Women and Gender Studies

Co-Directors

Kelly Bremner

Christine M. Fleet

Shelley Koch

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

WGST 200 : Intro. to Women and Gender Stu

Introduction to the history, methods, and current issues of Women's Studies. Exploration of material from a variety of disciplines, including literature, political science, psychology, biology, philosophy, sociology, history, and religion. Students may take the course for credit in only one additional department. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Individual and Society.

Semester Hours

3

WGST 201X : Women in Sports

History, evolution, and current role of women in sport from a sociocultural perspective. Social norms in sport and society specific to gender, sexuality, race, and class. Masculinity, femininity, and non-binary cultural ideologies shaped through sport. Involvement of women in sport and physical activity and challenges associated with recognition and legitimacy. Impact of women in shaping a traditionally male domain.

WGST 250X : Women and Media

Current and historical relationship of women with media. Women as subject matter, audience, and participants in various media forms. This course satisfies the Social Sciences Core requirement.

Semester Hours

3

WGST 300X : Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality

How socially-constructed race, class, gender, and sexuality roles influence the lives of women and men in the United States. Similarities and differences between and among forms of oppression and ways in which issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality intersect. Public policies related to these issues. Strategies for coalition-building and redefining differences. Participation in a service project. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Ethical Reasoning in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

sophomore status.

WGST 337X : Women and Politics

The political roles, attitudes, and status of women worldwide, including assessments of women’s participation, cultural empowerment, and access to resources across diverse case studies and regions of the world. Emphasis on women and political activism, the construction of gender roles for political purposes, and the impact of globalization on women.

Semester Hours

3

WGST 356X : Women and Christianity

The lives, writings, and influences of women on Christianity. Attention to the history of thought and the changes in culture and value systems. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Individual and Society.

Semester Hours

3

WGST 460 : Independent Study

Advanced research in an area of the student's particular interest(s) in Women's Studies, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

200, senior status, and permission of the program advisor.

WGST 470 : Internship I

Work experience jointly supervised by the program advisor and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

200, junior or senior status, permission of program advisor.

WGST 471 : Internship II

Work experience jointly supervised by the program advisor and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

200, junior or senior status, permission of program advisor.