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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies Program

Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-2488

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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 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies       


Electives (select 20 credits, with no more than 10 credits in a single department)   Credits
ANTH 356 Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective  
ANTH 384 Language and Gender  
COM 402 Gender Communication  
ENG 335 Women's Literature    
ENG 337 Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ+ Literatures   5
HIST 334 

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

LAJ 403 Sexual Minorities, the Law and Justice  
LAJ 453 Domestic Violence Issues  
PHIL 325 Women and Philosophy   5
POSC 311 Women and Politics    5
PSY 312  Queer Theory and Sexuality    4
PSY 483 Psychology of Gender    3
PUBH 420 Women's Health Issues   4
PUBH 448

Seuxal Health

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

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