Contact:
Dr. Erin Kenny
Director of Women & Gender Studies Minor
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Office: (417) 873-7226
ekenny@drury.edu

Women and Gender Studies Minor

The women and gender studies minor is multidisciplinary. Participating academic departments offer courses that examine women’s roles, gender identity and gendered perspectives. The goal of the women and gender studies minor is to encourage students to explore varied ideas, perspectives and values that will enrich their experiences and contributions to society.

A student who seeks a minor in women and gender studies must complete a minimum of 18 hours in women’s and gender studies coursework, which includes both a three-hour service learning internship approved by both the coordinator of women and gender studies and career planning and development, and WGST 371 Women and Gender Studies Thesis Seminar.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

WGST 101: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WGST 371: Women and Gender Studies Thesis Seminar
WGST 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship

Choose one course offered in fine arts or in humanities:
ENGL 302: Women Writers
ENGL 303: Single Author/Women
ENGL 317: African-American Literature (Women's)
HIST 321: Women in European History
HIST 322: Joan of Arc: Film and History
HIST 325: Gender and Culture: East Asia
HIST 342: The European Witch-Hunts
HIST 374: Social History of India
PHIL 308: History of Women Philosophers
RELG 310: The Bible, Sex and Sexuality
SPAN 313: These are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
WGST 390: Selected Topics in Women and Gender Studies

Choose one course offered in social sciences or in science and math:
ANTH 315: Gender, Sex and the Body
ANTH 362: Gender and Islam
ECON 335: Poverty and Discrimination
PLSC 370: Women and Politics
PSYC 352: Psychology of Gender
PSYC 370: Human Sexuality
SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 341: Homosexuality and Civil Liberties
WGST 390: Selected Topics in Women and Gender Studies

Choose one elective course from the following:
ANTH 315: Gender, Sex and the Body
ANTH 362: Gender and Islam
ECON 335: Poverty and Discrimination
ENGL 302: Women Writers
ENGL 303: Single Author/Women
ENGL 317: African-American Literature (Women's)
HIST 321: Women in European History
HIST 322: Joan of Arc: Film and History
HIST 325: Gender and Culture: East Asia
HIST 342: The European Witch-Hunts
HIST 374: Social History of India
PHIL 308: History of Women Philosophers
PLSC 370: Women and Politics
PSYC 352: Psychology of Gender
PSYC 370: Human Sexuality
RELG 310: The Bible, Sex and Sexuality
SOCI 201: Sociology of the Family
SOCI 341: Homosexuality and Civil Liberties
SPAN 313: These are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
WGST 390: Selected Topics in Women and Gender Studies