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Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

This program is intended to increase your knowledge, interest and appreciation of needs, contributions, problems and aspirations of women – and also of the way that gender shapes the lives of both women and men. Women’s and gender studies will enhance the subject matter of any major from the perspective of women and gender. The courses within the minor emphasize cultural diversity and the varied experiences faced by women in the United States and the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides an opportunity to examine a variety of theoretical/critical perspectives (e.g., historical, sociological, legal, psychological, ethnographic, scientific, political, aesthetic).

The following is an overview of courses associated with this minor. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor Core Courses

  • HST 341 American Women 
  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WGS 241 Feminist/Womanist Theory I
  • WGS 342 Feminist/Womanist Theory II

Complete three of the following courses:

  • IDS 390 Cooperative Education 
  • JMC 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 
  • SA 302 Topics in Inequality-Gender 
  • SA 304 Sport, Culture, and Society 
  • SA 309 Psychology of Gender 
  • SA 350 Gender, Race and Science 
  • WGS 220 Women in the Arts
  • WGS 255 Women, Health and Sports
  • WGS 311 Uncloseting America
  • WGS 330 Gender, Sexuality and Religion
  • WGS 370 Women in Business
  • WGS 399 Perspectives on Masculinity
  • WGS 403 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
  • WGS 415 Women in the Bible
  • WGS 450 Special Topics

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