This minor introduces 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.
Five courses totaling at least 15 credits.
- Foundational Course. One course chosen from:
WS 240 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WS 250 Race, Gender and Nation.
- Feminist Theory: One course chosen from:
WS 330 Feminist Thought
WS 422/PolSci 401 Feminist Political Theory.
- Electives. Three electives (9 credits) in the gender, race, and nation area of the WS curriculum. At least two courses must be upper-level courses, with at least one at the 400-level.
PLEASE NOTE. Only one course may be used to meet both the requirements of a minor and a major.
TO DECLARE: A student may declare a minor only after a major has been declared. To declare you can either make an advising appointment, email email@example.com, or come to walk-in advising hours Thursdays, 9:00am-12noon when classes are in session in 1122 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St. (corner of Washington.)