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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   
TOTAL    21   

*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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