Women's Studies - Minor
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
325 Merrill Hall
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—the program 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 minor emphases are inclusiveness, criticality, academic freedom and responsibility.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Stark Campus
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
|WMST 30000||COLLOQUIUM IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (DIVD)||3|
|or WMST 30001||FEMINIST THEORY|
|WMST 30196||WOMEN STUDIES INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION 1||3|
|Minor Electives, 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|
|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|
The individual investigation is a guided independent project with a written and oral report. Registration is by special approval. See Women's Studies coordinator for further information.
See Women's Studies coordinator for acceptable titles.
|Minimum Minor GPA|
- 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).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).