The mission of the OCU Women’s Studies minor is to encourage the interdisciplinary study of women, cultivate an academic environment for feminist teaching and scholarship, and work toward a just society. A strong and viable women’s studies program is necessary for the University’s mission to provide a high quality liberal arts experience. In keeping with the United Methodist’s strong commitment to women’s issues, the Women’s Studies minor reinforces the commitment to justice and supporting women locally and globally.
The Women’s Studies is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars who promote the intersections of women’s issues with those of other disciplines. We promote collaborative scholarship and teaching which promotes socially responsible activism.
Classes For Spring 2014
The following classes will be offered in both their respective schools AND be available for Women's Studies minors. Students should register under the given CRN OR under WS. Contact the instructor for further information.
REL 3414 Women in the Hebrew Bible (Wolfe)
Research and discussion of women in the Hebrew Bible, including literary and historical context. Consideration of scholarly and popular perceptions of women in the Hebrew Bible. Culminates in student-driven exegesis. Prerequisite: REL 2023 or permission of instructor.
HIST 2373 Goddesses, Witches, and Wives: European Women’s History from Ancient through 1650 (Gallamore)
This European women’s history class will address the foundations of women’s status in the western world. Using historical evidence coupled with philosophical and theoretical ideas, students will be able to fully understand the ideas that continue to socially construct gender identity in the modern world. No prerequisite.