Gender & Women's Studies at Bloomsburg University






Minor in Women's Studies
Core Courses Electives Independent Research and Internships

Eighteen credit hours are required to complete the Gender & Women's Studies Minor.

Courses vary by semester and may be offered in the Departments of Anthropology; Biological and Allied Health Sciences; Communication Studies and Theatre Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice and those identified as interdisciplinary studies.

Core Courses

Students are required to take one course from the following three core courses:

20.288 Feminist Reading of Culture
28.308 Feminist Philosophy
44.377 Feminist Political Theory.


The remaining five courses are to be selected from the courses listed below and must be from a minimum of three different departments.

05.334 Women in Sports
20.156 Popular Literature: Women and Crime Fiction
20.287 Black Women Writers
20.335 Studies in American Literature: Women Writers
20.346 Studies in British Literature (depends on topic)
20.388 Gender, Race, and Class
20.481 Special Topics: Women Writers
20.491 Topics in Criticism (offered to seniors with chair approval)
25.309 Gender Issues in Communication
31.160 Women, Art and Society
42.329 The American Woman
42.469 Women and Gender In European Intellectual History 1
44.222 Women and Politics
44.377 Feminist Political Theory
44.470 Women and Gender in European Intellectual History II
44.492 Government and Politics (Depends on topic)
45.231 Marriage and Family
45.320 Sociology of Women
48.350 Psychology of Sex and Gender
46.380 Men and Women: Anthropological Perspectives
50.230 Human Sexuality
82.240 Contemporary Women's Health

Petitions for Independent Research or Internships

Independent studies, individualized instruction, departmental research and writing courses, and internships can be counted toward the minor if the project, study, or agency specifically reflects the curriculum goals of the Gender & Women's Studies Minor.

To obtain approval for these individualized courses, a petition must be admitted to the minor director and approved of by the majority of the advisory board members.