English Department

Women's and Gender Studies

Informed by the Mission of the University and motivated by the dedication to service and justice that continues to guide the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the university’s sponsoring congregation, the Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies at UIW emphasizes the dignity of each person and the transformative power of a commitment to truth.  Cross-disciplinary in course offerings and housed in the Department of English, this concentration grounds students in theory and immerses them in practice so that they are enlightened citizens who advance knowledge and the common good.  Following current trends in academia, this program prepares undergraduates for a variety of different career and graduate school paths while providing them with an inclusive, multi-perspective approach to learning.  During this preparation students are encouraged to value the voices of others and provide them agency in a variety of forms.  By recognizing, engaging, and validating the voices of women and other marginalized groups, students can understand and influence social ideologies as well as cultural norms and shifts based on gender. 

emily clark

Contact

Emily Clark, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
AD 359 * 283-5061
ejclark@uiwtx.edu

Interests: Postcolonialism, Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, Critical Theory

Courses taught: Composition I and II, Studies in World Literature, Literary Theory

Concentration in Women's and Gender Studies (18 credit hours)

1. REQUIRED Courses (9 credit hours):

    • ENGL 23XX Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (May be taken concurrently with ENGL 2310)
    • PHIL 3395 Feminist Philosophy
    • PSYC 3355 Psychology of Women

2. ELECTIVES (9 credit hours selected from the following):

    • ART 3330 Topics in Art History (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • BIOL 4480 Research in Behavioral Endocrinology (Pre-reqs: BIOL 1402, CHEM 1302, BIOL 2322 or BIOL 3430)
    • BUSI 4399 Special Topics: Women in Business
    • CLST 4399 Special Topics in Cultural Studies (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor     Approval Req’d)
    • COM 3333 Women in Media
    • ENGL 2360 Literary Theory
    • ENGL 4330 Genre (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • ENGL 4340 Major Authors (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • ENGL 4350 Literary Movements (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • ENGL 4355 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
    • ENGL 4399 Special Topics (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • HIST 4350 Topics in World History (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • HIST 4352 Topics in U.S. History (Must have clear emphasis on Women and/or Gender; Advisor Approval Req’d)
    • MUSI 3349 Women in Music
    • POLS 1391 Human Rights
    • RELS 3340 Feminist Theologies
    • RELS 4300 Women and Faith
    • RELS 4310 Women in the Christian Tradition

*Only 1 Independent Study equivalent to three credit hours may be applied to the WGS concentration

3. COLLOQUIA REQUIREMENT: In addition to their coursework, students must document their attendance at a minimum of THREE events related to Women’s and Gender Studies.  Documentation must be presented to students’ advisors.

Possible Scheduled Events:

  • Speaker Series: Margaret Mitchell, Jan Jarboe, Margaret Ezell, Nancy Fix Anderson, Amalia Mondriguez
  • Athletics:  “Winning Women” Nights (faculty promote and attend UIW Women’s Athletics)
  • Flyers, The Word, Logos, etc
  • Fall Movie Nights: Classroom showings of films on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
                      -Popcorn provided, bring your own drinks, faculty-led discussion to follow
                      -Possible topics: Mad Men, 1920’s and 1930’s features, Women’s Non-Fiction, Suffrage
                      -Special Spring presentation to celebrate Women’s History month.

 


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