Maya Blanchette

The program helps you think about alternative perspective.
– Maya Blanchette ’05, political science major/women’s studies minor


Womens Studies Minor

15 credits

Offered by the Women’s Studies Council
Chair: Meagan K. Shedd
Council: Elizabeth A. Ahl, Rebecca L. Busanich, Katharine N. Harrington, Diane Hotten-Somers, Jill Martineau, Brigid C. O’Donnell, Wendy J. Palmquist, Mary Beth Ray, Alice P. Staples, Kerry L. Yurewicz

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The Women’s Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on the diversity of women’s lives and work in cultural and historical perspective, and which introduces students to feminist methodologies and explores the use of gender as a tool for analyzing experience. The program is comprised of a common core course, and approved courses offered by several departments. Women and men will benefit from pursuing the Women’s Studies minor.



WSDI 2500 The F Word: Feminism in the United States (SSDI) 3
Approved Courses - complete 12 credits, at least nine credits must be at the 3000/4000 level: 12
AH 3750 Women, Art, and Society (DICO)
CJ 3500 Women and Crime
EN 2250 Identity and Difference in American Literature (DICO)
EN 3450 Women Writers
HE 4100 Women's Health Issues (WECO)
HI 3350 American Women's History (DICO)
HI 3828 Women and Global Colonialism (GACO)
HI 3835 Sex and Empire in Colonial India (GACO)
IS 3470 Women in Contemporary American Culture (INCO)
PO 3350 Women in World Politics
PS 3200 Psychology of Women (DICO)
SO 3070 The Sociology of the Family
SO 3160 Women in World Development
WS 3300 Women and Sport Cultures (DICO) (WECO)
WS 3500 Topics in Women's Studies
WS 4000 Internship
WS 4010 Women and the Economy
WS 4910 Independent Study

Only one Approved Course may be selected from the student's major field of study. At least 12 credits of the minor must be completed before the internship occurs. WS 4000 is limited to three credits in the minor. Students may submit a Student Request form to the Women's Studies Council Chair, to request consideration of another course to meet the Approved Courses requirement.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.