Minor: Gender, Race, and Nation

Women's Studies Academic Minors

 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Women's Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor.  Advising appointments are made online.  To make an advising appointment, please see the bottom left hand corner of the Women's Studies website main page:  www.lsa.umich.edu/women.

Effective Winter 2014
Course list additions: Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

This  minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity and with nation. Courses examine race and ethnicity in contexts that are local, transnational, or both. They analyze the ways in which gender, race, and nation are constituted with and against each other, and how these constructions operate in discourses, institutions, politics, societies, and individual lives past and present. The minor can be tailored toward an international or domestic emphasis, but topics are likely to include the changing boundaries of race, gender, and nation; differential relations among nations; histories of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization; and postcolonial resistance and theory.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course. One course chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 240. Introduction to Women's Studies
    • WOMENSTD 250.  Gender, Race, & Nation
  2. Feminist Theory. One course chosen from: 
    • WOMENSTD 330. Feminist Thought
    • WOMENSTD 422. Feminist Political Theory
    • WOMENSTD 455. Feminist Theory in Anthropology
  3. Electives. Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 212.  Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic ( Fall 2014  and  retroactive to Winter 2011 )
    • WOMENSTD 220.  Perspectives in Women's Health
    • WOMENSTD 235.  Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
    • WOMENSTD 243.  Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 270.  Gender and the Law
    • WOMENSTD 293.  20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 301.  Writing Japanese Women
    • WOMENSTD 302.  Sex and Gender in Japan
    • WOMENSTD 304.  Gender and Immigration
    • WOMENSTD 306.  Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 307.  Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
    • WOMENSTD 318.  Women, Politics, and Society in India
    • WOMENSTD 321.  Women's Lives in 20th-Century China
    • WOMENSTD 323.  Black Feminist Though and Practice
    • WOMENSTD 324.  Anthropology of Childbirth
    • WOMENSTD 328.  Women, Agency, and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 329.  Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 332. Gender and Power in  Southeast Asia (effective Winter 2015 and thereafter)
    • WOMENSTD 335.  Gender and Globalization
    • WOMENSTD 336.  Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD 337.  Black Women in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 343.  Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345.  Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 354.  Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 357.  Feminist Practices in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 360.  History of the Family in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 363.  Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365.  Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 366.  Sex and Sexualilty in U.S. Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 368.  Women and War in the Middle East
    • WOMENSTD 378.  Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 381.  Intersections: Fictions and Feminisms of the African Diaspora
    • WOMENSTD 390.  Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 425.  Feminist Practice in Oral History
    • WOMENSTD 427.  African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433.  Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 435.  Advanced Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 438.  Gender, Health, and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443.  Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 448.  Gender and the Family in China
    • WOMENSTD 471. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WOMENSTD 492.  Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD 496.  Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.
  4. Students may also include:

    • WOMENSTD 240 or 250 (when not taken as a foundation course)
    • other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Nation Minor (Fall 2013) +

