Women’s Studies

Office: 339 Briggs, McNichols Campus
Telephone: (313) 993-3387

The Women’s Studies program critically examines the place of women in culture and society. Feminist theory is applied to traditional disciplines to analyze the origins and effects of power, dominance and gender. Since women’s issues and gender issues encompass and modify all areas of knowledge, and since such issues as race and class are crucial aspects of women’s experiences, the program will be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.

The Women’s Studies certificate offers a credential and a basis for further study in a variety of postgraduate and professional fields. The certificate program is open to all students enrolled in the University.

Certificate Requirements
The Women’s Studies Certificate will be granted to students completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses approved for Women’s Studies credit. Courses meeting Women’s Studies criteria, including WS 300 and WS 400 are listed each semester. Students should refer to the schedule of classes or see an advisor.

Required (18 cr.)

WS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies

3 cr.

Courses in other disciplines approved as Women's Studies

15 cr.

Women’s Studies courses are open to all students, whether or not they are pursuing the Women’s Studies certificate.