The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor provides an exploration of gender and a focus on the lives of women both in the U.S. and worldwide. It studies the interaction of gender within a complex matrix of class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, appearance, and ability. Students are expected to take the bulk of their course work toward the minor from core and elective courses offered by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. A total of 27 credits is required for the minor, with at least 12 credits at the upper-division level.
All required course work must be taken on campus and no more than 3 credits of online elective course work can be used toward the on-campus minor.
Core Requirements (18)
WGSS/WS 223. *Women: Self and Society (3)
WGSS/WS 224. *Women: Personal and Social Change (3)
WGSS/WS 410. Internship (3)
WGSS/WS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women’s Lives (3)
WGSS/WS 416. Theories of Feminism (3)
WGSS/WS 480. *International Women (3)
The remaining 9 credits may be taken from Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies electives and from approved program courses offered in other departments. However, no more than 6 credits of approved program courses may be used toward the minor. An approved program course is one that has a focus on gender and/or women’s issues, is taught in a unit other than the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and has been approved as fulfilling the requirements of a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program course. See the electives for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major. In addition, WGSS/WS 270, WGSS/WS 340, WGSS/WS 430, and WGSS/WS 460 may be taken as electives for the minor. No more than 3 credits of WGSS/WS 402 Independent Study and WGSS/WS 410 Internship may count toward the minor.