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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

College of the Sciences

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)

WGSS 201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies       


Electives(select 18 credits, with no more than 10 credits in a single department) Credits
ANTH 356Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective 
ANTH 384Language and Gender 
COM 402Gender Communication 
ENG 335Women's Literature  
ENG 337Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ+ Literatures 5
HIST 334 

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

LAJ 403Sexual Minorities, the Law and Justice 
LAJ 453Domestic Violence Issues 
PHIL 325Women and Philosophy 5
POSC 311Women and Politics  5
PSY 312 Queer Theory and Sexuality  4
PSY 483Psychology of Gender  3
PUBH 420Women's Health Issues 4
PUBH 488

Seuxal Health

RELS 376Women and Western Religious Tradition 5
SOC 348Women and Crime 
SOC 356Sociology of Gender 
SOC 357Sociology of Families 
SOC 358Sociology of Sexualities 
SOC 359U.S. Feminist Movements 
TH 377Staging Gender 
WGSS 250Introduction to Queer Studies 
Special topics courses, and independent study courses may also count towards elective credit.
Total required credits: 25

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