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College of Liberal Arts

Women's Studies

The Women's Studies Program offers systematic attention to gender and women's experience in all aspects of life. The curriculum focus is on the scholarly understanding of difference and diversity through interdisciplinary courses that lead to an undergraduate major and minor as well as to a graduate minor. The program re-examines the traditional disciplines and explores complex bodies of knowledge. Courses address the intersection of gender with factors such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality in United States and global contexts.

The undergraduate major in Women's Studies consists of 30 hours of courses, which must include WOST 28000, 38000 and 48000. Nine additional hours are to be selected from a list of approved courses, and 12 additional hours are to be selected from a list of approved courses in gender studies offered through various departments.

The undergraduate minor in Women's Studies consists of 15 hours of courses, which must include WOST 28000 and one 40000-level WOST course. At least three other courses are required and must be selected from a list of approved Women's Studies courses in humanities and social science.

Link to Plans of Study for Women's Studies