Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Women and Gender Studies

The minor is for students who are interested in gender, sexuality, and feminist perspectives. While it is an especially good complement to a major in the humanities, social sciences, health and human services, or natural sciences, it is open to students in any major in the university.

The interdisciplinary minor in women and gender studies consists of two required courses and four electives. Students interested in feminist and gender issues choose their elective courses from a broad range of offerings. Those who wish to focus on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues) issues, take an introductory course focused on these issues and two electives that incorporate more specifically such perspectives.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the minor. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

One introductory course (3 credits) chosen from:

WMST 200 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3

WMST 308 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Queer Studies Credits: 3

One theory course (3 credits)

WMST 330 - Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3

Elective courses (12 credits)

One WMST course (3 credits)

Additional elective courses (9 credits) chosen from:

Note: for students who choose a focus on LGBTQ, two of the four electives must be approved for that focus by the undergraduate advisor.

CHIN 328 - Asian American Women Writers Credits: 3

HEAL 325 - Health Aspects of Human Sexuality Credits: 3

HEAL 327 - Women's Health Credits: 3

HIST 350 - U.S. Women's History Credits: 3

PSYC 362 - Psychology of Gender Credits: 3

PSYC 466 - Psychology of Intimate Relationships Credits: 3

INTS 310 - Violence and Gender Credits: 3-6

INTS 312 - Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film Credits: 3-6

INTS 317 - Issues in Family Relationships Credits: 4

INTS 320 - Construction of Differences: Race, Class, and Gender Credits: 6

INTS 346 - Art as Social Action Credits: 4

INTS 347 - Gender Representation in Popular Culture Credits: 3-6

INTS 400 - Temptress: Constructs of Sex and Power Credits: 3

INTS 405 - Women and Leadership Credits: 4

INTS 446 - Art, Beauty, and Culture Credits: 3-6

SOCI 309 - Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life Credits: 3

SOCI 315 - Contemporary Gender Relations Credits: 3

SOCI 355 - Social Inequality Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

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