Women's and Gender Studies Major

In addition to the general requirements for the B.A. degree, a major in women’s studies requires 33 credit hours. Six of those consist of the hours earned through completion of WGST 2010 and WGST 2020. Three of the hours are earned through completion of WGST 4010: Senior Seminar. In addition, SOC 2130: Basic Statistics, or other courses (see list below) fulfills the quantitative literacy general education requirement for Women’s and Gender Studies majors. The remaining courses should be selected from designated elective classes available from the program or 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. Approximately fifty courses are available for credit toward a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor; for a list of courses offered during the current or coming term, contact the Women’s and Gender 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 and Gender Studies faculty. The student must earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in courses presented for credit in the program.

Third Writing Course:

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

Quantitative Literacy:

Any one of these courses satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for quantitative literacy: BSAD 3160; CRCJ 3000; MATH 1530; PSYC 3130; SOC 2130, STAT 3000 

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required courses (minor):

WGST 2010

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

WGST 2020

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: the Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:

6

Required courses (major):

In addition to WGST 2010 and WGST 2020

WGST 4010

Senior Seminar

3 credits

SOC 2130

Basic Statistics

Or other approved course (see list above)

3

Total Credit Hours:

6

Electives:

ART 4000

Exploring Women’s Issues in Art

1 - 3

ART/WGST 4930

Special Topics in Gender and Art History: Women, Art and Culture; Art of the 18th century – Gender and Visual Culture

1 - 3

BIOL 4030

Special Topics in Biology: Biology of Women

1 - 3

BLST/WGST 1950

Black Women in America

3

BLST 2210

The Black Family in the United States

3

CRCJ 3390

 

Women, Crime and Justice

3

CRCJ 4800:

CYAF 4930

Special Topics: Family Violence

 

Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues

3

3

ENGL 2000/WGST

Topics in Language and Literature: Language in the minority

1 - 3

ENGL 2230/WGST

Ethnic Literature: Cultures of Resistance

3

ENGL 3000/WGST

Special Topics in English: Survey of Literature by Women; Contemporary Short Story Writing by Women; Reading a Woman’s Life; Amerian Women Playwrights

1 - 3

ENGL 4250/WGST

Introduction to Women's Studies in Literature

3

ENGL/WGST 4260/ENGL 8266

Women of Color Writers

3

ENGL/WGST 4940

 Afro-American Women’s Novels

3

ENGL 4960

Topics in Language and Literature: 20th Century American Women Writers

3

FREN 4960/

WGST 4970/WGST 8976

Pro-Seminar: Exiles, Madwomen and Witches in 20th Century French Literature

1 - 3 credits

GEOG/WGST 4150/8156

Geography, Gender and Work

3

GDRH 2120

Core Topics in the Social Sciences: Social Issues

3

GDRH 3010

Special Topics Seminar

1 - 3

HED/WGST 3080

Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3

HED 4550/GERO 4550/GERO 8556/WGST 4550/HED 8556

Health Aspects of Aging

3

HED/WGST 4700

Women's Health and Issues of Diversity

3

HIST/WGST 2990

People and Issues in History

1 - 3

HIST/WGST 3580

Queens and Mistresses of Early Modern Europe

3

HIST 4060/WGST 4060/WGST 8066/HIST 8066

History of Women in America from 1875 – 1992

3

HIST/WGST 4470

American Medicine and Public Health

3

HIST/WGST 4910/HIST/WGST 8916

Topics in History

3

HONR/WGST 3000

Honors Colloquium: Feminism and the Family

3

PHIL 3490

Problems in Feminist Philosophy

3

PSCI 3130/WGST 8135/WGST 3130/PSCI 8135/WGST 3130

Women and Politics

3

PSCI 3920

 Gender and Global Politics

3

PSYC 4920

Special Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Native American Women

1 - 3

RELI/WGST 3130

Women and the Bible

3

RELI/WGST 3250

The Feminine in Mythology

3

RELI/WGST 3500

Special Topics in Religion: Women  in Islam; Women Mystics; Martyrs, Monks and Mystics

3

RELI/WGST 4040

Religion and Homosexuality

3

RUSS/WGST 3055

SOC 2150

Women in Russian Society and Culture

 

 

Marriage and the Family

3

3

SOC 2800 Women of Color in the United States

SOC 3630

Comparative Social Institutions

3

SOC 4150

American Family Problems

3

SOC 4300

Sociology of Gender

3

SOC 4500

Law, Family, and Public Policy

3

SOWK 4880/SOWK 8886

Topical Seminar in Social Work: Women’s Issues in Social Work

3

SPCH/WGST 3750

Gender and Communication

3

WGST 2030

WGST 3020

WGST 4020

WGST 4990

Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

Gender and Leadership

Internship

Independent Study

3

3

1-6

1 - 3 credits

WRWS 3000

Selected Topics in Writing: New Poetry by American Women

3

WRWS 4000

 Women of Fiction

3

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 4000Special Seminars in Art Education

1 - 3 credits

ART 4930Special Topics in Art History

1 - 3 credits

BIOL 4030Special Topics in Biology

1 - 3 credits

BLST 1950/WGST 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 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2000Topics in Language and Literature

1 - 3 credits

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3 credits

ENGL 3000/WGST 3000Special Topics in English

1 - 3 credits

ENGL 4250/WGST 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/WGST 4960Topics in Language and Literature

3 credits

FREN 4960Pro-Seminar

1 - 3 credits

WMST 4970/WMST 8976Pro-Seminar

1 - 3 credits

GEOG 4150/WGST 4150Geography, 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/WGST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

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

3 credits

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

3 credits

HIST 2990People and Issues in History

1 - 3 credits

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

3 credits

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

3 credits

HIST 4470/WGST 4470American Medicine and Public Health

3 credits

HIST 4910Topics in History

3 credits

HONR 3000Honors Colloquium

3 credits

PHIL 3490/WGST 3490Gender and Philosophy

3 credits

PSCI 3130/WGST 3130/WGST 3130Women and Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3920Special Topics in Political Science

3 credits

PSYC 4920Special Topics in Psychology

1 - 3 credits

RELI 3130/WGST 3120Women and the Bible

3 credits

RELI 3250/WGST 3250The Feminine in Mythology

3 credits

RELI 3500Special Topics in Religion

3 credits

RELI 4040/WGST 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

3 credits

SPCH 3750/WGST 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

WMST 4990Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

WRWS 3000Selected Topics in Writing

3 credits

WRWS 4000Form and Theory

3 credits