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Women's Studies

Dr. Jessica Davidson, Co-coordinator Dr. Mary Thompson, Co-coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-2697 Phone: (540) 568-3758
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The women's studies minor is an 18 credit hour interdisciplinary program that explores the scholarship related to gender and equity issues affecting women. This minor includes one required course, WMST 200. The remainder of the program incorporates many academic fields.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
WMST 200. Introduction to Women's Studies
Choose five of the following:
     ANTH 370. Topics in the Anthropology of Gender
     ECON 306. Economics of Women and the Family
     ENG/WMST 367. Women's Poetry
     ENG/WMST 368. Women's Fiction
     ENG/WMST 370. Exploring Gay and Lesbian Literature
     ENG/WMST 466. Studies in Women's Literature
     ENG 467. Feminist Literary Theory
     HIST 320. Women in United States History
     HIST 321. European Women's History
     HIST 327. Technology in America1
     HIST 379. Family and Gender in East Asia
     HIST 466. The Family, 1400-1800
     JUST/WMST 341. Gender and Justice
     PHIL/WMST 350. The Philosophy of Feminism
     PSYC 310. The Psychology of Women and Gender
     REL 315. Women and Religion
     SCOM/WMST 348. Communication and Gender
     SOCI/WRIT/WMST 420. Feminist Rhetorics
     SOCI 337. Sociology of Gender
     SOCI 339. Sociology of Women
     WMST 300. Special Topics in Women's Studies
     WMST 400. Issues and Research in Women's Studies
     WMST 490. Independent Studies in Women's Studies
     WMST 492. Internship in Women's Studies
     WMST 495. Special Topics in Women's Studies


1 If research project addresses issue of gender.

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