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Minor

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  Minor

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College of Liberal Arts|School of Language, Culture, and Society



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The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor provides a multidiscpilinary exploration of gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, nation, and ability. The curriculum incorporates a social activism component, and students are encouraged to consider the ways knowledge and activist engagements help promote social justice in local and global communities.



Students are expected to take the bulk of their course work toward the minor from the 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 (20)

WGSS 223. *Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3)
WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
WGSS 319. Feminist Decolonizing Methodologies: Social Justice Research (3) [Pending approval]
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression: Strategies for Resistance (4)
WGSS 416. Theories of Feminism (4)
WGSS 480. *Gender and Transnational Activisms (3)

The remaining 7 credits may be taken from Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies electives and from approved program courses offered in other departments. 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 list of WGSS electives and WGSS Program electives for the WGSS major. In addition, WGSS 410 Internship (1-3) may be taken as an elective for the minor. No more than 3 credits of WGSS 402 Independent Study and WGSS 410 Internship may count toward the minor.

Total=27


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 908


 
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