Minor in Women's Studies
Students may seek an academic minor in women's studies.
The women's studies minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing an interdisciplinary study of the history, status, and experiences of women.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in women's studies requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in women's studies, chosen from the following courses:
- WMST Any courses
- BEHS 220 Diversity Awareness
- BEHS 343 Parenting Today
- BEHS 453 Domestic Violence
- BMGT 312 Gender Issues in Business
- ENGL 354 American Women Writers Since 1900
- ENGL 358 British Women Writers Since 1900
- GERO 311 Gender and Aging
- HIST 375 Modern European Women's History
- HIST 376 Women and the Family in America to 1870
- HIST 377 U.S. Women's History: 1870 to 2000
- PHIL 343 Sexual Morality
- PHIL 346 Contemporary Sexual Ethics
- PSYC 334 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
- PSYC 338 Psychology of Gender
- SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender
- SOCY 443 The Family and Society
- SOCY 462 Women in the Military
- SPCH 324 Communication and Gender
Students are recommended to take WMST 200 as the first course for the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).
Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.