Major & Minor Requirements

classroomWomen's Studies Program Mission Statement (adopted November 2002)

The Women’s Studies Program is committed to providing a curriculum, co-curricular programming, community activities and program governance that are feminist.  We understand feminist efforts to be those that critically analyze the conditions of women’s lives and that intentionally and consistently promote the flourishing of girls and women of all abilities, ages, classes, ethnicities, nationalities, races, religions, and sexualities.

Requirements for the Major (Updated 4/13)

I. Core Courses (4)

                        A.  Introduction to Women’s Studies (WS 100)

                        B. Intersectional Research Methods (WS 200)

                        C.  Internship ( WS 390, RS 370, or WS 450)

                        D.  Contemporary Feminist Theory (WS 340/PHI 315)

II.  Elective Courses (6)

A.  Topical:  3 courses that share a common theme (at least one of which must be a WS course that serves to link the non-WS courses to WS), plus 3 WS courses of the student’s choosing.  At least 3 of the 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.  (Must be approved by the WS Advisory Group.)

OR

B.   Divisional:  6 WS courses, at least 2 from the SS/NS list and 2 from the HU/Arts list below.  At least 3 of the 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.

III.  Global Diversity (0-1)

                        One course with a non-U.S. focus.  Designated with an * below, plus additional topics courses as appropriate.

Total: 40 credits


Requirements for the Minor

  • WS 100 – Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WS 340 – Contemporary Feminist Theory (PHI 315)
  • 3 additional courses chosen in consultation with the WS advisor.
  • A minimum of 20 credits

Courses by Division (List subject to change)

1. Social and Natural Sciences

110 – Introduction to Queer Studies

263 – Topics in Women’s Studies (when SS/NS topic)

202 – Psychology of Sexual Behavior (PSY 202)

307 – Households and Globalization (ANT 307)*

210 – Science, Religion and Women (REL 210)

313 – Gender Politics (POL 313)*

212 – Marriage and the Family (SOC 211)

356 - Comparative Black Feminisms (SOC/AS 356)

225 – Topics in Women’s Health (PH 225)

360 – Global Feminisms*

230 – Psychology of Women (PSY 230)

363 – Advanced Topics in WS (when SS/NS topic)

231 – Race, Class and Gender (SOC 230, AS 230)

371 – Women, Health, and Society (ANT 371)

235 – Women and the Law

427 - Gender & the European Union (POL 427)*

240 – Psychology of Cross-Cultural Contact (PSY 240)*

470- Gender & Education (EDU 470)*

245 - Marriage, Sex. & Power in X-Cultural Per. (ANT 245)*

 

 

2. Humanities and Arts

215 -  Modern Architecture (Art 215)

317 - Studies in Restoration & 18c Lit (ENG 317) (when topic applies)*

216 – Topics in Black Writing (ENG 216) (when topic applies)

322 – Studies in 19th c. Lit. (ENG 322) (when topic applies)

217 – Topics in Literature & Empire (ENG 217) (when topic applies)*

325 - Studies in African American Lit (when topic applies) (ENG 325)

218 - Gay & Lesbian Literature (ENG 224)

334 – Sex, Gender & Embodiment in Buddhism (REL 334)*

219 – Women in World Music (MUS 219)*

343 – Family, Love & Marriage in Pre-Mod. Europe (HIS 343)*

220 – Women in Music:  The West. Mus. Trad. (MUS 220)

344 -  Studies in American Literature (ENG 345) (when topic applies)

221 – Topics in Women & Lit. (ENG 220)

345 – Studies in Gender & Sexuality (ENG 340)

222 – European Women Since the Middle Ages (HIS 220)*

347 – Renaissance Italy: Ideas, Culture & Lived Experience (HIS 347)*

224 – Feminisms and Religion (REL 224)

350 – Studies in Modernism (ENG 350) (when topic applies)

229 - Topics in Film Study (when topic applies) (ENG 230)

351 -  Cont. German Life & Thought (GER 351) (when topic applies)*

242 – Multicultural History of American Women (HIS 242)

354 – Chinese Women on Film (HIS 354)*

243 – Gender & Sexuality in Classical Antiquity (CLA 243)*

355 – Studies in 20th c. & cont. (ENG 355) (when topic applies)

252 – African American Women’s History (AS/HIS 252)

363 – Advanced Topics in WS (when HU/ART topic)

263 – Topics in Women’s Studies (when HU/ART topic)

365 – Special Topics in French Culture (FR 390)(when topic applies)*

304 – Women as Artists & Patrons 12th-17th c. (ART 304)*

370 – Topics in Latino Literature (SPA & ENG 370) (when topic applies)

306 – Authorial Studies (ENG 306) (when topic applies)

375 – History of Women in the New South (HIS 375)

310 – Feminism & Sexuality

380 -   Contemporary Art & Theory (Art 380)

312 – Special Topics  in Theater (THE 313) (when topic applies)

481 – Topics in Hispanic Themes (when topic applies) (SPA 480)*