Sep 27, 2023
A minimum of eight courses, three of which are required as follows:
A course in feminist methodology:
A course in feminist theory:
At least four more courses from the following list, taken from at least two of the divisions:
- ANTH 228 - Women and Gender in Prehistory
- ANTH 315 - Gender and Culture
- ANTH 371 - Gender and Society in Africa
- ECON 234 - Gender in the Economy
- EDUC 303 - Decolonizing Development: Gender, Power & Education in International Development
- EDUC 312 - Women and Education
- EDUC 316 - Moral Development and Education
- GEOG 321 - Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change
- HIST 211 - Women’s Rights in US History (US)
- HIST 212 - The Emergence of the Modern Woman (TR)
- HIST 213 - Women in the City (US)
- HIST 304 - Sex and Sexualities in U.S. History (US)
- POSC 364 - Politics of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan
- POSC 451 - Seminar: Africa in World Politics
- SOCI 212 - Power, Racism, and Privilege
- SOCI 220 - Gender, Sexuality, and Society
- SOCI 306 - Sociology of the Family
- SOCI 367 - Sociology of Gender
- SOCI 369 - Women, Health, and Medicine
Other courses may be counted toward a women’s studies major, depending on the orientation of the course, and/or the direction of the readings and student projects during a particular year. Such courses need the approval of the instructor and the women’s studies director to be counted toward a women’s studies major. Students must check with their WMST adviser about which of the following courses meet WMST concentration requirements. WMST credit cannot be granted once the course is completed with a non-approved instructor.
These courses include:
Students’ relationships with their advisers are a critical part of the women’s studies program. Following admission to the program, students, in consultation with their advisers, may develop a sequence of required and elective courses related to a particular topic. Some suggested topics are postcolonial and critical race studies; family studies; women in the United States; global perspectives on women; women, work, and family; women and social change; women and religion; and women, knowledge, and text.
Honors and High Honors
Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Women’s Studies program page.
Women’s Studies Program
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Women’s Studies program catalogue page.