Women’s Studies Courses

Womens Studies (WST) Courses

WST 2000 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S STUDIES (3 s.h.)

Introduction to the impact of gender, the role of values, institutions, and socialization processes in the lives of women in our own and other cultures; contributions of various disciplines to the study of women; critical approaches and tools for doing research related to women’s experience.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


WST 2020 INTERNSHIP (1-3 s.h.)

To be performed at an approved institution.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


WST 3850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES (3 s.h.)

Topics will vary, focusing on interdisciplinary work arising from feminist and gender scholarship.

Prerequisite: Permission of the program director
Offered: as needed


WST 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES (3 s.h.)

Topics will vary, focusing on interdisciplinary work arising from feminist scholarship.

Prerequisite: Permission of the director
Offered: as needed


Interdisciplinary Courses

ENG 3420 WOMEN’S LITERATURE (3 s.h.)

(GP) Concentrated study of literature written by women. The course emphasizes the historical context of women’s poetry, prose, and fiction; introduces students to major figures in women’s literary history; identifies recurrent themes in writings by women; and introduces students to feminist literary theory.

Prerequisite: ENG 1020 or 1040
Offered: fall (odd years)


HIS 2040 U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY (3 s.h.)

A survey of women’s history in America from contact through the present day. Considers women’s experiences through multiple lenses, including race, gender, and politics

Prerequisite: none


HIS 3820 HISTORY AND GENDER (3 s.h.)

Investigates the historical meanings and practices of womanhood and manhood in diverse cultures. Topics include family relationships, sexuality, morals, politics and society.

Prerequisite: none


SOC 3720 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (3 s.h.)

Love, sexuality, mate selection, marriage, divorce, and child-rearing in a changing society.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


SOC 3830 GENDER AND SOCIETY (3 s.h.)

A study of the impact of gender on society and the individual. Examines sources of gender identity. Considers effects of gender in such areas as social stratification, politics, work, religion, and the family. Reviews the history and impact of the women’s movement.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


SOC 3920 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3 s.h.)

A study of historical, biological, cultural, legal, and ethical issues relating to human sexuality. Includes such issues as conception, pregnancy, birth control; heterosexual and homosexual patterns of sexual expression; gender roles; sexual dysfunctions and therapy; sexually transmitted diseases; and laws and norms regulating sexual expression.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed