Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
– Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

Courses Offered

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

The interdisciplinary 15-credit program consists of one required course and four additional approved Women’s Studies courses.

Required Courses:

WSDI 2500- Feminism in the U.S.

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

WS4000Internship

WS4010Women and the Economy

WS4910Independent Study

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.

 

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Hope for Hypertension

Jennifer DuPont ’08 is investigating what triggers high blood pressure as we age Sixty-seven million Americans have it. Nearly a thousand people die from it each day. And in just one year, it can cost the nation more than $40 million. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, takes a tremendous toll on our country, both in […]

Example Image

¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

Example Image

First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]