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College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs

105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062

The Women's Studies minor offers flexible and diverse coursework across a variety of disciplines. Distinct in its commitments—born of women’s struggles, movements, lives and work—it invites students to revise perspectives, make fresh inquiries, broaden and deepen understandings by means of a simple but radical shift: the re-rendering of the female half of the human race not as "the second sex," but as primary, fundamental, essential and real. The program emphases are  inclusiveness, criticality, academic freedom and responsibility.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: 3
DD WMST 30000 Colloquium in Women's Studies (3)  
    30001 Feminist Theory (3)  
  Choose from the following: 15
DD  COMM 35912 Gender Communication (3)  
DD  ENG 21002 Introduction to Women's Literature (3)  
DD    34021 Women's Literature (3)  
  HDFS 44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
  HED 32544 Human Sexuality (3)  
    44025 Women's Health Issues (3)  
DD  JUS 37411 Women in Crime and Justice (3)  
DD  PAS 33110 The Black Woman: Historical Perspectives (3)  
DD  PHIL 31040 Women and Philosophy (3)  
    32091 Seminar: Philosophical Reflections (3)*  
DD  POL 40470 Women, Politics and Policy (3)  
DD  PSYC 40625 Development of Gender Role and Identity (3)  
DD  RPTM 36085 Leisure and Culture (3)  
DD  SOC 42315 Sociology of Changing Gender Roles (3)  
  WMST 20095 Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
    30095 Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
    40095  Special Topics in Women's Studies (1-5)  
ELR   40992 Practicum in Women's Studies (3)  
  Guided Independent Study** 3


*See advisor for acceptable titles.

**Students register for WMST 30196 Individual Investigation, a guided independent project with a
written and oral report. Admission controlled. See Women's Studies coordinator for further information.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.