Women's And Gender Studies (WGST)

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.