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Women's and Gender Studies
Women's and Gender Studies enables students to analyze and explore women’s roles, contributions, history, and experiences and to critically examine gender structures in societies and cultures in the U.S. and the world.
Cheney, WA 99004
Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
Our courses offer a deeper insight to issues of oppression, and create awareness to sexist, racist and other biases. Teaching students to expand their way of thinking, broaden their perspective, analyze difficult material, build convincing arguments and how gender interactions affect the business environment, as well as the cultural, emotional, familial, institutional and political impact.
Women's and Gender Studies Minor courses can be taken in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree.
What will I study?
Core Courses (8-9 credits)
WMST/HUMN 101 Introduction to Women's Studies (5) or WMST/HUMN 310 Issues In Women's Studies (4) [This course is also offered online]
WMST/HUMN 410 Feminist Theory (4)
NOTE: Students who are completing a minor in Women's Studies as well as a Gender Studies Certificate may only count one course for both the certificate and the minor: WMST 101 OR WMST 310
Electives (13 - 14 credits)
To bring the credit total to 22 in Women's Studies, select courses 300 or above from the Women's & Gender Studies Course Distribution List.
Women's & Gender Studies Course Distribution List:
WMST/BIOL 318 Biology of Women (3)
WMST/HUMN 319 Women Artists and Society (2)
WMST/SOCI 321 Sex and Gender (5)
WMST/PSYC 331 Psychology of Women (4)
WMST/BIOL 338 Discovering Women in Science (1)
WMST/SOCI 370 Sociology of the Family (5)
WMST/AAST 371 Cultural Study: African American Women and Hair (2)
WMST/SOCI 377 Alternatives to Domestic Violence (2)
WMST/ENGL 389 Women, Literature and Social Change (5)
WMST/HIST 392 Women in the American West (4)
WMST/HIST 394 Women in American History (4)
WMST/HUMN 410 Feminist Theory (4)
WMST/IDST 411 Contemporary Idegenous Women (5)
WMST/CMST 414 Gender and Communication (5)
WMST/HUMN 415 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (5)
WMST/PHIL 417 Women and Ethics (5)
WMST/MGMT 424 Equity and Equality in the Workplace (3)
WMST 426/ECON/AAST 424 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (5)
WMST/ECON 427 The Economics of Women and Work (5)
WMST/AAST 430 From Mammies to Jemimas: The Black Women's Struggle (5)
WMST/PHIL 440 Women and Philosophy (5)
WMST/SOWK 448 Gay and Lesbian Issues for the Social Work Practitioner (3)
WMST/SOWK 450 Women and Social Reform (3)
WMST/SOWK 452 Gender and Sexual Assault (4)
WMST/HIST 468 History of Modern American Women (4)
WMST/SOWK 471 Human Rights and Women's Rights (4)
WMST/SPAN 475 Women's Writing in Latin America (4)
WMST/SOCI 483 Sociology of Children (5)
WMST 490 Senior Capstone Seminar (4)
WMST 495 Internship or Practicum Experience (1 - 5)
WMST 498 Seminar approved by Women's Studies Director (4 - 5)
WMST 400 - 409 Summer Workshops (1)
NOTE: No more than THREE credits of summer workshops may be counted toward the major or minor.
Several of these workshops are offered each summer to help students integrate knowledge of scholarship on women into traditional academic work in various disciplines. No more than THREE credits of summer workshops (courses numbered 400 - 409 & 497) may be counted toward the major or minor.
WMST/ENGL 400 Women and Men in Literature (1)
WMST/BIOL 401 Women and Men in Science (1)
WMST 402/ECON 426 Women and Men in the U.S. Economy (1)
WMST/PSYC 403 Women and Men in Psychology (1)
WMST/CMST 404 Women and Men in Communication (1)
WMST/HIST 405 Women and Men in History (1)
WMST/GEOG 406 Women and Men in Cultural Landscape (1)
WMST/ART 409 Women and Men in Art (1)
End of Summer Workshops
NOTE: No more than 5 credits from the list of courses with applied emphasis will count toward the minor.