BA in Women's Studies

The major in women’s studies consists of 30 hours:

Required Core
WOMS 190Diverse Women in Popular Culture3
WOMS 287Women in Society: Social Issues3
WOMS 387Women in Society: Cultural Images3
WOMS 587Theories of Feminism3
Core Area
Select 9 credit hours (three courses) taken within a core area listed below 9
Electives
Select 9 credit hours (three courses) in any of the four core areas, taken in any combination9
Total Credit Hours30

One course must be a diversity course such as:

WOMS 334Islam3
WOMS 370Women in World Religions3
WOMS 385Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies3
WOMS 482Latinas in Culture and Society3
WOMS 513Issues and Perspectives on African Women and Globalism3
WOMS 514Women in the Middle East3
WOMS 532Women in Ethnic America3
WOMS 542Women in Other Cultures3
WOMS 579Asian Women in Modern History3
WOMS 588Gender, Race and the West/East Divide3

Of the 30 credit hours, no more than 3 hours in courses numbered 100–199 may be counted toward the major except WOMS 190, REL 110 and REL 115. Students are strongly encouraged to take WOMS 190 and WOMS 287 as early as possible in the major.

Core Areas

Some courses may appear in two core areas if course content is appropriate.

Core Area I: Internationalism

WOMS/REL 334Islam3
WOMS/REL 370Women in World Religions3
WOMS 482Latinas in Culture and Society3
WOMS 513Issues and Perspectives on African Women and Globalism3
WOMS 514Women in the Middle East3
WOMS/HIST 532Women in Ethnic America3
WOMS/ANTH 542Women in Other Cultures3
WOMS/HIST/ETHS 579Asian Women in Modern History3
WOMS 588Gender, Race and the West/East Divide3

Core Area II: Representation and Media

WOMS 330/ENGL 336Women's Personal Narrative3
WOMS 382Feminism and Girl Culture3
WOMS 385Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies3
WOMS 510Hollywood Melodrama: The Woman's Film3
WOMS 523Feminist Film Criticism3
WOMS/ENGL 536Writing by Women3
WOMS 537Contemporary Women's Drama3
WOMS 585The Femme Fatale In Film Noir3

Core Area III: Social Issues

WOMS/SOC 306Introduction to Gender Studies3
WOMS/SOC 316Men and Masculinities3
WOMS/POLS 325Women in the Political System3
WOMS/SCWK 340Human Sexuality3
WOMS 345Gender, Alcohol and Addictions3
WOMS 380Special Topics1-3
WOMS 385Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies3
WOMS 386Women and Sports3
WOMS 533Women and the Law3
WOMS/PSY 534Psychology of Women3
WOMS/SCWK 541Women, Children and Poverty3

Core Area IV: Religion and Thought

REL 110Old Testament3
REL 115New Testament3
PHIL 345Philosophy of Sex & Love3
WOMS/REL 334Islam3
WOMS/PHIL 338Philosophy of Feminism3
WOMS/REL 370Women in World Religions3
WOMS/REL 384Paul3
WOMS/REL 420Women and the Bible3
WOMS 586Gender, Race, Knowledge3