Twenty-four credits which must include:
WGS-101 and 102
At least four credits from: WGS-280, 385 or 399.
At least 12 credits (eight of which must be at the 200 level or higher) from the following: COM-123 or 301; ENG-340; IPH-223, 301 or 303; HST-140, 228 or 253; POL-141, 231, or 381/382; REL-202; SOC-220, 234, 353, or additional approved course.
- WGS101.Introduction to Women’s Studies4Studies of a rich and varied selection of classic and contemporary works from the humanities and social sciences centered on women’s images, realities and choices. Interdisciplinary survey of women’s contributions, concerns, perspectives and theories. Diversity of class, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation addressed from feminist perspectives which counterbalance traditional biases.
- WGS102.Introduction to Feminist Thought4Studies of historical and contemporary works examining feminist theoretical approaches to explaining experiences, representations and relative positions of women in society. Overview of American feminist thought which includes the varieties of liberal, cultural, Freudian, socialist, existential and radical feminism. Also considers the theoretical contributions of women of color, postmodernists and poststructuralists.
- WGS*280.Topics in Women’s & Gender Studies1-4WGS-101Specific topics concerning gender issues, choices, realities and self-expression chosen by the instructor. May be taken more than once for credit with no more than four credits counted toward the minor.
- WGS*385.WGS Practicum2-4WGS-101 and PermissionInternship designed to provide on-site personal and service-oriented learning and experiences in a wide variety of areas related to women’s studies, issues and concerns. Practicums must be taken through a relevant department, with permission of the women’s studies coordinator and the department chair.
- WGS*399.WGS Independent Study2-4WGS-101; one of ENG-340, HST-140, REL-202, PHL-202, SOA-353 WGS-102 or WGS-280 and PermissionIn-depth study in the student’s major area as related to the Women’s Studies minor; under faculty member’s direction.
- COM123.Performing Advocacy4Explores the relationships among identity, power and culture. Students learn how to become advocates through the use of Everyday Life Performance and other performance techniques, engaging in perspective taking and service learning with marginalized groups.
- ENG*340.Women’s Literature4Two courses in literatureStudies in the literature of women from its beginnings in Julian of Norwich through Bradstreet and Woolf to the present. Includes historically and internationally diverse authors in a variety of genres.
- HST140.American Women’s History4Introductory survey and examination of problems and issues in American women’s history and American feminism, colonial era to the present. Emphasizes gender, race and class as categories of historical analysis. (ESPITH)
- HST228.Immigration & Ethnicity in American Hist4Examination of the experiences of immigrants and their transformation into ethnic Americans during the 19th and 20th centuries. Discussion of what it means to be American and the diversity of American society in a historical perspective. (ESPI/GP)
- HST253.Asian Studies: Modern China & Japan4Introductory study of the modern history of China and Japan. Examines the dynamic developments of political, social, economic and cultural changes, including relations with the West, from 1800 to the present. (ESPI/GP)
- IPH223.Issues in Global Women’s Health2Develops an understanding of the full spectrum of factors which define illness or well-being in women’s health from a global perspective. This includes investigating and understanding the social conditions of populations and how these conditions affect the health of women.
- IPH*303.Stress Management2Sophomore StandingInvestigation of stressors in the work, social and self environments. The physiology of stress and deep relaxation techniques studied as an introduction to life style redesign.
- POL141.Intro to Public Mgt & Policy Analysis4Study of leadership and administration in public organization, including relationship between bureaucracy and the executive, judicial and legislative branches; development of organizational theory; policy-making and implementation process; bureaucratic ethics; and reconciliation of democracy and bureaucracy. Recommended for those considering careers in public service or jobs affected by public policy. (APP)
- POL*231.American Political Thought4Explores American political thought from the founding to the present. Key themes considered include majority rule and minority rights, participatory versus elite theories of democracy, the tensions between democracy, freedom and equality, and civil disobedience. (THE)
- REL202.Women, Gender & Religion4This course addresses questions about women in various religious traditions and examines the ways feminist theory interacts with the study and practice of religion.
- SOA*234.Aging and Health Institutions4SOA-101Examine key concepts, main theories and important substantive issues related to aging and health institutions from a sociological perspective. Among the central issues explored are gender and racial differences in aging, ethnic minorities and institutions connected to aging and public policy.