Womens Studies (WMST)

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 2640    Gender in Society    3 s.h.

Sociological analysis of gender role issues by major institutions of society, including political, educational, economic and legal systems as well as media and the family. Focus is on effects of stratification, culture, gender norms, and the socialization process.
Cross-Listed: SOC 2640.
Gen Ed: Domestic Diversity, Social Science, 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.

May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with different topics.
Prereq.: WMST 2601; or ENGL 1551 and permission of director.

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.