A major in women's studies consists of 11 courses, 30-31 hours of course credit in women’s studies: five required courses and six others. Of these six, only two may be electives. A women’s studies course is exclusively focused on issues of women and gender; an elective focuses at least half of its material on issues of women and gender.
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies
Courses with Historical Emphasis (one course to take)WMST/HIST 250 - Women in European HistoryARTH/CLAS 219 - Images of Women in Ancient ArtARTH 240 - Women in the ArtsRELS 271 - Women in ReligionRELS 274 - Women and Christianity
Courses with Theoretical emphasis (one course to take)PHIL 308 Feminist TheoryWMST 308 Comparative Feminist TheoriesENGL 381 Feminist CriticismSOC 340 Gender Sex and Society
Experiential courses (two courses, choosing one of the following options):Research option: WMST 300 and 301Internship option: WMST 300 and 455Field Studies option: WMST 300 and 450
Majors must have completed WMST 300 satisfactorily (i.e. with a 2.0 minimum grade) to take WMST 301, 450, or 455. Majors must also take six additional courses; only two may be electives.
Double majors may elect to substitute a capstone outside of WMST for the WMST capstone.Education minors may elect to substitute three hours of student teaching for the WMST capstone. In both cases, students must take WMST 300 and complete any additional hours towards the 30-31 hours for the major. Additional hours towards this amount must be WMST courses above the 200 level.
Women's Studies Courses:
ARTH 219 - Images of Women in Ancient ArtARTH 240 - Women in the ArtsBIOL 136 - Discovering Women in the Biological SciencesENGL 271 - Writing Women's LivesENGL 450 - Commonwealth Women WritersFLET 205 - Women in AntiquityFLET 271 - Women in French Literature: 17th to 20th CenturiesFLET 272 - Women in French FilmPHIL 225 - Women's NaturePHIL 308 - Feminist TheoryPSYC 135 - Psychology of GenderRELS 271 - Women and ReligionRELS 273 - Women in the BibleRELS 274 - Women and ChristianitySOCI 340 - Gender, Sex, and SocietyWMST 101 - Introduction to Women's StudiesWMST 202 - Sex and CultureWMST 250 - Women in European HistoryWMST 282 - Women and DevelopmentWMST 300 - Topics in Women's Studies ResearchWMST 301 - Women's Studies Research ProjectWMST 308 - Comparative Feminist TheoriesWMST 326 - Gender & Change in the Maya DiasporaWMST 347 - Women and FilmWMST 361 - Gender Issues in CommunicationWMST 450 - Field Studies in Women's StudiesWMST 455 - Internship in Women's Studies
COMM 362 Media DiversityENGL 308 The Late Middle AgesENGL 337 Introduction to African-American LiteratureENGL 367 Post-1950 Canadian & Australian LiteratureENGL 368 Post-1950 African & Caribbean LiteratureFLET 227 The New German CinemaPHIL 280 Philosophy of SciencePHIL 305 Philosophy of EmotionPHIL 412 20th Century European PhilosophyPSYC 180 Prejudice, Privilege, and Social Transformations in South AfricaRELS 275 Liberation TheologyRELS 375 Christianity and SexualitySOCI 212 Sociology of the FamilySOCI 241 Racial and Ethnic RelationsSOCI 260 Health, Healing and Gender in Ghana
Women's Studies minor
A minor in women's studies consists of fifteen hours of course work in women's studies, two required courses and three others, only one of which may be an elective.
WMST 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies
Courses with Theoretical emphasis: (one course to take)
PHIL 308 Feminist TheoryWMST 308 Comparative Feminist TheoriesENGL 381 Feminist CriticismSOCI 340 Gender Sex and Society
Three additional courses, one of these may be an elective.