Women’s Studies Program
Pamela Tracy, Director of Women's Studies
The Women's Studies Minor at Longwood 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 all women. 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:
1.File a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of Registration,
2.Earn a grade point average of 2.0 in those courses chosen to meet
the minor requirements, and
ANTH 106/WSTU 106 Introduction to Women's Studies/3 credits
ANTH 325 Women and Society/3 credits
ART 360Women in the Visual Arts/3 credits
COMM 370Gender and Communication/3 credits
ENGL 258Women and Film/3 credits
ENGL 260Mythology/3 credits
ENGL 432Women and Literature/3 credits
HLTH 430Women’s Health and Health Care Issues/3 credits
HIST 321 The History of Women in America/3 credits
HIST 470Women in World History/3 credits
POSC 245Gender and Politics/3 credits
PSYC 350Psychology of Sex and Gender/3 credits
SOCL 241 Marriage and the Family/3 credits
SOCL 325Women and Society/3 credits
SOCL 351Sociology of Domestic Violence/3 credits
SOCL 423Women and Crime/3 credits
THEA 431American Drama/3 credits
WSTU 295Selected Topics/1-3 credits
WSTU 489Directed Study/2-3 credits
WSTU 490Independent Study /1-18 credits
WSTU 492Internship in Women’s Studies/1-6 credits
WSTU 495 Special Topics/1-6 credits
(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.
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