Women Studies Program

MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities
441

Phone: (505) 277-3854
Fax: (505) 277-1208

Undergraduate Major and Minor Requirements

The undergraduate major and minor requirements are listed here.

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Students must select Twelve courses (36 credit hours) from the three components listed below

Core Courses (6)

Students working towards a major in Women Studies are required to complete six core courses, as follows: 

  1. WMST 200: “Introduction to Women Studies” (3 credits) 
  2. WMST 304: “Feminist Theories” (3 credits) 
  3. WMST 325: “Race, Class, Feminism” -OR- 

    WMST 331: “Transnational Feminisms” (3 credits) 

  4. WMST 492: Senior Seminar (3 credits) 
  5. WMST 498: Feminism in Action (3 credits) 
  6. one History Department course (3 credits) from among the following:
    • HIST 345 
    • HIST 428 
    • HIST 429 
    • WMST 472 

A course used to fulfill a core requirement may not be used as an elective.

Focus Area (3)

Students working towards a major are required to complete three courses (9 hours) in one of the following focus areas:

  • Feminist & Gender Theory: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 324: Contemporary Feminist Theory 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory
  • Social Sciences: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 326: Gender and Communication
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • HIST 428: Women, War and Revolution 
    • HIST 429: History of Beauty, Body and Power 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America 
    • WMST 334: Language and Gender 
    • POLS 376: Health Policy and Politics 
    • PSY 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • PSY 375: Psychology of Women 
    • SOC 225: Marriage, Family, and Alternatives 
    • SOC 308: Sociology of Gender 
    • WMST 279: Intro to Peace Studies
    • WMST 313: Women and the Law 
    • WMST 314: Women’s Contemporary Legal Issues 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence
    • WMST 375: Psychology of Women 
    • WMST 377: Population Policy and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.001: Human Rights in Anthropology 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law 
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • *WMST 379.011: U.S. Women Since 1865
  • Literature/Film/Arts: 
    • MA 336/ 436: Images of (Wo)men 
    • THEA 334: The Decorated Body 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 353: Women and Creativity 
    • *WMST 379.003: Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
  • Regional/Global Themes: 
    • WMST 250: Black Woman 
    • WMST 469: Multiculturalism, Gender and Media 
    • WMST 332: Introduction to Chicana Studies 
    • CRP 428: Gender and Economic Development 
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism 
    • WMST 331: Transnational Feminisms 
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.010: Curandero: Mexican Folk Healing 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family 
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America
  • Sexuality Studies:
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • WMST 335: Lesbian Culture and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory 
    • WMST 414: Feminine Sexuality 
* Students earning a major or minor in Women Studies can repeat WMST 379 three times for credit.

Electives (3)

Students also are required to complete three courses (9 hours) in other focus areas. 

Students must select Eight courses (24 credit hours) from the three components listed below

Core Courses (5)

Students working towards a second major in Women Studies are required to complete five core courses, as follows: 

  1. WMST 200: “Introduction to Women Studies” (3 credits)
  2. one WMST course (3 credits) from among the following: 
    • WMST 304: “Feminist Theories”
    • WMST 325: “Race, Class, Feminism”
    • WMST 331: “Transnational Feminisms”
  3. WMST 492: Senior Seminar (3 credits) 
  4. WMST 498: Feminism in Action (3 credits) 
  5. one History Department course (3 credits) from among the following:
    • HIST 345 
    • HIST 428 
    • HIST 429 
    • WMST 472 

A course used to fulfill a core requirement may not be used as an elective.

Focus Area (2)

Students working towards a second major are required to complete two courses (6 hours) in one of the following focus areas:

  • Feminist & Gender Theory: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 324: Contemporary Feminist Theory 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory
  • Social Sciences: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 326: Gender and Communication
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • HIST 428: Women, War and Revolution 
    • HIST 429: History of Beauty, Body and Power 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America 
    • WMST 334: Language and Gender 
    • POLS 376: Health Policy and Politics 
    • PSY 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • PSY 375: Psychology of Women 
    • SOC 225: Marriage, Family, and Alternatives 
    • SOC 308: Sociology of Gender 
    • WMST 279: Intro to Peace Studies
    • WMST 313: Women and the Law 
    • WMST 314: Women’s Contemporary Legal Issues 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence
    • WMST 375: Psychology of Women 
    • WMST 377: Population Policy and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.001: Human Rights in Anthropology 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law 
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • *WMST 379.011: U.S. Women Since 1865
  • Literature/Film/Arts: 
    • MA 336/ 436: Images of (Wo)men 
    • THEA 334: The Decorated Body 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 353: Women and Creativity 
    • *WMST 379.003: Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
  • Regional/Global Themes: 
    • WMST 250: Black Woman 
    • WMST 469: Multiculturalism, Gender and Media 
    • WMST 332: Introduction to Chicana Studies 
    • CRP 428: Gender and Economic Development 
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism 
    • WMST 331: Transnational Feminisms 
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.010: Curandero: Mexican Folk Healing 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family 
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America
  • Sexuality Studies:
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • WMST 335: Lesbian Culture and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory 
    • WMST 414: Feminine Sexuality 
* Students earning a major or minor in Women Studies can repeat WMST 379 three times for credit.

Electives (1)

Students also are required to complete one course (3 hours) in another focus area. 

