MB. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186MF. Gender and Society
FEMST 186MG. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186MR. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186MW. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186NB. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186PT. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186RK. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186RT. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186SS. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186ST. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186TD. Gender and Society
FEMST 186VW. Gender and Culture
FEMST 186WS. Gender and Culture
FEMST 190. Women's Community Organization Internship
(2-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Up to 8 units of 190 may be applied to the major, and only a combined total of 8 units of 190, 198, 199 may be applied to the major. Open to Feminist Studies and LGBTQ minors with departmental approval.
Combines independent service in a community organization involved with issues relevant to Women's Studies with reflection and analysis under the supervision of a faculty member.
FEMST 195HA. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 195HA; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 university GPA and at least a 3.5 departmental GPA; 4 to 8 units required in honors sequence; minimum of 2 units per quarter.
Students design, research, write, and present original work on a topic of choice under supervision of a Women's Studies faculty mentor. Emphasis is on data gathering and organization.
FEMST 195HB. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 195HA; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 university GPA and at least a 3.5 departmental GPA; 4 to 8 units required in honors sequence; minimum of 2 units per quarter.
Students design, research, write, and present original work on a topic of choice under supervision of a Women's Studies faculty mentor. Emphasis is on data gathering and organization.
FEMST 195HC. Senior Honors Project
(2-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 195HA or 195HB; upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 university GPA and at least a 3.5 departmental GPA; 4 to 8 units required in honors sequence; minimum of 2 units per quarter.
Students design, research, write, and present original work on a topic of choice under supervision of a Women's Studies faculty mentor. Emphasis on writing thesis and preparation for presenting results to an audience of women's studies peers and faculty members.
FEMST 196. Senior Seminar
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Feminist Studies 180 and 181. Open to women's studies majors only.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units.
A senior seminar intended for majors in their senior year that permits someanalytic synthesis across themes in women's studies. Topics will vary with instructor.
FEMST 198. Readings in Women's Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Feminist Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Up to 8 units of 198 may be applied to the major, and only a combined total of 8 units of 190, 198, 199 may be applied to the major. Open to Feminist Studies majors/minors and LGBTQ Studies minors with departmental approval.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units.
Directed readings in women's studies under the guidance of a faculty member in the program. Students wishing to enroll should prepare a short written plan of study.
FEMST 199. Independent Studies in Women's Studies
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; completion of 2 upper-division courses in Feminist Studies.
Enrollment Comments: Up to 8 units of 199 may be applied to the major, and only a combined total of 8 units of 190, 198, 199 may be applied to the major. Open to Feminist Studies majors/minors and LGBTQ Studies minors with departmental approval.
Repeat Comments: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units.
Independent research and writing under the guidance of a faculty member in the program. students wishing to enroll should prepare a short written plan of study.
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FEMST 210. Labors
(4) BORIS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May only be repeated with different instructor and topic.
An intensive reading course on diverse forms of labor, both productive and reproductive, in different times and places with a focus on the intersections among gender, race, class, ethnicity, life cycle, abilities, and social and political actions.
FEMST 215. Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Social Politics, and Public Policy
(4) BORIS
Intersectional perspectives on the making and implementation of law and social policy in the United States, historically and comparatively. Includes feminist theories of the state and may cover issues of citizenship, immigration, sexuality, reproduction, health, work, welfare, anti-discrimination, marriage, family.
FEMST 220. Genders and Sexualities
(4) RUPP, MILLER-YOUNG
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May only be repeated with different instructor and topic.
An intensive reading course on diverse sexualities and genders in different times and places with a focus on the interconnections among race, ethnicity, class, gender identities, and sexual desires and acts.
FEMST 230. Race and Nation
(4) CHANG
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May only be repeated with different instructor and topic.
An intensive readings course on the experiences of women of color, both within the US and globally, with interlocking systems of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, albeism, and colonialism.
FEMST 238. Participatory Research, Community Organizing, and Popular Education
(4) CHANG
Recommended Preparation: Prior coursework in Women, Development, and Globalization or Global Feminisms and Social Justice or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Students interested in taking this course should contact the instructor prior to registration and submit a statement of interest. The instructor may grant approval for registration from Pass 1 all the way through the first week of class.
Repeat Comments: Course may be taken for up to 8.0 units of repeat credit provided the topic is different.
We consider models for good social science research and how such research can support community organizing for social justice. We examine reports emerging from such research, documentation of campaigns facilitated by research, and popular education making research more widely accessible.
FEMST 239. Women of Color Revolutionary Dialogues
(4) CHANG
Recommended Preparation: Prior coursework in Women, Development, and Globalization or Global Feminisms and Social Justice or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Students interested in taking this course should contact the instructor prior to registration. Application and interview with instructor required by first week of instruction.
