Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines our awareness of gender, and the way its construction affects our daily lives. WST broadens the liberal arts education of female and male students by highlighting the economic, political, religious, cultural, and social experiences and contributions of women. The course of study offers a multi-cultural, global perspective.

Interdisciplinary Minor

Twenty-one semester hours consisting of WST 211, 341, 450 and an additional 12 semester hours selected from: ART 470, COMM 329, ENG 428, HIS 111, HIS 310, HIS 475, PHI 370, POS 333, PSY 337, PSY 350, REL 377, and SOC 450. Students may substitute appropriate departmental topics courses with approval of program coordinator.


Course Offerings

211. Introduction to Women’s Studies. (3 hours) Effects of gender on women’s personal, professional, and public lives viewed through historical and contemporary readings; analysis of new and traditional interpretations of female experience. Fall and Spring

341. Women in the Christian Tradition. (3 hours) Same as REL 341.

450. Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies. (3 hours) Research and field experience designed to broaden theoretical context in a capstone setting for students minoring in women’s studies and others with approval of program coordinator. Prerequisite: WST 211. Odd Springs