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Minor in Gender and Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary Program Administered by the College of Liberal Arts

Effective Fall, 2009

Courses vary by semester and may be offered in the Departments of Anthropology; Biological and Allied Health Sciences; Communication Studies and Theatre Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice and those identified as interdisciplinary studies.

Requirements (18 credits)

Core courses: Students are required to take one course from the following three core courses.

20.288 Feminist Reading of Culture

28.408 Feminist Philosophy

44.377 Feminist Political Theory

Electives: The remaining 5 courses are to be selected from the courses listed below and must be from a minimum of three different departments.

05.334 Women in Sports

20.156 Popular Literature: Women and Crime Fiction

20.287 Black Women Writers

20.288 Feminist Reading of Culture

20.335 Studies in American Literature: Women Writers

20.346 Studies in British Literature (*depends on topics)

20.388 Gender, Race and Class

20.481 Special Topics: Women Writers

25.309 Gender Issues in Communication

25.492 Advanced Studies in Communication

28.408 Feminist Philosophy

31.360 Women, Art, and Society

42.329 The American Woman

42.469 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History I

42.470 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History II

44.222 Women and Politics

44.377 Feminist Political Theory

44.492 Seminar in Government and Politics

45.231 Marriage and Family

45.320 Sociology of Gender

46.380 Men and Women

48.350 Psychology of Sex and Gender

50.230 Human Sexuality

82.240 Contemporary Women’s Health

Petitions for Independent Research or Internships

Independent studies, departmental research and writing courses, and internships can be counted toward the Minor if the project, study, or agency specifically reflects the curriculum goals of the Women's Studies Minor.

To obtain approval for these individualized courses, a petition must be submitted to the Minors' directors and approved by the majority of the advisory board members.