Curriculum- Women & Gender Studies Minor

Requirements:  The Women and Gender Studies minor requires at least five courses (20 credits), distributed as follows:

A. Foundation Course

WS1000/AS1512 Introduction to Women’s Studies

B. Three Electives

(selected from at least two of the following three groups)

Group A: History

  • AS3402 Women, Work and Careers
  • AS3412 African American Women’s History
  • AS3462 History of Women in the U.S.
  • AS348 2History of Love and Sexuality
  • AS4432 History of the Women’s Movement
  • HI4420 Women and Witchcraft
  • HI4850 Domesticity in 19th and 20th Century India

Group B: Literature

  • EL2222 Women’s Voices
  • EL4030 Women and Narrative
  • EL4040 Black Women Writers
  • EL4050 Lesbian and Gay Literature
  • ML4450 Hispanic Women Writers (taught in Spanish)

Group C: Social Perspectives

  • AS3432 Women: Cultural Issues
  • AS3852 Women and the Media
  • BU5851 Consumer Behavior
  • CR4000 Gender, Crime, and Justice
  • IR3330 Women, Minorities, and the Workplace
  • PE3450 Women from a Global Perspective
  • PE4450 Politics of Gender and Sexuality
  • PH4450 Human Sexuality
  • PH4610 Women and Health
  • PY2720 Psychology of Gender
  • PY4720 Psychology of Women
  • SY3700 Family and Society

C. WS4900, Internship in Women and Gender Studies

OR WS9990 Independent Study (or one additional elective from Group A, B or C)
Prerequisite: WS1000/AS1512 Introduction to Women’s Studies or equivalent course.

With approval from the Women’s Center’s Academic Director, students may substitute an appropriate internship in the following departments: AS 4202 Internship in Community and Government, EL4100 English Internship, HP3995 Career Internship; HS4900 Health and Society Field Placement; IR 5900 Internship in Industrial/Labor Relations, PE5990 PEL Internship, PY3130 Internship in Applied Psychology, PY4130 Field Experience and Research, SY4270 Internship in Social Work, Sociology and Criminology, VA4900 VA Internship. With approval from the Women’s Center Academic Director, students may substitute an appropriate independent study in the same departments.