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Graduate Women's and Gender Studies Minor

The graduate minor in Women and Gender Studies requires 9-15 semester credit hours. The Graduate College and the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies offer this interdisciplinary program that concentrates on the images and realities of women. Drawing on recent scholarship about women and gender, this minor provides a flexible, coherent program that enables students to complement any major with the study of the significance of gender. The Women and Gender Studies minor helps students create opportunities for themselves in a rapidly changing society. There are two required courses, WS 5376 and WS 5377. Students select their remaining courses from a list of prescribed elective found in the course catalog.

WS 5376: Images of Women

This course is a survey of the changing images of women in the U.S. since 1800 through the eyes of historians, writers, artists, orators, the media, and educators. 

WS: 5377 Realities of Women

This course is they study of realities faced by women in the U.S. today. Topics include the biological and psychological difference in male and females, politics and the law, the work force, and the home. Gender roles in societies outside the U.S. will also be examined.