Minor in Women's Studies
A total of twenty to twenty-four units in courses in the area of Women’s Studies will be required for the Women’s Studies minor.
Contract Credit: In addition to the courses listed below, students will be able to take for women's studies credit a course or independent study not listed here if they undertake as part of their coursework a major project that deals with women or gender. Approval of these courses must come from both the women's studies coordinator and the instructor of the course under consideration.
- WMST 300 is to be taken concurrently with one unit of WMST 301 (Service Learning).
- Students can take no more than two gender-cognate courses, which are courses that include a module or section that treats gender as part of the coursework.
- Students choose at least three gender-focused courses, which generally are upper-division courses that use gender as a primary category of analysis. One of the three gender-focused courses may be one special topics course to be approved by the Women’s Studies Coordinator. Special Topics courses in the past have included PSYC 592: Psychology of Women, and COM 592: Gender and Communication.
Contract Credit also helps to expand the courses available for students to take. Please note that the curriculum is under constant construction.
|Course ID||Course Name||Units|
|WMST 300||Introduction to Women’s Studies||4|
|WMST 301||Women’s Studies - Service Learning*||1-4|
|*Must be taken concurrently with WMST 300|
|Choose three of the following (11-12 units):|
|ENG 426||Topics in American Literature (when topic is appropriate)||4|
|ENG 435||Topics in British Literature (post-1800) (when topic is appropriate)||4|
|HIST 535||Topics in the History of Women in the U.S.||4|
|POSC 509||Women and Politics||4|
|PSYC 334||Psychology of Women||3|
|REL 312||Women in the Early Church||4|
|WMST 441||Women and Film||4|
|Choose one of the following (4 units):|
|COM 512||Media Impact and U.S. Minorities||4|
|REL 549||Christian Marriage in a Modern World||4|
|SOC 427||Sociology of the Family||4|