Sample Schedule and Required Courses

Major in Women's and Gender Studies, 36 hours

WMNST 210 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies    3
WMNST 220 International Women's Issues  3
WMNST 410 Feminist Theory  3
WMNST 499 Women's Studies Senior Capstone      3

Group 1: Women's and gender studies electives, 3 hours from:

WMNST 310 

Special Topics in women's adn Gender studies


WMNST 314 

Women’s Studies Symposium in Communication


WMNST 369 

Paid Internship  



Unpaid Internship



Independent Study     


Group 2: Humanities and fine arts electives, 3 hours from:

AHS 301

Special Topics in History of Art 


CC 302

Women in Antiquity


ENG 328

Language and Gender


ENG 490

Women in Literature


FL 307

European Women Writers


HIST 215

Women in American History


HIST 452

Women in Modern European History 


Group 3, Social sciences and sciences electives, 3 hours from:

ANTH 341 Anthropology and Women  3  
CJC 311 Race, Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice  3  
HSC 261 Health, Sexuality, and Family Life  3  
HSC 472 Women and Health  3  
POLS 241 Family Law  3  
POLS 474 Women and Politics  3  
PSYSC 277 Psychology of Sexual Behavior  3  
PSYSC 324 Psychology of Women  3  
SOC 235 Sociology of Women  3  
SOC 424 Family  3  
SOC 434 Sociology of Human Sexuality  3  
SOCWK 330 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II  3  

  • Students may earn no more than 6 hours from WMNST 369 or 479.
  • An additiional 15 elective hours must be selected from at least two of the group above, and at least 9 hours of the electives must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  • Content for WMNST 310 special topics in women's and Gender studies will be announced prior to each course offering. Additional special topic courses will be announced in advance and may be applied toward the major with the approval of the women’s and gender studies program director.
  • Students must have AHS 301 Special Topics approved by the women’s and gender studies program director since not all topics will apply toward the women’s and gender studies major.
  • Students should follow the outline of bachelor’s degrees by fulfilling the University Core Curriculum requirements. Students should check individual departmental listings for prerequisite requirements for interdisciplinary electives.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog. Check out our quick guide to course descriptions as well.

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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