Write, direct, perform and produce original pieces, based on your life and experiences, in a show each year at UCSB as well as other venues where we perform and share our work.
FEMST 240. Transnational Feminisms
(4) RUPP
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
An intensive reading course on diverse manifestations of feminism and women's movements around the globe.
FEMST 246. Women of Color Resisting Violence
(4) CHANG
Enrollment Comments: Students interested in taking this course should contact the instructor prior to registration and submit a statement of interest.
This is a study of women of color and other marginalized women's experiences of psychological, sexual, physical, social, economic and legal violence, and our personal and collective resistance to these forms of violence in intimate relationships and in broader society.
FEMST 250AAZZ. Feminist Theories
(4) BORIS, HERNANDEZ, TOMLINSON
An intensive reading course in feminist theories. Topics may vary.
FEMST 250DD. Feminist Theories
FEMST 260. Feminist Research Methods
(4) HARTHORN, OAKS
Examines feminist methodologies for knowledge construction and interdisciplinary social research. Includes practicum on central feminist methods such as ethnography, interviewing, focus groups and oral histories. Considers usefulness of quantitative tools. Develops research proposals for students' own graduate research projects.
FEMST 270. Feminist Epistemologies
(4) BORIS, OAKS
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Acquaints students with the scope and range of feminist epistemological critiques across disciplines and pursues issues relevant to problematizing of knowledge seeking, such as theories of agency rooted in gender, race, class, and sexuality.
FEMST 280. Research Practicum
(4) STAFF
A cross-disciplinary seminar in which fundamental questions in contemporaryfeminist research practice are considered in light of students own graduateprojects.
FEMST 280A. Research Seminar
(4) STAFF
A seminar to provide experience in the research, writing, and critique of scholarly papers based on original research in the interdisciplinary area of feminist studies. Students will either develop a research proposal or work on a M.A. thesis, dissertation proposal, dissertation chapter, or article.
FEMST 280B. Research Seminar
(4) STAFF
A seminar to provide experience in the research, writing, and critique of scholarly papers based on original research in the interdisciplinary area of feminist studies. Students who have taken FEMST 280A will complete the research project, and other students will work on a M.A. thesis, dissertation proposal, dissertation chapter, or article.
FEMST 501. Apprentice Teaching in Women's Studies
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Teaching assistant.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit.
Students will receive faculty supervision as they lead discussion sections, assist in the preparation and evaluation of exams, and advise on written assignments. Attention will be given to the challenges posed by multidisciplinary materials and perspectives. Weekly meetings with instructor required.
FEMST 592. Nanotechnology Social Research Lab
(2-4) HARTHORN
Repeat Comments: Student may repeat course based on variable research group duration.
Course provides weekly instruction, discussion, training, reading, and research writing for graduate researchers engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary and intersectional research on nanotechnology in society.
FEMST 594AAZZ. Special Topics in Women's Studies
(4) STAFF
Special seminar on research topics of current interest.
FEMST 594BE. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594BT. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594EB. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594EH. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594GC. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594HC. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594HE. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594HT. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594LO. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594LR. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594PT. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594SG. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594TB. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 594TM. Special Topics in Women's Studies
FEMST 595. Conversations for Change
(1-2) BORIS, STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Repeat Comments: PhD students should enroll in colloquium each quarter they are in residence, up to five years.
Colloquium series in which Feminist Studies PhD students attend lectures and engage in discussion of topics central to the discipline and participate in professional development activities, such as presenting papers, evaluating arguments, and advancing interdisciplinary knowledge.
FEMST 596AAZZ. Directed Reading and Research
(2-8) STAFF
Prerequisite: Instructor approval; current graduate enrollment.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit with approval of program chair.
Individual tutorial relevant to M.A. or Ph.D projects. Plan of study must be approved by program chair.
FEMST 596AF. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596AG. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596EH. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596LO. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596LR. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596SG. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596SS. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 596ST. Directed Reading and Research
FEMST 597AAZZ. Independent Study for PhD Examinations
(2-12) STAFF
Independent study for PhD Examinations
FEMST 597AF. Independent Study for PhD Examinations
FEMST 597AG. Independent Study for PhD Examinations
FEMST 599AAZZ. M.A. Thesis or PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation
(2-12) STAFF
M.A. Thesis or PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation
FEMST 599AF. M.A. Thesis or PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation
FEMST 599AG. M.A. Thesis or PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation
FEMST 599AI. M.A. Thesis or PhD Dissertation Research and Preparation