Professor Erika Kuhlman, Ph.D.
"We reject pedestals, queenhood, and walking ten paces behind. To be recognized as human, levelly human, is enough."
The Combahee River Collective (1977)
The Women Studies Program (WSP) is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes gender as an essential component to understanding our past, present, and future. Grounded in contemporary scholarship, the WSP provides students with innovative perspectives from which to analyze and assess familiar subjects. Critical and analytical skills are developed and honed as students identify and contextualize profound connections between gender and one's place in history, one's assigned roles and statuses, and one's access to social, economic, and political power. The WSP enhances intellectual growth and compliments the degree major by broadening academic knowledge bases and developing a wide range of skills applicable in a variety of post-graduation settings. The WSP includes an academic minor and a variety of internship opportunities.
An interdisciplinary minor in Women Studies consists of 18 credit hours of courses in gender topics offered by various departments and approved by the director of Women Studies. The 18 credits must include WS 201, Introduction to Women Studies, WS 401 Feminist Thought, and one additional upper division course.
- WS 160 Rape Agression Defense
- WS 311 American Women's Movements
- WS 405 Gender in the Modern World
- ANTH 215 Gender in Anthropological Perspective
- ANTH 499/599 Native American Women
- ENG 328 Gender and Literature
- HIST 405 Women in the North American West
- HIST 437 Families in Former Times
- HIST 438 Women in Pre-Industrial Europe
- HIST 439 Women in History
- POLS 492 Gender and Politics
- PSYCH 205 Human Sexuality
- SOC 250 Women, Crime and Corrections
- SOC 321 Families in American Society
- SPCH 440 Gender and Communications