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Undergraduate Minor in Women’s Studies

(Brochure Excerpt)

The Women’s Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary,18-hour program that concentrates on the images and realities of women. Drawing on recent scholarship on women and gender, the Women’s Studies minor provides a flexible, coherent program that enables students to consider the significance of gender. On a personal level, courses in this program enhance the human potential of both men and women, because knowledge about how societies construct gender relations can encourage students to examine their own attitudes and behavior. On an academic level, a minor in Women’s Studies provides study of the ongoing scholarship about women and gender and offers students the opportunity for exciting intellectual growth. On a professional level, the minor provides a valuable specialty to prepare students for opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, counseling, education, government, health and medicine, human resources, law, politics, psychology, social work, and graduate studies. The Women’s Studies minor helps students recognize their opportunities in a rapidly changing society and flexibly complements any major.

The two required core classes are WS 3376: Images of Women and WS 3377: Realities of Women. They examine the images of women that are prevalent in Western culture (with examples being drawn from films, literature, visual arts, and popular music) as well as those topics and issues related to the realities of women’s lives.

The four elective courses may be selected from the following:

ANTH 3324 – Mexican American Culture HIST 3373 – Special Topics in American Women’s History
ANTH 3350 – Gender and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective HON 3392P – Technology, Gender and Bodies in Film
ANTH 3354 – Latin American Gender and Sexuality MC 4308- Women and Minorities in the Media
CJ 4326 – Women and Criminal Justice PHIL 3325 – Philosophy of Sex and Love
COMM 3328 – Communication and Gender PHIL 3333 – Feminist Theory
DVST 3301: Introduction to Diversity Studies POSI 4330 – Women in Politics
ENGL 3388 – Women and Literature PSY 3332 – Psychology of Women
ENGL 3392 – Women Writers of the Middle Ages SOCI 3350 – Men, Women, and Societies
HIST 3369Y – Black Women and Black Protest in America WS 4388 – Independent Research in Women’s Studies

Summer Courses:

WS All Courses

Women's Studies Undergraduate &
Graduate Minor Course Offerings
Summer 2013



Fall Courses:

WS All Courses Women's Studies Undergraduate & Graduate Minor, Course Offerings, Fall Flyer
WS 3376 Images of Women





Spring Courses:

WS  All Courses Women's Studies Undergraduate Minor, Course Offerings, Spring 2013 Flyer
WS 3377 Realities of Women, course description, Spring 2013