/ Women's and Gender Studies


Women’s and Gender Studies courses are designed for students who wish to develop insights and skills that foster positive change.

View full course information in the catalog 

Major and Minor Overview

In addition to Hope’s normal general education requirements, the women’s and gender studies major consists of:

  • 32 credit hours, including a keystone project

The women’s and gender studies minor consists of:

  • 20 credit hours

All women’s and gender studies majors and minors must take at least one elective course from arts and humanities and the social sciences.

For full details of the WGS major and minor requirements, see the course catalog 


To see course details, including dates, times and professors, please use the Registrar’s course scheduler.

Women’s and Gender Studies Core Classes

Social Sciences Electives

Arts & Humanities Electives

  • ART 232: Renaissance Art
  • ART 242: Contemporary Art & Architecture
  • ART 360: Women, Art and Society in 18th and 19th Century France
  • DAN 320: 20th Century Dance History
  • ENG 375: Black Women Novelists
  • ENG 495: American Biography
  • FRN 495: Re-imagining the Stage
  • HIST 200: Women in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 285: Women in Antiquity
  • HIST 352: U.S. Women and Social Changes
  • HIST 357: U.S. Cultural History
  • HIST 364: History of Latino Identities
  • IDS 172: Recovering Silenced Voices in Western Civilization
  • IDS 175: Mythology and Plato's Republic
  • PHIL 195: Sexual Ethics
  • PHIL 295: Feminist Ethics
  • POL 110: Democracy and Human Rights
  • POL 110: Gender, Conflict and Peace
  • POL 110: Gender, Islam and Democracy
  • PSY 240: Human Sexuality
  • PSY 382: Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 395: Psychology of Romantic Relationships
  • REL 264: Christian Feminism
  • REL 349: Women in Religion and Theology
  • SOC 233: Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 271/272: Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 281: Popular Culture
  • SWK 232: Social Work and the Family