100L. Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, Culture, Politics and Society. 4 semester hours.
This course is an introduction to Women's Studies and serves as the foundational course for the Women's Studies minor. This course will be of interest to students who wish to explore how gender and sex have shaped and continue to shape the lived experiences of everyone. Women's Studies as an academic discipline is deeply connected to feminist movements in which issues of power and gender identity were and are central. 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 approved for the Women’s Studies minor:
(NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list - topics courses vary and approved courses will be noted in the master schedule as being cross-listed for WMST credit. Course offerings are subject to change each semester. All courses are 4 semester hours unless otherwise noted)
280. American Art. Dr. Alejandra Gimenez-Berger
114. From Conception to Birth. Dr. Michelle McWhorter
130. Chinese Women Writers. Dr. Shelley Wing Chan
180. Gender Trouble. Dr. Rick Incorvati
180. Making Romance. Dr. Cynthia Richards
180. Chick Flicks. Dr. Robin Inboden
180. Women in Classical Hollywood Cinema. Dr. Robin Inboden
180. Jane Goes to the Movies. Dr. Robin Inboden
372. Bad Girls: From Eve to Mary (Wollstonecraft). Dr. Cynthia Richards
373. Women in Literature II. Dr. Robin Inboden
380. Orphans in Classic American Literature. Dr. Lori Askeland
(Sections of 180 and other topics courses as noted in the master schedule.)
390. Contemporary Theory. Dr. Timothy Wilkerson
Health, Fitness and Sport
245. History of Women in Sport. Professor Sarah Jurewicz
101. Life, Love and War in the Middle Ages. Dr. Amy Livingstone
111. Medieval Europe. Dr. Amy Livingstone
202. Silences of the Past. Dr. Amy Livingstone
203. Holy Antique Women! Dr. Darlene Brooks-Hedstrom
319. European Women’s History. Dr. Tammy Proctor
320. American Women’s History. Dr. Molly Wood
371. Nationalism, Ethnicity and Gender in 20th Century Africa. Dr. Scott Rosenberg
301. Medieval Women: Wives, Wenches, Saints and Sinners. Dr. Amy Livingstone
260. Organizational Behavior. Dr. Wendy Gradwohl
187. Wittenberg Singers. 0-1 semester hours Dr. Erik Zinter
200. Race, Gender, Science and Medicine. Dr. Nancy McHugh
204. Philosophy of Women’s Lives. Dr. Nancy McHugh
304. Knowing Bodies. Dr. Nancy McHugh
380. The Art of Living Ethically. Dr. Nancy McHugh
216. Family Values: The Politics of Virtue, Care and Equality. Dr. Heather Wright
315. Feminist and Postmodern Political Thought. Dr. Heather Wright
319. Fatherhood and Masculinity in Politics, Literature and Film. Dr. Heather Wright
374. Advanced Social Ethics: Sexism. Dr. Warren Copeland
110. Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Katherine Rowell
210. Sociology of the Family. Dr. Jerry Pankhurst
245. Gender and Society. Dr. Nona Moskowitz
314. Women and Crime. (also CRCJ 314) Dr. Brooke Wagner
260. El Mundo Contemporáneo (Contemporary Issues of the Hispanic World). 2 semester hours Dr. Ruth Hoff
263. El Cine y el Cambio Social (Film and Social Change). 2 semester hours Dr. Ruth Hoff
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 363: Major Authors). Current Women’s Studies courses will be listed in the master schedule each semester.