Associate Professor Holly Barbaccia, Program Coordinator

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Pawling Hall 116
Georgetown College
400 East College Street
Georgetown, KY 40324

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The interdisciplinary minor in Women’s Studies enhances students’ liberal arts educations by emphasizing the experiences and contributions of women from diverse historical and contemporary cultures. Students who graduate with a mi-nor in Women’s Studies will:

use the critical methods and approaches associated with Women’s Studies in classes from a variety of disciplines;

articulate an understanding of the diversity of women’s contributions, perspectives, and experiences within and across various cultures, past and present;

conduct upper-level research in issues related to women and/or sex/gender.


Interdisciplinary Minor

Twenty-one hours required consisting of WST 211, WST 341, and WST 450 and an additional twelve semester hours 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 Women’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; and WST 470. Students may petition the Director of Women’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 an emphasis on women or gender, independent studies, topics courses, Honors seminars, Honors theses, senior theses, tutorials, and new departmental offerings.


112. Women and Culture: An Introduction. (3 hours) A chronological, inter-disciplinary survey of women’s major cultural and artistic contributions. Offered only as a Foundations 112 course. Prerequisite: FDN 111.                As needed


211. Introduction to Women’s Studies. (3 hours) An interdisciplinary study of women and gender viewed through historical and contemporary readings. Emphasizes analysis of new and traditional representations and interpretations of women’s experiences.         As needed


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

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450. Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies. (3 hours) Senior research seminar for students minoring in women’s studies. Non-minors may take the course with the approval of the program coordinator. Prerequisite: WST 211.       As needed


470. Topics. (3 hours)                                                                                      As needed