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. Demonstrated ability to engage in critical and interdisciplinary thinking, analysis, and problem solving through effective written and oral communication.
  2. Evidence of ability to integrate key concepts in Women's Studies, including the social construction of gender; intersectionalities among gender, sexuality, race, class and other vectors of power and identity; social stratification; and how these issues manifest in a Pacific-Asia context in written and oral work.
  3. Demonstrated ability to connect the classroom with "real world" feminist issues through active engagement in citizenship and civic participation.

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