2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, cont'd

Minor in Women’s Studies

The field of Women’s Studies is interdisciplinary, sourcing from anthropology, art, education, history, literature, psychology, and sociology, among others.  The curriculum reflects this orientation.  The minor in Women's Studies will prepare students for occupational and societal success across a range of fields including, but not limited to:  Art and Literature, Communications, Philosophy, History, Education, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Native American Studies, Social Work and Counseling, Advocacy, Community Organization, Public Relations, Public Administration, Languages, Economics, Math, and Biological and Physical Sciences.  For more information about the Women’s Studies program, please contact Joy C. Honea, Associate Professor of Sociology (406-647-2996, jhonea@msubillings.edu).

Requirements Credits
Required Courses
*WGSS 274 Women, Culture and Society 3
^WGSS 499 Capstone Seminar in Women’s Studies 3
Total 6
Restricted Electives
Choose five courses from the following:
A&SC 350 Perspectives on Women 3
ARTH 436 The History of Women in Art 3
CJUS 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime 3
COMX 482 Women, Media and Society 3
HSTR 473 Gender, War and Film:  Europe 1648-1945 3
HSTR 494 Seminar:  European Women and Gender 3
LIT 335/A&SC 365 Women & Literature 3
PHL 375 Women, Philosophy and Religion 3
PSYX 335/A&SC 309 Psychology of Gender 3
SOCI 431 Sociology of Gender Roles 3
Total 15
Other courses which may be used to satisfy Restricted Elective requirements:
WGSS 492 Independent Study 1-6
WGSS 294/494 Seminar in Women’s Studies 3-6
WGSS 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 1-6
Total minimum credits required for minor 21

*May satisfy General Education requirements.


^Service Learning in Women’s Studies
A central component to the Capstone Seminar (WGSS 499) will be a service learning project.  The goal of the project is to provide students with both a robust academic curriculum and the opportunity to provide valuable services of benefit to local and regional organizations and the wider communities they serve.  Each Capstone class will partner with a community organization to work on a semester-long project designed to meet both the academic goals of the course and program and the needs of the community partner.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

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