Undergraduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

Certificate students undertake a 21-credit interdisciplinary program of study on women to complement and supplement another degree program.

Forms

Requirements:

Foundation Courses (9 credits)

  • WMST 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Society (3 credits) OR WMST 250 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women, Art and Culture (3 credits)
  • WMST 400 Theories of Feminism (3 credits)
  • WMST 488 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Distributive Courses (12 credits)

Students may choose from a list of approved distributive courses. Required and elective courses must be chosen, however, so that students take at least one course (3 credits) from each of the three distributive categories. At least one course (3 credits) must include cultural diversity (noted with an *). Students are also encouraged to take an experiential learning course. Some of the courses listed below have prerequisites.

Area I:   Arts and Literature

*WMST 241 Women Writers of French Expression in Translation (also FREN 241)

WMST 250 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women, Art, and Culture

WMST 255 Reading Women Writing (also ENGL 250)

*WMST 275 World Literature by Women (also CMLT 275)

WMST 281 Women in German Literature and Society (also GERM 281)

WMST 348 Literary Works by Women (also ENGL 348)

WMST 408 Special Topics in Literature by Women before 1800 (also ENGL 408)

WMST 444 Feminist Critical Theory (also ENGL 444)

*WMST 448 Special Topics in Literature by Women of Color (also ENGL 448)

WMST 458 Special Topics in Literature by Women after 1800 (also ENGL 458)

WMST 466 Feminist Perspectives on Women in Art (also ARTH 466)

WMST 468 Feminist Cultural Studies

WMST 481 Femmes Fatales and the Representation of Violence in Literature, Opera, and Film (also FREN 481)

*WMST 496: African American Women Filmmakers (also THET 496)

*FREN 482 Gender and Ethnicity in Modern French Literature

Area II:   Historical Perspectives

WMST 210 Women in America to 1880 (also HIST 210)

WMST 211 Women in America since 1880 (also HIST 211)

WMST 212 Women in Western Europe 1750-Present (also HIST 212)

WMST 320 Women in Classical Antiquity (also CLAS 320)

WMST 453 Victorian Women in England, France, & the United States (also HIST 493)

*WMST 454 Women in Africa (also HIST 494)

WMST 455 Women in Medieval Culture and Society (also HIST 495)

*WMST 456 Special Topics in History: Women in the Middle East (also HIST 492)

WMST 457 Changing Perceptions of Gender Identities in the U.S., 1880-1935 (also HIST 433)

*AASP 498 (topics vary, approved topics include) Black Women in United States History

AMST 418 (topics vary, approved topics include) Women and Family in American Life (Special Topic)

HIST 309 (topics vary, approved topics include) Women’s History

Area III:   Social and Natural Sciences

WMST 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Society

WMST 313 Women and Science (also BSCI 302)

WMST 324 Communication and Gender (also COMM 324)

WMST 325 The Sociology of Gender (also SOCY 325)

WMST 326 Biology of Reproduction (also BSCI 342)

WMST 336 Psychology of Women (also PSYC 336)

*WMST 360 Caribbean Women

*WMST 410 Women of the African Diaspora

*WMST 420 Asian American Women

WMST 425 Gender Roles and Social Institutions (also SOCY 425)

WMST 430 Gender Issues in Families (also FMST 430)

WMST 436 The Legal Status of Women (also GVPT 436)

WMST 452 Women in the Media (also JOUR 452)

WMST 471 Women’s Health (also HLTH 471)

*WMST 493 Jewish Women in International Perspective

*WMST 494 Lesbian Communities and Differences

*AASP 498 (topics vary, approved topics include) Women and Work

CCJS 498 (topics vary, approved topics include) Women and Crime

SOCY 498 (topics vary, approved topics include) Women in the Military