Sep 24, 2023
Women’s Studies Program
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6688
Program Director: Suzanne LaVere
Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, and disability. As such, it provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge across diverse academic disciplines, to understand gender within both historical and contemporary contexts, and to develop approaches to investigation, analysis, and research that reflect the complex nature of how gender operates in our lives, how systems of power and oppression function, and how individuals and organizations can bring about meaningful social change.
Declaring this Minor:
- Declare this minor within the Department of Political Science which is the administrative home for the Women’s Studies program, or through your major department
- Students cannot declare a major and a minor in the same program
- The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
- At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 2000+ level or above
- You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor
To earn the minor in Women’s Studies, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:
Required Course: Credits 3
Supporting Courses: Credits 6
Humanities/Fine Arts: Credits 3
Choose one course from WOST prefixed or cross-referenced courses offered in humanities or fine arts:
Social Sciences/Sciences: Credits 3
Choose one course from WOST prefixed or cross-referenced courses offered in social sciences or sciences:
Additional Courses: Credits 6
Choose additional credits in WOST prefixed or cross-referenced courses from the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, or sciences listed above.
You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career. If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.