Double Majors and Dual Degrees
- Interdisciplinary research with a diverse faculty community
- An active cohort of students involved in both programs
- Research and practical experiences essential for career and graduate school preparation
- Greater access to faculty committed to mentoring and advising students
Women's and Gender Studies courses are structured like graduate classes: interactive seminars with critical writing assignments. These courses also require students to discuss ideas in a group setting and think critically about the content and themselves — skills necessary for being a successful graduate student. This intimate class atmosphere provides you with easier access to a faculty member and more one-on-one time. This is essential for securing letters of recommendation for graduate school applications. View the most current list of our affiliated faculty on our Team page.
Scholarships are available for Women’s and Gender Studies degree and certificate earners:
Dual degree earners have a better opportunity to obtain a position in any career path they choose. Potential careers include research scientists, rape crisis and other types of counselors, lawyers specializing in gender issues, social studies teachers, journalists, physicians' assistants and corporate consultants.
Companies that want to maintain positive relationships with female and diverse customers have started to recruit professionals with exposure to women's and gender studies courses. In addition to the strong writing and communication skills that Women's and Gender Studies majors develop during their academic careers, employers rely on their perspective into female wants and needs. This insight can affect the way that companies launch new products or address clients' concerns.
Dual Degree: English
- English Courses for Women’s and Gender Studies
AML 4624 African American Women Writers (3) - A study of the writings of African American women.
ENG 4134 Women and Film (3) - An examination of how women have been represented in dominant commercial films.
ENL 3261 19th Century British Women Novelists (3) - Examines fiction written by women in the 19th century, including classical realist, gothic, sensation, working-class, and New Woman novels
ENL 4212 Medieval Women Writers (3) - The contributions of medieval women to literary history are examined.
ENL 4370 Virginia Woolf and Her Circle (3) - Focusing on the works of Virginia Woolf.
LIN 4651 Gender and Language (3) - Examines the evidence on a variety of questions regarding women and language, including women’s speech in English and other languages, sexist language, and the relationship between language and societal attitudes towards women.
LIT 3200 Themes in Literature (3) - Individual sections will read and discuss works relating to topics of current and enduring interest.
LIT 3383 Women in Literature (3) - Students will examine the images of women created by European and American writers.
LIT 3384 Caribbean Women Writers (3) - Examination of the writings of Caribbean women.
LIT 4382 Women in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (3) - An examination of the role of women in Eastern Europe, particularly in the former Czechoslovakia, since the fall of Communism there in 1989.
LIT 4536 Multi-cultural Working Class Women's Literature (3) - Evaluates gender issues across cultural, race, and class lines.
- Affiliated English Faculty
- Lynne Barrett: Creative Writing
- Heather Blatt: The Literature and Culture of Late Medieval England, Vernacular Media and Food Cultures, and Medieval Monstrosity and Families
- Phillip Carter: Language and Culture, Spanish Linguistics, Language Variation
andChange, Latina/o Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Language and Gender, Feminist Theory
- Cynthia Chinelly
- Denise Duhamel: Creative Writing
- Kimberly Harrison: Writing Instruction, Writing Program Administration, and Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rhetoric
- Marilyn Hoder-Salmon: Founding Director, CWGS; Neglected Women Writers, Women's Narratives of War, 19th-century American Women Writers, and Women and Film
- Tometro Hopkins: World Englishes, Pidgins and Creole, Gullah, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics
- Tara Kai
- Ana Luszczynska
- Kathleen McCormack
- Heather Russell: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class, Postcoloniality
- Andrew Strycharski: Literacy, Technology
- James Sutton: Spatial and Cultural dimensions of "winter" in the English Renaissance
- Careers for English Dual Degree Graduates
- Search engine marketer
- News reporter
- Public relations liaison
- Corporate blogger
Dual Degree: History
A dual degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and History provides the global perspective and experience necessary to step out into the real world. By taking common courses, students will earn exceptional interdisciplinary education to enter a competitive job market and complex world.
- History Courses for Women’s and Gender Studies
LAH 4634 Race and Nation in Brazil (GL) (3) - An examination of the historical importance of race to nation-building in 19th and 20th century Brazil, looking both at ideological constructs as well as political projects and social experiences.
LAH4721 History of Women in Latin America (GL) (3) - Examines women’s roles in indigenous societies, in the colonial period, during independence, and in the 19th century. Also explores women and slavery, populism and popular culture, and the rise of the feminist movement.
AMH 3560 History is Women in the US (3) - The changing dimensions of women’s lives from the colonial era of U.S. history to the present. The course will examine the changing economic, social, and political position of women as well as the development of feminist movement and organizations.
AMH 4671 Race, Gender, and Science in the Atlantic World (GL) (3) - Examines the ways in which scientists and physicians in the Atlantic World categorized, defined, and assigned meaning to racial and gendered differences.
