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Cluster: Women's Studies (No longer offered as of fall 2012)

The Women’s Studies cluster and the Sexualities cluster are ended and replaced by a single cluster – Gender and Sexualities cluster.  Those previously in these clusters may take the following pathways to complete this new cluster:

  • A student who has Sexualities or Women’s Studies SINQ can meet the cluster course requirements by taking one or more courses from the Gender and Sexualties cluster.

  • A student who has already taken Sexualities or Women’s Studies SINQ, but still needs additional SINQs to meet UNST requirements, may count Gender and Sexualties SINQ as one of their options.

  • A student who has taken previously approved cluster courses listed in Sexuality or Women’s Studies cluster may use those courses to meet the Gender and Sexualties cluster course requirements.

  • A student who has taken previously approved cluster courses listed in Sexualities or Women’s Studies, but still need to take the connected SINQ, may meet the SINQ requirements by taking the Gender and Sexualties SINQ.

  • Other cases will be resolved on a case by case basis.  Students should not be disadvantaged by having to take additional University Studies requirements because of this programmatic change.
  • A student can only count Gender and Sexualities SINQ once to meet the UNST requirements.

Cluster: Women's Studies (No longer offered as of fall 2012)

The field of Women's Studies originated as an interdisciplinary effort to uncover women's experience past and present. Today, the field focuses on gender as a category of analysis and explores the impact of gender on all areas of social life. Although feminist scholarship is diverse in terms of methods and theoretical frameworks, its common basis lies in this focus on gender difference and issues of inequality organized around gender. This focus is central to all courses in this cluster.

Cluster Coordinator: Sally McWilliams
Office: XSB 143
Phone: 503-725-8476
E-mail: s.mcwilliams@pdx.edu

Sophomore Inquiry: Introduction to Women's Studies

(UNST 280)

In this course students analyze the varieties of women's experience in contemporary American society, consider how gender relations may be changing, and investigate the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our lives as women and men. Feminist thinking within and across academic disciplines frames the exploration of these topics. Attention is paid to relations of inequality organized along lines of race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation as well as gender.

This SINQ leads to the Women's Studies Cluster.

Approved Cluster Courses:

Academic Year 11-12

*Courses listed below are all Approved Cluster Courses.  Please refer to the PSU Class Schedule for courses offered for the term.

