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Women's Studies

Minor

Kara Mollis, PhD, Program Coordinator
W.W. Slider Humanities Center, Room 302
(270) 384-8233  mollisk@lindsey.edu


Mission Statement

The Women's Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with an overview of the histories and accomplishments of women.  It also prepares students to think critically about how gender affects all aspects of women's and men's lives.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the minor may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.

Students should note that the minor contributes between 12 and 15 hours toward the required 39 hours of 3000-4000 level course work.


Program Requirements:  27-30 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program and a major, students must complete the minor's prerequisites and core requirements and must select program electives as indicated.

A.  Prerequisites:  6-9 hours

  • Writing Studies I (ENGL1013) is a prerequisite for ENGL 2003, ENGL 2103, and ENGL 2203 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Great Books (ENGL 2003), Literary Interpretation (ENGL 2103), or World Literature (ENGL 2203) is a prerequisite for elective choice ENGL 3163 -- 3 hours 
  • Writing Studies II (ENG 1023) is a prerequisite for WS 4003 -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  9 hours

  • Introduction to Women's Studies (WS 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Women in Global Perspective (WS 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Women & Violence (WS 4003) -- 3 hours

C.  Program Electives (select from the following):  12 hours

  • Gender & Communication (COMM 3713) -- 3 hours
  • Women Writers (ENG 3163) -- 3 hours
  • Women in the American Experience (HIST 3143) -- 3 hours
  • Women in World History (HIST 3633) -- 3 hours
  • Marriage & Family (HS 2203) -- 3 hours
  • Gender Studies (HS 4013) -- 3 hours
  • Women in Religion (RELI 3273) -- 3 hours
  • Special Topics (WS 3803) -- 3 hours


Exit Assessment

A required service learning activity and a research project completed in WS 4003 will assess mastery of the program's Student Learning Outcomes.

 

 

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