EUH 4610 Women and Gender in Europe, 1750-Present (3) - Examines how women contributed to the development of modern European history. Also explores how ideas about gender and sexuality shaped, and were influenced by, the nature of politics, economics and culture.
WOH 4206 Global History of Domestic Violence (GL) (3) - Explores violence against intimate partners from late Roman antiquity until the present, looking at Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.
- Affiliated History Faculty
- Saad Abi-Hamad
- Jessica L. Adler
- Tovah Bender
- Michael Bustamante
- Noble David Cook
- Alexandra Cornelius, Associate Chair
- Gwyn Davies
- Rebecca Friedman
- Jenna Gibbs
- Sherry Johnson
- Hilary Jones
- Kenneth James Lipartito
- Amy Bliss Marshall
- Aurora Morcillo
- Okezi Otovo
- Terrence Peterson
- Bianca Premo
- Jeremy Rowan
- Daniel Royles
- Victor Uribe, Chair
- Chantalle F. Verna
- Kristen E. Wood
- Steven Heine
- Eric Messersmith
- Ana Maria Bidegain
- Careers for History Dual Degree Graduates
- Public relations professional
Dual Degree: Political Science and International Relations
- Political Science and International Relations Courses for Women’s and Gender Studies
POS 4072 Women in Politics (3) - Examines the various roles that women play in politics, their actions and effectiveness, and the manner in which politics affects women. Special attention to policies that affect women.
CPO 4053 Political Repression & Human Rights (3) - Examination of domestic factors resulting in political repression and violations of human rights. American, European, and South American examples will be used.
POT 3304 Feminist Political Theory (3) - Provides a fundamental understanding of feminist political theory since 1950 with an emphasis on U.S. thought. Concepts explored include equality, equity, and representation.
POS 4605 Gender Justice (3) - The development of gender law in the U.S. and legal strategies by which courts both initiate and respond to demands for social change. Emphasis on various legal definitions of justice and equality
INR 4077 International Relations & Women’s Human Rights (IP) (3) - Identifies and explains global human rights issues that affect women’s lives. Examines existing international legal instruments that allow women to have basic rights recognized. Fulfills SACS oral competency requirement.
POT 4309 Sex, Power and Politics (3) - Theories are examined that explain differences between women and men’s power in the political arena. Their internal consistency and “fit” with reality are also explored.
INR 4085 Women and Men in International Relations (IP) (3) - Surveys the differential roles of women and men in international relations, gender based politics at a global scale, and constructions of proper womanhood and manhood in transnational politics.
- Affiliated Political Science and International Relations Faculty
Judith Stiehm: Political Theory, Social Change, Civil-Military Relations, Women's Studies
Susanne Zwingel: International Women’s Rights and Their Translation, Gender Equality Advocacy around the World, Global Governance and Gender; Feminist, Constructivist and Postcolonial IR theories, Gender and Armed Conflict
Kathryn A. DePalo: American Government, Judicial Selection, State Government, Gender, Political Behavior
- Careers for Political Science or International Relations Dual Degree Graduates
- Research scientist
- Foreign service professional or official
- Policy maker
- Grassroots organizer
Dual Degree: Psychology
- Psychology Courses for Women’s and Gender Studies
PSY 4930 Women and Leadership - Special Topics (3)
SOP 4731 Global Psychology: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Psychological Research and Theories (GL) (3) - Examination of cultural contexts informing human behavior and psychological well internationally. Students will examine psychology research through direct application to global phenomena. Prerequisite: PSY 2012.
SOP 3742 Psychology of Women (3) - An examination of women from various perspectives, such as biological, anthropological, mythological, religious, historical, legal, sociological, and psychoanalytical points of view. Discussions of ways in which these various perspectives influence the psychological development of contemporary women.
SOP 4774 Female Sexuality (3) - Psychological and behavioral aspects of women’s sexuality will be explored, including: anatomy, sexual functioning, pregnancy/childbirth. Sexual orientation, sexual variations, sexual assault/abuse, and relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 2012 (Intro to Psychology) or WST 3015 (Introduction to Global Gender and Women's Studies).
PSY 4900 Independent Reading (VAR) (3) - Limited to qualified students who have permission from a faculty member and who present a plan of study including area and objectives. Students enrolled in this course are expected to have regularly scheduled meetings with their faculty advisor, and to submit a written report of their study. Offered for Pass/Fail only. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
PSY 4916 Independent Research (VAR) (3) - Limited to qualified students who have permission from a faculty member and who present a written proposal for research. Students enrolled in this course are expected to have regularly scheduled meetings with their faculty advisor, and to submit a written report of their research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
CLP 4314 Psychology of Health and Illness (GL) (3) - Course provides an overview of the field of health psychology and behavioral medicine with an emphasis on psychological, social, cultural, and global factors affecting health and health care/policy. Prerequisite: PSY 2012.
- Affiliated Psychology Faculty
- Careers for Psychology Dual Degree Graduates
- Research scientist
- Social studies teacher
- Physician's assistant
- Corporate consultant