Programme Coordinator: Dr. Rosonna Tite

The Minor in Women's Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme offered to candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The Minor programme is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department and satisfies the degree requirement for a Minor.

The objective of the programme is to explore the experience and contributions of women from the perspective of different academic disciplines and to compare the situation of women in society with that of men. Assumptions about women and gender differences and the social implications of these assumptions will be explored. While consideration will be given to socially relevant issues, attention will also be paid to the implications for academic disciplines of the research on women and their contribution to society.


Students who minor in Women's Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses which shall include the following:

1) Women's Studies 2000

2) Women's Studies 4000

3) A minimum of 12 credit hours in courses from the Core Course List outlined below, taken in at least three different subject areas.

4) An additional six credit hours in courses to be chosen from the Core and/or Elective Lists outlined below. One of these courses may be a selected topics or directed readings course in any Arts subject relevant to the Minor programme.

A selected topics course or directed readings course included in a student's minor programme must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Programme Coordinator. For more information about Special Topics courses, see General Regulations, item N. Special Topics Courses.

5) Not more than three credit hours in courses in the student's Major Programme may also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Women's Studies.

Last modified on May 6, 1998 by MaryJane Puxley

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