Women and Gender Studies is an academic minor that students may take in conjunction with any major course of study.
Women and Gender Studies examines the interplay of gender, race, class, and sexuality by focusing on the experience of women, the concept of gender, and the cultural productions by and about gender within specific contexts and across various identities and academic disciplines.
Students, when they take Women and Gender Studies courses, are encouraged to connect personal experiences with the broader political picture. When they identify social ills or cultural and institutional practices that need improvement, they may develop strategies for change. The Gender and Sexuality Center helps students in moving into activism in issues related to gender. Additionally, the student organization, Feminist Alliance, seeks to raise awareness of gender issues on campus.
The Women and Gender Studies minor offers several annual scholarships for students who are enrolled in the program. For more information, contact Dr. Andi McClanahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women and Gender Studies minor – 18 semester hours
- Required courses: WMST 150, 495
- Corequisites: 12 credits of Women Studies electives; ART 412; CMST 220; ENGL 183, 393 (Wharton / Austen / Morrison /Cather); HIST 253; HLTH 408; SMGT 403; PHIL 260; POLS 243; PSY 292; RECR 241; SOC 345, 377, SOSW 325; THTR 320; WMST 200, 310, 350; or other Women and Gender Studies courses as approved by Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies.
- At least six of the required 18 semester hours for the minor must be 300 to 400 level courses.
- A field experience/internship option, WMST 487, is available as enhancement to the Women and Gender Studies minor. These credits are in addition to the required 18 credit hours indicated above.