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Women's Studies Contact


Browyn Conrad

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Phone: 620-235-4333

PSU Women's Studies Office
Whitesitt Hall 305
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

For more information, email

or contact Browyn Conrad at 620-235-4333
Russ Hall 316
Pittsburg State University

Minor in Women's Studies

The Women’s Studies minor involves twenty-one credit hours, including a six credit hour core emphasizing collaborative learning and critical thinking in global, activist, and feminist contexts. The minor complements a wide variety of majors, including Business, English, Communication, Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Justice Studies, Psychology, and Sociology, and is an excellent preparation for careers in the non-profit sector or in private sector fields such as human resources, marketing, management, education, and law. 


Minor Requirements

Twenty-one credit hours, including a six credit hour core (WOMEN 200 and 399), and 15 hours in Women’s Studies electives. Electives are cross-listed with course offerings from other departments, such as History, Communication, Psychology, English, and Family and Consumer Sciences. A sample of past courses includes:

  • ART 689 Contemporary Issues in Art 
  • COMM 795 Issues in Communication: Gender Communication
  • ENGL 555/755 Topics in Literature: Booker Prize Winners
  • FCS455 History of Costume
  • HIST608 Women in American History
  • JUST480 Women, Crime, and Justice
  • SOC569 Society and Sexuality
  • SOC663 Women, Men and Society

Please consult the online course schedule for a list of current electives. 


Certificate Requirements

Fifteen credit hours, including a six credit hour core (WOMEN 200 and 399), and nine additional credit hours of any other undergraduate course approved for Women’s Studies credit.

For a complete description of Women's Studies course offerings and a detailed listing of required courses, see the Women's Studies Program Guides for Certificate or Minor and the Women's Studies section in the PSU Catalog.