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Women's Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062
Suzanne Holt, Director, 315B Merrill Hall

The Women's Studies minor offers flexible and diverse coursework across a variety of disciplines. Distinct in its commitments—born of women’s struggles, movements, lives and work—it invites students to revise perspectives, make fresh inquiries, broaden and deepen understandings by means of a simple but radical shift: the re-rendering of the female half of the human race not as "the second sex," but as primary, fundamental, essential and real. The program emphases are  inclusiveness, criticality, academic freedom and responsibility.

Course Title Credits
Choose from the following:
Course not chosen may be applied to the 15 credit hours below
WMST 30000 Colloquium in Women's Studies (3)   
30001 Feminist Theory (3)  
Choose from the following: 15 
COMM 35912 Gender Communication (3)   
ENG 21002 Introduction to Women's Literature (3)   
34021 Women's Literature (3)   
HDFS 44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
HED 32544 Human Sexuality (3)  
44025 Women's Health Issues (3)  
JUS  37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)  
PAS  33110 The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives (3)   
PEP 25059 Sport in Society (3)   
PHIL 31040 Women and Philosophy (3)   
32091 Seminar: Women's Ways (3)   
32091 Seminar: Ethics of Sex and Gender (3)   
POL 40470 Women, Politics and Policy (3)   
PSYC 40625 Development of Gender Role and Identity (3)   
RPTM 36085 Leisure and Culture (3)   
SOC 42315 Sociology of Changing Gender Roles (3)   
WMST 20095 Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
30095 Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
40095 Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
40992 Practicum in Women's Studies (3)  
Guided Independent Study*  3

*Students register for WMST 30196 Individual Investigation, a guided independent project with a
written and oral report. Admission controlled. See Women's Studies coordinator for further information.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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