Minor

Minor

Minor in Gender and Women's Studies

Minor Requirements

The minor in Gender and Women’s Studies brings an additional perspective to any field of study. It consists of 22 hours of course work, including one required course, WMS 2000, Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies. Further credit hours should be selected from the WMS courses or the WMS approved electives listed below. Other courses concerning women and gender may be taken with the approval of the Director of Gender and Women’s Studies.

Required Courses

GWS 2000 - Introduction to Women’s Studies - This interdisciplinary core course in Women's Studies provides analytical frameworks for the study of gender and gender-defining institutions, focusing on women in American society. Course emphasizes approaches that study the diversity and similarity of women's experience across class, racial and ethnic groups. Credits: 4 hours

Remaining hours - The remaining 18 hours must be selected from the following WMS courses, or the list of approved electives.

GWS 1000 - Media and the Sexes - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 2010 - LGBT Studies - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 3000 - Working Women, Past and Present - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 3200 - Women, Multiculturalism and Social Change – Credits: 3 hours

GWS 3300 - Gender Issues in Education - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 3500 - Psych Perspectives on Gender – Credits: 3 hours

GWS 4100 - Special Topics - Variable topics in Women's Studies. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Credits: 3 hours

GWS 4400 - Internship Seminar - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 4980 - Independent Study – Credits: 1 to 4 hours

GWS 5000 - Seminar in Women’s Studies - May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Credits: 3 hours

GWS 5500 - Contemporary Feminist Theory - Credits: 3 hours

GWS 5980 - Reading in Women’s Studies - Credits: 1 to 4 hours

Approved electives

AFS 3100 - The Black Woman: Historical Perspective - Credits: 3 hours

AFS 3600 - Black Woman-Black Man Relationships - Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 3090 - Archeology of Inequality and Resistance - Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 3450 - Topics in Anthropology: Gender Issues* - May be repeated for credit with different topics. Credits: 3 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

ANTH 3600 - Sex, Gender, Culture - Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 5060 - Archeology of Gender - Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 5070 - Gender Theories - Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 5220 - Poverty, Power, and Privilege - . Credits: 3 hours

ANTH 5450 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Feminist Theory* - Topics will be announced each semester. (May be repeated for credit.) Credits: 3 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

ART 5210 - Topics in Art History: Women in Art* - Credits: 3 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

COM 3070 - Freedom of Expression - Credits: 3 hours

COM 4750 - Family Communication - Credits: 3 hours

COM 4790 - Female/Male Interaction (Also SOC 4790) - ECredits: 3 hours

ECON 3090 - Women and the Economy - Credits: 3 hours

ENGL 4100 - Special Topics in Literature* - Credits: 4 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

ENGL 4160 - Women in Literature - Credits: 4 hours

FCS 2050 - Topics in Consumer Res. and Technology: Women and Health* - Credits: 3 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

FCS 2100 - Intro to Human Sexuality - Credits: 3 hours

FCS 3150 - Global Ecology of the Family - Credits: 3 hours

FCS 3180 - Intimate Relationship - Credits: 3 hours

FCS 5680 - Gender, Culture, and Families - Credits: 3 hours

FREN 5100 - French/Francophone Culture - Credits: 3 hours

FREN 5600 - Advanced Readings in French - Credits: 3 hours

HIST 3160 - Women in American History - Credits: 3 hours

HIST 3360 - Women in European History - Credits: 3 hours

HIST 4320 - Women in America to 1870 - Credits: 3 hours

HIST 4330 - Women in U.S. History since 1870 - Continuation of HIST 4320. Credits: 3 hours

PADM 2000 - Intro to Nonprofit Leadership - Credits: 3 hours

PADM 3000 - Nonprofit Advancement - Credits: 3 hours

PADM 4000 - Seminar in Nonprofit Leadership - Credits: 3 hours

PHIL 3140 - Philosophy and Public Affairs - Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Credits: 3 hours

PHIL 3150 - Race and Gender Issues - Credits: 3 hours

PSCI 2700 - Political Topics: Women and Politics* - Credits: 1 to 3 hours *Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

PSCI 3410 - Politics Sub-Saharan Africa - Credits: 4 hours

PSCI 3460 - Women in Developing Countries – Credits: 4 hours

PSCI 4210 - Gender and Law - Credits: 3 hours

PSCI 4220 - Civil Liberties - Credits: 3 hours

PSCI 4410 - Issues in Comparative Politics - Credits: 3 hours

PSCI 4500 - Seminar in International and Comparative Politics - Credits: 3 hours

PSCI 4940 - Seminar in Political Science - Credits: 3 hours

REL 5110 - Women and Religion - Credits: 4 hours

SOC 1900 - Men and Women in Contemporary Society - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 3900 - Marriage and Family Relationships - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 4790 - Male/Female Interaction (also COM 4790) - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 4950 - Topics in Sociology and Criminal Justice* - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 5200 - Studies in Social Psychology – Credits: 3 hours

SOC 5620 - Victimology - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 5900 - Variable Topics in Sociology* - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 6050 - Studies in Social Problems - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 6640 - Studies in Criminology - Variable Topics* - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 6750 - Studies in Comparative Sociology* - Credits: 3 hours

SOC 6800 - Studies in Research Methodology - Credits: 3 hours

*Topics courses must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

Other courses concerned with women or gender issues must be approved by the Director of Gender and Women's Studies

 

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