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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Interdisciplinary Programs


Women's Studies

Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs, Director, Brewster B103

BA in Women’s Studies
The women’s studies major is an interdisciplinary degree program that includes courses on women and gender offered by the women’s studies program as well as through traditional disciplines and departments. The purpose of women’s studies is to offer a contemporary as well as a historical perspective on women’s contributions to selfhood, family, and society; identify, critically examine, and evaluate the assumptions made about women by tradition; and discover, acquire, and accumulate knowledge about women in order to empower understanding of their lives, their roles, and their humanity. Women’s studies balances traditional Western cultural assumptions with international women’s perspectives, including those of minorities, the disabled, and the economically deprived. The requirements for the major include an introductory women’s studies course; electives chosen from the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and professional schools; and a core of women’s studies courses, including a capstone experience of a senior seminar and internship or directed readings. Women’s studies majors are encouraged to combine women’s studies with another major. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 12 s.h.
    WOST 2000. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Humanities (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or WOST 2200. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Art (3) (FC:FA) or WOST 2400. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Social Sciences (3) (FC:SO)
    WOST 3910, 3920, 3930. Directed Readings in Women’s Studies (1,1,1) (F,S,SS) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of director) or WOST 4500. Internship in Women’s Studies (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; WOST 4000; minimum 2.5 GPA or consent of director)
    WOST 4000. Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies (3) (S) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400; additional 3 s.h. in WOST; or consent of instructor)
    WOST 4200. Feminist Theory (3) (F) (WI) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400; 1 other WOST course accepted for WOST major or minor)
  4. Area of study (Choose one from each area.) - 12 s.h.
    Cultural Diversity:
    ANTH 2025. Sexual Behavior from an Anthropological Perspective (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: Introductory course in ANTH, SOCI, PSYC or consent of instructor)
    ENGL 3260. Black Literature in America (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4360. World Literature in English (3) (WI) (S-EY) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5360. Studies in African-American Literature (3)
    FORL 2600. Literature in Translation: The Holocaust (3) (S) (FC:HU)
    HIST 3110. History of African-Americans (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5230. Themes in African-American History (3)
    SOCI 4345. Racial and Cultural Minorities (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110)
    Humanities:
    ENGL 3300. Women and Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5330. Study in Women’s Literature (3) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200)
    PHIL 3690. Women and Religion (3) (FC:HU) (WI*)
    RELI 3000. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (FC:HU)
    Social Science:
    ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM 1001 or 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    POLS 3040. Women in Politics (3) (S) (P: POLS 1010 or consent of instructor)
    PSYC 4335. Psychology of Women (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 4350. Psychology of Sexual Behavior (3) (F,S) (P: 6 s.h. in PSYC)
    SOCI 3400. Introduction to Gender and Society (3) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 5400. Seminar in Gender Roles (3) (P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor)
    Women’s History:
    HIST 3140. Women in American History (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5220. Selected Topics in US Women’s History (3)
  5. Electives - 12 s.h.
    ANTH 3009/RELI 3000/WOST 3000. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (RELI 3000 FC:HU)
    ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    CDFR 5300. Families, Sexuality, and Gender Roles (3)
    CLAS 2400. Women in Classical Antiquity (3) (FC:HU)
    COMM 4035. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM 2001 or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    ENGL 3300. Women and Literature (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5330. Studies in Women’s Literature (3) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200)
    FORL 3660. Hispanic Women Writers (3) (FC:HU)
    GEOG 4320. Gender, Economy, and Development (3) (S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    HIST 3140. Women in American History (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5220. Selected Topics in US Women’s History (3)
    HLTH 3020. Health Problems II (3) (S) (P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5002. Maternal and Child Health Education (3) (P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5310. Education for Human Sexuality (3) (P: Health education major or consent of instructor)
    NURS 5327. Women’s Health (3)
    PHIL 3690. Women and Religion (3) (FC:HU) (WI*)
    POLS 3040. Women in Politics (3) (S) (P: POLS 1010 or consent of instructor)
    POLS 3041. Women and Public Policy (3) (FC:SC) (P: POLS 1010 or consent of instructor)
    PSYC 4335. Psychology of Women (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    PSYC 4350. Psychology of Sexual Behavior (3) (F,S) (P: 6 s.h. in PSYC)
    SOCI 3400. Introduction to Gender and Society (3) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 5400. Seminar in Gender Roles (3) (P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor)
    SOCW 5007. Women as Clients (3)
    SPAN 5550. Hispanic Women Writers (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
    WOST 3500. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Social Sciences (3) (WI) (FC:SO) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of instructor)
    WOST 3510. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Humanities (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of program director)
    WOST 3520. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Fine Arts (3) (WI) (FC:FA) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of program director)
    WOST 3910, 3920, 3930. Directed Readings in Women’s Studies (1,1,1) (F,S,SS) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of director)
    WOST 4500. Internship in Women’s Studies (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; WOST 4000; minimum 2.5 GPA or consent of director)
    WOST 5000. Advanced Seminar in Women’s Studies (3) (P: Consent of instructor)
    Selected topics and honors seminars as approved by the Women’s Studies Executive Committee
  6. Second major or minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
    Each course taken for the major can only be used to satisfy one requirement of the major. For students electing women’s studies as part of a double major, the director may give consent that a maximum of 6 s.h. of the women’s studies major be waived or double counted.

