As an interdisciplinary program, Women's Studies offers over 40 courses both under its own rubric and in departments across the curriculum.
Women's Studies major/minor worksheet: Lists all Women's Studies eligible courses.
Note: The Spring/MT WS courses may change. Check the most current Schedule of Classes before making decisions for your Spring/MT 2014 courses.
Women's Studies Course Descriptions
101 Introduction to Women’s Studies (CSI, U)
The study of women, culture and society through an examination of American life. Topics may include the image of women in literature, cultural variations in gender, religious and philosophical perspectives on sex and gender, issues of women's health, the relationship of gender, class and ethnicity, and specific social issues such as economic discrimination or violence against women. Offered each semester.
270 Special Topics in Women’s Studies
Designed to explore a topic of special interest in Women's Studies. Not all special topics courses will earn credit in general education; see current Program of Classes to determine if course earns general education credit. Offered occasionally.
370 Special Topics in Women’s Studies
Examination of selected topics in gender studies at the advanced level. focusing on theoretical approaches to the study of gender. Not all special topics courses will earn credit in general education; see current Program of Classes to determine if course earns general education credit. Offered occasionally.
397 Internship Supervised experiential learning in Women’s Studies.
Students may arrange internships in consultation with a faculty member and a community-based sponsor in a relevant setting such as a not-for-profit association, social service agency or business. Prerequisites: declared Women’s Studies major or junior or senior standing, WS 101, and consent of the Women’s Studies Director. See Career Center for additional information and forms. Offered each semester.
450 Independent Study
Individualized study (including directed readings) on a topic of interest to the student which is not normally a part of the Women’s Studies curriculum resulting in the preparation of a significant end product such as a research paper or performance. Student must devise a plan of study in cooperation with faculty. Prerequisites: declared Women’s Studies major or minor, junior or senior standing, and consent of the Women’s Studies Director. Offered each semester.
490 Senior Seminar (W)
An advanced research and writing seminar examining a topic in Women's Studies. Students will, with the instructor, develop the seminar topic and a booklist, as well as create an activist component on the topic to present to the campus. In addition, each student in the seminar will individually research and write an analytical paper examining an aspect of the chosen topic. Offered each spring.