Women's Studies Courses

We offer a wide range of engaging courses that meet our student learning objectives (SLOs). The SLOs for these undergraduate courses are:

  1. Ability to engage in critical thinking and meta-cognition.
  2. Evidence of mastery of key concepts in Women's Studies, including the social construction of gender; sexuality/gender connections; intersectionalities among gender, race, class and other vectors of power and identity; social stratification.
  3. Ability to apply interdisciplinarity to area of focus/study.
  4. Evidence of superior writing ability.
  5. Evidence of superior oral communication skills.
  6. Ability to apply gender analysis in an Pacific-Asian context.
  7. Ability to connect the classroom with "real world" feminist issues.
  8. Evidence of mastery of key concepts pertaining to men and masculinities.

Note:
Highlighted courses satisfy the gender/race & ethnicity in transnational perspective requirement.

For complete course descriptions, please visit the UH Manoa website.

For course availability, please visit the UH Manoa website.

Course Credits Title
WS 151 3 Introduction to Women's Studies
WS 175 3 History of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Global Perspectives to 1500 CE
WS 176 3 History of Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Global Perspective, 1500 CE to the Present
WS 200 3 Culture, Gender, and Appearance
WS 202 3 Psychology of Gender 
WS 230 3 Women and Sport
WS 245 3 Women Writers of World Literature
WS 257 3 Sexual Identity in Literature
WS 304 3 Women, War, and the Military
WS 305 3 Women and Health
WS 306 3 Indigenous Women's Health
WS 311 3 U.S. Women's History
WS 315 3 Sex and Gender
WS 318 3 Women and Social Policy
WS 339 3 South Asian Migrants: Culture and Politics
WS 345 3 20th-Century Literature by Women
WS 346 3 20th-Century Chinese Women Writers
WS 350 3 Sex Differences in the Life Cycle
WS 351 3 Women, Ideas, and Society
WS 356 3 Women and Religion
WS 360 3 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai'i
WS 361 3 Seminar: Women and International Development
WS 362 3 Sociology of Gender
WS 375 3 Women and the Media
WS 381 3 Gender, Sexuality and Literature
WS 384 3 Women and Politics
WS 390 3 Gender and Race in U.S. Society
WS 392 3 Sexualities
WS 399 V Directed Reading
WS 400 3 Food, Body, and Women: Analysis of Biopolitics
WS 410 3 Gender and Politics in U.S.-Okinawa Relations
WS 414 3 Women in Drama and Theater
WS 418 3 Women and Work
WS 419 3 Feminist Issues in Philosophy
WS 424 3 Gender, Sexuality, and Cyberspace
WS 430 3 Seminar in the Biology of Women
WS 434 3 Women and Madness
WS 435 3 Women and Crime
WS 436 3 Gender, Justice and Law
WS 437 3 Gender and Violence: Transnational Feminist Analyses
WS 438 3 Gender and Environmental Philosophy
WS 439 3 Feminist Theory 
WS 440 3 Feminist Methods and Research
WS 444 3 Gender and Consumption in a Global World
WS 445 3 U.S. Women's Literature and Culture 
WS 446 3 Gender Violence Over the Lifecycle
WS 452 3 Marriage and Family: Feminist Perspective 
WS 453 3 Gender Issues in Education 
WS 456 3 Politics of Men and Masculinity in U.S. Culture
WS 460 3 Feminism, Nation and Empire
WS 462 3 Asian Women 
WS 463 3 Gender Issues in Asian Society 
WS 481 3 Women and Film
WS 483 3 Studies in Literature and Sexuality and Gender 
WS 492 3 Women and Revolution
WS 495 3 Selected Topics
WS 496 3 Teaching Women's Studies
WS 602 3 Transnational Feminist Teaching and Research
WS 610 1 Faculty Seminar Series
WS 612 3 Women in American Culture
WS 613 3 Feminist Research and Methods of Inquiry
WS 615 3 Feminist Theory 
WS 620 3 Feminism and Its "Others"
WS 623 3 Topics in Feminist Social Policy Research
WS 650 2 Research in Feminist Studies: Capstone Experience
WS 699 V Directed Reading and Research
WS 753 3 Research Seminar in Chinese Literature