Women's And Gender Studies (WGST)
Associate Professor: Stanley (Coordinator)
Although a major in women’s and gender studies is available only under the policies regarding Individual Interdisciplinary Majors, an established minor in women’s and gender studies is provided. WGST 200 and four of the following established cross-listed courses are required for the minor. Students may substitute no more than two experimental or topics courses that have been approved by the coordinating committee. To receive credit for a minor in women’s and gender studies, students must maintain at least a 2.00 average in courses taken for that minor.
The following courses satisfy the cultural diversity requirement: WGST 200 and WGST 300.
ART 339 — Gender and Identity in Art
ENGL 229 — African American Literature
ENGL 334 — Women and Literature
HIST 325 — Women in History
HIST 342 — Women and Reform
PSY 341 — Psychology of Women
REL 333 — Old Testament Women
SOC 220 — Sociology of Family
SOC 240 — Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
WGST 300 — Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies
An examination of gender issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course explores the social construction of gender and gendered institutions as well as relevant critical approaches such as feminist, utopian, and queer theories. Topics may involve language, art, science, politics, culture, violence, race, class, ethnic differences, sexuality, and pornography.
TOPICS IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
An examination of selected topics in Women’s and Gender Studies designed to allow students to pursue particular subjects in more depth and detail than in the general introductory course. With the permission of the Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, students may repeat this course depending on the content.
With the approval of the Coordinator, an appropriate special course or independent studies project may be substituted for one of the four courses required for the minor.