Women's and Gender Studies Program

FACULTY Scott (Director), Adams, Blouch, Browne, Etaugh (emeritus), Fry, Gabor, Glassmeyer, Glover, Hawkins, Herbert, Hogan, Jipson, Keist, Lalama, Lambie, Linn, Marcum, McQuerry, Netzley, Portocarrero, Reed, Robin, Russell, San Juan, Schifeling, Swanson, Toxqui, Vickroy, Whetstone, Wilhoit, Williams, Worley.

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program which takes gender as its central category of analysis in the examination of social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic systems. Course work focuses on the social construction of gender identity, gender relations, and gender systems, and helps students to think about how gender intersects with multiple and complex categories of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, and ability. It is the mission of the program to provide undergraduate research opportunities in our capstone seminar, to provide both on-campus and off-campus opportunities for advocacy, networking, internships, and professional activities around issues of intersectional gender justice. Finally, the Our community is guided by the following curricular elements and learning objectives, as a pathway to achieving greater equality:

  1. to integrate knowledge about women and gender into the scholarship of various disciplines and professions across the university by promoting student engagement with feminist discourses and practices;
  2. to understand that gender is foundational to the functioning of social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic systems;
  3. to understand that gender always intersects with multiple and complex categories of identity, including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality and ability;
  4. to understand representations and realities of gender in local, national, and global contexts;
  5. to promote intersectional gender justice in WGS classrooms, on campus, and in the community through internships and other engaged learning opportunities.
  6. to learn and practice intergroup dialogue methodologies and facilitation skills.
    1. to learn and practice critical social research methodologies.
    2. to complete an undergraduate research project in the field of WGS.

    Minor In Women’s And Gender Studies

    Required Courses (6 hours)

    • WGS 200 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies - 3 hrs.
    • WGS 400 Directed Research in Women’s and Gender Studies - 3 hrs.

    Electives (9 hours)

    • ART 490 Art Seminar (Gender in Art) - 3 hrs.
    • ART 490 Art Seminar (Women in Art) - 3 hrs.
    • BLW 446 Employment Law - 3 hrs.
    • COM 386 Media, Race, and Gender - 3 hrs.
    • EHC 381-Seminar in Leadership (Topics: Advocacy, Servant Leadership, or Gender and Leadership) - 1 hr.
    • ENG 129 African American Literature - 3 hrs.
    • ENG 190 Women in Literature - 3 hrs.
    • ENG 331 Studies in Women Writers - 3 hrs.
    • ENG 347 Shakespeare - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 304 Women in American History - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 315 Social Movements in U.S. History - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 317 American Masculinities - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 334 Women in Developing Nations - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 339 Women in Global Perspective - 3 hrs.
    • HIS 382 European Women and Gender Since the Renaissance - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 217 Men's Health Issues - 2 hrs.
    • NUR 219 Women and Health - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 263 Introduction to Personal and Community Health - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 376 Advanced Concepts in Health - 3 hrs.
    • PLS 493 Seminar in Political Theory: Equality, Diversity, and Citizenship - 3 hrs.
    • PSY 300 Psychology of Women - 3 hrs.
    • PSY 309 Human Sexuality - 3 hrs.
    • SOC 210 Sociology of Families - 3 hrs.
    • SOC 300 Cross-cultural Perspectives on Gender - 3 hrs.
    • SOC 311 Comparative Family Systems - 3 hrs.
    • SOC 313 Race, Ethnicity, and Power - 3 hrs.
    • SOC 315 Gender and Society - 3 hrs.
    • WGS 300 Internship in Women's and Gender Studies - 0-3 hrs.
    • WLS 345 Women's Voices of Latin America - 3 hrs.
    • WLS 346 Women's Voices of Spain - 3 hrs.

    This is the official catalog for the 2023-2024 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.