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.
Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2013-2014)
In addition to meeting the following requirements, students must meet the university requirements for all minors.
Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the minor.
One introductory course (3 credits) chosen from:
One theory course (3 credits)
WMST 330 - Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3
Elective courses (12 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.
Any WMST course
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 Women Credits: 3
PSYC 466 - Psychology of Intimate Relationships Credits: 3
NCLC 310 - Violence and Gender Credits: 3-6
NCLC 312 - Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film Credits: 3-6
NCLC 317 - Issues in Family Relationships Credits: 4
NCLC 320 - Construction of Differences: Race, Class, and Gender Credits: 6
NCLC 346 - Art as Social Action Credits: 4
NCLC 347 - Gender Representation in Popular Culture Credits: 3-6
NCLC 400 - Temptress: Constructs of Sex and Power Credits: 3
NCLC 405 - Women and Leadership Credits: 4
NCLC 446 - Art, Beauty, and Culture Credits: 3-6
SOCI 309 - Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life Credits: 3
SOCI 315 - Women and Men in Society Credits: 3
SOCI 355 - Social Inequality Credits: 3
Total: 18 credits
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.