Women's and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)
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 201||Intro Women's and Gender Studies||3|
|Fifteen credits from the following:||15|
|Biology of Sex & Gender|
|African American Women's Writers|
|Gender and Faith in Film and Literature|
|Women in American Fiction|
|Latina & Caribbean Women Writers|
|British Women Writers|
|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.
|WGS 108||Biology of Sex & Gender (Cross-listed as BI 108)||3|
|WGS 126||Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 126)||3|
|WGS 127||African American Women's Writers (Cross-listed as EL 127)||3|
|WGS 130||Latina & Caribbean Women Writers (Cross-listed as LAS 130)||3|
|WGS 201||Intro Women's and Gender Studies||3|
|WGS 220||Race and Ethnicity (Cross-listed as SO 220)||3|
|WGS 222||Gender and Faith in Film and Literature (Cross-listed as EL 222)||3|
|WGS 252||Sociology of Gender (Cross-listed as SO 252)||3|
|WGS 294||Directed Readings: Women Writers||1|
|WGS 296||Topics in Women's Studies||3|
|WGS 296H||Women's Artists' Books (honors)||3|
|WGS 302||Gender and Faith in Film and Literature (Cross-listed as EL 302)||3|
|WGS 307W||Women in American Fiction (Cross-listed as EL 307W)||3|
|WGS 321||Gender, Performance, and Pop Culture (Cross-listed as TA 321)||3|
|WGS 326||Sociology of Marriage (Cross-listed as SO 326)||3|
|WGS 330||Latina & Caribbean Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 330)||3|
|WGS 336||Gender, Politics and Law (Cross-listed as PO 336)||3|
|WGS 342||British Women Writers (Cross-listed as EL 342)||3|
|WGS 349||Introduction to Thailand Studies (Cross-listed as HU 349)||2|
|WGS 350||Thailand Study Program (Cross-listed as HU 350)||3|
|WGS 351||Cross Cultural Reentry Thailand Studies||1|
|WGS 362||Man & Woman in Image of God (Cross-listed as TH 362)||3|
|WGS 370||Action Heroes to Zany Moms: Representations of Women in Popular Culture||3|
|WGS 378||Jane Austen (Cross-listed as EL 378)||3|
|WGS 396||Topics in Women's Studies||1-3|
|WGS 396H||American (S)Heroes (Cross-listed as EL 396H)||3|
|WGS 399||Tutoring in Women's Studies||1-3|
|WGS 401||Seminar in Women's Studies||3|
|WGS 427H||Gender and Identity Formation in Latin America (Cross-listed as SN 427H)||3|
|WGS 434||Spanish and Latin American Women Writers (Cross-listed as SN 434)||3|
|WGS 435||Women Writers (Cross-listed as FR 434)||3|
|WGS 442||Brontes and Gaskell Seminar (Cross-listed as EL 442)||3|
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