Santa Clara University

Gender, Sexuality & the Body

Facilitator: Linda Garber, Women's and Gender Studies Program

This Pathway allows students to explore cultural representations and social constructions of the gendered human body and sexuality. Because gender and sexuality are constructed through other categories such as ethnicity, age, and physically ability, courses will include a significant diversity component. And because the categories of gender and sexuality have occasioned both privilege and oppression, social justice will be emphasized as a theme across the Pathway.

Associated Courses

Anthropology
ANTH            157           Family and Culture (cross-listed with WGST 155)
ANTH            170           Women, Gender, and Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 144)
ANTH            187           Middle East: Gender & Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 120)

Art History
*ARTH         188           Women in the Visual Arts (cross-listed with WGST 156)

Biology
BIOL             28             Human Sexuality (cross-listed with PHSC 28)

Communication
*COMM       106G         Gender, Health, and Sexuality  (cross-listed with WGST 140)
*COMM       156A         Health Communication

Classics
CLAS            63             Ancient Eros:  Sex and Religion in Ancient Greece
CLAS            180           Ancient and Modern Laughter (cross-listed with ENGL 162 [topic: Ancient and Modern Laughter] and THTR 182A])
CLAS            185           Women in Ancient Greece (cross-listed with ENGL 186 and CLAS 186)
CLAS            186           Women in Ancient Rome (cross-listed with ENGL 186 and CLAS 185)


English
ENGL            67             U.S. Gay and Lesbian Literature (cross-listed with WGST 34)
ENGL            69             Literature by Women Writers of Color (cross-listed with WGST 15)
ENGL            79G          Writing About Literature & Culture
ENGL            122           Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 134)
ENGL            122AW     Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 134AW)
ENGL            125           Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism (cross-listed with WGST 163)
ENGL            153           Studies in Global Gay and Lesbian Cultures (cross-listed with WGST 122)
ENGL            156           Interdisciplinary Gay and Lesbian Studies (cross-listed with WGST 136)
ENGL            158G        Native American Women Writers
ENGL            162           Studies in Comparative Literature - topic: Ancient and Modern Laughter (cross-listed with CLAS 180 and THTR 182A)
ENGL            186           Women in Antiquity (cross-listed with CLAS 185 or 186)

Ethnic Studies
ETHN            154           Women of Color in U.S. (cross-listed with WGST 112)
ETHN            141           Asian American Women 

History
HIST              84             Women in American Society (cross-listed with WGST 57)
HIST              116S         Sex and Gender in the Era of High Imperialism (formerly HIST 116)
HIST              119           Sex, Family, and Crime in Mediterranean Europe, 1300-1800
HIST              133           History of Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 137)
HIST              136           Gender/Race/Class in 20th Century Europe (cross-listed with WGST 172)
HIST              150           Gender and Sexuality in East Asia (cross-listed with WGST 126)
HIST              177           Gays and Lesbians in United States History (cross-listed with WGST 138)
HIST              182           Sex and Family in American History (cross-listed with WGST 174)

Philosophy
PHIL              4A            Ethics and Gender (cross-listed with WGST 58)

Public Health
PHSC             28             Human Sexuality (cross-listed with WGST 33)

Religious Studies
*SCTR           26             Gender in Early Christianity (cross-listed with WGST 46)
*SCTR           39             Biblical Women and Power (cross-listed with WGST 47)
*SCTR           165R        RSS: Gender & Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation (cross-listed with WGST 148)
*TESP            79            Women in Christian Tradition
*TESP            139          Catholic Theology & Human Sexuality

Sociology
SOCI              157          Sociology of Family (cross-listed with WGST 182)

Theatre and Dance
DANC            66            Women in Dance History (cross-listed with DANC 166, WGST 62/162)
DANC            166          Women in Dance History (cross-listed with DANC 66, WGST 62/162)
THTR             151          Fashion, Politics & Issues of Gender (cross-listed with WGST 183)
THTR             182A       Ancient and Modern Laughter (cross-listed with CLAS 180 and ENGL 162 [topic: Ancient and Modern Laughter])

Women's Studies
WGST            15            Literature by Women Writers of Color (cross-listed with ENGL 69)
WGST            33            Human Sexuality (cross-listed with PHSC 28)
WGST            34            U.S. Gay and Lesbian Literature (cross-listed with ENGL 67)
WGST            46            Gender in Early Christianity (cross-listed with SCTR 26)
WGST            47            Biblical Women and Power (cross-listed with SCTR 39)
*WGST          48            Women in Christian Tradition (cross-listed with TESP 79)
WGST            50             Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
WGST            57             Women in American Society (cross-listed with HIST 84)
WGST            58              Ethics and Gender (cross-listed with PHIL 4A)
WGST            62              Women in Dance History (cross-listed with WGST 162, DANC 66/166)
WGST            76              Violence Against Women 
WGST            110            Native American Women Writers (cross-listed with ENGL 158G)
WGST            111            Asian American Women (cross-listed with ETHN 141)
WGST            120            Middle East: Gender & Sexuality (cross-listed with ANTH 187)
WGST            122            Studies in Global Gay and Lesbian Cultures (cross-listed with ENGL 153)
WGST            124            Sex and Gender in the Era of High Imperialism (cross-listed with HIST 116)
WGST            126            Gender and Sexuality in East Asia (cross-listed with HIST 150)
WGST            134             Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed with ENGL 122)
WGST            134AW       Film, Gender and Sexuality (cross-listed with ENGL 122AW)
WGST            136             Interdisciplinary Gay and Lesbian Studies (cross-listed with ENGL 156)
WGST            137             History of Sexuality (cross-listed with HIST 133)
WGST            138             Gays and Lesbians in United States History (cross-listed with HIST 177)
*WGST         140              Gender, Health, and Sexuality  (cross-listed with COMM 106G)
WGST            144             Women, Gender, and Sexuality (cross-listed with ANTH 170)
*WGST          148             RSS: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation (cross-listed with SCTR 165R)
*WGST          150             Catholic Theology & Human Sexuality (cross-listed with TESP 139)
WGST            155             Family and Culture (cross-listed with ANTH 157)
*WGST          156             Women in the Visual Arts (cross-listed with ARTH 188)
WGST            157             Women in Ancient Greece (cross-listed with CLAS 185 & ENGL 186)
WGST            162             Women in Dance History (cross-listed with WGST 62, DANC 66/166)
WGST            163              Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism (cross-listed with ENGL 125)
WGST            170              Sex, Family, and Crime in Mediterranean Europe, 1300-1800
                          (cross-listed with HIST 119)
WGST            172              Gender/Race/Class in 20th Century Europe (cross-listed with HIST 136)
WGST            174              Sex and Family in American History (cross-listed HIST 182)
*WGST          182              Sociology of Family (cross-listed with SCTR 165R)
WGST            183              Fashion, Politics, & Issues of Gender (cross-listed with THTR 151)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites