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Women's Studies

 

Faculty and Academic Staff

Dianna Hunter, Senior Lecturer, Social Inquiry (Women's Studies)

Rosemary Keefe, Professor, Language and Literature (English and Women’s Studies)

 

Contributing Faculty and Academic Staff

Keith Berry, Assistant Professor, Communicating Arts (Speech)

Hal Bertilson, Professor, Human Behavior and Diversity (Psychology)

Timothy Crow, Associate Professor, Language and Literature (German and Spanish)

Martha Einerson, Associate Professor, Communicating Arts (Speech)

Eri Fujieda, Assistant Professor, Social Inquiry (Sociology)

Randy Gabrys-Alexson, Associate Professor, Geography

Suzanne Griffith, Professor, Counseling and Psychological Services

Marshall Johnson, Professor, Social Inquiry (Sociology)

Gary Keveles, Professor, Politics, Law, and Justice (Criminal Justice)

William Morgan, Professor, Visual Arts

Gladyce Nahbenayash, Associate Professor, Human Behavior and Diversity (First Nations Studies)

Debra Nordgren, Associate Professor, Library Science

David Tobaru Obermiller, Senior Lecturer, Social Inquiry (History)

Martin Pflug, Assistant Professor, Language and Literature (Spanish)

Maureen Salzer, Associate Professor, Language and Literature (English)

Deborah Davis Schlacks, Associate Professor, Language and Literature (English)

Joel Sipress, Professor, Social Inquiry (History)

Nicholas Sloboda, Associate Professor, Language and Literature (English)

Priscilla Starratt, Professor, Social Inquiry (History)

George Wright, Professor, Politics, Law, and Justice (Political Science)

 

A 21-credit minor is available in Women's Studies. It is coordinated and led by the Women's Studies Committee, a free-standing advisory committee made up of interested faculty and staff.

 

The Women's Studies undergraduate minor was approved in 1976. It is an interdisciplinary minor with courses offered by a number of academic departments. Members of the Women's Studies Committee serve as faculty advisors for this minor. Students choosing this minor must take 21 semester credits from courses in the approved list in consultation with a Women's Studies faculty advisor.

 

The Women's Studies undergraduate minor has the following objectives for each student taking the minor:

 

1. To develop an understanding of the social processes through which gender is constructed and the ways in which gender structures the lives of women, as well as men.

 

2. To understand the relationship between gender and other social categories (such as class, race, ethnicity, nationality, and sexual orientation) and how these categories structure women's lives differently.

 

3. To discuss and raise awareness of gender discrimination, including sexism, heterosexism, ageism, etc., that occurs at the individual, societal and systemic levels.

 

4. To reveal women's historical contributions to society.

 

5. To foster an appreciation of feminism and raise the consciousness of

varieties and definitions, and its potential to benefit all people.

 

6. To help the student become aware of social, political, religious, legislative and philosophical movements locally, nationally and internationally that enhance and diminish the social, cultural and political status of women.

 

7. To create positive change for women.

 

Women's Studies Minor

Total: 21 credits, including a minimum of nine credits at the 300 level or above.

 

Required courses - 12 credits:

WST 150 Introduction to Women's Studies..............................................3 credits

WST 456 Feminist Theory.......................................................................3 credits

 

One courses with a multicultural focus from:

WST 229 Literature by Women .............................................................3 credits

WST 315 Voices of Hispanic Women.....................................................3 credits

WST 325 Writing Women, Women Writing.............................................3 credits

WST 328 Gender and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature......3 credits

WST 460 The Study of First Nations.......................................................3 credits

WST 481 The Geography of Difference...................................................3 credits

 

One course with an international perspective from:

WST 403 Voices of African Women........................................................3 credits

WST 404 Voices of Arab Women...........................................................3 credits

WST 406 Voices of East Asian Women...................................................3 credits

 

Plus nine additional credits in Women's Studies. Check the Women's Studies web page at http://frontpage.uwsuper.edu/wspage/ for additional information about the program. For the latest course listings, check the UW-Superior online catalog and course schedules.