Women's And Gender Studies (WGST)

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 338        Rights, Reform, and Protest
  • 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.

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-study project may be substituted for one of the four cross listed courses required for the minor.