Women's and Gender Studies

Phone: 262-472-1042

Faculty: JoEllen Burkholder, Melissa Deller, Holly Denning, Mary Emery, Jane Ferencz, Zohreh Ghavamshahidi, Susan Johnson, Margo Kleinfeld, Christa Lebens, Nikki Mandell, Geneva Moore, Ellie Schemenauer, Joan Schwarz, Lauren Smith (Chairperson), Jennifer Thibodeaux, Alison Townsend.

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary area that explores new knowledge about women, their experiences, roles, achievements, and investigates issues related to their lives. Assessing past and current theories and research about women, Women's Studies also contributes theoretical and practical knowledge for both female and male students. It provides a valuable interdisciplinary perspective on the major academic disciplines as well. The Women's Studies Major is a valuable asset in many areas of employment (e.g., business, industry, teaching, law, health, social work, communications, counseling and research). The Women's Studies Minor, Gender and Ethnic Studies Minor (available online), and a 15-unit certificate in Woman’s Studies have been approved for students in all curricula. The Women’s Studies minor or certificate is useful in many areas of employment (e.g., business, industry, teaching, social work, law, health, communications, research and counseling).

Women's Studies courses are required of majors and minors, but are open to students in all curricula, some as general studies courses, some as general electives. New courses with a focus on women are being developed, and existing courses are being offered on a rotating basis. Students should obtain the most recent lists from the Women's Studies Chairperson.

MAJOR

WOMEN'S STUDIES (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 UNITS

1. WOMENST 100

2. WOMENST 489

3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES WOMENST 370, WOMENST 334, AND ENGLISH 368

4. WOMENST 365 OR SUBSTITUTION APPROVED BY CHAIR

5. WOMENST 280 OR PHILSPHY 390

6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES WOMENST 303, WOMENST 345, ARTHIST 305, ENGLISH 264, ENGLISH 368, ENGLISH 463, ENGLISH 464, HISTRY 313, HISTRY 314, HISTRY 326, HISTRY 363, HISTRY 365, PHILSPHY 381, PHILSPHY 390, RELIGST 330, SPANISH 484, COMM 326

7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES WOMENST 240, WOMENST 245, WOMENST 250, WOMENST 310, WOMENST 320, WOMENST 334, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 380, WOMENST 392, WOMENST 464, ANTHROPL 367, POLISCI 315, POLISCI 464, PSYCH 202, SOCIOLGY 345, SOCIOLGY 379

8. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COURSES WOMENST 245, WOMENST 303, WOMENST 310, WOMENST 320, WOMENST 334, WOMENST 345, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 370, WOMENST 380, WOMENST 392, WOMENST 455, WOMENST 464, WOMENST 490, WOMENST 493, WOMENST 496 AND WOMENST 498

9. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM APPROVED WOMEN'S STUDIES COURSES APPROVED BY AN ADVISOR (PERSONALIZATION REQUIRED)

WRITING PROFICIENCY - 3 UNITS

1. WOMENST 489

 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MINOR

WOMEN'S STUDIES

MINOR - 21 UNITS

1. WOMENST 100

2. WOMENST 489

3. WOMENST 280 OR PHILSPHY 390

4. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES: WOMENST 240, WOMENST 245, WOMENST 250, WOMENST 266, WOMENST 280, WOMENST 303, WOMENST 310, WOMENST 320, WOMENST 334, WOMENST 345, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 365, WOMENST 367, WOMENST 370, WOMENST 380, WOMENST 455, WOMENST 464, WOMENST 481, PHILSPHY 381, PHILSPHY 390

5. SELECT 9 UNITS FROM APPROVED WOMEN'S STUDIES COURSES APPROVED BY AN ADVISOR (personalization required)

Certificate requirements: 15 units in courses approved for the Women's Studies Minor; at least six of these units must be in courses with the WOMENST prefix.

GENDER AND ETHNIC STUDIES

MINOR - 21 UNITS

1. WOMENST 100 OR APPROVED 100-LEVEL COURSE FROM RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES

2. 6 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES: AFRIAMR 100, AFRIAMR 141, AFRIAMR 270 OR SOCIOLGY 270, AFRIAMR 320 AFRIAMR 396, AFRIAMR 397, AMERIND 102, CHICANO 150, CHICANO 201, CHICANO 310, CHICANO 320, CHICANO 330, CHICANO 200 OR ENGLISH 200, ENGLISH 345, HISTRY 425, POLISCI 266, RACEETH 217 OR POLISCI 217, RACEETH 380 OR SOCWORK 380

3. 6 UNIT FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ANTHROPL 334, ARTHIST 305, ENGLISH 264, ENGLISH 463, ENGLISH 464, HISTRY 313, HISTRY 314, HISTRY 326, PHILSPHY 390, POLISCI 315, PSYCH 202, RELIGST 330, SOCIOLGY 345, SOCIOLGY 379, COMM 326, WOMENST 240, WOMENST 250, WOMENST 280, WOMENST 303, WOMENST 320, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 365 OR HISTRY 365, WOMENST 380, WOMENST 392, WOMENST 464 OR POLISCI 464

4. 3 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ENGLISH 200, ENGLISH 201, ENGLISH 368, PHILSPHY 381, WOMENST 370

5. WOMENST 489



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