includes the careful consideration of feminist theories
and perspectives and the examination of gender
inequalities and issues. The multidisciplinary approach
emphasizes the breadth of disciplines in which feminist
criticism is taken seriously.
Women’s Studies Minor.
A minor consists of 18 credits. WOST 201 ,
PHIL 225 and 401
are required of all minors. HIST 370 is strongly
recommended. Students with particular interests may
choose to take WOST 320.
WOST 201G. Introduction
to Women’s Studies. An introduction to Western feminist
thought and the study of women’s roles and status in
society. This course also evaluates present knowledge
about women, questions stereotypes, and reinforces the
value and content of women’s everyday lives. (Three
WOST 320. Independent
Study. Independent study in an area of women’s studies
directed by a member of the faculty. Prerequisites: WOST
201 and approval of the instructor and the Women’s
Studies coordinator. (One to three credits.)
WOST 401. Women,
Justice and Equality. The capstone seminar in which
participants will read and discuss historical texts that
have had a profound effect on the feminist struggle for
equality and justice. In addition, participants will
engage in individual research, chosen in consultation
with the instructor, in which the research topics will
provide the basis for additional readings in common.
Prerequisite: WOST 201 and
two additional WOST courses .
ANTH 362. Gender in
Cross Cultural Perspective.
ANTH 250 Anthropology
ARTD 306. Women, Art,
CATA 231 Interpersonal
Communication (when appropriate)
CLAS 210. Ancient
Literature (when appropriate).
CLAS 240. Ancient
(when appropriate) .
ENGL 260. Literature of
ENGL 343. 20th-Century
British Literature (when appropriate).
ENGL 348. English Novel
ENGL 350 Special Topics
in Literature (when appropriate)
HIST 330. Biography and
U. S. History (when appropriate).
HIST 370. Women in U.
ISSI 426. Feminist
Approaches to Literature and Society.
PHIL 225. Philosophy
RELG 220. Women and
SOCI 343. Sociology of