Women and Gender Studies Major

In addition to the general requirements for the B.A. degree, a major in women’s studies requires 30 credit hours. Six of those consist of the hours earned through completion of WMST 2010 and Women’s Studies 2020. Three of the hours are earned through completion of WMST 4010: Senior Seminar. In addition, SOC 2130: Basic Statistics fulfills the quantitative literacy general education requirement for Women’s Studies majors. The remaining courses should be selected from designated elective classes available from academic departments (see list below). Fifteen credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Up to six hours may be independent study, and this is a worthwhile option. Approximately fifty courses are available for credit toward a women’s studies major or minor; for a list of courses offered during the current or coming term, contact the Women’s Studies office at 402-554-3834 or visit the Web at www.unomaha.edu/wmst. All courses presented for credit in the program must be taught by Women’s Studies faculty. The student must earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in courses presented for credit in the program.

Third Writing Course:

WMST 4010: Senior Seminar satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a third writing course.

Quantitative Literacy:

SOC 2130: Basic Statistics satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for quantitative literacy.

Degree Requirements

Required courses (minor):

WMST 2010Introduction to Women's Studies: Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

WMST 2020Introduction to Women's Studies: the Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Required courses (major):

In addition to WMST 2010 and WMST 2020

WMST 4010Senior Seminar

3 credits

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives:

ART 4000/ART 8006Special Seminars in Art Education

1 - 3 credits

ART 4930/WMST 4930Special Topics in Art History

1 - 3 credits

BIOL 4030Special Topics in Biology

1 - 3 credits

BLST 1950/WMST 1950Black Women in America

3 credits

BLST 2210The Black Family in the United States

3 credits

CRCJ 3390Women, Crime and Justice

3 credits

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2000/ENGL 2000Topics in Language and Literature

1 - 3 credits

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3 credits

ENGL 3000/WMST 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3 credits

ENGL 4250Introduction to Women's Studies in Literature

3 credits

ENGL 4260Women of Color Writers

3 credits

ENGL 4940The History of Literary Criticism

3 credits

ENGL 4960/WMST 4960Topics in Language and Literature

3 credits

FREN 4960/FREN 8966Pro-Seminar

1 - 3 credits

WMST 4970/WMST 8976Pro-Seminar

1 - 3 credits

GEOG 4150/GEOG 8156Geography, Gender and Work

3 credits

GDRH 2120Core Topics in the Social Sciences: Social Issues

3 credits

GDRH 3010Special Topics Seminar

1 - 3 credits

HED 3080/WMST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

HED 4550/WMST 4550Health Aspects of Aging

3 credits

HED 4700/SOC 4700Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3 credits

HIST 2990/WMST 2990People and Issues in History

1 credit

HIST 3580/WMST 3580Queens and Mistresses of Early Modern Europe

3 credits

HIST 4060/WMST 4060History of Women in America from 1875 - 1992

3 credits

HIST 4470/WMST 4470American Medicine and Public Health

3 credits

HIST 4910/WMST 4910Topics in History

3 credits

HONR 3000Honors Colloquium

3 credits

PHIL 3490/WMST 3490Problems in Feminist Philosophy

3 credits

PSCI 3130/WMST 8135Women and Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3920Topics in Political Science

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

RELI 3130Women and the Bible

3 credits

RELI 3250The Feminine in Mythology

3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

RELI 4040Religion and Homosexuality

3 credits

SOC 2150Marriage and the Family

3 credits

SOC 3630Comparative Social Institutions

3 credits

SOC 4150American Family Problems

3 credits

SOC 4300Sociology of Gender

3 credits

SOC 4500Law, Family, and Public Policy

3 credits

SOWK 4880Topical Seminar in Social Work

1 - 3 credits

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

WMST 4990Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

WRWS 3000Selected Topics in Writing

3 credits

WRWS 4000Form and Theory

3 credits