Students choosing the concentration in Women’s Studies will focus their studies on the critical, philosophical, and cultural understandings and interpretations of the role of women and gender in the development of history, culture, text, and visual media.

The Concentration in Women’s Studies

The Concentration in Women’s Studies is designed to prepare students for further graduate study at the Ph.D. level, for work in the non-profit sector, in working for women’s organizations, in higher education or in other fields where the critical history of women is significant.

Students selecting this concentration must complete these two courses:

  • WS 520 Feminist Theory: Visual Culture
  • WS 521 Feminist Theory: Literary Analysis

The remaining three courses may be selected from any coursework listed as Women's Studies (WS).

All M.A. in Humanities program candidates are required to complete the following:

HUM 510 Methods and Materials of Humanities Research
HUM 598 Master’s Thesis I
HUM 599 Master’s Thesis II

The successful M.A. candidate will complete 10 courses, which includes two courses of Master’s Thesis, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Graduate course credit will be awarded only for earned grades of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

All course work and degree requirements must be completed within six years of taking the first class in the M.A. Program. Appeals for extension of the six-year limit must be submitted in writing to the Program Director.