Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., Director
Courses for the Women’s Studies Concentration are drawn from departments across the University and are open to students in all majors. (To enroll in the concentration, students must see the Director of Women’s Studies.) The concentration consists of six courses including one required foundational course from a list of four: PHIL 218 - (P,D) Feminism: Theory and Practice , PHIL 231 - (P,D) Philosophy of Women , WOMN 215 - (D) Feminism and Social Change /SOC 315 - Feminism and Social Change , OR SOC 220 - (S,D) Social Stratification .
Students are strongly encouraged to take two foundational courses, one in the social sciences and one in philosophy. Additional foundational courses beyond the required one will count as electives for the concentration. Many of the cross-listed Women’s Studies courses also fulfill major, minor, cognate, and/or general education requirements. Students also are encouraged to do extracurricular activities that will enrich their classroom experience.
Students may, with the approval of the Women’s Studies Committee, substitute honors tutorials or thesis, study abroad courses, one reader, or a non-cross-listed course for a women’s studies course elective in cases where major graded requirements are completed in ways that meet the course criteria for women’s studies. Students seeking such substitutions should seek advice from the Director of Women’s Studies, preferably before completing the credits they wish to substitute.
For more information about the Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies (LA/W/S) department, visit its website.