The Women’s Studies Program comprises various courses, many of which are cross-listed in other departments and programs, such as Art History,Â Communications,Â English, History, MCLC, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. We provide minors and non-minorsÂ opportunities to pursue their interests in women’s issues, feminism, and sex/gender in a wide range of introductory, interdisciplinary, and upper-level classes. Many Women’s Studies courses also carry Cultural Awareness flags.
The interdisciplinary minor consists of twenty-one hours.Â The following three courses (nine hours) areÂ required:
- WST 211 Introduction to Women’s Studies;
- WST 341 Women in the Christian Tradition;
- WST 450 Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies.
An additional twelve semester hours (four courses) are selected from:
- ART 470 Special Topics in Art History (when offered as Women and Art);
- COMM 329 Gender and Communication;
- ENG 428 Women and Writing;
- HIS 470 Topics in History (when offered as Womenâ€™s History);
- PHI 370 Topics in Philosophy (when offered as Feminist Philosophy);*
- POS 333 Women and Politics;
- PSY 337 Psychology of Women;*
- PSY 350 Relationships;*
- SOC 390 Gender and Society;
- SPA 329 Hispanic Women Writers;*
- WST 112 Women and Culture: An Introduction;
- WST 470 Topics.
* These courses have a prerequisite.
Topics courses may be re-taken for credit as long as they are sufficiently different in content. Finally, students may petition the Director of Womenâ€™s Studies to apply towards their minor courses not listed here that have a substantial emphasis on women and/or sex/gender, including but not limited to relevant sections of FDN 112, sections of courses with a “women’s emphasis,” independent studies, topics courses, Honors seminars, Honors theses, senior theses, tutorials, and new departmental offerings.