ArH / WS 429U Women in the Visual Arts I (Crosslisted withWS 429U)
ArH / WS 430U Women in the Visual Arts II (Crosslisted with WS 430U)
ArH / WS 431U Women in the Visual Arts III (Crosslisted with WS 431U)
ArH / WS 432U Issues in Gender and Art (Crosslisted with WS 432U)
BI 343U Genes and Society
BST / HST / WS 410U Women in African History (Crosslisted with HST/WS 410U)
BST 419U African American Women in the US
CCJ 370U
Women, Crime and Justice
CHLA 303U
Chicana/Latina Experience
COMM / WS 337U
Communication and Gender (Crosslisted with WS 337U) 
COMM / TA / WS 410U
Gender and Difference in Popular Media (Crosslisted with TA/WS 410U)
COMM / WS / PSY 410U
Women in Contemporary Film (Crosslisted with WS/PSY 410U)
COMM / WS 452U
Gender and Race in the Media (Crosslisted with WS 452U)
COMM / TA / WS 457U
The Language of Violence (Crosslisted with TA/WS 457U)
EC / WS 417U
Women in the Economy (Crosslisted with WS 417U)
EC 419U
Economics of Race and Ethnicity
ELP / WS 455U
Gender and Education (Crosslisted with WS 455U)
ENG / WS 372U Topics in Literature, Gender, and Sexuality (Crosslisted with WS 372U)
FL / INTL / WS 331U 
Women in the Middle East (Crosslisted with INTL/WS 331U)
HON 407U / SCI 359U
Biopolitics (Crosslisted with SCI 359U)
HST / WS 340U
Women and Gender in America (to 1865) (Crosslisted with WS 340U)
HST 341U
Women and Gender in America (1865 to present)
HST 342U
Women and Gender in America (1920 to present)
HST 343U
American Family History
HST 352U
European Women's History to 1700
HST / WS / BST 410U
Women in African Hisotry (Crosslisted with WS/BST 410U)
INTL / WS / FL 331U
Women in the Middle East (Crosslisted with WS/FL 331U)
PHE 452U
Gender, Race, Class and Health
PHL / WS 312U
Feminist Philosophy (Crosslisted with WS 312U)
PS 380U
Women and Politics
PS 425U / WS 424U
Women and the Law (Crosslisted with WS 424U)
SY / WS 310U
Psychology of Women (Crosslisted with WS 310U)
PSY 431U / WS 410U
Psychology of Men and Masculinity (Crosslisted with WS 410U)
PSY / WS / COMM 410U
Women in Contemporary Film (Crosslisted with WS/COMM 410U)
PSY / WS 479U
Women and Organizational Psychology (Crosslisted with WS 479U)
SCI / WS 347U Science, Gender & Social Context I (Crosslisted with WS 347U)
SCI / WS 348U
Science, Gender & Social Context II (Crosslisted with WS 348U)
SCI 359U / HON 407U
Biopolitics (Crosslisted with HON 407U)
SCI / WS 365U
The Science of Women's Bodies (Crosslisted with WS 365U)
TA / WS / COMM 410U
Gender and Difference in Popular Media (Crosslisted with WS/COMM 410U)
TA / WS / COMM 457U
The Language of Violence (Crosslisted with WS/COMM 457U)
TA 469U
Women Theater and Society
TUR 331U
Women and Gender in Turkey
WS 306U
Global Gender Issues
WS / PSY 310U
Psychology of Women (Crosslisted with PSY 310U)
WS / PHL 312U
Feminist Philosophy (Crosslisted with PHL 312U)
WS 330U
Women of Color in the U.S.
WS / FL / INTL 331U
Women in the Middle East (Crosslisted with FL/INTL 331U)
WS / COMM 337U
Communication and Gender (Crosslisted with COMM 337U)
WS / HST 340U
Women and Gender in America (US to 1865) (Crosslisted with HST 340U)
WS / HST 341U
Women and Gender in America (1865 to present) (Crosslisted with HST 341U)
WS / HST 342U
Women and Gender in America (1920 to present) (Crosslisted with HST 342U)
WS / HST 343U
American Family History (Crosslisted with HST 343U)
WS / SCI 347U
Science, Gender and Social Context I (Crosslisted with SCI 347U)
WS / SCI 348U
Science, Gender and Social Context II (Crosslisted with SCI 348U)
WS 360U
Introduction to Queer Studies
WS 365U
The Science of Women's Bodies
WS / ENG 372U
Topics in Literature Gender & Sexuality (Crosslisted with ENG 372U)
WS 380U
Women and Politics
WS / ENG 399U
Contemporary Women Writers (Crosslisted with ENG 399U)
WS / COMM / TA 410U
Women in Contemporary Film (Crosslisted with COMM/TA 410U)
WS 410U / PSY 431U
Psychology of Men and Masculinity (Crosslisted with PSY 431U)
WS 410U
Women, Creativity & Healing
WS / COMM / TA 410U
Gender and Difference in Popular Media (Crosslisted with COMM/TA 410U)
WS / BST / HST 410U
Women in African History (Crosslisted with BST/HST 410U)
WS / EC 417U
Women in the Economy (Crosslisted with EC 417U)
WS 424U / PS 425U
Women and the Law (Crosslisted with PS 425U)
WS / ArH 429U
Women in the Visual Arts I (Crosslisted with ArH 429U)
WS / ArH 430U
Women in the Visual Arts II (Crosslisted with ArH 430U)
WS / ArH 431U
Women in the Visual Arts III (Crosslisted with ArH 431U)
WS / ArH 432U
Issues in Gender and Art (Crosslisted with ArH 432U)
WS / COMM 452U
Gender and Race in the Media (Crosslisted with COMM 452U)
WS / ELP 455U
Gender and Education (Crosslisted with ELP 455U)
WS / COMM / TA 457U
The Language of Violence (Crosslisted with COMM/TA 457U)
WS / SCI 365U
The Science of Women's Bodies (Crosslisted with SCI 365U)
WS 470U
Asian American Women’s Studies
WS / PSY 479U
Women and Organizational Psychology (Crosslisted with PSY 479U)