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Women’s Studies Program Requirements

30 hours approved WSTU courses. Required courses are Introduction to Women’s Studies (WSTU 200), Senior Seminar (WSTU 496), and either Feminist Literary Criticism (WSTU 481) or Feminist Theory (WSTU 483). The remaining 21 hours will be distributed among the following approved Humanities and Social Sciences courses, with at least one course from each category:

Humanities Courses

  • WSTU 301: French Women Writers in Translation
  • WSTU 302: Latin American Women Writers in Translation
  • WSTU 331: American Women Writers
  • WSTU 366: Goddess Traditions
  • WSTU 412: Classical Women
  • WSTU 422: European Women’s History to 1800
  • WSTU 424: African American Women’s History
  • WSTU 445R: Major American Figures
  • WSTU 455R Topics in Women’s Studies
  • WSTU 480: Theatre and Feminism
  • WSTU 481: Feminist Literary Criticism
  • WSTU 482: Women's Rhetoric
  • WSTU 483: Feminist Theory

Social Science Courses

  • WSTU 202: Women’s Issues in Southeast Asia
  • WSTU 222: Women’s Health Issues
  • WSTU 295: Violence Against Women
  • WSTU 304: Gender in the Workplace
  • WSTU 305: Sex and Gender
  • WSTU 307: Gender and Society
  • WSTU 324: Race, Gender, and the Media
  • WSTU 336: Women in Politics
  • WSTU 417: Women in the Economy
  • WSTU 425: Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice
  • WSTU 434: Politics of Child Care
  • WSTU 451: Psychology of Women

Women’s Studies Minor Requirements

18 hours of approved WSTU courses. Introduction to Women’s Studies (WSTU 200) is required. At least 8 hours must be at the 300 – 400 level. No more than two courses (6 hours) in a single academic department can be applied toward the minor.

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