Current Minor Requirements

Women's Studies Minor
21 Credit Hours

Current minor requirements
Effective for the 2007-2008 Academic Year Catalog

Core Courses                                 
2 courses; 6 credit hours
WMST 2010 Introduction to Women's Studies (W)
WMST 2020 Women in Global Perspective (T)
WMST 3330
Feminist Thought and Practice (W)

* W = Writing Intensive; T = Technology Intensive

Electives                                          5 courses; 15 credit hours
* Elective are to be chosen in consultation with the Women's Studies Advisor.  Current and upcoming approved elective are always listed on our web page under "Course Offerings."

Women and Cultural Production
ARTH 4117 Women Artists & Their Art
ENGL 3500 Women Authors
ENGL 4087 Themes in Women's Literature
ENGL 4290 Film Genres:  Women in Film
PHIL 3110 Philosophy of Feminism

Women's History
HIST 4237 Women in Ancient World
HIST 4247 History of Women in U.S., Settlement to 1945
HIST 4837 American Women Since WW II
HIST 4956/7 Women in Appalachia

Civic Engagement
SPCH 3346 Speaking for Social Change
WMST 4080 Women's Studies Internship
HDAL  4467/5467 Leadership Studies

General Electives
CJCR 4950 Women and Crime
CJCR 4957 Violence Toward Women
FCNU 4507 Social Concerns in Women's Health
HDAL 2340 Understanding Cultural Diversity (1)
PSYC 3300 Psychology of Women
SOAA 3030 Gender and Society
SOWK 1030 Cultural Diversity (1)
SPCH 4200 Gender and Communication
WMST 4950 Issues in Women's Movement
Women's Studies Emphasis courses (max or two) (2)
Other approved special topics courses (3)

(1) Students can count either HDAL 2340 Understanding Cultural Diversity or SOWK 1030 Cultural Diversity toward the major, but not both.

(2) Women's Studies Emphasis sections are special sections of stand courses, which are designed and taught in ways that still meet their original course criteria within their own departments and within Gen Ed, but also highlight female writers/theorists, women and gender issues, and/or feminist frameworks.  These courses are designated by the WSSC, in consultation with instructors.  Limit of two.

(3) With approval of the Women's Studies Committee (WSSC), additional special topics or other unique courses may be counted toward the minor.