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Womens and Gender Studies Courses

WGS 210 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3 credit hours.
An introduction to women's and gender studies: an interdisciplinary field focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural and political context. We will discuss critical questions and concepts feminist scholars have developed as tools for thinking about gendered experience.

WGS 220 International Women's Issues 3 credit hours.
Introduction to international women's and gender studies issues. Woman-centered interdisciplinary investigation into women's experiences in non-Western culture. Emphasis on contemporary issues framed by historical context.

WGS 310 (400) special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies 3 credit hours
Survey and investigation of women's and gender studies-related topics or subjects in the discipline of women's and gender studies with emphasis on material not covered by existing courses. Exact content announced in advance of each offering.

WGS 314 Women’s Studies Symposium in Communication 3 credit hours.
Survey and investigation of women's studies-related topics or subjects in communication, information, and media, with emphasis on material not covered by existing courses. Exact content will be announced in advance of each offering.

WGS 410 Feminist Theory 3 credit hours.
Historical and contemporary survey of the women's movement and development of feminist theories within a social and political context. Liberal, existentialist, Marxist, socialist, psychoanalytic, radical, multicultural, global, ecofeminist, and postmodern schools of thought addressed in detail. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing,WGS 210.

WGS 479 Unpaid Internship 1 - 6 credit hours.
Supervised participation in a mentorship relationship in which students gain work-related experience and apply acquired knowledge of women's and gender studies. Involves voluntary participation in an organization, agency, corporation, or business. Prerequisite: permission of the Women's and Gender Studies program director. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

WGS 369 Paid Internship 1 - 6 credit hours.
Supervised work in paid job settings in which students gain work-related experience and apply acquired knowledge of women's studies. Involves assigned duties in an organization, agency, corporation or business, with appropriate monetary compensation. Prerequisite: WGS 210 and permission of the Women's and Gender Studies program director. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

WGS 498 Independent Study 1 - 3 credit hours.
Topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with instructors with special competence in the topic involved. The credit hours may be accumulated in more than one semester. Prerequisite: permission of the Women's and Gender Studies program director. A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

WGS 499 Women's and Gender Studies Senior Capstone 3 credit hours.
Intensive summary of Western and non-Western women's and gender studies issues, feminist theories, and interdisciplinary women's studies subjects. Includes career planning and development strategies. Prerequisite: WGS 210; permission of the Women's and Gender Studies program director.

Women's and Gender Studies
Ball State University
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 108
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5451
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