Graduate Courses


  • Fall
    • WS 5360 Foundations of Women's Studies
      Interdisciplinary study of fundamental concepts and issues in gender and identity studies and contemporary scholarship, including the complexities introduced by cross-sectional study of race, sexual orientation, and class distinctions, tensions, and alliances.
  • Spring
    • WS 5310 Feminist Thought & Theory
      What will the class cover? - The Women’s Studies Feminist Through & Theory (WS 5310) An examination of important theoretical writings and perspectives in women’s studies, including the contributions of feminist theory and analysis to traditional disciplines. 

Required Courses


  • WS 5360 Foundations of Women's Studies
  • WS 5310 Feminist Thought and Theories

WS Electives

  • *WS 5000 Practicum in Women's Studies
  • *WS 5300 Directed Studies
  • *WS 5340 Special Topics in Women's Studies

* Other Electives:

  • ART
    • ART 5360 Seminar in Art Education
    • ART 5363 Research Methods in the Visual Arts
    • ART 5364 Feminist Research in Visual Studies
    • ART 7000 Research
    • COMS 5302 Intercultural Communication
    • COMS 6308 Seminar in Cultural and Intercultural Communication
    • ENGL 5306 Studies in 17th Century British Literature
    • ENGL 5309 Studies in 19th Century British Literature
    • ENGL 5325 American Fiction
    • ENGL 5343 Studies in Literary Criticism
    • ENGL 5392 Teaching College Literature
    • HIST 5337 Studies of Women in American History
    • HIST 5338 Sexuality
    • SOC 5336 Seminar in Family Change
    • SOC 5313 Minority Relations
    • SOC 5335 Seminar in Family Violence
    • SOC 5308 Seminar in the Origins of Social Theory
    • HDFS 5311 Problems in Human Development & Family Studies
    • HDFS 5352 Sex-Gender Roles
    • HDFS 5366 Qualitative Methods in Human Development & Family Studies

* With approval by the Graduate Advisor of the Women's Studies Program.

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The Rae Nell Griggs Scholarship Endowment is established by the generosity of the Lubbock Area Lights Chapter of the American Business Women's Association


There are *652 women’s and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

* Source: NWSA

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Women Studies Graduate Advisor:
Charolotte Dunham, PhD