Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the role of gender (and gender difference) in shaping society, culture, history, intellectual traditions, and the arts. Study will focus on women’s experiences and the construction of gender roles and identities in a variety of contexts
Goals of Program
- To introduce students to the often neglected contributions of women in such areas as the sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
- To explore the relationships between gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity and how these dynamics shape human experience in different cultures.
- To think critically about the construction of gender and to take seriously the impact that gender stereotypes can have on society.
- To help students become more aware of women’s experiences so that they can be more sensitive and effective professionals.
- To apply concepts and theories to address gender issues in academic and professional contexts.
Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
The minor in Women's and Gender Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours, including the Women's and Gender Studies Core, PHIL 129 (Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies) and at least four other courses from among the listed electives.
Women's and Gender Studies Core (6 hours)
|WGS 129||Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies (3) Fall|
|WGS 329||Feminist Theory (3) Spring|
Women's and Gender Studies Electives (12 hours)
Choose 12 hours from the following:
|AHIS 232||Representations of Gender in Art (3)|
|AHIS 333||Gay and Lesbian Art History (3)|
|HIST 231||Women and Gender in the Cold War (3)|
|HIST 221||History of Japanese Women (3)|
|JRNL 310||Women in Journalism (3)|
|MATH 210||Women in Science and Mathematics (3)|
|PSYC 306||Psychology of Gender (3)|
|RELG 310||Women in World Religions (3)|
|RELG 332||Women in the Bible (3)|
|SCJ 351||Special Topics: Victimology (3)|
|SOC 202||Sociology of Sex & Gender (3)|
|SOC 307||Marriage and Family (3)|
|WGS 452||Independent Study (1-3)|
Other courses not listed here may also be applied to the minor, if approved by the director of the program.
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