Women's and Gender Studies - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Women's and Gender Studies

Faculty Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Top of Page

21 total credits

A minimum of 9 credits 300-level or higher.

Required courses (9 credits required):

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies -- 3.00 credits
Sociology of Gender -- 3.00 credits
Feminist Theory and Action -- 3.00 credits

Gendered Experience required course (3 credits required):

Literature by Women -- 3.00 credits
Gender and Sexuality in Writing -- 3.00 credits
Psychology Of Women -- 3.00 credits
Psychology of Men -- 3.00 credits
Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3.00 credits
Men and Women in Nazi Germany -- 3.00 credits
Writing Women, Women Writing -- 3.00 credits
Multi-Ethnic American Novels -- 3.00 credits
Women In Art -- 3.00 credits
African Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
Arab Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
Construction of Gender in East Asia -- 3.00 credits
The Study of First Nations Women -- 3.00 credits

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

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective -- 3.00 credits
Gender,Crime,and Justice -- 3.00 credits
Peace Psychology -- 3.00 credits
Women and Men in American Society -- 3.00 credits
Philosophy of Love and Sex -- 3.00 credits
Women and Politics -- 3.00 credits
Construction of Gender in East Asia -- 3.00 credits
History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim -- 3.00 credits
Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering -- 3.00 credits
Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia -- 3.00 credits

Elective courses (6 credits required):

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

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Special Topics in Women's Studies -- 1.00 - 4.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 4.00 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):

Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective -- 3.00 credits
Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3.00 credits
Men and Women in Nazi Germany -- 3.00 credits
Peace Psychology -- 3.00 credits
African Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
Arab Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim -- 3.00 credits
The Study of First Nations Women -- 3.00 credits
Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia -- 3.00 credits


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