Women's and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)

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At Whitworth, we affirm that all people are created in God's image and share a common humanity. At the same time, we acknowledge that many factors, such as gender, race, class, sexual orientation and religious upbringing, influence our learning and our lives. These personal characteristics, including gender, may influence the ways in which women and men pursue scholarship; the ways in which women and men are represented in scholarship, in history and in society; and, ultimately, the ways in which women and men may come to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. Through curricular and co-curricular means, teaching both mind and heart, the Whitworth Women's and Gender Studies Program offers students the unique opportunity to think through gender issues from a Christian perspective and to articulate, support, and critique feminist views in the light of biblical and theological traditions.

The learning outcomes of this minor prepare the student to do the following:

  • Use an interdisciplinary framework to engage with the pluralistic culture.
  • Identify and investigate the intersections of gender, race, class and religion with gender experiences.
  • Seek an increased understanding of gender issues from various Christian perspectives.
  • Explore, develop, articulate, and critique feminist views.

A minor in women's and gender studies prepares successful candidates for jobs and for graduate school in a broad range of disciplines, including human resources, education, political science, journalism, social work, counseling, and medicine. Candidates are urged to speak with the program director about coursework and internships.

Requirements for a Women's and Gender Studies Minor (18)

WGS 201Intro Women's and Gender Studies3
Fifteen credits from the following:15
Biology of Sex & Gender
Women Writers
African American Women's Writers
Gender and Faith in Film and Literature
Women in American Fiction
Latina & Caribbean Women Writers
British Women Writers
Jane Austen
Brontes and Gaskell Seminar
Note: EL-396 courses will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.
Women Writers (Cross-listed as FR 434)
Gender, Politics and Law
Note: PO-396 courses will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.
Spanish and Latin American Women Writers
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Gender, Performance, and Pop Culture
Note: TH-196 courses will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.
Man & Woman in Image of God
Note: WGS-196/296 courses will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.
Women's Artists' Books (honors)
Introduction to Thailand Studies
and Thailand Study Program
Note: HI-396 courses will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.

Courses

WGS 108Biology of Sex & Gender (Cross-listed as BI 108)3
WGS 126Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 126)3
WGS 127African American Women's Writers (Cross-listed as EL 127)3
WGS 130Latina & Caribbean Women Writers (Cross-listed as LAS 130)3
WGS 196Topics in Women's Studies1-3
WGS 201Intro Women's and Gender Studies3
WGS 220Race and Ethnicity (Cross-listed as SO 220)3
WGS 222Gender and Faith in Film and Literature (Cross-listed as EL 222)3
WGS 252Sociology of Gender (Cross-listed as SO 252)3
WGS 294Directed Readings: Women Writers1
WGS 296Topics in Women's Studies3
WGS 296HWomen's Artists' Books (honors)3
WGS 302Gender and Faith in Film and Literature (Cross-listed as EL 302)3
WGS 307WWomen in American Fiction (Cross-listed as EL 307W)3
WGS 321Gender, Performance, and Pop Culture (Cross-listed as TA 321)3
WGS 326Sociology of Marriage (Cross-listed as SO 326)3
WGS 330Latina & Caribbean Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 330)3
WGS 336Gender, Politics and Law (Cross-listed as PO 336)3
WGS 342British Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 342)3
WGS 349Introduction to Thailand Studies (Cross-listed as HU 349)2
WGS 350Thailand Study Program (Cross-listed as HU 350)3
WGS 351Cross Cultural Reentry Thailand Studies1
WGS 362Man & Woman in Image of God (Cross-listed as TH 362)3
WGS 370Action Heroes to Zany Moms: Representations of Women in Popular Culture3
WGS 378Jane Austen (Cross-listed as EL 378)3
WGS 396Topics in Women's Studies1-3
WGS 396HAmerican (S)Heroes (Cross-listed as EL 396H)3
WGS 399Tutoring in Women's Studies1-3
WGS 401Seminar in Women's Studies3
WGS 427HGender and Identity Formation in Latin America (Cross-listed as SN 427H)3
WGS 434Spanish and Latin American Women Writers (Cross-listed as SN 434)3
WGS 435Women Writers (Cross-listed as FR 434)3
WGS 442Brontes and Gaskell Seminar (Cross-listed as EL 442)3
Director

LUELLA D'AMICO

Dean of Arts and Sciences

NOELLE WIERSMA