Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2014

Women’s Studies Minor

For the minor in women’s studies, students must take 18 credits. Each student must take WMST 10000 Introduction to Women’s Studies. Students are also strongly advised to take WMST 41000 Selected Topics: Women’s Studies in the spring semester of the junior or senior year. The other 12 credits must be selected from the approved list of courses. At least 6 of the credits for the minor must be level 3 or above, and no more than three courses may be taken from any one of the four categories in the list of approved courses.

Note: No more than two courses in the student’s major may be counted toward the minor. Additional courses in which women’s lives, women’s history, or women’s issues are the primary subject may be counted toward the minor if approved by the coordinator of women’s studies. For an updated list of those courses, see the coordinator or visit the women’s studies website.

Requirements for the Minor in Women’s Studies

WMST 10000Introduction to Women's Studies

3

Five courses selected from the following list, with no more than three courses in any one of the four areas (social sciences, humanities/fine arts, professional schools, upper-level women’s studies). At least two courses must be level 3 or above. 

Social science courses

POLT 14100Power: Race, Sex, and Class

3

POLT 34300Feminist Theory

3

POLT 40100Seminar: Comparative and International Studies

1 to 4

POLT 40200Seminar: Politics

1 to 4

POLT 40300Tutorial: Comparative and International Studies

1 to 4

POLT 40400Tutorial: Politics

1 to 4

PSYC 26100Psychology of Women

3

SOCI 20200Women in Britain

3

SOCI 21000Women's Lives

3

SOCI 31600Women and Health

3

SOCI 32300Family Violence

3

SOCI 32500Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

3

SOCI 41900Seminar: Women in the Third World

3

ANTH 33500Women and Culture

3

Note: POLT 40100, POLT 40200, POLT 40300, and POLT 40400 must focus on feminist issues or theory.

Humanities/fine arts courses
SPAN 47400Topics in Latin American Literature

3

SPAN 49100Seminar

3

ENGL 22000Black Women Writers

3

ENGL 35000Imagining Herself: Women's Autobiography

3

WRTG 31000Women and Writing

3

MUNM 25500Women in Music

3

MUNM 25600Women in Popular Music: From Bessie Smith to MTV

3

Professional schools
WMST 42000Independent Studies: Women's Studies

1 to 4

WMST 43000Internship: Women's Studies

1 to 12

Total, minor in women's studies

18

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