Women’s Studies Courses

Main Office: Room 212, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224 – (210) 784-2209

3322. Gender Issues. 3(3-0)

Consideration of physiological and social-learning origins of sex differences and psychological theories of sexstereotyped and sexual behavior. Topics may include androgyny versus sex-typed behavior, gender dysfunction, origins of sex stereotypes, sexual preferences, and sex differences in reasoning styles, aggression, sexual behavior, personality, and psychopathology. (Credit may not be obtained in both PSYC 3322 and WMST 3322.)  Prerequisite: 6 hours of psychology.

3363. Women, Change, and Society. 3(3-0)

Interdisciplinary approach utilizing political, historical and sociological factors to analyze the status of American women. Aspects of sex role socialization, institutional interaction, social problems and social movements are analyzed. Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 or 6 hours of social science. Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 3363 and WMST 3363.

4300. Minority Women in US Sociology. 3(3-0)

An integrated study of the impact that socioeconomic and ethnic/racial factors have on minority women within the United States. (Credit may not be obtained in both SOCI 4364 and WMST 4300.) Prerequisite: SOCI 1301 or 6 semester hours of social science.

4360. Women in History. 3(3.0)

Investigation of the social, economic and political position of women from the Renaissance to contemporary America and a comparison of the ideal expounded by different historical epochs with woman's actual role in each society. (Credit may not be obtained in both HIST 4360 or WMST 4360.) Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of History and/or Political Science.

4364. Women in Politics. 3(3.0)

Description, analysis and assessment of women's place in a democracy through a focus on women's capacity to relate to and use political power. (Credit may not be obtained in both POLS 4364 and WMST 4364). Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of Political Science.

4370. Special Topics in Literature or Language. 3(3-0)

Selected topics in British or American literature and/or world literature and language. A topic for intensive investigation will be selected for each offering of the course. May be repeated once for credit. (Credit may not be obtained in both ENGL 4370, and, when topic is taught from a women's studies perspective, WMST 4370.) Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of sophomore English.

4375. Studies in Women’s Literature. 3(3.0)

Study of women’s literature based on a selected period, nationality, and/or issue. Can be team-taught from an interdisciplinary perspective. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of sophomore English. (Credit may not be obtained in both ENGL 4375 and WMST 4375).

For more information contact:

Dr. Vicky L. Elias
Main Campus RM 324,
Phone: (210) 784-2209 
Email: Vicky.Elias@tamusa.tamus.edu