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Women's & Gender Studies


Learn more about major/minor requirements and courses in the College Catalog


Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote the study of gender, of women's experiences, and of various feminist theories across the college curriculum.

Requirements for the minor in Women's and Gender Studies: A student may elect a minor in women's and gender studies by completing the following requirements: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (WOST 2000), Senior Project (WOST 4000), and three approved women's and gender studies courses with multidisciplinary breadth. A minimum grade of C in these courses is required.

2000 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (4 sem. hours). This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the field of women's and gender studies; to the questions raised by the study of women's experiences; to the intellectual debates surrounding the issue of gender; and to the role of these fields in the various liberal arts disciplines.

4000 Senior Project (4 sem. hours). This project consists either of an independent study with an instructor in the student's major or a teaching practicum in the Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies course.


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