Women’s Studies Program
Megan Taylor Shockley, Director of Women's Studies
The Women's Studies Minor at Longwood College offers students an interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender perspectives in all areas of the curriculum. While reflecting the diversity of women's lives, the program examines the dynamics of race, class, and gender categories from the perspective of women in all their variety. The program encourages students to explore the world in which they live.
Students wishing to minor in Women's Studies should sign up in the Office of Registration.
Requirements for 18-Credit Minor in Women's Studies
In order to complete a minor in Women's Studies, students must:
(and other courses to be approved by the Women's Studies Committee)
In addition to the above courses, students are encouraged to participate in Women's Studies events on campus.
WOMEN’S STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Women’s Studies 106. Introduction to Women's Studies. The course will introduce students to literature in the social sciences by and about women. We will explore key roles which women play in society, how they have questioned these roles, and contributions which women make in different societies. We will read about women in our own and other societies as a way to explore these questions. 3 credits.
Women’s Studies 295. Selected Topics. Selected topics in Women’s Studies. The topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.
WOMEN’S STUDIES 390. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.
Women’s Studies 489. Directed Study. Symposium in Women’s Studies sponsored by the Washington Center. Forty to 60 hours of lectures, panel discussions, workshops, site visits, and bi-weekly discussion groups over a 2 to 3 week period in Washing-ton, D.C. Prerequisites: two courses in Women’s Studies, 2.5 GPA, and approval of the Director of Women’s Studies. The work done in the Symposium will be evaluated by a faculty member designated by the Program Director, and cannot be double-counted at Longwood to meet the requirements of other disciplines. 2-3 credits.
Women’s Studies 492. Internship in Women’s Studies. Directed practice in a public, private, or community agency or organization which has as one of its goals the improvement of the status of women. Students work with an on-site supervisor who guides their internship in collaboration with a faculty liaison appointed by the Director of Women’s Studies. Prerequisites: two courses in Women’s Studies, 2.5 GPA, and permission of the Longwood Women’s Studies Committee. 1-6 credits.
WOMEN’S STUDIES 490. Directed or Independent Study. Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.
Women’s Studies 495. Special Topics. Selected topics in Women’s Studies. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-6 credits.
For further information on the Women’s Studies Minor at Longwood College, please contact Dr. Nancy Krippel (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Academic Affairs or Dr. Megan Taylor Shockley (mailto:email@example.com), Department of History and Political Science..