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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Languages (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships


Angela M. Phillips
Modern Languages

Angela Phillips Address:
WWC CPO 6134
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.2010

Email: aphillip@warren-wilson.edu

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Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) Courses of Study

Link to Gender and Women's Studies Courses

Program Overview

The mission of the Gender and Women's Studies Program is to introduce students to a critical and interdisciplinary perspective on the social construction of gender with opportunities to bring this framework to bear in a variety of areas of study and careers.

The goals of the Gender and Women's Studies Program are the following:

  1. To prepare students to understand a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of gender and women.
  2. To ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to analyze women's participation in, transformation of, and contributions to social life.
  3. To prepare students to synthesize information regarding historical and cross-cultural variation of social norms pertaining to gender.
  4. To prepare students to analyze ways in which masculinity and femininity intersect with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality and understand how power and privilege function in relation to these intersections.
  5. To prepare students to assess and apply the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives used in Gender and Women's Studies, including the connection between experience and practice.

Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers courses examining the formation of gender and intersections between gender and race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality; introduces students to women's intellectual, social, political, economic, spiritual, and artistic contributions and experiences of women in a variety of historical, global, and cultural contexts; and emphasizes the particular challenges that women face locally and globally. Students wishing to complete a major with a focus on Gender and Women's Studies have the option to major in Sociology and Anthropology with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies (see section

Minor in Gender and Women's Studies

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward the minor. Students must also maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours to fulfill the minor requirements.


  1. All of the following courses:
    1. GDS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
    2. HIS/GDS 230 Women in American History
    3. SOC/GDS 366 Feminist Thought
  2. 4 credit hours selected from the following courses:
    1. ANT/GDS 380 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    2. GDS 305 Arab Women's Literature and Film
    3. SOC/GDS 325 Gender, Development, and the Environment
  3. At least 8 credit hours selected from the following courses:
    1. ENG/GDS 254 Gender Issues in the Nineteenth Century
    2. ENG/GDS 273 Literature by Women
    3. GDS 220 Introduction to Gender and Men's Studies
    4. GDS 299, 499 Independent Study
    5. GDS 401 Gender and Social Change
    6. GDS 479 Supervised Internship
    7. HIS/GDS 230 Women in American History
    8. ODL/GDS 325 Women's Voices in Experiential Education
    9. PHI/GDS 258 Feminist Philosophy
    10. SOC/GDS 211 The Family
    11. SOC/GDS 215 Women and Society
    12. SOC/GDS 310 Media and Social Inequality
    13. SOC/GDS 324 Social Inequality
    14. SOC/GDS 325 Gender, Development, and the Environment
    15. Selected gender and women's studies special topic courses