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Graduate Catalog

Women's Studies

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Director: Kathleen J. Hunter, PhD, Southern Illinois, Carbondale.


Graduate work in women's studies can be undertaken through the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree. Utilizing MALS seminars and graduate-level women's studies courses, students can design a Plan of Study that concentrates on their areas of interest within women's studies. Because women's studies courses are cross-listed with their home departments, students have considerable flexibility in course selection. Students may also focus attention on a particular aspect of women's studies by independent study at two levels (WMS 599 and WMS 699). Graduate courses in women's studies may also be taken, under advisement, as electives in other graduate programs. For information and assistance, please contact the director of the MALS program or the director of women's studies.

Women's Studies Courses

  • WMS 502 (HLS) Women's Health
  • WMS 503 (ANT Biography and Life History
  • WMS 519 (HLS) Human Sexuality
  • WMS 527 (ENL) Women in the English Novel
  • WMS 529 (HST) Women: History and Theory
  • WMS 538 (HST) Latin-American Women's History
  • WMS 541 (ENL) American Literature: 19th-century Women's Novel
  • WMS 551 (SOC) Women and Work
  • WMS 552 (SOC) Women and Health
  • WMS 557 (ENL) Women and Film
  • WMS 564 (SOC) Gender Roles
  • WMS 565 (SOC) Sociology of Aging
  • WMS 570 (ENL) Women's Popular Culture
  • WMS 581 (CRJ) Women and Criminal Justice
  • WMS 595 (HST) Women, Gender, and Class
  • WMS 596 (ENL) Sex and Censorship
  • WMS 599 Independent Study
  • WMS 699 Independent Study



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