Women's Studies

Undergraduate Curriculum

The Women's Studies Minor consists of select courses from a minimum of three different departments from the list below. The requirements are 15 credit hours total, with a minimum of 9 hours at the 3000 level or higher. If any courses are applied to the student's major, they cannot count for the minor.

Click here for the Women's Studies Minor Form 

For more information or to declare a minor in Women's Studies, please contact the Program Director Dr. Arianne Gaetano at amg0028@auburn.edu.

WMST   2100      Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)

WMST   3900     Directed Readings/Masculinities: Gender, Boys, Men,
                              and Popular Culture (3) 

WMST   5980      Feminist Theory (3)

ANTH    1000      Introduction to Anthropology (3)  

ANTH    1007      Honors Introduction to Anthropology (3)     

ANTH    2310      Race, Gender, and Human Variation (3)

ANTH    2800      Anthropology-African Diaspora (3)

ANTH    3000      Culture, Marriage, and the Family (3)

ANTH    3200      Anthropology of Gender (3)

ANTH    3600      Medical Anthropology (3)

ANTH    4310      Anthropological Theory (3) 

ANTH   4967       Honors Special Problems (3) 

ANTH    5200      Gender, Development, and Culture (3)

ANTH    6970      Medical Anthropology (3)

ARCH     3700     Seminar in History and Theory (3)

ARTS      3740    Baroque and Rococo Art (3)

ARTS      3810    Gender and Art (3)

CCEN     2100    Women & Leadership (3)

CCEN     5100    Engage, Interact, Lead (3)

COMM   2410     Small Group Communication (3)

COMM    4100    Communication Strategies of Social Movements (3)

COMM    4400    Gender Communication (3)

COMM     4970    Special Topics: Women and Mass Media (3)

ENGL      2230     British Literature before 1789 (3)

ENGL      2250     American Literature before 1865 (3)

ENGL     2260      Amerian Literature after 1865 (3)

ENGL     3710     Survey of African American Literature (3)

ENGL     3710     Survey of African American Literature: Family Matters (3) 

ENGL     4310     Renaissance British Literature (3)

ENGL     4320     Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature (3)

ENGL     4320     Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature:
                               Literature as Popular Event (3) 

ENGL     4330     Age of Revolution in British Literature (3) 

ENGL     4340     Nineteenth-Century British Literature (3)

ENGL     4400     Early American Literature  (3)

ENGL     4440     Southern Literature: The 21st Century South (3) 

ENGL     4420     Twentieth-Century American Literature (3) 

ENGL     4450     Topics in African American Literature (3)

ENGL     4510     Eighteenth-Century Novel (3)

ENGL      4520    Nineteenth-Century Novel (3)

ENGL     4540     Studies in Drama (3)

ENGL     4610     Shakespeare/ Shakespeare: From Page to Stage to Screen (3) 

ENGL     4620     Milton (Formerly "Topics in Minority Voices in Literature") (3)

ENGL     4630     British Author(s) (3)

ENGL     4640     American Author(s) (3)

 ENGL    4700     Topics in Literature (3)

ENGL     4710     Topics in Gender and Literature  (3)

ENGL     4720     Topics in Minority Voices in Literature (3)

ENGL     4730     Topics in Popular Culture
                                (Formerly "Writings By and About Women in Early Modern  England,  
                                 1500-1600") (3)

ENGL     4730     Topics in Popular Literature: Writing By and About
                           Women in Early Modern England, 1500-1660 (3)

ENGL     4730     Topics in Popular Colutre: Performing America (3) 

ENGL     4740     Topics in Gender and Literature (3)

ENGL     4740     Environment, Literature, and Culture (3)  

ENGL    4800      Seminar in Literature (3)

ENGL     7740     British Literature and Culture (3)

FLFR       4410    Women in France (3)

FLIT        3510     Introductions to Italian Culture in English (3)

FLIT        3510     Reversible Destinies: From Mafia Families
                               to Anti-Mafia Cooperatives (3)

