A word about us. We are an interdisciplinary minor program – though our sites are set on the future. Here, we hope to grow - in fresh (and refreshed) partnerships towards critical, vital, sustainable ends that can and will benefit Kent State's students, faculty, our university community and those parts of the wide world close by and distant -- within our reach.

Kent State's Women's Studies Program offers flexible and diverse coursework that taps into the distinct scholarship across fields and disciplines known as Women's Studies. The program also offers its own core courses: a wide and continually refreshed variety of Special Topics courses, the Colloquium in Women's Studies and Feminist Theory.

Syllabi Sampling

One of the hallmarks of Women's Studies at Kent State University is it's rich interdisciplinary tradition as evidenced by the breadth of topics explored within course offerings. Below are a sampling of the syllabi that illustrate the diverse range and scope of Women's Studies.

View Major Requirements and Course Work

About the Director

Dr. Suzanne L. Holt is the Director of Women's Studies on the Kent Campus. Her office is now located in 204 Cartwright Hall!  Dr. Holt's recurring office hours vary semester by semester; students are encouraged to e-mail or call ahead 330-672-8042 for a confirmed meeting time.

Watch Dr. Holt in action as she discusses teaching "Hillary Clinton Case Study" at Kent State University. Our program is represented on " Forum 360" - a television interview by Leslie Ungar, its host. 

Watch the Forum 360 Interview 

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

LGBT 20020

  • Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies
  • Instructor: Lauren Vachon
  • Online

LGBT 40201

  • Introduction to Transgender Studies
  • Instructor: Lauren Vachon
  • Online

LGBT 41198

  • LGBTQ Research Methods
  • Instructor: Lauren Vachon
  • TR 11:00-12:15

LGBT 30095

  • Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies- 3 credit hours “LGBTQ Representations in Popular Culture”
  • Instructor: Lauren Vachon
  • TR 12:30-1:45

WMST 30000

  • Colloquium in Women’s Studies
  • Instructor: Suzanne Holt
  • Online

WMST 30001

  • Feminist Theory
  • Instructor: Suzanne Holt
  • Online

WMST 30095

  • Special Topics in Women’s Studies-3 credit hours “Women’s Rights and Contemporary Issues
  • Instructor: Suzanne Holt
  • T 6:35-9:20

WMST 30095

  • Special Topics in Women’s Studies-3 credit hours “The Female Body in Crisis”
  • Instructor: Suzanne Holt 
  •  MW 5:30-6:45

English 35301