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GWSS 244 – Indigenous Feminisms with Dr. Jeanette Bushnell

Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-1:20 in Smith 102. SLN: 14583

This course covers historic and developing ideas about indigeneity and feminism as they interconnect to create Indigenous Feminisms. Participants will learn how specific groups of indigenous women around the globe address societal and individual issues such as identity, human rights, sovereignty, economics, justice and sustenance.

The class will be mostly discussion with guests, film and a final of shared indigenous food from around the globe.

Required readings are:

Trask, Haunani-Kay. From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii.
Maracle, Lee. I am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism.
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen. Talkin’ up to the White Woman: Aboriginal Women and Feminism.
Browdy de Hernandez, Jennifer (et al) eds. African Women Writing Resistance

Contact Dr. Jeanette Bushnell at for more information.

Professor Gail Stygall is offering her course on legal discourse, writing, and rhetoric in winter quarter.

ENGL 473 “Legal Discourse, Writing, and Rhetoric”
Professor Gail Stygall
SLN 13738
Tues/Thurs 9:30 – 11:20

This course provides an introduction to the study of law from linguistic and rhetorical perspectives, with a focus on writing and legal documents. We will explore legal language in civil and criminal contexts, read from trial transcripts, hear from an expert in legal writing, and, I hope, visit a court. We will also read about the lawyer’s role and becoming a lawyer. Assignments will include analyses of legal documents, presentation of legal cases, and a final paper analyzing an important legal decision from a linguistic or rhetorical perspective.

Recommended preparation: interest in the law.

Class assignments and grading: primarily written papers and one presentation.

This is a terrific opportunity for pre-law students and is open to seniors in any major!

QUEER 101 is now offered Winter Quarter on Fridays from 11:30-1:20 in Paccar 492

Queer 101 is a 2 credit focus group offered through the Q Center. It is a discussion based class centered around sexuality and gender as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* issues. This class is for anyone at any level of exposure to these topics.

Queer 101 is listed under CHID 496 L and will be listed as a CHID focus group on both your transcript and schedule. The SLN number is 12248. If you have questions email

Everyone is encouraged to register.

Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

  • Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bio-science courses?
  • Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
  • Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
  • Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Biology Fellows will participate in BIOL 106 during Winter Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps Biology Fellows define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

“We got the sense that the best way was to study to understand it from our own interests as scientists. And that’s what I do now in my other classes–study as a scientist, to learn because of my interests and to put that information into the things I already know. It was a message that that’s important, and you can keep it in mind. It inspires you.” — BIOL 106 Student

Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited:

Apply HERE!

We hope that you will consider applying!