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Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
    
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Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor


The goal of the Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is to develop students’ understanding of the ways gender has shaped lived experience in the past, present, and around the world.  As such, it complements a wide variety of majors. The knowledge and skills that Women’s and Gender Studies minors develop help them find employment in business, healthcare, education, government, and the non-profit sector.

Minor Requirements


The Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is open to all students regardless of gender and requires completion of at least 18 credit hours in approved courses.  Women’s and Gender Studies minors can take courses in a wide variety of fields (e.g., History, Sociology, English, Psychology, Public Health, Anthropology).  With proper planning, the minor can be integrated with most majors.  A maximum of 9 credit hours may be earned from any one department or program outside of Women’s and Gender Studies. 

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)


  • Any WGST 4XXX course (3)
  • Related elective courses (9)

Elective courses can be chosen from any WGST prefix course or any other department’s or program’s offerings, as long as (a) the course deals substantially with gender, women, feminism, sexuality, or related social movements and (b) the courses are approved by the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies.  Students minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies should check their choices of electives with the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, both when they are planning their minor and when they are reviewing it in preparation for graduation.

Examples of regularly taught courses in other departments that count as Women’s and Gender Studies electives include, but are not limited to:

Note:


A complete list of courses approved for the Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is available in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Office.

Total = 18 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


Students must receive a grade of C or above in WGST 1101  and WGST 3220  or WGST 3221  for these courses to count toward the minor requirements.