Women's Studies - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
325 Merrill Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-0315
https://www.kent.edu/womens-studies


Description

The Women's Studies minor offers flexible and diverse coursework across a variety of disciplines. Distinct in its commitments—born of women’s struggles, movements, lives and work—it invites students to revise perspectives, make fresh inquiries, broaden and deepen understandings by means of a simple but radical shift: the re-rendering of the female half of the human race not as "the second sex," but as primary, fundamental, essential and real. The program emphases are inclusiveness, criticality, academic freedom and responsibility.


FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 

Minor Requirements

[WMST]

Minor Requirement
WMST 30196WOMEN STUDIES INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION 13
WMST 30000COLLOQUIUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD) 3
or WMST 30001 FEMINIST THEORY
Choose from the following:15
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION (DIVD)
WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
WOMEN'S LITERATURE (DIVD)
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
HUMAN SEXUALITY
WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
THE BLACK WOMAN:HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES (DIVD)
WOMEN AND PHILOSOPHY (DIVD)
SEMINAR: PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS 2
WOMEN, POLITICS AND POLICY (DIVD)
DEVELOPMENT OF GENDER ROLE AND IDENTITY (DIVD)
LEISURE AND CULTURE (DIVD)
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER (DIVD)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES II
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES III
PRACTICUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (ELR)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

See Women's Studies coordinator for acceptable titles.

2

A guided independent project with a written and oral report. Admission controlled. See Women's Studies coordinator for further information.

Graduation Requirements 

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).