Minor in Women's Studies

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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