Women's Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

Women’s Studies is devoted to the critical interrogation of gender’s role in structuring individual experience. Women’s Studies also examines gender’s impact on the global distribution of economic and political opportunity in specific historical and social contexts. Women’s Studies’ students will be able to engage with a variety of different theoretical and political feminist positions, and demonstrate an awareness of feminist scholarship in at least two disciplines, as well as the relationship between Women’s Studies and feminist scholarship in other disciplines. Students will learn the theories underlying feminism(s) as well as the skills necessary to effectively communicate them.

Degree Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

WS 101Women in Contemporary Society

3

WS 240Women, Race and Class

3

WS 285Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives of Women

3

WS 350Feminist Theory

3

Choose six credits from the following courses:

Courses should be chosen from among the following and other courses approved by the Women's Studies Committee:

WS 300History of Feminism

3

WS 320Representations of Women in Popular Culture

3

WS 380Histories and Politics of Homosexuality

3

WS 395Topics in Women's Studies

3

WS 422Directed Studies

1 - 3

WS 448Women's Studies Seminar

3

WS 460Feminist Legal Studies

3

WS 492Internship

2 - 10

AFS 102The Black Woman in America

3

AFS 230Black Women in Literature

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

APCE 468Psychology of Women

2

ART 390Women Artists

3

ECON 304Economics of Gender

3

ENG 239Topics in Women's Literature

3

ENG 335World Literature By and About Women

3

HIST 347United States Women's History to 1877

3

HIST 348United States Women's History Since 1877

3

HIST 391Women, Men, and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe

3

HIST 392Women, Men and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HUM 231Images of Women in Literature and the Arts

3

MAS 395Topics in Gender Issues

3

NURS 200Women's Health Care

3

PSCI 207Women and Politics

3

SOC 221Sociology of Gender

3

SOC 322Women and Aging

3

SOC 423Violence and the Family

3

NOTES: In all cases, a student's program in Women's Studies will be developed individually with each student by the coordinator or other members of the Women's Studies faculty. Each student's program must include at least 6 hours of coursework at the 300-400 level.

Each student should register with the coordinator to receive bulletins about general meetings, special programs scheduled and new courses approved by the Women's Studies Committee.