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SCGSJ Fall 2021 Course Highlights

Introductory Courses

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The School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice consists of four disciplines, African American & Diaspora Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, and Latina/o Studies. The School also offers a Queer Studies minor. Each semeseter each of these disciplines offers introductory courses that provide students with a firm grounding in issues related to race, gender and sexuality, and social justice in particular socio-historical contexts.

Click here to learn more about our introductory courses.

New Courses

The SCGSJ is excited to offer two new courses this fall. Please click on the images for more information about each course.


Introduction to Asian American Studies



Cross Cultural Place & Identity

Upper Division Courses

The upper division SCGSJ courses allow students to develop depth and breadth in a range of areas from an interdisciplinary and interrelational perspective. The skills learned and perspectives gained from these courses enhance a student's learning and ability to enage with and transform their communities and society, regardless of what their major focus might be.
While our courses often fill quickly, those with significant enrollment capacity are marked with an asterix. Click on the name of a highlighted course to obtain a full course description.

Contemporary Issues

  • American Indians in Contemporary Society
  • Cross Cultural Place & Identity*
  • Ecofeminism
  • Gender & Society
  • Gender, Race, & Economics
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity & Media
  • Rhetoric and Social Justice
  • Social Justice in the 21 Century
  • Women, Gender, & Migration

Language, History, & Culture

Literature & the Arts

  • Introduction to African American Literature
  • Mexican American Literature
  • Queer Life through Memoir*
  • Slavery & Freedom
  • Victorian Women

Philosophy & Religion

  • Traditional African Religion
  • Gender & Religion
  • Women & Islam

Politics, Law, & Advocacy

Theory, Methods, & Analysis

  • Feminist Theories
  • Feminist Theoretical Perspectives (Graduate Course only)
  • Methods of Social Justice

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