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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 Language, Philosophy, Culture and Core Multicultural 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)

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

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Undergraduate Courses for the Minor

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Course Testimonial Form

(See TTU Catalog for detail descriptions)

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 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 3307 Gender Issues in Sport (KIN 3352)
WS 3312^ Gender and Communication (COMS 3334)
WS 3321^ Human Sexuality from a Life Span Perspective (HDFS 3321)
WS 3323^ Women in Modern America (HIST 3323)
WS 3325^ Gendered Lives (SOC 3325)
WS 3326 Women and Politics (POLS 3326)
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 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
+ Fulfills Core Language, Philosophy, Culture Requirement
++ Fulfills Core Multicultural Requirement

Undergraduate Courses for the Non-Minor

Course Testimonial Form

(See TTU Catalog for detail descriptions)

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
+ Fulfills Core Language, Philosophy, Culture Requirement
++ Fulfills Core Multicultural Requirement

Other Courses of Interest (Not Cross-listed)

Course # Title
HIST 3322 Women in Early America
HIST 4325 Major Issues in U.S. Women’s History
HIST 4326 A History of Sexuality in the United States
HIST 4328 Bad Girls in Early America
HIST 4352 Witchcraft and Witch Hunting in the Early Modern Western World
HIST 4380 A History of Masculinity