Interdisciplinary Program Administered by the College of Liberal Arts
Effective Fall, 2011
Courses vary by semester and may be offered in the Departments of Anthropology; Art and Art History: Biological and Allied Health Sciences; Communication Studies;
Economics; English; Exercise Science; History; Languages and Cultures;
Management; Music, Theatre and Dance; Nursing; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice and those identified as interdisciplinary studies.
Students are required to take one course from the following four core courses.
COMMSTUD.309 Gender Issues in Communication
ENGLISH.288 Feminist Reading of Culture
PHIL.408 Feminist Philosophy
POLISCI.377 Feminist Political Theory
The remaining five courses are to be selected from the courses listed below and must be from a minimum of three different departments.
ANTHRO.380 Men and Women
ARTHSTRY.360 Women, Art, and Society
BIOLOGY.230 Human Sexuality
COMMSTUD.492 Special Topics in Organizational Communication (*depends on topics)
CRIMJUST.420 Crime, Social Inequality and Social Identity
ECONOMICS.313 Labor Economics
ENGLISH.152 Literature and Society (*depends on topics)
ENGLISH.156 Popular Literature: Women and Crime Fiction
ENGLISH.287 Black Women Writers
ENGLISH.335 Studies in American Literature: Women Writers
ENGLISH.347 Studies in British Literature (*depends on topics)
ENGLISH.377 Modern Drama (*depends on topics)
ENGLISH.388 Gender, Race and Class
ENGLISH.481 Special Topics: Women Writers (*depends on topics)
ENGLISH.491 Topics in Criticism (Offered to seniors with chair approval)
EXERSCI.288 Women in Sports
HISTORY.329 The American Woman
HISTORY.469 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History I
HISTORY.470 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History II
MGMT.355 Managing Multicultural Organizations
NURSING.240 Contemporary Women’s Health
POLISCI.222 Women and Politics
POLISCI.492 Seminar in Government and Politics
PSYCH.350 Psychology of Sex and Gender
SOC.231 Marriage and Family
SOC.320 Sociology of Gender
SPANISH.281-289 Special Topics: Women in Spanish Literature
Independent studies, departmental research and writing courses, and internships can be counted toward the Minor if the project, study, or agency specifically reflects the curriculum goals of the Women's Studies Minor.
To obtain approval for these individualized courses, a petition must be submitted to the Minors' directors and approved by the majority of the advisory board members.