Doctoral Program Guided Electives

To help students develop additional innovative knowledges and skill sets, each student must select a 15 hour concentration in one of the following areas:

  • American Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Sociology  

The specific courses selected should complement or enhance knowledge in each students anticipated area of research for the dissertation.

American Studies Track

  • ART 5603: North American Indian Art
  • ENG 5263: Studies in American Literature
  • ENG 5393: Women and American Literature
  • GOV 5013: American National Defense Policy
  • GOV 5053: The Presidency and Public Policy
  • GOV 5063: Political Women
  • GOV 5523: American International Relations
  • GOV 5723: Seminar in Political Theory
  • HIST 5003: Studies in 19th Century America
  • HIST 5083: Studies in 20th Century America
  • HIST 5863: Studies in Women's History
  • SOCI 5643: Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States (required)
  • SOCI 6013: The Development of American Sociology

Health Studies Track

  • HS 5003 & 5006: Practicum in Health Education
  • HS 5413: Current Issues in Health Studies
  • HS 5423: Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Health Decisions
  • HS 6403: Environmental Health
  • HS 6423: Global Health
  • HS 6433: History of Health and Medicine
  • HS 6443: Foundations of Health Science
  • HS 6563: Health Advocacy and Leadership
  • FS 5023: Family Sexuality
  • PSY 5163: Psychology of Women
  • PSY 6393: Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse
  • WS 5253: Transgressive Identities: Queer Theories and Critical 'Race' Theories

Multicultural Studies Track

  • ART 5603: North American Indian Art
  • BUS 5923: Global Business
  • DNCE 5223:  Historical and Cultural Study of Dance Performance and Choreography
  • DNCE 6213: Current Issues in Historical Inquiry in Dance
  • EDUC 5173: Diversity in the Classroom
  • ENG 5173: Studies in Ethnic, Multicultural, and Cross Cultural Literature
  • FS 5153: Family Changes and Diversity
  • FS 5443: Multicultural Counseling
  • GOV 5003: Studies in Comparative Politics
  • GOV 5513: Seminar in Japanese Politics
  • GOV 5523: American International Relations
  • HIST 5763: Studies in Latin American History
  • HS 5423: Ethnic and Cultural Factors in Health Decisions
  • HS 6423: Global Health
  • MU 5543:  Multicultural Perspectives in Music Therapy
  • NURS 6002: Multicultural Nursing
  • NURS 6213: Multicultural Women's Health Research
  • SOCI 5443: Race, Ethnicity and Family
  • SOCI 5553: Social Stratification
  • SOCI 5643: Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States (required)
  • WS 5253: Transgressive Identities: Queer Theories and Critical 'Race' Theories (required)
  • WS 5263: Feminism and Religion
  • WS 5283: Ecofeminist Theorizing, Spirituality, and Activism (required)

Rhetoric Track

  • ENG 5083: Bibliography and Research Methods (required)
  • ENG 5343: Rhetoric and Composition: Theory and Practice
  • ENG 5353: Rhetoric and Composition: Theory and Pedagogy of Electronic Texts
  • ENG 5373: Professional and Academic Communication 
  • ENG 5393: Women and American Literature
  • ENG 6083: Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition (required)
  • ENG 6203: History of Rhetoric I (required)
  • ENG 6213: History of Rhetoric II 
  • ENG 6313: Studies in Rhetorical Criticism and Discourse Analysis
  • ENG 6323: Studies in Feminist Rhetoric (required)
  • ENG 6733: Studies in the Profession of Rhetoric and Composition 

Sociology Track

  • SOCI 5343: Seminar in Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 5353: Methods of Teaching Sociology
  • SOCI 5373: Theories in Social Psychology
  • SOCI 5443: Race, Ethnicity, and Family
  • SOCI 5553: Social Stratification
  • SOCI 5663: Family: Current Topics
  • SOCI 5813: Community: Power and Change
  • SOCI 6013: The Development of American Sociology
  • SOCI 6103: Seminar on Sociological Theory (required)
  • SOCI 6203: Seminar on Research Methods (required)