College of Arts and Sciences
The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies explores critically how gender and sexuality intersects with other axes of identification such as: race, class, nationality, or religion, hence showing how these intersecting identities influence individual’s experiences, achievements and positions in society. This interdisciplinary minor requires a total of 15 credit hours which include one required course: WGS 1000 or WGS 2000 . In addition to one of these two courses, the minor requires four upper-division electives chosen from the list below as well as special topics courses. Please note that these courses are described and cross-listed in the departments that offer them.
Other courses may be used by students toward the minor using the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Option. A course may be counted toward the minor if the student pursues an additional project on a topic pertaining explicitly to women and their roles, treatment, and status in society. Any research should consider questions of method which impact the way data is measured, interpreted, collected, and presented with respect to women. This project must be coordinated through the course instructor, a faculty mentor/advisor serving on the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Committee and with the signed approval of the Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Furthermore, classes are continually in the process of being added to the list below.