Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. Students and Faculty should log in to workday.simmons.edu and view the live course listings for the current semester. The current semester listings below are updated weekly. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 11/28/2022 08:02PM

Women's & Gender Studies

WGST 111 - Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Examines LGBT identity, sexuality, gender, politics, and culture from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including history, sociology, philosophy, and science.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Briana Martino
4
TBD

WGST 204 - Roots of Feminism

Explores the historic roots of the demand for political, social, and economic justice for women. Studies the development of feminist theory and activism through comparative analysis. Emphasizes the diversity of feminist thought and how successive generations have revised the meaning of feminist theory and practice.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Tatiana M.F. Cruz
4
TBD

WGST 216 - Women and Gender in U.S. History: Since 1890

Studies women's lives and roles from 1890 to the present. Examines women's experiences in households and families, at work, and in diverse communities. Focuses on racial, class, ethnic, and regional differences among women. Also explores changing definitions of femininity and masculinity. Course materials include a wide range of primary documentary and visual sources as well as historical essays.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Laura Prieto
4
TBD

WGST 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Laura Prieto
4
TBD

WGST 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required. A formal thesis proposal should be submitted in the semester prior to commencing thesis research. Successful completion of WGST-350 Independent Study required before registering for WGST-355.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Laura Prieto
4
TBD

WGST 360 - Seminar in the History of Women and Gender: Queer Histories

Consent of department required. Enrollment normally open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Offers advanced studies in the history of women's experience and the construction of gender. Each semester, draws upon one of a series of revolving themes, including gender and consumer culture; women and education; gender and war; women, work and professionalization; and the suffrage movement.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Sarah Leonard
4
TBD
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