Women’s Studies incorporates interdisciplinary concepts and methods and questions masculine biases across the disciplines.
Women’s studies courses look at contemporary and historical research about and creative productions by women; raise new questions which are relevant to women in global culture; question sex role relationships and basic social assumptions regarding women’s roles; and encourage students and faculty to do research and creative productions about women and issues that affect women.
Women’s Studies Minor
Requirements: The women’s studies program offers an introductory course, a course in feminist theory, and a course in global perspectives. Students who would like to minor in women’s studies should first enroll in level 1 courses, in the order in which they appear below, before moving on to level 2 courses, which are cross-listed in various departments and programs.
The women’s studies program requests that the two cross-listed courses not be from the same discipline/department and that the student also complete one women’s studies elective. Under this structure, the total credits needed for the minor in women’s studies is 18. A certificate is granted upon completion.
Level 1: Required Core Women’s Studies Courses
WS 104: Introduction to Women’s Studies 3 credits
WS/EN 233: Visions of Social Change: Global Women’s Writing (CC 100, CC 101, and CC 102 are prerequisites for the course) 3 credits
WS 320: Feminist Theories (WS 104, CC 100, CC 101, and CC 102 are prerequisites for the course) 3 credits
Level 2: Required Cross-listed Women’s Studies Courses
Two cross-listed courses from different disciplines/fields total 6 credits
Level 2: Required Women’s Studies Elective
One women’s studies elective; this course can be a cross-listed course 3 credits
Women’s Studies Courses
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