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 2201, Introduction to Women Studies, WS 4439 Feminism and Equality in World History.
- WS 1160 Rape Agression Defense
- WS 4459 Internship
- WS 4461 Independent Study
- ART 4423 Nineteeth-Century Art
- COMM 4440 Gender and Communication
- HE 4445 Human Sexuality and Health Education
- HIST 4437 Families in Former Times
- PSYC 2205 Human Sexuality
- PSYC 2250 Female and Male Roles
- SOC 2250 Women, Crime and Corrections
- SOC 3321 Families in American Society