Women's Studies - BA

The women's studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers because it prepares them to think critically, analyze ideas and policies skillfully, work with others very different from themselves, engage social justice concerns, and work toward social transformation. In the last few years, women's studies students have found employment as public policy analysts, professors, pastoral ministers, corporate managers, filmmakers, financial analysts, lobbyists, lawyers, child advocates, and more.

See also: Women and International Development

This major is offered in the College for Women.

Curriculum

WOST 2050WFoundations in Women's Studies4
WOST 3640Feminist Theory4
or PHIL 3900 Feminist Philosophy
WOST 4604Internship4
WOST 4850WSenior Seminar4
Two WOST courses cross-listed in arts or humanities 18
Two WOST courses cross-listed in social sciences or sciences 18
Two electives cross-listed with any department and WOST 18
Total Credits40
1

Of these six courses, one must be a WOST course with a race/ethnicity component and three must be upper division courses.

Courses other than WOST 2050W Foundations in Women's Studies, WOST 3640 Feminist Theory, WOST 4604 Internship, and WOST 4850W Senior Seminar are cross-listed for women's studies within the originating department (see list below); a schedule of courses offered on the consortial campuses is published online annually and is available from the women's studies coordinator.

Cross-listed women's studies courses at St. Catherine University (see originating department listings for descriptions):

Arts/Humanities

ARTH 3630Women in Art4
CLAS 3460WWomen in Greece and Rome4
ENGL 2260Literature in Translation4
ENGL 2450WLanguage in Society4
ENGL 2290WWomen and Literature4
ENGL 3400WLanguage as Power4
HIST 3250History of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the U.S.4
HIST 3560Women in America to 19204
HIST 3630Women in Asia4
HIST 3650U.S. Women Since 19204
HIST 3700History of Feminism in Western Society4
HIST 3790Women in Europe Since 15004
MUS 3350WWomen and Music4
PHIL 2400Philosophy and Women4
PHIL 3900Feminist Philosophy4
THEO 2000Stages of Christian Life4
THEO 3380Women and the Bible4
THEO 3450Women in American Christianity4
THEO 3850WHuman Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations4
THEO 3930WChristian Women Mystics4

Science/Social Science

BIOL 1120Biology of Women with Lab4
COMM 2050Media, Culture and Society4
COMM 3070WGender and Rhetoric4
COMM 3100Communicating across Cultures, Identities and Differences4
COMM 4600Leadership and the Art of Persuasion4
CRST 2150Challenging Oppressions, Civic Engagement and Change4
ECON 1120Economics of Social Issues4
PSYC 3050Psychology of Gender4
SOCI 2700Social Movements-Social Change4
SOCI 3210Family, Identity and Inequality4
SOCI 3250Cultural Anthropology4
SOCI 3450Women's Issues from Global Perspectives4
SOCI 3510Sociology of Race and Ethnicity4

Courses with Race/Ethnicity Component

CRST 2150Challenging Oppressions, Civic Engagement and Change4
COMM 3100Communicating across Cultures, Identities and Differences4
ENGL 2260Literature in Translation4
ENGL 2290WWomen and Literature4
ENGL 2450WLanguage in Society4
ENGL 3400WLanguage as Power4
HIST 3250History of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the U.S.4
HIST 3630Women in Asia4
SOCI 2700Social Movements-Social Change4
SOCI 3210Family, Identity and Inequality4
SOCI 3250Cultural Anthropology4
SOCI 3450Women's Issues from Global Perspectives4
SOCI 3510Sociology of Race and Ethnicity4

Other cross-listed courses include selected sections of topics courses, selected senior seminars and selected independent studies. Consult campus coordinator for current list of cross-listed courses.

Because courses are offered on several campuses, there is a potential for duplication of material. Credit will not be given toward the major for two courses that overlap substantially in content. Consult with the women's studies coordinator to avoid duplicating courses. Course descriptions are listed in originating departments in the catalogs of the individual ACTC colleges.

Women's studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing WOST 2050W Foundations in Women's Studies and WOST 4850W Senior Seminar. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, and CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice).