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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Women's Studies minor prepares students to gain awareness of women's issues, and to understand how social constructions of gender and sexuality affect daily experience, broader social structures, institutions, social relations, and cultural and aesthetic production. Its approach examines gender across divisions of race, class, sexuality, age, and nationality. The program seeks to provide students and the university community with educational frameworks and strategies for intellectual and personal growth, positive social change, and political awareness that informs active participation in public affairs.

Minor Requirements

The Women's Studies minor requires the following 21 hours:

Choose one of the following courses:

  • WS A100 Women, Society, and Culture
  • SOCI A250 Sociology of Gender
  • PHIL V241 Philosophical Perspectives on Women

Choose six of the following elective courses:

  • CMMN A453 American Women Journalists
  • CMMN A455 Media and Gender
  • ENGL A410 Writing Gender
  • ENGL A461 Contemporary Women’s Literature
  • ENGL A466 Southern Women Writers
  • ENGL U287 Martyrs, Minstrels, Mystics
  • ENGL V274 Women Writers
  • ENGL V275 Black Women Novelists
  • HIST A260 Modern European Women's History
  • HIST A352 Women in African History
  • HIST W240 Between Eve & Mary: Women in Medieval Europe
  • HIST W255 Medieval Sex and Gender
  • HIST X290 Women in American History
  • LAS V235 Women Writers of Spanish America
  • MUGN U272 Medieval Music and Mysticism
  • PHIL U254 Postmodernism and Feminism
  • PHIL V241 Philosophical Perspectives on Women
  • PSYC A327 Studies in the Psychology of Women
  • PSYC H434 Gender Differences in Cognition
  • RELS A417 Women, Religion, Culture
  • RELS U243 Women in the Christian Tradition
  • RELS U281 Women in World Religions
  • SOCI A240 Sociology of the Family
  • SOCI A250 Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI A255 Human Sexuality
  • SOCI A260 Women in Latin America
  • SOCI A305 Social and Political Inequality
  • SOCI X416 Gender, Law and Social Control
  • VISA U236 Images of Women in Arts
  • VISA A285 Cinematic Representations of Cross-Gendered Performances 

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