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 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, take an introductory course focused on these issues and two electives that incorporate more specifically such perspectives.
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.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|WMST 200||Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (Mason Core)||3|
|or WMST 308||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Queer Studies|
|WMST 330||Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies||3|
|Select one WMST course||3|
|Select 9 credits of additional elective courses from the following 1||9|
|Asian American Women Writers (Mason Core)|
|Health Aspects of Human Sexuality|
|U.S. Women's History|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Psychology of Intimate Relationships|
|Violence and Gender|
|Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film|
|Issues in Family Relationships|
|Construction of Differences: Race, Class, and Gender|
|Art as Social Action|
|Gender Representation in Popular Culture|
|Temptress: Constructs of Sex and Power|
|Women and Leadership|
|Art, Beauty, and Culture|
|Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life|
|Contemporary Gender Relations|
|Social Inequality (Mason Core)|
Note: for students who choose a focus on LGBTQ, two of the four electives must be approved for that focus by the undergraduate advisor.