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Women's and Gender Studies


2012-2014 Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies

Faculty

Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Kenna Bolton Holz, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Hilary Fezzey, Assistant Professor, English
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor, Sociology
Julie Gard, Assistant Professor, English
Gary Keveles, Professor, Criminal Justice
Sarah LaChance Adams, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Daniela Mansbach, Assistant Professor, Political Science
William Morgan, Professor, Visual Arts
Jeanette Pucheu, Assistant Profesor, Spanish
Deborah Davis Schlacks, Professor English
Joel Sipress, Professor, History
Nicholas Sloboda, Professor, English
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History
Alisa Von Hagel, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Women's and Gender Studies Description

A 21-credit minor is available in Women's and Gender Studies. It is coordinated and led by the Women's and Gender Studies Coordinator and by the Women's and Gender Studies Committee, a free-standing advisory committee made up of interested faculty and staff.

The Women's Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 1976. In 2007, the Women's Studies Committee revised the minor and the program to Women's and Gender Studies. The minor is interdisciplinary with courses offered by a number of academic departments and programs. Members of the Women's and Gender Studies Committee serve as faculty advisors for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 21 semester credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Women's and Gender Studies faculty advisor.

The mission of the Women's and Gender Studies Program is to raise awareness of issues of gender and gender inequality and to transform the university and the community through teaching, learning, and social action.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students studying Women's and Gender Studies will:

  • Analyze and challenge notions of femininity and masculinity in relation to people's experiences.
  • Recognize the varieties of masculinities and femininities that exist across time, cultures, space, etc.
  • Understand social structures and institutions that create and perpetuate inequality.
  • Understand other social differences intersecting with gender.
  • Appreciate intersections of thought and action and engage in theoretically informed social and political action.
  • Employ experience as evidence for developing an understanding of power, privilege, and disadvantaging.

Women and Gender Studies Minor Requirements

21 total credits

A minimum of 9 credits 300-level or higher.

Required courses (9 credits required):

WST 150 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies -- 3 credits
WST 210 Sociology of Gender -- 3 credits
WST 456 Feminist Theory and Action -- 3 credits

Gendered Experience required course (3 credits required):

ENGL 229 Literature by Women -- 3 credits
WST 255 Gender and Sexuality and Writing -- 3 credits
WST 258 Intro to Psychology of Women -- 3 credits
PSYC 270 Psychology of Men -- 3 credits
SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women (g) -- 3 credits
WST 317 Men and Women in Nazi Germany (g) -- 3 credits
WRIT 325 Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3 credits
ENGL 328 Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature -- 3 credits
WST 329 Women in Art -- 3 credits
WST 403 African Voices on Gender (g) -- 3 credits
WST 404 Arab Voices on Gender (g) -- 3 credits
WST 406 The Construction of Gender in EastAsia (g) -- 3 credits
WST 460 Study of First Nations Women (g) -- 3 credits

Social Structures and Institutions required course (3 credits required):

WST 310 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (g) -- 3 credits
WST 312 Gender, Crime, and Justice -- 3 credits
PSYC 318 Peace Psychology (g) -- 3 credits
WST 322 Women and Men in American Society -- 3 credits
WST 365 Philosophy of Love & Sex -- 3 credits
WST 374 Women and Politics -- 3 credits
WST 406 History of Gender in East Asia -- 3 credits
WST 407 History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim (g) -- 3 credits
WST 459 Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering -- 3 credits
WST 475 Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia (g) -- 3 credits

Elective courses (6 credits required):

Choose courses above from the Gendered Experience OR Social Structures and Institutions OR from the courses below

WST 301 Study Abroad (g) -- 0-6 credits
WST 490 Special Topics in Women's Studies -- 1-4 credits
WST 499 Independent Study -- 1-4 credits

Global/Indigenous required course (one course required):

Choose one course from the following. (The course may also be used to fulfill other requirements within this minor):

WST 310 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (g) -- 3 credits
SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women (g) -- 3 credits
WST 317 Men and Women in Nazi Germany (g) -- 3 credits
PSYC 318 Peace Psychology (g) -- 3 credits
WST 403 African Voices on Gender (g) -- 3 credits
WST 404 Arab Voices on Gender (g) -- 3 credits
WST 407 History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim (g) -- 3 credits
WST 460 Study of First Nations Women (g) -- 3 credits
WST 475 Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia (g) -- 3 credits

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