Students must select  Seven courses (21 credit hours) from the three components listed below

Core Courses (4)

Students working towards a minor in Women Studies are required to complete four core courses (12 hours) as follows: 

  1. WMST 200: “Introduction to Women Studies” (3 hours) 
  2. WMST 304: “Feminist Theories,” OR WMST 325: “Race, Class, Feminism” (3 hours) 
  3. WMST 492 Senior Seminar (3 hours) 
  4. WMST 498: “Feminism in Action” (3 hours) -OR-

    one History Department course (3 hours) from among the following:
    • HIST 345
    • HIST 428
    • HIST 429
    • WMST 472 

A course used to fulfill a core requirement may not be used as an elective.

Focus Area (2)

Students working towards a minor are required to complete two courses (6 hours) in one of the following focus areas:

  • Feminist & Gender Theory: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 324: Contemporary Feminist Theory 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory (Fall ’12)
  • Social Sciences: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 326: Gender and Communication
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • HIST 428: Women, War and Revolution 
    • HIST 429: History of Beauty, Body and Power 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America 
    • WMST 334: Language and Gender 
    • POLS 376: Health Policy and Politics 
    • PSY 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • PSY 375: Psychology of Women 
    • SOC 225: Marriage, Family, and Alternatives 
    • SOC 308: Sociology of Gender 
    • WMST 279: Intro to Peace Studies
    • WMST 313: Women and the Law 
    • WMST 314: Women’s Contemporary Legal Issues 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence
    • WMST 375: Psychology of Women 
    • WMST 377: Population Policy and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.001: Human Rights in Anthropology 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law 
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • *WMST 379.011: U.S. Women Since 1865
  • Literature/Film/Arts: 
    • MA 336/ 436: Images of (Wo)men 
    • THEA 334: The Decorated Body 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 353: Women and Creativity 
    • *WMST 379.003: Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
  • Regional/Global Themes: 
    • WMST 250: Black Woman 
    • WMST 469: Multiculturalism, Gender and Media 
    • WMST 332: Introduction to Chicana Studies 
    • CRP 428: Gender and Economic Development 
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism 
    • WMST 331: Transnational Feminisms 
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.010: Curandero: Mexican Folk Healing 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family 
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America
  • Sexuality Studies:
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • WMST 335: Lesbian Culture and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory 
    • WMST 414: Feminine Sexuality 

* Students earning a major or minor in Women Studies can repeat WMST 379 three times for credit.


Electives (1)

Students also are required to complete one course (3 hours) chosen from among the other focus areas.

Students must select  Seven courses (21 credit hours) from the three components listed below

Core Courses (4)

Students working towards a minor in Women Studies are required to complete four core courses (12 hours) as follows: 

  1. WMST 200: “Introduction to Women Studies” (3 hours) 
  2. WMST 304: “Feminist Theories,” OR WMST 325: “Race, Class, Feminism” (3 hours) 
  3. WMST 492 Senior Seminar (3 hours) 
  4. WMST 498: “Feminism in Action” (3 hours) -OR-

    one History Department course (3 hours) from among the following:
    • HIST 345
    • HIST 428
    • HIST 429
    • WMST 472 

A course used to fulfill a core requirement may not be used as an elective.

Focus Area (2)

Students working towards a minor are required to complete two courses (6 hours) in one of the following focus areas:

  • Feminist & Gender Theory: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 324: Contemporary Feminist Theory 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory
  • Social Sciences: 
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 326: Gender and Communication
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • HIST 428: Women, War and Revolution 
    • HIST 429: History of Beauty, Body and Power 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America 
    • WMST 334: Language and Gender 
    • POLS 376: Health Policy and Politics 
    • PSY 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • PSY 375: Psychology of Women 
    • SOC 225: Marriage, Family, and Alternatives 
    • SOC 308: Sociology of Gender 
    • WMST 279: Intro to Peace Studies
    • WMST 313: Women and the Law 
    • WMST 314: Women’s Contemporary Legal Issues 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence
    • WMST 375: Psychology of Women 
    • WMST 377: Population Policy and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.001: Human Rights in Anthropology 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law 
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • *WMST 379.011: U.S. Women Since 1865
  • Literature/Film/Arts: 
    • MA 336/ 436: Images of (Wo)men 
    • THEA 334: The Decorated Body 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism  
    • WMST 353: Women and Creativity 
    • *WMST 379.003: Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
  • Regional/Global Themes: 
    • WMST 250: Black Woman 
    • WMST 469: Multiculturalism, Gender and Media 
    • WMST 332: Introduction to Chicana Studies 
    • CRP 428: Gender and Economic Development 
    • ECON 239: Economics of Race and Gender 
    • WMST 325: Race, Class, Feminism 
    • WMST 331: Transnational Feminisms 
    • WMST 339: Women and Cultural Violence 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.010: Curandero: Mexican Folk Healing 
    • *WMST 379.012: Black Women and the Law
    • *WMST 379.002: Gender, Political State, Economics, Family 
    • *WMST 379.005: Women’s Health Policy 
    • *WMST 379.009: Women Crossing Borders 
    • *WMST 379.010: Religion and Gender in the U.S. 
    • WMST 472: Women in Modern Latin America
  • Sexuality Studies:
    • AMST 330: Topics in Gender Studies 
    • AMST 332: Politics of Sex [Sexuality and Culture] 
    • WMST 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality 
    • WMST 335: Lesbian Culture and Politics 
    • *WMST 379.006: Raza Genders and Sexualities 
    • *WMST 379.007: History of Sexuality 
    • *WMST 379.008: Queer Theory 
    • WMST 414: Feminine Sexuality 

* Students earning a major or minor in Women Studies can repeat WMST 379 three times for credit.


Electives (1)

Students also are required to complete one course (3 hours) chosen from among the other focus areas.