Sep 28, 2020
Courses for the Women’s and Gender 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 and Gender 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 - (D) 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 and Gender Studies courses 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 and Gender Studies Program Steering Committee, substitute honors tutorials or a thesis, study abroad courses, one reader, or a non-cross-listed course for a Women’s and Gender Studies course elective in cases where major graded requirements are completed in ways that meet the course criteria for Women’s and Gender Studies. Students seeking such substitutions should seek advice from the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, preferably before completing the credits they wish to substitute.
For more information about the Latin American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies (LA/W/S) department, visit its website.
Women’s and Gender Studies Courses
Some of the listed courses have prerequisites; please consult departmental descriptions.
Students completing the concentration must complete one of the following foundational courses but are encouraged to take one philosophy and one sociology course:
Choose any five (or four if two foundational courses are taken):
- ARTH 210 - (CA,D,W) Women in the Visual Arts
- ARTH 311 - (W,D,CA) Medieval and Renaissance Women
- CHS 337 - (W, D) Counseling Girls and Women
- COMM 229 - (D) Gender and Communication
- ENLT 225 - (CL,D,W) Writing Women
- ENLT 226 - (CL,D) Novels by Women
- ENLT 251 - (CL,D,W) Borderlands Writing
- ENLT 260 - (CL,D, EPW,W) Women of Color: Literature & Theory (T)
- FREN 430 - Women Writers of the Francophone World
- GERM 320E/320F - (W,D) Sex in the City: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Germany (T)
- HIST 213 - (CH,D,W) Gender and Family in Latin America
- HIST 238 - (CH,D) History of American Women: From Colonization to Mid-Nineteenth Century
- HIST 239 - (CH,D) History of American Women: From Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present
- LA/WS 395 - (S,D) Women and Development in Latin America (T)
- LIT 207 - (CL,D,W) Literature of American Minorities
- LIT 220E/220F - (EPW,D,CL) Fairytales
- LIT 221E/221F - (EPW,CL,D) Italian Women’s Writing (T)
- LIT 323E/323F - (EPW,D) Topics in French and Francophone Cinema
- NURS 111 - (D) Women’s Health
- PHIL 326 - (P,D) Advanced Topics in Feminist Philosophy (T)
- PHIL 331 - (P) Feminist Philosophy of Science (T)
- PS 216 - (D,S) Women’s Rights and Status
- PS 227 - (D,S) Women, Authority and Power
- PS 335 - (D) Women in the Global Community
- PSYC 228 - Health Psychology
- SOC 210 - (W,EPW,D) Marriage and the Family
- SOC 224 - (S,D) Race and Ethnic Relations
- SOC 317 - (EPW,D) Family Issues and Social Policy
- SPAN 430 - (CL,D) Hispanic Women Writers (Taught in Spanish.)
- T/RS 218 - (P,D) Women in Christianity
- WOMN 380-381 - Women’s Studies Internship