Women's Studies Minor
The minor in women’s studies is an interdisciplinary academic program with courses designed to complement and enrich students’ work in their major fields. To ensure flexibility in each student’s 24 s.h. program and thus assure the possibility of coordinating with the major, the women’s studies minor comprises a 6 s.h. core, which includes a course that introduces the student to the discipline and a senior seminar which helps the student synthesize what she or he has learned, and 18 s.h. of electives. A course may not count toward the student’s major degree and the women’s studies minor.

  1. Core - 6 s.h.
    WOST 2000. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Humanities (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or WOST 2200. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Arts (3) (FC:FA) or WOST 2400. Introduction to Women’s Studies: Social Sciences (3) (FC:SO)
    WOST 4000. Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies (3) (S) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400; additional 3 s.h. in WOST; or consent of instructor)
  2. Electives - 18 s.h.
    ANTH 3009/RELI 3000/WOST 3000. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (RELI 3000 FC:HU)
    ANTH 3200. Women’s Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
    CDFR 5300. Families, Sexuality, and Gender Roles (3)
    CLAS 2400. Women in Classical Antiquity (3) (FC:HU)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM 1001 or 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    ENGL 3300. Women and Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5330. Studies in Women’s Literature (3) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200)
    FORL 3660. Hispanic Women Writers (3) (FC:HU)
    GEOG 4320. Gender, Economy, and Development (3) (S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    HIST 3140. Women in American History (3) (F,S) (FC:HU)
    HIST 5220. Selected Topics in US Women’s History (3)
    HLTH 3020. Health Problems II (3) (S) (P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5002. Maternal and Child Health Education (3) (P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor)
    HLTH 5310. Education for Human Sexuality (3) (P: Health education major or consent of instructor)
    NURS 5327. Women’s Health (3)
    PHIL 3690. Women and Religion (3) (FC:HU) (WI*)
    POLS 3040. Women in Politics (3) (S) (P: POLS 1010 or consent of instructor)
    POLS 3041. Women and Public Policy (3) (FC:SC) (P: POLS 1010 or consent of instructor)
    PSYC 4335. Psychology of Women (3) (S) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 4350. Psychology of Sexual Behavior (3) (F,S) (P: 6 s.h. in PSYC)
    SOCI 3400. Introduction to Gender and Society (3) (FC:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
    SOCI 5400. Seminar in Gender Roles (3) (P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor)
    SOCW 5007. Women as Clients (3)
    SPAN 5550. Hispanic Women Writers (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
    WOST 3500. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Social Sciences (3) (FC:SO) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of instructor)
    WOST 3510. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Humanities (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of program director)
    WOST 3520. Selected Topics in Women’s Studies: Fine Arts (3) (WI) (FC:FA) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of program director)
    WOST 3910, 3920, 3930. Directed Readings in Women’s Studies (1,1,1) (F,S,SS) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400 or consent of director)
    WOST 4200. Feminist Theory (3) (F) (WI) (P: WOST 2000 or 2200 or 2400; 1 other WOST course accepted for WOST major or minor)
    WOST 4500. Internship in Women’s Studies (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; WOST 4000; minimum 2.5 GPA or consent of director)
    WOST 5000. Advanced Seminar in Women’s Studies (3) (P: Consent of instructor)
    Selected topics and honors seminars as approved by the Women’s Studies Executive Committee
    May choose only one elective from:
    ANTH 2025. Sexual Behavior from an Anthropological Perspective (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: Introductory course in
    ANTH, SOCI, PSYC or consent of instructor)
    ENGL 3260. African American Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4360. World Literature in English (3) (WI) (S-EY) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 5360. Studies in African-American Literature (3)
    FORL 2600. Literature in Translation: The Holocaust (3) (S) (FC:HU)
    HIST 3110. History of African-Americans (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5230. Themes in African-American History (3)
    SOCI 4345. Racial and Cultural Minorities (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110)