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The university offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students reinterpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural, and political contexts.

Additionally, some women's studies courses fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Individual or Group Behavioral Sciences, and the Core Humanities requirements.

The Women's Studies Program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.  Three of these courses must be Introduction to Women’s Studies WS 2300, Feminist Thought and Theories WS 4310, and Women’s Studies Seminar WS 4399.  Courses counted toward a major field of study will not count toward completion of the Women’s Studies minor.  Courses without a WS prefix may be used toward completion of the minor at the discretion of the director. (see below)

Honors Society

Have you had 6 hrs of WS credit? Do you have a cummulative GPA of 3.0? If yes, you can apply to be a member to the Texas Tech Women's Studies Honor Society, Triota, Gamma Nu chapter. Read more...

Degree Plan

Advising

All students are required to meet with the Women's Studies Academic Advisor, each semester prior to advance registration to review their degree progress, discuss schedule planning, and address any questions or concerns student may have in their educational experience.

Core Curriculum

  • How does WS 2300, Introduction to Women's Studies, impact my education? Read more...

Undergraduate Courses for the Minor

  • What classes are offered? Read more...
  • What courses do I need to take? Read more...
  • How do I enroll in "special approval" classes? Read more...

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Note: Courses in parenthesis are "cross-listed" with another department and cannot receive credit for both courses.

Required Courses:

Title

Prerequisites

WS 2300

Intro to Women’s Studies

None

WS 4310

Feminist Thought & Theory

WS 2300

WS 4399

Women’s Studies Seminar

WS 2300 & WS 4310

Choose 3 courses from the"cross-list" below

Title

Delivering Department (Offered By)

WS 1305^ Human Sexuality
(HLTH 1305)
WS 2300+ Introduction to Women's Studies
Women's Studies
WS 2305 Intersectionalities: Race, Class & Gender in the Global World Women's Studies
WS 2301 Gender Roles: Lifespan Developmental Perspectives
(HDFS 2300)
WS 2331^ Sociology of Marriage
(SOC 2331)
WS 3306^ Women in Culture and Society
(ANTH 3306)
WS 3307 Gender Issues in Sport
(ESS 3352)
WS 3312^ Gender and Communication
(COMS 3334)
WS 3321^ Human Sexuality Through the Family Life Cycle
(HDFS 3321)
WS 3323^ Women in Modern America
(HIST 3323)
WS 3325^ Gendered Lives
(SOC 3325)
WS 3326 Women and Politics
(POLS 3326)
WS 3331^ Sociology of the Family
(SOC 3331)
WS 3332 Feminism and Philosophy
(PHIL 3332)
WS 3337^ Inequality in America
(SOC 3337)
WS 3340 Gender Sexuality in the Classical World
(CLAS 3340)
WS 3341+ Women in European Civilization
(HIST 3341)
WS 3342 Intro to Research in Human Geography
(GEOG 3340)
WS 3382 Women Writers
(ENGL 3382)
WS 4302 Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
(PSY 4300)
WS 4305 Directed Studies
Women's Studies
WS 4310 Feminist Thought & Theories
Women's Studies
WS 4325 Major Issues in U.S. Women's History
(HIST 4325)
WS 4355 Women in Conflict in the 20th Century
(HIST 4355)
WS 4399^ Women's Studies Seminar
Women's Studies

^ Fulfills Core Social and Behavioral Sciences - Individual or Group Behavior Requirement
+ Fullfills Core Humanities Requirement

Undergraduate Courses for the Non-Minor

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Course # Title
WS 2300+ Introduction to Women's Studies
WS 2305 Intersectionalities: Race, Class & Gender in the Global World
WS 4310 Feminist Thought & Theory
WS 4399^ Women's Studies Seminar

^ Fulfills Core Social and Behavioral Sciences - Individual or Group Behavior Requirement
+ Fullfills Core Humanities Requirement

 

womens studies classroom

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


* Source: NWSA

What can I do with this Minor?

Advisor

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Core Curriculum

Special Approval Courses

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Special Approval Courses

  • During registration, our WS prefix courses have a "special approval" attached to the course requiring the student to contact the WS office to be advised.
  • WS prefix courses of this type are "cross-listed" with other departments already offering the same course, with the same instructor, on the same day and time with a different Course Number (CRN). These courses are only for students interested in Minoring in Women's Studies.
  • How do I enroll in "special approval" classes? Read more...

For more information about special approval courses contact the WS Undergraduate Advisor, Tricia Earl, by phone or email patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu

Course Descriptions

What are students saying about our program?

  • Undergraduate Students
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  • Alumni - Students Speak Out
  • Course Testimonial Form adobe acrabat - Have you taken a Women’s Studies course that helped you in life, education, career choices, etc. and want to tell other Texas Tech University students about it? We want to hear from you! Use the form below to tell us about your experience and we'll incorporate it into the course profile for that course on our website. Thank you for your positive Women’s Studies Program Course stories!
Other resources

Prospective Undergraduates

Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

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Core Humanities Requirement

Multicultural Requirement

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