Women Studies

For information, contact the Women’s Studies Coordinator

call (540) 568-7990

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 two required courses, WMST 200 and WMST 400. The remainder of the program incorporates many academic fields.


Required Courses Hours

WMST 200. Introduction to Women’s Studies 3

WMST 400. Issues and Research in Women’s Studies 3

Choose four of the following 12

ANTH 370. Topics in the Anthropology of Gender

ECON 306. Economics of Women and the Family

ENG 367. Women’s Poetry

ENG 368. Women’s Fiction

ENG 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 America 1

HIST 379. Family and Gender in East Asia

HIST 466. The Family, 1400-1800

PSYC 310. The Psychology of Women and Gender

REL 315. Women and Religion

SCOM 348. Communication and Gender

SOCI 337. Sociology of Gender

SOCI 339. Sociology of Women

WMST 490. Special 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.