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  Women's and Gender Studies Minor

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers students a theoretical understanding and appreciation of the historical and societal issues involving all peoples. The program's mission is to equip students with the skills adequate to appreciating all of human diversity beyond what they may experience at Delaware State University; motivate students to pursue their interests in matters related to identity and power relations regarding the intersection of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality; and provide diverse learning experiences that advance the call for social justice for all peoples, with a specific emphasis on people of African and minority descents.

THE COURSES

WMGS 201-Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
This course is required of all students who have declared the minor.
Pre-requisites: English Composition I & II
Semester offering: Fall and Spring

WMGS 210-Women, Feminism and the Media
Co-requisite: Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies
Semester offering: Fall

WMGS 220-Dimensions of Women’s Health
Co-requisite: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Semester offering: Spring

WMGS 231-Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
Pre-requisite: None
Semester offering: Spring

WMGS 240-Women in Physical Education and Sports
Pre-requisite: None
Semester offering: Spring

WMGS 310-Gender Representation in Visual Culture
Pre-requisite: English Composition 1 & II; Introduction to Art: 05-101
Semester offering: Fall and Spring

WMGS 320-Biology of Sex and Gender
Pre-requisite: One semester of a college-level biology course.
Semester offering: Spring

WMGS 330-The Psychology of Gender
This course is the same of The Psychology of Gender/PSYC 216. Students majoring in Psychology who complete this course will receive credit for it in their major.
Pre-requisites:
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies OR Introduction to General Psychology/PSCY 201.
Semester offering: Spring

WMGS 340-Men and Women in Society
Pre-requisite: Open to Sociology/Criminal Justice Majors
Semester offering: Fall

WMGS 410-Research on Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
Pre-requisites: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics, Introductory Statistics or Elementary Statistics
Semester offering: Fall

WMGS 420-Women and Men of the Classical Lettres
Pre-requisite: Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies
Semester offering: Fall and Spring

 

For more information, contact

Dr. A. Myrna Nurse, Director
Department of English and Foreign Languages
302.857.6574
 
Dr. Padmini Banerjee, Assistant Director
Department of Psychology
302.857.7040

EVENTS 2015-16

OSLA

The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor is affiliated with MAIASM (Making the Academic Interests of All Students Matter). MAIASM meets monthly in an informal setting to discuss topics that concern all students, irrespective of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and other difference. Student-involvement is not contingent upon declaring the minor.