Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor: 18 s.h.
Required courses: WGSS 220, 330 and 345 or 488, plus three courses to be selected from the list of approved courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level or above. Students will pick courses to satisfy the electives after consultation with their women’s studies advisor.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies CoursesWGSS 220: 3 s.h.
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (G3)
Interdisciplinary and multicultural study of women’s roles and relationships and the ways they differ among women by race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Overview of theoretical perspectives on gender and examination of contemporary issues facing women.
WGSS 330: 3 s.h.
Feminist Theory (P)
This course explores diverse strains of feminist theory, including liberal, radical, black, global, socialist/Marxist and lesbian feminisms. This is a required course for all women’s studies minors. Prereq: COMM 110, ENGL 110, WSTU 220, junior status or instructor permission.
WGSS 345: 3 s.h.
Feminist Research Methods in Women’s & Gender Studies (G3)
This course introduces qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to women’s studies. This course is one option for fulfilling minor requirements. Prereq: WSTU 220 or instructor permission.
WGSS 391: 3 s.h.
Women in Mathematics and Science (D, P)
Explores the lives and discoveries of women scientists and the impact they have had on science and society through the centuries. Focus is on science/mathematics content as relevant to these scientists. Three disciplines will be represented in each class section. Prereq: ENGL 110, COMM 100, 100-level MATH course and one 100-level course in science; junior status. Course cross-listed with SCMA 391.
WGSS 488: 3 s.h.
Women’s & Gender Studies Senior Seminar (G3, W)
Interdisciplinary and multicultural examination of how feminist perspectives and a focus on women can restructure social institutions, ways of thinking and academic disciplines. Prereq: ENGL 110, junior or senior status, and WSTU 220 or another approved women’s studies course or permission of instructor.
WGSS 491: 1-4 s.h.
Topics in Women’s & Gender Studies
Investigates topics related to women’s studies in history, literature, music, art, anthropology, sociology, communications, business, science or other field.
WGSS 498: 1-6 s.h.
Allows students to pursue an academic area of interest not available through an established course, with faculty supervision and guidance. For further information, see the Special Academic Opportunities section of the catalog, and consult with the director of women’s studies.
Approved Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Courses
Descriptions of these courses may be found under the appropriate departmental listing.
ANTH 344: Gender, Race and Class (P)
ART 305: Women in Art (W, D)
ART 404: Contemporary Art (W)
BUAD 405: Topics: Gender and Diversity
COMM 330: Media and Women’s Culture (P)
COMM 333: Gender and Communication (D)
ECON 327: Women and Global Economic Development (P)
EDFN 312: Women and Education: Socialization and Liberation (P)
EDFN 376: Whose School Is It, Anyway? (D, P)
EDUC 433: Gender and Race Issues in Children’s Literature (P)
ENGL 242: Reading Our World: Gender & Sexuality (W)
ENGL 331: Topics: American Women Writers
ENGL 337: Women Writers in the Middle Ages (P)
ENGL 416: The Woman Writer and Her World (G1)
ENGL 429: Seminar: Black Women Writers
ENGL 435: Journalism Through Women’s Perspectives
GOVT 408: Seminar: Women in Global Politics
HIST 210: Women in Western Civilization (G3, W)
HIST 250: Women in American History (G3, W)
HIST 320: Renaissance and Reformation (G3)
NURS 316: Women, Health and Healthcare (P)
PHIL 391: Gender, Utopia and Human Behavior (P)
SOCY 329: Topics: Feminist Theory
SOCY 329: Topics: Gender & Society
SOCY 337: Gender and the Law (G3) (This says 339 in the catalogue)
SOWK 312: Social Work and Women; Strengths, Opportunities and Challenges (G3, W)
SOWK 313: Family Violence (P)
SSCI 212: The Black Woman (G3)