Effective Fall 2013

This  minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity and with nation. Courses examine race and ethnicity in contexts that are local, transnational, or both. They analyze the ways in which gender, race, and nation are constituted with and against each other, and how these constructions operate in discourses, institutions, politics, societies, and individual lives past and present. The minor can be tailored toward an international or domestic emphasis, but topics are likely to include the changing boundaries of race, gender, and nation; differential relations among nations; histories of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization; and postcolonial resistance and theory.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2.   Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3.   Electives: Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 212.  Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Fall 2014 , retroactive to Winter 2011)
    • WOMENSTD 220.  Perspectives in Women's Health
    • WOMENSTD 235.  Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
    • WOMENSTD 243.  Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 250.  Gender, Race, & Nation
    • WOMENSTD 270.  Gender and the Law
    • WOMENSTD 293.  20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 301.  Writing Japanese Women
    • WOMENSTD 302.  Sex and Gender in Japan
    • WOMENSTD 304.  Gender and Immigration
    • WOMENSTD 306.  Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 307.  Critical Theory in Medicine and Healing
    • WOMENSTD 321.  Women's Lives in 20th-Century China
    • WOMENSTD 323.  Black Feminist Though and Practice
    • WOMENSTD 324.  Anthropology of Childbirth
    • WOMENSTD 328.  Women, Agency, and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 329.  Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 335.  Gender and Globalization
    • WOMENSTD 336.  Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD 337.  Black Women in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 343.  Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345.  Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 354.  Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 357.  Feminist Practices in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 360.  History of the Family in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 363.  Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365.  Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 366.  Sex and Sexualilty in U.S. Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 368.  Women and War in the Middle East
    • WOMENSTD 378.  Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 381.  Intersections: Fictions and Feminisms of the African Diaspora
    • WOMENSTD 390.  Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 425.  Feminist Practice in Oral History
    • WOMENSTD 427.  African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433.  Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 435.  Advanced Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 438.  Gender, Health, and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443.  Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 448.  Gender and the Family in China
    • WOMENSTD 471. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WOMENSTD 492.  Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD 496.  Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

      Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Nation Minor (Fa'12-SU'13) +

Effective Fall 2012-Summer 2013

This  minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity and with nation. Courses examine race and ethnicity in contexts that are local, transnational, or both. They analyze the ways in which gender, race, and nation are constituted with and against each other, and how these constructions operate in discourses, institutions, politics, societies, and individual lives past and present. The minor can be tailored toward an international or domestic emphasis, but topics are likely to include the changing boundaries of race, gender, and nation; differential relations among nations; histories of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization; and postcolonial resistance and theory.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2.   Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3.   Electives: Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 212.  Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic (Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2011)
    • WOMENSTD 220.  Perspectives in Women's Health
    • WOMENSTD 235.  Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
    • WOMENSTD 243.  Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 270.  Gender and the Law
    • WOMENSTD 293.  20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 301.  Writing Japanese Women
    • WOMENSTD 304.  Gender and Immigration
    • WOMENSTD 306.  Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 321.  Women's Lives in 20th-Century China
    • WOMENSTD 324.  Anthropology of Childbirth
    • WOMENSTD 328.  Women, Agency, and Sexual Safety
    • WOMENSTD 329.  Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 335.  Gender and Globalization
    • WOMENSTD 336.  Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD 337.  Black Women in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 343.  Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345.  Special Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 354.  Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 357.  Feminist Practices in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 360.  History of the Family in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 363.  Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365.  Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 368.  Women and War in the Middle East
    • WOMENSTD 378.  Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 381.  Intersections: Fictions and Feminisms of the African Diaspora
    • WOMENSTD 390.  Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 427.  African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433.  Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 435.  Advanced Topics in Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 438.  Gender, Health, and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443.  Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 448.  Gender and the Family in China
    • WOMENSTD 471. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WOMENSTD 492.  Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD 496.  Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

      Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Nation Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

 

Effective Winter 2012-Summer 2012

Name change effective Winter 2012 

A minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity and with nation. Courses examine race and ethnicity in contexts that are local, transnational, or both. They analyze the ways in which gender, race, and nation are constituted with and against each other, and how these constructions operate in dis-courses, institutions, politics, societies, and individual lives past and present. The minor can be tailored toward an international or domestic emphasis, but topics are likely to include the changing boundaries of race, gender, and nation; differential relations among nations; histories of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization; and postcolonial resistance and theory.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2.   Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3.   Electives: Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 212.              Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic ( Fall 2014 and retroactive to Winter 2011)
    • WOMENSTD 235.              Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
    • WOMENSTD 243.              Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 270.              Gender and the Law
    • WOMENSTD 293.              20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 301.              Writing Japanese Women
    • WOMENSTD 304.              Gender and Immigration
    • WOMENSTD 306.              Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 321.              Women's Lives in 20th Century China
    • WOMENSTD 329.              Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 336.              Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD 337.              Black Women in the U.S.,
    • WOMENSTD 343.              Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 354.              Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 357.              Feminist Practices in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 363.              Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365.              Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 368.              Women and War in the Middle East
    • WOMENSTD 378.              Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 390.              Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 427.              African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433.              Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 438.              Gender, Health, and Well-Being in Africa
    • WOMENSTD 443.              Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 492.              Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD 496.              Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

A minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the gendered dimensions of ethnic and racial identifications and power relations. Courses focus on the ways in which gender, race and ethnicity are mutually constituted and experienced in different geographical, social, institutional, and historical locations, and how knowledge, politics, and discourse are constructed differently from different subject positions.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2.   Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3.   Electives: Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 212.             Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic ( Fall 2014  and  retroactive to Winter 2011 )
    • WOMENSTD 235.              Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
    • WOMENSTD 243.              Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 293.              20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 304.              Gender and Immigration
    • WOMENSTD 306.              Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 321.              Women's Lives in 20th Century China
    • WOMENSTD 329.              Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 336.              Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD 337.              Black Women in the U.S.,
    • WOMENSTD 343.              Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 354.              Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 357.              Feminist Practices in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 363.              Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365.              Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 368.              Women and War in the Middle East
    • WOMENSTD 378.              Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 390.              Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 427.              African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433.              Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 443.              Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
    • WOMENSTD 492.              Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD 496.              Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Minor (Fall 2010 through Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2010 through Summer 2011

A minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the gendered dimensions of ethnic and racial identifications and power relations. Courses focus on the ways in which gender, race and ethnicity are mutually constituted and experienced in different geographical, social, institutional, and historical locations, and how knowledge, politics, and discourse are constructed differently from different subject positions.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1.  Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2. Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3. Electives: Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
  • WOMENSTD 212.             Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic ( Fall 2014  and  retroactive to Winter 2011 )
  • WOMENSTD 235.              Harems to Terrorists: Representing the Modern Middle East in Hollywood Cinema
  • WOMENSTD 243.              Latinas in the U.S.
  • WOMENSTD 293.              20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
  • WOMENSTD 304.              Gender and Immigration
  • WOMENSTD 306.              Women of Color and Feminism
  • WOMENSTD 321.              Women's Lives in 20th Century China
  • WOMENSTD 329.              Native American Feminism
  • WOMENSTD 336.              Black Women in America
  • WOMENSTD 337.              Black Women in the U.S.,
  • WOMENSTD 343.              Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • WOMENSTD 354.              Race and Identity in Music
  • WOMENSTD 357.              Feminist Practices in a Global Context
  • WOMENSTD 363.              Asian Pacific American Women
  • WOMENSTD 365.              Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
  • WOMENSTD 368.              Women and War in the Middle East
  • WOMENSTD 378.              Violence Against Women of Color
  • WOMENSTD 427.              African Women
  • WOMENSTD 433.              Advanced Topics in Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • WOMENSTD 443.              Pedagogy of Empowerment: Activism in Race, Gender and Health
  • WOMENSTD 492.              Women and Islam
  • WOMENSTD 496.              Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies department.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Academic Minor (Winter 2006 through Summer 2010) +

Effective Winter 2006 through Summer 2010 

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This academic minor is designed to introduce students to a range of feminist scholarship on the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the gendered dimensions of ethnic and racial identifications and power relations. Courses focus on the ways in which gender, race and ethnicity are mutually constituted and experienced in different geographical, social, institutional, and historical locations, and how knowledge, politics, and discourse are constructed differently from different subject positions.

