Women's and Gender Studies Program Director
Director: Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Room 436 DeBartolo Hall
The University offers a minor in Women's and Gender Studies with the advice and approval of the chair of the department in which the student is majoring. The minor requires completion of 18 hours. For information about the Women's and Gender Studies minor, contact the director or visit Women's and Gender Studies.
|WMST 2601||Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
|Select 15 semester hours from the courses listed below, with a minimum of 6 semester hours required at the 3700-level or above.||15|
|Language, Ethnicity, and Gender|
|Women in Literature|
|Women in the Ancient World|
|Gender in Society|
|Identities and Differences|
|Individual and Family Development|
|Images of Women|
|History of Women in the United States|
|History of Women in Europe|
|Work and Family|
|Managing Workplace Diversity|
|Social Psychology of Clothing and Appearance|
|Psychology of Intimate Relationships|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Women And the Bible|
|Feminism, Ecology and Religion|
|Special Topics in Women's Studies|
|Senior Research Project|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
WMST 2601 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 s.h.
Introduces key concepts, theoretical frameworks, and interdisciplinary research drawn from current scholarship about women. Concentrates on major issues relevant to the status and roles of contemporary women, including examination of effects of sexism, racism, ethnicity, and class distinction.
Gen Ed: Domestic Diversity, Social Science, Social and Personal Awareness.
WMST 2650 LGBTQ Issues in History and Popular Culture 3 s.h.
Explores the historical and present day representation of LGBT issues and individuals and their portrayal in popular culture.
Cross-listed: TCED 2650.
Gen Ed: Domestic Diversity, Social and Personal Awareness.
WMST 3747 Sociology of Sexuality 3 s.h.
Examines sexuality and how it is perceived, defined, and experienced in the context of society. Sexuality is studied as subject to social norms, attitudes, and beliefs through public and private policies, practices, and institutions. Explores how the social construction of sexuality influences both sexual and non-sexual relationships.
Prereq.: 3 semester hours in Sociology.
WMST 3750 Special Topics in Women's Studies 3 s.h.
WMST 4850 Senior Research Project 1-3 s.h.
Research and writing of a paper on a topic in women's studies, under the supervision of full-time faculty. Grading is Traditional/PR.
Prereq.: Senior standing, completion of 15 s.h. in Women's Studies, and permission of program director.