FLIT        5970     East Meets West: Sicily, a Case Study at the Crossroads (3) 

GEOG     2010     Cultural Geography (3)

HADM   4810       Change in Health Administration (3)

HADM   4970       Special Topics: Women’s Healthcare (3)

HDFS     2000      Marriage and Family in a Global Context/Cross Cultural Perspective (3)

HDFS      2010       Lifespan Human Development in Family Context (3) 

HDFS     3040      Human Sexuality over the Family Life Cycle /Sexuality                                                                                       Across the Human Lifespan (3)

HDFS     3060       Patters of Family Interaction (3) 

HDFS     3910       Practicum (3)

HDFS     3930      Service Learning (3)

HDFS     4680      Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

HDFS     4700        Gender Roles and Close Relationships (3)

HDFS     4950      Advanced Seminar (3)

HDFS     5300        Families and Social Policy (3)

HIST       3020      History of Women in the United States (3)

HIST       3540      Issues in Technology and Culture (3)

HIST       3560      Technology and Gender in Historical Perspective (3)

HIST       3600      Issues in Women’s & Gender History (3)

HIST       3610      Private Lives and Public Places (3)

HIST       5030      South to 1877

HIST       5060      Making of Modern America, 1877-1929 (3)

HIST       5300      Early Modern Europe, 1348-1715 (3)

HIST       5610      Colonial Latin America (3)

HIST       5620      Modern Latin America (3)

HONR    3007       The Works of Maya Angelou (3)

HONR   3007        Extraordinary Women: Gloria Steinem,
                               Maya Angelou, and Lily Ledbetter (3) 

MUSI     3970       Women in Music (3)

PHIL       1090      Philosophy of Race and Gender (3)

PSYC      2510     Psychology of Sexual Behavior (3)

PSYC      2520     Psychology of Gender (3)

POLI       3720      Issues in Comparative Politics: Gender                                                   
                                and Comparative Politics (3)

POLI       4030      Constitutional Law: Civil Rights (3)

POLI       5510      History of Women in the United States (3)

POLI       5610      Women in Politics (3)

REGL      4970     Special Topics: Women and Gender in Religion (3)

RSOC     3620     Community Organization (3)

RSOC     5510      Social Welfare, Families, and Poverty (3)

RTVF      4280      Diversity Issues and the Mass Media (3) - Canceled in Bulletin

SOCY     1000      Sociology: Global Perspective (3)

SOCY     3300      Sociology of the Family (3)

SOCY     3400      Social Thought (3)

SOCY     3500      Minority Groups (3)

SOCY     4700      Theories of Crime and Criminality (3)

SOCY     5500      Victimology (3)

SOCY     5670      Sociology of Gender (3)

SOCY     5970      Special Topics (3)

SOWO    3800      Human Behavior in the Environment I (3)

SOWO    3850       Human Behavior in the Environment II (3)

SOWO   3910       Field Practicum Seminar (3)

WMST   3900        Directed Readings in Women’s Studies (1-3)

The following courses are no longer offered but students may still apply them towards the minor if they took the course before or during the Fall 2010 semester.

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 2410 Understanding Fiction (3) Last offered Fall 2009
ENGL 3350 Classical Mythology (3) Last offered Spring 2010
ENGL 4330 Early Shakespeare (3) Last offered Fall 2009
ENGL 4500 Studies in Poetry (3) Last offered Fall 2009 
ENGL 4610 Shakespeare: Spin-offs and Retellings (3) Last offered Fall 2010
ENGL 4710 Popular Genres: Romance(3) Last offered Spring 2009
ENGL 4730 Topics in Popular Culture: "The Fairy Tale" (3) Last offered Fall 2010
ENGL 4730 Topics in Popular Culture: Writing By and About Women in Early Modern England, 1500-1600 (3)
POLI 5970/6970 Race and Politics (3)

Last Updated: November 30, 2017