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DIRECTOR: Brenda Risch
PROFESSORS: Armitage, Gladstein, Martin, McGee-Deutsch, Staudt
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Abarca, Leyva, Lesser, Marchino, Sowards, Weibe
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Jayasuria, Risch, Rohrleitner, Schmidt
VISITING PROFESSORS: Westman
LECTURERS: Arrieta, Hibbert, McDonald, Montelongo, Ontiveros,

233 Liberal Arts Building
915.747.5200
womenstudies@utep.edu
www.utep.edu/womens/

Women and men are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary program that studies women, gender relations, and sexuality. The program offers courses studying a range of issues that cross disciplines courses that deal with the impact of gender within individual disciplines, such as History, Political Science, and Sociology, to name a few. Although the Women's Studies Program was created in 1981, UTEP has offered individual courses in Women's Studies since the early 1970s. The program's primary goal is to foster gender equality in scholarship, in the workplace, and in society as a whole.

Women's Studies courses offer students a rigorous education in theories of women's oppression, diverse gender roles and sexual identities, the history of gender relations, contemporary economic and social policies affecting women and men, and the creative work of women in the United States, Mexico, and around the globe. Women's Studies courses also demonstrate that knowledge is created both in and outside of the University; therefore, many courses integrate the knowledge and experience of community activists, community organizations, and women in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region.

A major or minor in Women's Studies prepares students for a wide range of careers. Whether a student plans to be a lawyer, a journalist, a business executive, a social worker, an educator, or a political official, Women's Studies courses can help one learn about the specific challenges women face and develop solutions to gender inequity. If a student plans to attend graduate school, the minor in Women's Studies will prepare her or him for advanced study as a Women's Studies scholar.

Minor in Women’s Studies

To complete the Women’s Studies minor, students must earn at least 18 hours in courses approved for Women’s Studies credit. WS 2300 - Introduction to Womens Studies is required. At least 12 hours must be completed at the upper-division level and in more than one discipline. Students desiring to pursue a minor in Women’s Studies should consult the Women’s Studies Director to determine a course of study suitable to their interests and professional needs. The following list of courses has been approved for Women’s Studies credit. Courses that are not listed but contain a substantial Women’s Studies component can be approved for the minor by the Women’s Studies Director.

Chicano Studies:
CHIC 3301La Chicana3
Criminal Justice:
CRIJ 3321Family Violence3
CRIJ 4300Selected Topics - Crim Justice3
English:
ENGL 3360Women in Literature3
Health Sciences:
HSCI 4303Family Life & Human Sexuality3
History:
HIST 3390History, Special Topics3
HIST 3391History of Women3
Kinesiology:
KIN 4310Selected Topics in Kinesiology3
Languages and Linguistics:
FREN 4390Topics in French3
PORT 4390Topics in Portuguese3
SPAN 4390Topics in Spanish3
Management:
MGMT 4399Current Topics in Management3
Political Science:
POLS 4314Women, Power and Politics3
Psychology:
PSYC 2305Psychology of Human Sexuality3
Social Work:
SOWK 3365Social Work W/Special Pops3
Sociology and Anthropology:
SOCI 2315Soci of Marriage and Family3
SOCI 3341Special Undergraduate Topics3
SOCI 3370Gender Roles and Society3
Theatre Arts:
THEA 3356Women in Drama3
Minor in Feminist Philosophy

This minor provides students with an interdisciplinary education in issues central to Feminist Philosophy, which argues that oppression and privilege, conceptions of gender, and women's lives deserve philosophical consideration and may change the way that we understand philosophical problems. The foundation of students' work for this minor will be Introduction to Womens Studies (Women's Studies), Feminist Philosophy (Philosophy) and Feminist Theory (Women's Studies). Students will gain an understanding of issues related to gender, race, class and sexuality through the lens of work in ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of science, bioethics, and the history of philosophy, among others. Students will enrich their core studies through coursework in other areas across the university, including but not limited to courses in Chicano Studies and Sociology.

Minor in Feminist Philosophy

To complete a minor in Feminist Philosophy, students must earn 18 hours in courses approved for this minor.  This minor is also available under the Department of Philosophy

Degree Plan
Required Courses:
WS 2300Introduction to Womens Studies3
Select an upper-division course in two separate disciplines:6
La Chicana
Family Violence
Selected Topics - Crim Justice
Women in Literature
Women and Film
Topics in French
History, Special Topics
History of Women
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Selected Topics in Kinesiology
Current Topics in Management
Women, Power and Politics
Topics in Portuguese
Special Undergraduate Topics
Gender Roles and Society
Social Work W/Special Pops
Topics in Spanish
Women in Drama
La Chicana
Women in Fine Art
Gender & Popular Culture
Gndr, Ethncty in Contemp Art
Gender & Religion
Women in Literature
Gender Roles & Society
Women & Work in the Sex Indust
Women's Studies:Special Topics
The Three Waves of Feminism
Gender, Health, & Medicine
Women, Power, & Politics
Select six additional upper-division hours of the following:6
La Chicana
Family Violence
Selected Topics - Crim Justice
Women in Literature
Women and Film
Topics in French
History, Special Topics
History of Women
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Selected Topics in Kinesiology
Current Topics in Management
Women, Power and Politics
Topics in Portuguese
Special Undergraduate Topics
Gender Roles and Society
Social Work W/Special Pops
Topics in Spanish
Women in Drama
La Chicana
Directed Study
Internship in Women's Studies
Family Violence
Sex, Culture, and Evolution
Women in Fine Art
Gender & Popular Culture
Gndr, Ethncty in Contemp Art
Feminist Film
Queer Cinema
Women, the Body & the Machine
Gender & Religion
Women in American Culture
Women in Literature
Gender Roles & Society
Women & Work in the Sex Indust
Plagues, Pandemics, & Power
Mental Illness at the Margins
Women's Health
Social Justice Values at Work
Gender Issues in the Arts
Gender Issues in Humanities
Gender Issues in Social Scincs
Women's Studies:Special Topics
History of Women
The Three Waves of Feminism
Feminism of 1960's & 1970's
Gender, Health, & Medicine
Feminist Philosophy
Feminist Theory
Women, Power, & Politics
Jr/Sr Seminar/Women's Studies
Senior Capstone
Minor Electives:
Select three additional hours at the 2300+ level, including courses above and/or WS:3
La Chicana
Family Violence
Selected Topics - Crim Justice
Women in Literature
Topics in French
History, Special Topics
History of Women
Family Life & Human Sexuality
Selected Topics in Kinesiology
Current Topics in Management
Women, Power and Politics
Topics in Portuguese
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Soci of Marriage and Family
Special Undergraduate Topics
Gender Roles and Society
Social Work W/Special Pops
Topics in Spanish
Women in Drama
Sociology of Marriage & Family
Global Feminisms
La Chicana
Directed Study
Internship in Women's Studies
Family Violence
Sex, Culture, and Evolution
Women in Fine Art
Gender & Popular Culture
Gndr, Ethncty in Contemp Art
Feminist Film
Queer Cinema
Women, the Body & the Machine
Gender & Religion
Women in American Culture
Women in Literature
Gender Roles & Society
Women & Work in the Sex Indust
Plagues, Pandemics, & Power
Mental Illness at the Margins
Women's Health
Social Justice Values at Work
Gender Issues in the Arts
Gender Issues in Humanities
Gender Issues in Social Scincs
Women's Studies:Special Topics
History of Women
The Three Waves of Feminism
Feminism of 1960's & 1970's
Gender, Health, & Medicine
Feminist Philosophy
Feminist Theory
Women, Power, & Politics
Jr/Sr Seminar/Women's Studies
Senior Capstone
Total Hours18