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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.

  • ANTH 103 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ARHI 339 - Gender and Identity in Art
  • CJCR 334 - Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
  • ENGL 229 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 334 - Women and Literature
  • HIST 324 - Early American Law and Society
  • HIST 338 - Rights, Reform, and Protest
  • HIST 342 - Women and Reform
  • PSY 220 - The Psychology of Close Relationships
  • PSY 341 - Psychology of Women
  • REL 333 - Old Testament Women
  • SOC 220 - Sociology of Family
  • SOC 241 - Sociology of 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.

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.

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.

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.