University of Nebraska at Kearney
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1994-96 UNK Undergraduate Catalog

Women's Studies Minor Program

The Women's Studies interdisciplinary minor seeks to make visible the contributions that women have made and are making to culture and society. The program is designed to inform students about women and their roles, to investigate and evaluate assumptions about women in their various academic disciplines, and to explore new intellectual frameworks that are reforming ideas about gender.

An introductory course sets the tone for investigation by surveying women's roles, images, and contributions found in historical and contemporary society. Students can then choose specifically-designated women's studies courses which will be useful in their major fields of study. These courses developed within several departments enhance the students' liberal arts education by addressing the theoretical and practical use of women's studies related to their particular subject areas.

Students in pre-law, pre-medicine, business, counseling, science, social science, the arts, education, and the humanities will benefit from this minor since it informs, challenges and directs men and women students toward a more equitable assessment of society.

The minor program consists of 24 hours of designated Women's Studies courses: 6 required hours and 18 elective hours to be taken in at least two different departments.

HUM 220 Introduction to Women's Studies - 3
HUM 420 Senior Seminar Women's Studies - 3
BIOL 215GS Human Physiology - 3
CJUS 380 Minorities & Criminal Justice - 3
CJUS 401 Issues in Criminal Justice - 3
ENG 260 Images of Women in Literature - 3
ENG 360 American Women Writers - 3
ENG 460 Special Topics in Women's Literature - 3
HIST 420 Women in Europe - 3
HIST 421 Women in America - 3
NURS 423 Women's Health Care Perspectives - 3
PSY 374 Psychology of Gender - 3
SOC 338 Feminist Methods in the Social Science - 3
SOC 301 Social Stratification - 3
SOC 430 Family Life and Function - 3
SOC 469 Sociology of Women - 3

For more information contact:

Elizabeth G. Peck, Director
Women's Studies Program
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849

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