Undergraduate Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Minor in Women’s Studies

At least fifteen semester hours of approved courses, distributed as follows:

At least three semester hours of interdisciplinary Women’s Studies courses selected from: WST 3015 (Introduction to Women’s Studies), WST 3251 (Women in Western Culture: Images and Realities), WST 4930r (Topics in Women’s Studies), WST 4931 (Seminar in Women’s Studies)

At least nine semester hours of cross-listed core courses

The remaining three semester hours may be selected from approved WST courses, cross-listed core courses, approved special topics courses, or related courses. No 2000-level courses may be used to fulfill credit for the minor.

Minors should consult with the Women’s Studies staff each term for a list of approved courses that can be used to fulfill these three credits.

Only one approved course from the student’s major may count toward the Women’s Studies minor, and only if the course has not been used for credit toward the major. Courses counted for the minor may not be used to fulfill requirements for liberal studies or the major. Students who intend to minor in Women’s Studies should declare their intent with the program director at least two semesters before graduation. Students must have at least a “C–” average in the minor.

Approved Courses

Undergraduate Courses
Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Courses

WST 3015 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
WST 3251 Women in Western Culture: Images and Realities (3)
WST 4613 Contemporary Gendercide (3)
WST 4904r Directed Individual Study (1–3)
WST 4930r Topics in Women’s Studies (3)
WST 4931 Seminar in Women’s Studies (3)
WST 4940r Women’s Studies Internship (3–6)
WST 4970r Honors Thesis—Women’s Studies (1–6)

Cross-listed Core Courses

AMH 4561 Women in 19th-Century America (3)
AMH 4562 Women in Modern America (3)
AMH 4684 Women and Children in the Civil Rights Movement (3)
ANT 4302 Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
CCJ 4663 Women, Crime, and Justice (3)
CLA 3501 Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (3)
CLA 3502 Women, Children and Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family (3)
FOW 3240 Literature and Sexuality (3)
FRT 3561 French Women Writers (3)
GEO 4412 Environment and Gender (3)
HIS 3205 LGBTQ History (3)
LIT 3383 Women in Literature (3)
LIT 4385 Major Women Writers (3)
LIT 4554 Feminist Theory (3)
NSP 3425 Women’s Health Issues: Concerns Through the Life Cycle (3)
PHM 3123 Philosophy of Feminism (3)
REL 3145 Gender and Religion (3)
REL 3337 Goddesses, Women and Power in Hinduism (3)
SOP 3742 Psychology of Women (3)
SOW 4108 Women’s Issues and Social Work (3)
SOW 4615 Family Violence Across the Life Span (3)
SOW 4627 Mental Health of Diverse Populations (3)
SPC 4630 Rhetoric of Women’s Issues (3)
SPC 4711 Gender and Communication (3)
SPW 4481 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers (3) (In Spanish)
SPW 4491 Spanish American Women Writers (3) (In Spanish)
SYD 3800 Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)
SYO 4374 Gender, Work, and Family (3)
THE 4433 Gender, Race, and Performance (3)

Note: See the appropriate individual departments for full course descriptions.


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