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



Plus one of the two thesis options available for M.A. Humanities students. 

The successful M.A. candidate will complete 10 courses 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.