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

Total Credit Hours:6

Electives:

ART 4000Special Seminars in Art Education

1 - 3

ART 4930Special Topics in Art History

1 - 3

BIOL 4030Special Topics in Biology

1 - 3

BLST 1950Black Women in America

3

BLST 2210The Black Family in the United States

3

CRCJ 3390Women, Crime and Justice

3

CYAF 4930Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

ENGL 1164English Composition II

3

ENGL 2000Topics in Language and Literature

1 - 3

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3

ENGL 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3

ENGL 4250Introduction to Women's Studies in Literature

3

ENGL 4260/ENGL 8266Women of Color Writers

3

ENGL 4940The History of Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 4960Topics in Language and Literature

3

FREN 4960Pro-Seminar

1 - 3

WMST 4970/WMST 8976Pro-Seminar

1 - 3 credits

GEOG 4150Geography, Gender and Work

3

GDRH 2120Core Topics in the Social Sciences: Social Issues

3

GDRH 3010Special Topics Seminar

1 - 3

HED 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3

HED 4550/GERO 4550/GERO 8556/WGST 4550/HED 8556Health Aspects of Aging

3

HED 4700Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3

HIST 2990People and Issues in History

1 - 3

HIST 3580Queens and Mistresses of Early Modern Europe

3

HIST 4060/WGST 4060/WGST 8066/HIST 8066History of Women in America from 1875 - 1992

3

HIST 4470American Medicine and Public Health

3

HIST 4910/HIST 8916Topics in History

3

HONR 3000Honors Colloquium

3

PHIL 3490Gender and Philosophy

3

PSCI 3130/WGST 8135/WGST 3130/PSCI 8135/WGST 3130Women and Politics

3

PSCI 3920Topics in Political Science

3

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3

RELI 3130Women and the Bible

3

RELI 3250The Feminine in Mythology

3

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3

RELI 4040Religion and Homosexuality

3

SOC 2150Marriage and the Family

3

SOC 3630Comparative Social Institutions

3

SOC 4150American Family Problems

3

SOC 4300Sociology of Gender

3

SOC 4500Law, Family, and Public Policy

3

SOWK 4880/SOWK 8886Topical Seminar in Social Work

3

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3

WMST 4990Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

WRWS 3000Selected Topics in Writing

3

WRWS 4000Form and Theory

3