Women's Studies @ Wayne State University
Undergraduate Program in Women's Studies
The Women's Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to give students the theoretical bases and methodological skills necessary for analyzing the historical, social, cultural, economic, and political contexts that influence women's lives.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the Women's Studies Program, its faculty come from many Departments in the University, including: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Communications, English, German and Slavic Studies, History, Romance Languages and Literatures, Psychology, and Sociology. Courses in the curriculum focus on women in the multi-cultural United States, as well as in the countries across the globe. In addition to its interdisciplinary courses, the Program also gives credit for specific courses that are cross-listed with or offered in each of these departments.
The Program offers both an undergraduate co-major (32 credits) and a minor (18 credits). The co-major is designed for students who wish both the diversity of a wide array of gender-related courses reflecting the range of university disciplines and the specialization to be derived from a substantial project utilizing gender theory and methods. The minor is intended for students whose programs are too demanding to accommodate the co-major requirements but who wish to pursue a significant amount of work in women's and gender studies.
For more information see the Women's Studies webpage at http://www.clas.wayne.edu/wsp/
As Women's Studies begins its transition from its current name to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies I have created a new, merged guide that will contain library and other resources of interest to the entire department. This Guide is already published at: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/genderstudies
In turn, this Guide will be unpublished on July 31st 2012. If you have suggestions for content on the new guide please let me know. I look forward to working with you all in the fall.
Welcome to the guide for Women's Studies!
I hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research in Women's Studies. I have assembled a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality, freely available web resources. This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress, developed with the suggestions and feedback from students and faculty in Women's Studies.
I am available for instruction to all levels of Women's Studies Courses, and welcome the opportunity to do so! Please contact me if you would like to schedule a session. I am also available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Women's Studies.
Librarian Liaison for Women's Studies