Women's Studies, Minor
The various courses offered in the Women’s Studies minor examine the status and roles of women, past and present, stressing women’s special contributions to culture and society, and as agents of social change. The Women’s Studies minor enhances preparedness in such careers as business management, counseling, education, health care, law, psychology, sociology, social work, and others. For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Ninivaggi.
A minimum of 18 hours is required. These may be chosen from:
|AR244||Women in Film||3|
|AR310||Women, Art & Society||3|
|HST210||Women in America||3|
|WS/AN100||Dialogue & Diversity: Race & Privilege||1|
|WS/RS201||Women & Religion||3|
|WS/RS213||Women & the Bible||3|
|WS/EN217||Women in Literature I||3|
|WS/EN218||Women in Literature II||3|
|WS/PS242||Psychology of Gender||3|
|WS280||Selected Topics in Women's Studies||3|
|WS315/IH310||Integrative Women's Health||3|
|WS311||Shaping Lives: Women & Gender||3|
|WS/BU318||Women's Leadership Styles||3|
|WS/ES320||Gender in Sports||3|
|WS/CJ325||Gender & Crime||3|
|WS/SP350||Hispanic Women in Life & Literature||3|
|WS/AN370||Women and Work||3|
Special topics courses related to women. Courses in the minor may also be used to meet applicable requirements in General Education or in the student’s major(s) or other minor(s).
Please consult the academic departments section for course descriptions and any prerequisites.
This course gives the students the opportunity to explore the discipline of women's studies in depth. Special areas of study will be based on student interest. One topic will be explored intensively for the total course content. The course may be repeated for the majoring or minoring student when differing topics are offered.
This interdisciplinary course considers gender as both a critical field of inquiry and as a social construct that influences experiences, relationships, and outcomes of women in society. The course is organized around three main themes: (1) foundations for understanding women and gender; (2) the six institutions that impact and are impacted by women (e.g., work, education, politics); and (3) leadership and activism. Emphasis on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and social class.
Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.