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Dr. Molly W. Johnson, Director

The Women's and Gender Studies program brings together courses and faculty from several colleges of the university to provide an interdisciplinary experience leading to a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. As an area of scholarship, the principal focus is on the contributions, perspectives, and experiences of women in all areas of human endeavor, including the status, portrayal, or achievements of women in areas such as art, history, literature, science, business, engineering, and medicine. It also promotes greater understanding of gender as a fundamental category of meaning, examining the pervasive and often unacknowledged ways that gender shapes and changes our social institutions, individual knowledge, and interpersonal relationships. While the classes included as Women's and Gender Studies courses may be offered in various departments, the minor organizes these courses in a coherent structure such that the sum of the experiences offers a more comprehensive insight into the discipline of Women's Studies than the individual courses provide on their own.

A minor in Women's and Gender Studies consists of 21 semester hours, including one required course (WGS 200), five core courses, and one elective as shown in the following table. Core courses must include at least 6 semester hours of humanities and 6 semester hours of social and natural sciences listed below. Note that 12 of the 21 semester hours must be at the 300-level or higher. Students must also complete a portfolio and portfolio conference during their final semester at UAH. A student interested in minoring in Women's and Gender Studies should contact the director of the program for advising.

Required Course
WGS 200INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES3
Core Courses Five courses required from the following, at least 6 hours in each category: 1,2,315
Humanities (at least 6 hours)
WOMEN ORATORS
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS
SHAKESPEARE II
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY
WOMEN IN MODERN EUROPEAN HIS
WOMEN & GENDER LATIN AMERICA
FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY
Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, and Technology (at least 6 hours)
EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR MANAGERS
PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
Elective Course 43
Select one additional core course or one of the following:
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
NINETEENTH CENTURY ART
CONTEMPORARY ART & ISSUES
VERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION
PSYCHOBIOLOGY STRESS & ILLNESS
PSYCHOBIOLOGY STRESS & ILLNESS
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
DARK SIDE INTERPERSONAL COMM
COMMUNICATION & CULTURE
MYTHOLOGY
LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY
THE AMERICAN NOVEL
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ARTHURIAN ROMANCE
VICTORIAN LITERATURE
TECHNOLOGY IN AMERICAN HISTORY
COMPTV SLAVERY & ABOLITION
NAZI GERMANY AND THE HOLOCAUST
INTRO TO ETHICS
PHILOSOPHY OF RACE
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION
SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
SPECIAL TOPICS 5
INDEPENDENT STUDY 5
Total Semester Hours21
1

No more than 6 semester hours within a single subject area.

2

No more than two of the courses applied to the minor can be from the student's major field of study. One course may count towards both the major and the minor.

3

Approved Special Topics courses may count as "Core" courses toward the minor.  Current approved Special Topics "Core" courses are: ARH 320 ST: Women in Antiquity; ARH 320 ST, Modern Women Artists; EH 440 ST, Friendship in Early Modern England, EH 440 ST, Native Women’s Literature; FL 204 ST: Performing Gender: Exploring Gender Roles and Sexuality in International Cinema; FL 404S ST: Hispanic Women Writers.

4

Approved Special Topics courses may count as "Elective" courses toward the minor.  Current approved Special Topics "Elective" courses are: EH 440 ST: American Drama; HY 399 ST: Food in World History; PHL 403: Advanced Moral Philosophy: Care Ethics; PSC 440: Regional Studies: African Politics; PSC 440: Regional Studies: Latin American Politics.

5

WGS 340 or WGS 499 may count as core courses in various subject areas if these courses carry 3 semester hours credit.

Note:

New courses may be added to this list when approved for inclusion by the Women's and Gender Studies Program Advisory Committee. For current listing of approved Women's and Gender Studies courses and for additional information on the Women's and Gender Studies program, please see our website at www.uah.edu/la/departments/womens-studies/programs/minor