Women's Studies

Minor in Women's Studies

Auburn’s Women’s Studies Program gives students the opportunity to study how gender and gender studies have evolved and affected viewpoints within the academic world and in wider communities.

A minor in women’s studies teaches students feminist approaches, including the place of personal experience and activism in the study of women and how to appreciate the diversity of feminist thought and female experience. They analyze the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and spirituality in the lives of women, reflect critically on the various points of view presented, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Courses encourage critical thinking and the development of an independent evaluation of complex social issues. In addition, the capstone women’s studies course helps students approach feminism from a variety of perspectives and understand women's position in culture.

Classroom readings and assignments will be as diverse as feminism itself—giving students a broad and deep understanding of the diversity of feminist thought and its effect on women and culture—and provide graduates with the framework and tools to accomplish their career goals in a diverse and changing world.

For more information about Women's Studies

Women's Studies Program Website

Curriculum for Minor in Women's Studies in AU Bulletin

Women's Studies Minor Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary minor, advances teaching, research, and scholarship about women's lives and about gender roles, relations, and identities. The minor sheds new light on existing knowledge of women and gender, integrates scholarship on women and gender into traditional disciplines, examines the impact of the social construction of femininity and masculinity, and promotes understanding of and appreciation for the diversity and complexity of gender historically and cross-culturally.

WMST 2100Introduction to Women's Studies3
WMST 5980Feminist Theory3
Elective Courses - See the Director of Women's Studies and the program website for approved course listings.9
Total Hours15

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Last Updated: July 30, 2020