Women's & Gender Studies Courses


WGST106. Intro to Women's Studies

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. WR. Fulfills General Education Goal 8. 3 credits.

WGST295. Selected Topics

Selected topics in Women's and Gender Studies. The topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

WGST390. Directed or Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.

WGST391. Directed Independent Study

Must be approved by the head of the department. 1-18 credits.

WGST489. Directed Study

Symposium in Women's Studies sponsored by the Washington Center. 40 to 60 hours of lectures, panel discussions, workshops, site visits, and bi-weekly discussion groups over a 2 to 3 week period in Washington, D.C. Prerequisites: two courses in Women's and Gender Studies, 2.5 GPA, and approval of the Director of Women's and Gender Studies. The work done in the Symposium will be evaluated by a faculty member designated by the Program Directors, and cannot be double-counted at Longwood to meet the requirements of other disciplines. 2-3 credits.

WGST490. Directed or Indpendent Study

Must be approved by the program directors. 1-18 credits.

WGST492. Internship Women's Study

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 and Gender Studies. Prerequisites: two courses in Women's and Gender Studies and 2.5 GPA. 1-6 credits.

WGST495. Special Topics

Selected topics in Women's and Gender Studies. The topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-6 credits.