 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

 

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies
  2. Feminist Theory: One course chosen from: WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3. Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups (At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level), chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD 243. Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 293. 20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 329. Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 306. Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 336. Black Women in America Custom Tag
    • WOMENSTD 343. Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345. Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 346. African American Women in Context
    • WOMENSTD 363. Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 378. Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 427. African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433. Advanced Topics in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 436. Human Rights, Gender and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 444. Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 458. Gender and Race and the Christian Right
    • WOMENSTD 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.
    • WOMENSTD 243. Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 293. 20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 329. Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 306. Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 336. Black Women in America Custom Tag
    • WOMENSTD 343. Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345. Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 346. African American Women in Context
    • WOMENSTD 363. Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 378. Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 427. African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433. Advanced Topics in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 436. Human Rights, Gender and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 444. Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 458. Gender and Race and the Christian Right
    • WOMENSTD 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.
    • WOMENSTD 243. Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 293. 20th-Century Writing by Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 329. Native American Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 306. Women of Color and Feminism
    • WOMENSTD 336. Black Women in America Custom Tag
    • WOMENSTD 343. Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 345. Gender in a Global Context
    • WOMENSTD 346. African American Women in Context
    • WOMENSTD 363. Asian Pacific American Women
    • WOMENSTD 365. Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 378. Violence Against Women of Color
    • WOMENSTD 427. African Women
    • WOMENSTD 433. Advanced Topics in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD 436. Human Rights, Gender and Culture
    • WOMENSTD 444. Race and Identity in Music
    • WOMENSTD 458. Gender and Race and the Christian Right
    • WOMENSTD 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.

    Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee.

Women, Race, and Ethnicity Academic Minor (Fall 2003 through Fall 2005) +

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in the Program in Women's Studies

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Women's Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the Program Office in 1122 Lane Hall, (734) 763-2047.

Women, Race, and Ethnicity

effective date Fall 2003 through Fall 2005 

The Academic Minor in Women, Race, and Ethnicity is designed to provide a basic familiarity with the scholarship on women, race, and ethnicity. The academic minor provides an opportunity for students to explore how cultural, ethnic, and racial identification, and gender appear in and affect the experience of women in different social locations at different points in time. Students will become acquainted with feminist scholarship and take courses that focus on women of specific racial and ethnic groups.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)

  2. WOMENSTD 330 (Feminist Thought) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)

  3. Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups, chosen from:

    • WOMENSTD 243. Latinas in the U.S.

    • WOMENSTD 336. Black Women in America

    • WOMENSTD 343. Special Topics in Gender and Ethnicity in the U.S.

    • WOMENSTD 345. Gender in a Global Context

    • WOMENSTD 346. African American Women in Context

    • WOMENSTD 427. African Women

    • WOMENSTD 492. Women and Islam

    • WOMENSTD 496. Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East.




      Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies Director to meet this requirement of the academic minor.

Women, Race, and Ethnicity Academic Minor (Fall 2002-Summer 2003) +

effective Fall 2002-Summer 2003

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

The Academic Minor in Women, Race, and Ethnicity is designed to provide a basic familiarity with the scholarship on women, race, and ethnicity. The academic minor provides an opportunity for students to explore how cultural, ethnic, and racial identification, and gender appear in and affect the experience of women in different social locations at different points in time. Students will become acquainted with feminist scholarship and take courses that focus on women of specific racial and ethnic groups.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 16 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. WOMENSTD 240 (Introduction to Women's Studies)
  2. WOMENSTD 430 (Feminist Theory) or 422 (Feminist Political Theory) or 455 (Feminist Theory in Anthropology)
  3. Three electives (9 credits) that focus on women in specific racial and ethnic groups, chosen from:
    • WOMENSTD: 243 Latinas in the U.S.
    • WOMENSTD: 336 Black Women in America
    • WOMENSTD: 345 Third World Women
    • WOMENSTD: 346 African American Women in Context
    • WOMENSTD: 427 African Women
    • WOMENSTD: 492 Women and Islam
    • WOMENSTD: 496 Gender and Representation in the Modern Middle East

Students may also include other special topics WOMENSTD courses on specific racial and ethnic groups approved by the Women's Studies Director to meet this requirement of the academic minor.


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