Is a minor in Women's Studies right for me?
Students in all majors can obtain a minor in Women's Studies. Students pursuing the minor must enroll in WS 101: Introduction to Women's Studies, preferably at the beginning of their minor course of study. They then should select five courses (15 credits) from at least three disciplines that have been cross-listed as Women's Studies courses, including courses in Criminal Justice; Literature; Media Studies; Foreign Languages and Cultures, Psychology; Religious Studies, and Sociology.
Minors in Women's Studies are encouraged to participate in a mentored semester-long service learning project. The student's final course in Women's Studies will serve also as the capstone course for the minor. In addition to elective course offerings, other interdisciplinary courses or independent study courses that are consonant with the philosophy of the Women's Studies may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor, upon approval of the Women's Studies Board of Faculty.
Women's Studies Courses | Partial listing
- Women's Studies 101 Introduction to Women's Studies (required of minor)
- CJ 211 Women and the Law
- CJ 254 Perspectives on Family Violence
- EN 225 Shakespeare's Sisters: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present
- EN 287/ FR 376/ IT 376 Writing Women's Lives
- EN 344 American Women Novelists
- EN 346 Women's Nightmares, Women's Dreams
- EN/ WS 372 Women's Rhetoric
- MS/WS 299 Seminar in Women and Popular Culture
- PS 275 Psychology of Women
- RS 219 Women in World Religions
- RS 220 Women in Christianity
- RS 222 Women in American Religion
- RS 238 Spiritual Teachers
- RS 239 Contemporary Women Religious Thinkers
- SO 213 Marriage and the Family
- SO 334 Men, Women and Society