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Old Main, Room 122
Phone: 607-753-5784
Fax: 607-753-5694

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Women's Studies Minor [WST] (Minor)

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Susan Stout, secretary
Old Main, Room 122
607-753-5784
Fax: 607-753-5694

School

Arts and Sciences

Minors Offered

Women's Studies

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist

Description

The women's studies minor is interdisciplinary and is designed to complement many academic majors. Administration of this program and advisement for its students is conducted by the Women's Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. Students completing the minor will be exposed to scholarship focusing on women's role and status in society in both historical and contemporary contexts. The minor helps students prepare for numerous careers that are enhanced by an understanding of gender roles and relations between men and women in society.

A. Required Courses: Nine credit hours
  • WST 100 - Approaches to Women’s Studies (3 cr. hr.) GE-11
  • WST 400 - Colloquium in Women’s Studies (3 cr. hr.)
Cross-Cultural Approaches - select one course from the following category:

Other courses that address experiences related to ethnicity or social groups in the minority in the U.S. may be used to fulfill this category with permission of the program coordinator.

  • AAS 251 - Introduction to African American Literature (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with ENG 251
  • AAS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with HIS 321
  • AAS 322 - Modern Africa, 1800-Present (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with HIS 322
  • AAS 334 - African American History to 1865 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with HIS 312
  • AAS 336 - African American History since 1865 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with HIS 313
  • COM 432 - African Americans in Television and Film (3 cr. hr.) Cross listed with AAS 432
  • ENG 251 - Introduction to African-American Literature (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 251
  • ENG 421 - African-American Autobiography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 485 - Africa, South of the Sahara (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 312 - African-American History to 1865 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 334
  • HIS 313 - African-American History Since 1865 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 336
  • HIS 321 - Africa, Human Origins to 1800 (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 321
  • HIS 322 - Modern Africa, 1800-Present (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 322
  • HIS 460 - The Holocaust (3 cr. hr.)
B. Other: Nine credit hours.

Three courses from at least two of the following categories:

Theoretical Perspectives
  • PHI 380 - Feminist Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
    Any course that deals with theoretical issues underlying the study of women may be used to fulfill this category, with the permission of the program coordinator.
Women in Society

Any course that considers the role of women in a broader societal and/or historical context may be used to fulfill this category with the permission of the program coordinator.

  • ECO 325 - Political Economy of Women (3 cr. hr.)
  • EXS 445 - Women and Sport (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with WST 445
  • HIS 317 - Women in the United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 318 - The History of Women in Modern Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 550 - Women's Health (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 405 - Discrimination Law (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 330 - Psychology of Gender Roles (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 401 - Sociology of Sex and Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 470 - Sociology of the Family (3 cr. hr.)
  • WST 200 - Women and U.S. Institutions (3 cr. hr.)
  • WST 445 - Women and Sport (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with EXS 445
Women and Aesthetics

Any course that specifically examines women within the context of fine arts or literature may be used to fulfill this category with the permission of the program coordinator.

  • AAS 425 - African American Women Novelists (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with ENG 425
  • ENG 261 - Introduction to Women in Literature (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 422 - American Women Writers (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 425 - African-American Women Novelists (3 cr. hr.) Cross-listed with AAS 425
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18