Requirements for the Minor

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses. 

WGSS 2120Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
or WGSS 2120W Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 2125Varieties of Feminist Theory
or AMST 2125 Varieties of Feminist Theory
Four additional courses (12 credits), which may include WGSS courses, any of the courses listed below, or courses approved by an advisor. At least three courses (9 credits) must be at the 2000-level or above.
ENGL 3560American Realism
or ENGL 3560W American Realism
ENGL 3730Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film
or ENGL 3730W Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film
ENGL 3840Gender and Literature
or ENGL 3840W Gender and Literature
PHIL 2125Philosophy of Race and Gender
or PHIL 2125W Philosophy of Race and Gender
PSC 2225Women and Politics
PSYC 2550Psychology of Sex Differences
SPAN 3570Women Writers of Spain and Latin America
SOC 2175Sociology of Sex and Gender

Examples of Electives for the Women’s Studies Minor

All Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies cross-listed courses may count towards the required 12 elective credits. Examples include:

WGSS/HIST 1020 Approaches to Women’s History

WGSS 2121/ANTH 2501 Anthropology of Gender

WGSS 3235 Women and Law

WGSS 3210 Athletics and Gender

WGSS 3310  Women & War

WGSS 3170 Selected Topics. More than one may be taken for credit.

WGSS 3195  Independent Study (by permission & individual arrangement)

WGSS 3410 Lesbian History and Culture

WGSS 3435 Queer Politics

WGSS 3470 Sexuality and Law

WGSS 3820 Global Domestic Labor

WGSS 3845 Global Women's Prison

WGSS 4183 Practicum in Women’s Studies

AMST/WGSS 2380  Sexuality in U.S. History

CHIN/WGSS 3136 Chinese Women in Myth, Lit & Film 

HIST/WGSS/AMST 3352  Women in the U.S. Pre-1865 

HIST/WGSS/AMST 3353 Women in the U.S. 1865-present 

HIST/WGSS 3362  Black Women in American History 

REL/WGSS 3281 Women in Judaism 

REL/WGSS 3981 Women in Western Religion 

Examples of courses in other departments that count for the WGSS minor include:

ENGL 3560 American Realism 

ENGL 3730 Topics in Post-Colonial Lit

ENGL 3840 Gender and Literature 

HIST 2410  Women in European History 

PHIL 2125 Philosophy of Race and Gender 

PSYC 3150 Psychology of Sex Differences 

SPAN 3570 Latin American Women Writers 

SOC 2175 Sociology of Sex and Gender