Women's Studies Courses


WS 1000. Women in Culture (3)
Fall semester
This course focuses on the experiences of women and the significance of gender in society, providing an interdisciplinary perspective. Specific areas of investigation may include the social construction of gender, women and work, the state, patriarchy, and the role of women in society and in the family. Particular attention is paid to such factors as race, ethnicity, and class to understand more fully women’s roles across cultures and over time.

WS 2000. Women’s Studies Theory and Research Methods (3)
An introduction to feminist theories and research strategies, this course is designed to familiarize students with a variety of approaches to textual analysis, interdisciplinary investigative methods, and the restructuring of bodies of knowledge.

WS 3020 (NS 3020). Women and Science (2)
This course will examine the role of women in science by studying their contributions to the scientific body of knowledge and their influences as professionals in scientific fields. Readings will focus on the lives of many influential women scientists, the influence of women on the origins of modern science and the participation of women in research on both sides of the lab bench, as investigators and as study subjects.

WS 4970. Internship (1-3)
This course is designed to allow the student to pursue applied studies through community work in a field of choice. Prerequisite: WS 1000, WS 2000.