Nikole Snover

My courses in Women’s Studies have given me the voice and tools to go out in the world and create change to better our society.
– Nikole Snover ’05, English major, women’s studies minor

Courses Offered

The Women’s Studies minor works with your major to strengthen your overall program of study.

The interdisciplinary 16-credit program consists of one required course, a one-credit senior capstone project, and four additional approved Women’s Studies courses.

Required Courses:

WSDI 2500- Feminism in the U.S.

WS 4990– Women’s Studies Senior Capstone Project


Approved Courses – Students must complete 12 credits, including at least nine credits at the 3000/4000 level.

AH3750Women, Art and Society

CJ 3500– Women and Crime

EN2250Identity and Difference in American Literature

EN3450Women Writers

HE4100Women’s Health Issues

HI3350American Women’s History

HI3826Sex and Empire in Colonial India

HI3828Women and Global Colonialism

IS3470Women in Contemporary American Culture

PO3350Women in World Politics

PS3200Psychology of Women

SO3070The Sociology of the Family

SO3160Women in World Development

WS3300Women and Sport Cultures

WS3500Topics in Women’s Studies


WS4010Women and the Economy

WS4910Independent Study

WSDI 1500– The Contemporary American Male: His Issues, His Desires (SSDI)


Only one Approved Course may be selected from the students 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 Course.


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