Women's & Gender Studies

Courses in Women's & Gender Studies

WOST-W 200 Women in Society: Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 cr)

Interdisciplinary exploration of women’s position in society from a predominantly social scientific perspective. Considers such topics as socialization and gender stereotypes, the impact of different political and economic systems on women, theories of human development, the effects of ethnicity, and class.
Offered fall semesters.

WOST-W 201 Women in Culture: Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 cr)

Interdisciplinary explorations of women’s roles, images, history, and experiences, with emphasis on the perspective of the arts and humanities. Considers such topics as socialization and stereotypes, the roles of various institutions in shaping women’s lives, the effects of gender on creativity.
Offered occasionally.

WOST-W 480 Practicum in Women’s Studies (3 cr)

A learning/service course. Internships with a variety of social programs in the area are arranged. Offered on an individual basis.

WOST-W 495 Readings and Research in Women’s Studies (3 cr)

Individual readings and research in Women and Gender
Studies.
Offered primarily in spring semesters.