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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

WGSS Minor Requirements

The minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies consists of an introductory course, a capstone course, and elective courses - classes are offered in ten different departments; special topics courses, service learning credits, and individual credits can also count towards electives. You need 25 total credits to complete the minor.


Courses (click here for PDF)

WGS 201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies       5 CREDITS
WGS 488Capstone (arranged course)2 CREDITS


Electives(select 18 credits)  
ANTH 356Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective 4 CREDITS
ANTH 384Language and Gender 4 CREDITS
COM 402Gender Communication 4 CREDITS
ENG 335Women's Literature 5 CREDITS
HED 488Sexual Health 5 CREDITS
HIST 334 

History of Gender and Sexuality in Africa for Pre-Colonial Times to Present 

HIST 344American Manhood in Historical Perspective 5 CREDITS
LAJ 403Sexual Minorities, the Law and Justice 4 CREDITS
LAJ 453Domestic Violence Issues 4 CREDITS
PHIL 325Women and Philosophy 5 CREDITS
PHIL 376Women and  Western Religious Tradition 5 CREDITS
POSC 311Women and Politics 5 CREDITS
POSC 470Contemporary Issues in International Relations: Global Sex Trade 3 CREDITS
PSY 312Queer Theory and Sexuality 4 CREDITS
PSY 483Psychology of Women 3 CREDITS
SOC  348Women and Crime 4 CREDITS
SOC  356Sociology of Gender 5 CREDITS
SOC 357Sociology of Families 5 CREDITS
SOC 358Sociology of Sexualities 
SOC 359U.S. Feminist Movements 5 CREDITS
TH 377Staging Gender 4 CREDITS
WGS 250Introduction to Queer Studies 5 CREDITS
WGS 490Cooperative Education Experience 1-5 CREDITS
Special topics courses, and independent study courses may also count towards elective credit.
Total required credits: 25


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