In the Women’s and Gender Studies interdisciplinary specialization, students analyze the significance of gender in all areas of life, especially in the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions. Women’s and Gender Studies provides students with an intellectual framework in which the analysis of gender can be creatively and critically applied to their personal, familial, professional, and civic roles.
Women’s Studies, in particular, provides students with knowledge of women’s roles and influence in culture, as well as the impact of social institutions, systems, and philosophies or attitudes toward women. This specialization also requires the completion of an approved minor and participation in the university’s Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference.
The combination of the interdisciplinary specialization and a related minor prepares students for pursuing a wide array of careers in teaching, counseling, community relations, law, recreation, social work, and business, with an enhanced understanding of how gender and sexual politics operate in those professional and social environments. Please check out our course listing for available courses and semesters offered.
During the senior year, the capstone experience includes organizing, participating in, and evaluating the annual Women’s and Gender Studies student conference. If a student’s schedule does not coincide with the spring conference, then the student will develop a research topic based on the student’s goals and the instructor’s guidance. The research project will be presented to an interdisciplinary committee.
Issues in Gender & Diversity
Family Social Workers
For complete information about this degree program, we invite you to contact:
|COM4014 0394- Gender and Communications (3 hours)||W 5:30 – 8:15 pm||Kelly, T.|
|AML3624 0068- Black Women Writers (3 hours)||T/R 11:30 – 12:45 pm||Hixon|
|PLA3806 2072 Family Law (3 hours)||M 5:30 – 8:15 pm||Harrell|
|PSB4731 1647 Psychobio Sex Behavior (3 hours)||T/R 4:00 - 5:15 pm||Sjoberg|
|SOW4242 1738 Families & Family Treatment (3 hours)||Online||Rougas|