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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s Studies Minor

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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Literature and Language

Women’s Studies Program Information

Box 70262
Phone: (423) 439-4125
Web address: www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/wsp

Director: Dr. Phyllis Thompson
email: thompsop@etsu.edu

Women’s Studies offers students an interdisciplinary education that examines social processes, history, culture, politics, health, media, and justice as they relate to women. This program of study promotes an increased awareness of gender issues and highlights the relationships between race, class, and gender. Courses are designed to help students develop philosophical and historical perspectives on gender, to appreciate women’s contributions to the arts, sciences, and humanities, and to make informed choices as individuals and professionals.

Women’s studies graduates are prepared to take leadership roles, particularly in positions that require training in women’s and diversity issues. Fields such as criminal justice, politics, health care, teaching, social work, communications, and activism all call for the knowledge and skills students attain through coursework in women’s studies. In any chosen career, women’s studies graduates serve as a progressive voice for change and equality

Women’s Studies Minor: 21 Credit Hours

Approved Electives (5 courses): 15 Credit Hours


1 Students can count either HDAL 2340  (“Understanding Cultural Diversity”) or SOWK 1030  (“Cultural Diversity”) toward the minor, but not both.

2 Women’s Studies Emphasis sections are special sections of standard courses in various departments, typically General Education courses, which are designed and taught in ways that still meet their original course criteria within their own departments and within General Education, but also highlight female writers/theorists, women and gender issues, and/or feminist frameworks. These courses are designated by the Women’s Studies Steering Committee (WSSC), in consultation with instructors. Limit of 2.

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