2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 17, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Women's Studies Minor [WST]


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(607) 753-5784

School

Arts and Sciences

Faculty

Caroline Kaltefleiter (Coordinator)

Minors Offered

Women’s Studies

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist

Description

The women’s studies minor is interdisciplinary and is designed to complement many academic majors. Administration of this program and advisement for its students is conducted by the Women’s Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Multicultural and Gender Studies Council. Students completing the minor will be exposed to scholarship focusing on women’s role and status in society in both historical and contemporary contexts. The minor helps students prepare for numerous careers that are enhanced by an understanding of sex roles and relations between men and women in society.

A. Required Courses: Nine credit hours


One course from the following:


Other courses that address experiences related to ethnicity or social groups in the minority in the U.S. may be used to fulfill this category with permission of the program coordinator.

B. Other: Nine credit hours.


Three courses from at least two of the following categories:

Theoretical Perspectives


  • (3 cr. hr.)
  • Any course that deals with theoretical issues underlying the study of women may be used to fulfill this category, with the permission of the program coordinator.

Women in Society


Any course that considers the role of women in a broader societal and/or historical context may be used to fulfill this category with the permission of the program coordinator.

Women and Aesthetics


Any course that specifically examines women within the context of fine arts or literature may be used to fulfill this category with the permission of the program coordinator.

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18


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