A Profile of the Women's Studies Program
Take a look at what past grads from Witt have done with their majors – internships, grad school programs, and first jobs after graduation. It’s not always as cut and dried as you think; a Liberal Arts degree has a lot of flexibility!
Why Women's Studies?
The Women's Studies Program at Wittenberg University provides a forum for students and scholars in different disciplines to share their interests, concerns, and methodologies in a rich inquiry into one virtually important topic--the status and accomplishments of women. In pursuing this goal, the Program recognizes and encourages alternative ways of thinking about both disciplines and pedagogy, presents previously ignored or misrepresented information about women across the disciplines, and promotes the student's personal growth through academic inquiry.
Students report many different reasons for minoring in Women's Studies. Some discover the interest gradually when they choose courses for general education requirements. Others choose Women's Studies as a minor because it supplements their major in a particularly enriching way. Others minor in Women's Studies because of their career goals--they may want to work in domestic law or women's health care. Almost all students recognize a component of personal growth and self-awareness in the minor.
Minor: Women's Studies
Requirements for Minor
Women’s Studies 100 plus 16 semester hours in at least three different disciplines: three of the courses must be numbered 200 or above, and only one course may count for both the student’s major and the Women’s Studies minor. The student, in the spring of the senior year, will present a portfolio of written work in women’s studies to a Women’s Studies faculty committee for assessment.
100L. Women, Culture, Politics and Society. 4 semester hours.
Introductory survey of major issues in women’s studies, including feminist theory, literature and history of women, and lived experiences of women in the United States and globally. No prerequisites. Writing intensive. Every year.
490. Independent Study. Variable credit.
Independent research project designed in consultation with the supervising professor. Prerequisite: Declaration of the Women’s Studies minor and permission of the instructor and the Women’s Studies Committee. Every year.
492. Internship. 2-4 semester hours.
Supervised work experience in some area related to women’s studies. Prerequisite: Declaration of Women’s Studies minor and permission of the instructor. Every year.
The following courses are aproved for the Women’s Studies minor:
- 130. Chinese Women Writers: Ancient and Modern. 4 semester hours
- 320. Topics: Gender and Communication. 4 semeter hours
- 180. Gender Trouble. 4 semester hours
- 180. Making Romance. 4 semester hours
- 180. Women in Classical Hollywood Cinema. 4 semester hours
- 313. African-American Women's Literature. 4 semester hours
- 318A. Women in Literature I. 4 semester hours.
- 319A. Women in Literature II. 4 semester hours.
- (Sections of 180 and other topics courses as noted in the master schedule.)
- 390. Contemporary Theory. 4 semester hours.
Health, Fitness and Sport
- 245. History of Women in Sport. 4 semester hours.
- 202. Silences of the Past. 4 semester hours
- 203. Holy Antique Women! 4 semester hours
- 319. European Women’s History. 4 semester hours.
- 320. American Women’s History. 4 semester hours.
- 371. Nationalism, Ethnicity and Gender in 20th Century Africa. 4 semester hours.
- 390. Medieval Women. 4 semester hours.
- 390. Women in Management. 4 semester hours.
- 205 Women in Music.
- 200. Philosphy of Women’s Lives. 4 semester hours.
- 304. Knowing Bodies. 4 semester hours.
- 319. Feminism and Postmodern Political Thought. 4 semester hours.
- 190. Psychology of Women. 4 semester hours.
- 374. Advanced Social Ethics: Sexism. 4 semester hours.
- 381. Women and Religion: Judaism and Christianity. 4 semester hours.
- 210. Sociology of the Family 4 semester hours.
- 245. Gender and Society. 4 semester hours.
- 246. Women and the Family in East Asia. 4 semester hours.
- 301. Topics: Sociology of Sexuality. 4 semester hours.
- 380. Identity, Self and Society. (Identified sections.) 4 semester hours.
In addition, topics courses in many departments such as Art, English, History, Language, Philosophy, Religion and Sociology are approved to meet Women’s Studies minor requirements as the chosen topics warrant. Other types of courses may also be offered with a Women’s studies emphasis and be approved for Women’s Studies credit (such as English 330: Major Authors). Current Women’s Studies courses will be listed in the master schedule each semester.