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First-year students interested in women’s studies are encouraged to take WMST 130, Introduction to Women’s Studies, a team-taught course offered each semester that serves as a foundation for future study. This course introduces students to multidisciplinary methodologies, feminist history, and theoretical debates, with a particular focus on the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

Beyond the introductory level, regularly offered courses include Gender in American Popular Media (WMST240), Topics in the Construction of Gender (WMST 241), Making Waves: Topics in Feminist Activism (WMST245), Gender and Science (WMST 281), Feminist Theory(WMST 250), and Global Feminism (WMST 251).

Students who wish to concentrate in the multidisciplinary Program in Women’s Studies or elect the correlate sequence should consult the director of the program. With an advisor or advisors in the program, applicants plan a course of study, tailored to their particular interests and needs in the field. The concentration or correlate sequence must be approved by the advisor or advisors and the director of the program.