Women's And Gender Studies (WGST)

Associate Professor: Richmond (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 4 of the following courses are required for the minor. Students may substitute no more than 2 experimental or topics courses that have been approved by the coordinating committee.

ARHI 339       Gender and Identity in Art
ENGL 229      African American Literature
ENGL 334      Women and Literature
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

Diversity Courses

The following courses satisfy either the Domestic or Global Diversity Requirement: WGST 200 and 300.

200
GENDERED PERSPECTIVES
An examination of gender issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. 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. Fulfills either Domestic or Global Cultural Diversity Requirement.

300
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. May be repeated for credit with consent of the Coordinator when topics are different. Fulfills either Domestic or Global Cultural Diversity Requirement.

N80-N89
INDEPENDENT STUDIES
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.