Program in Women's Studies
Directors: Professor Ruckman and
Assistant Professor Burns
Coordinator: Susan Green Barger
Minor in Women's Studies
Women's Studies promotes an interdisciplinary approach to learning which emphasizes gender as an essential component in an understanding of our past, present, and future. Its focus on women and attempt to see the world through women's eyes provide a different perspective on familiar subjects. Its emphasis on women's concerns and women's achievements opens up new areas of study. By helping students to understand how gender shapes both women's and men's lives, the Women's Studies program prepares them to cope with current realities and encourages them to contemplate future change.
An undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 credits of courses in gender topics offered by various departments and approved by the director of Women's Studies. The 18 credits must include W S 201 and one upper division course. Courses include ANTH 215, Women and Sex Roles in Anthropological Perspective; HIST 437, Families in Former Times; HIST 439, Women in History; PSYC 205, Human Sexuality; SOC 250, Women, Crime and Corrections; SOC 321, Marriage and Family; SPCH 440, Gender and Communication. Students may take up to 6 credits of W S 461 Independent Study. Students may also take up to 6 credits of WS Internship. In addition, special courses in gender topics are offered by various departments. Students who are pursuing a minor in Women's Studies should consult the Director of Women's Studies each semester for a current listing of approved courses in gender topics.
Women's Studies Courses
W S 160 Rape Aggression Defense 1 credit. Strategies for self-defense in physically threatening situations. Methods to enhance possibilities for avoidance of physical harm are also covered. Cross-listed as H E and P E 160. F, S
W S 201 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 credits. Interdisciplinary survey of the ways that various academic disciplines examine women's roles and women's issues past present and in various cultures, with a focus on American culture. F
W S 459 Internship 16 credits. Directed student internship in organization related to Women's Studies. The student will be placed in a supervised position approved by faculty in the program. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: W S 201. D
W S g461 Independent Study 1-3 credits. Selected readings and research in areas of Women's Studies not covered by the regular curricular offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
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