Minor Requirements and Electives

 

Women's and Gender Studies Minor Requirements

A.

WMST 130 - Gender, Power & Difference

3 s.h.

B.

One of the following: WMST 299/399 - Independent Study in Women's & Gender Studies, WMST 397 - Women's & Gender Studies Internship, WMST 398 - Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies

3 s.h.

C.

Choose 4 electives from the list shown on this page.

12 s.h.

 

Total for minor:

18 s.h.


Internships: Recognizing that Women's and Gender Studies minors need the opportunity to obtain pre-professional work experience the Department offers an internship course option. Recent students have interned with Planned Parenthood of Otsego County, Rape Crisis, the Violence Intervention Program, and New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (lobbying/advocacy) and the Gender & Sexuality Resourse Center on campus.

Career Opportunities: Most graduates in Women's and Gender Studies eventually work in four areas: social services, education, business, or government. Experience and knowledge of gender and issues of diversity are also an asset for individuals working in mass media, publishing, advertising, and personnel. Teaching and social service are fields most closely associated with Women's and Gender Studies, areas of improving employment prospects. Many of our graduates have gone on to obtain MSWs, MBAs, Ph.D.s and law degrees, and to fulfilling careers as lawyers, therapists, teachers, social service administrators, and editors.

Notes: 1. Check college catalog course descriptions for prerequisites. 2. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors (GPA of at least 2.0 in courses applied toward minor)

 

Course selections presently approved by Women’s and Gender Studies:

WMST/PHED

150

Self Defense for Women

3 s.h.

WMST/EHIS

206

Medieval Sexuality

3 s.h.

WMST

210

Women's Health

3 s.h.

WMST

212

Women of Resistance

3 s.h.

WMST

214

Archetypes of the Wild Woman

3 s.h.

WMST/POLS

215

Gender Politics

3 s.h.

ANTH

221

Anthropology of Sexes and Genders

3 s.h.

WMST/GEOG 234 Global Perspectives in Gender & Nature 3 s.h.

SOCL

236*

Sociology of Sexuality

3 s.h.

SOCL

237

Sociology of Women

3 s.h.

WMST/EHIS

238

Women in Western History

3 s.h.

ANTH

238*

Anthropology of Reproduction

3 s.h.

SOCL

239

Women and Work

3 s.h.

WMST/COMM

241

Gender Communication

3 s.h.

WLIT

242*

Muslim Women Writers

3 s.h.

WMST/PSYC

243

Psychology of Women

3 s.h.

WMST/ANTH

253

Women & Gender in Prehistory

3 s.h.

WMST/ALS 255 Marked Bodies 3 s.h.

WMST/ALS

261

Women of Mixed Racial Descent

3 s.h.

WMST/SOCL 267 Gender & Crime 3 s.h.

WMST/AHIS

268

History of Women & Women's Movements in the U.S.

3 s.h.

WMST/ALS

269

Women of Color in the U.S.

3 s.h.

ALS

273*

Race, Gender, Class and Culture

3 s.h.

WMST/ALS/WHIS

274

Gender & Power in Africa

3 s.h.

ELIT

275

Jane Austen

3 s.h.

WMST 275 Feminist Theories 3 s.h.

WMST

279

Gender, Travel, Empire

3 s.h.

WMST/PHED

280

Women in Sports

3 s.h.

LITR

283

Women in Literature

3 s.h.

LITR

285

Autobiography, Gender, and Culture

3 s.h.

ALIT/ALS

286

African-American Women Writers

3 s.h.

LITR

286

Gender and Geography: Women's Environmental Writing

3 s.h.

WMST/ELIT 287 From Romance to Gothic 3 s.h.

WMST/ALS

290

Women, Race, and the Law: An Introduction

3 s.h.

WMST/ALS

291

Gender, Race, & Sexuality in Popular Culture

3 s.h.

WMST

294

Special Topics In Women’s and Gender Studies

3 s.h.

WMST

295

Teaching Assistantship

3 s.h.

WMST/ALS 353 Sex & Race in Science & Technology 3 s.h.

WMST

394

Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

3 s.h.

* Courses can be substituted towards the minor per Chair Approval

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