Minor in Women & Gender Studies

Twenty-one credits of courses in Women and Gender Studies completed with a GPA of at least 2.0 are required for the minor.

I. Required courses (total credits 9): 

WGS 200Introduction to Gender Studies3
WGS 225The Study of Women3
WGS 480Feminist Theory3

 II. At least four of the following (total credits 12): 

ANTH 371Cultural Dynamics3
ANTH 372Culture Theory3
ANTH 375Women in Prehistory3
ART 410Advanced History of Art (with relevant topic)3-6
COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 310Media and Diversity3
CJ 302Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice3
CJ 361Victimology3
ENGL 228Diversity in Global Literatures ( with relevant topic)3
ENGL 229Diversity in U.S. Literatures ( with relevant topic)3
ENGL 230Analyzing Worldview through Story ( with relevant topic)3
ENGL 357Women Writers and Readers (may be repeated once when topics vary)3
ENGL 369Literature and Culture ( with relevant topic)3
ENGL 415Seminar in Literature ( with relevant topic)3
HIST 260Slaves, Citizens and Social Change3
HIST 328Human Rights3
HIST 332Women in Early America3
HIST 333Women in Modern America3
HIST 351Kings, Witches, Science and War: Europe and the Search for a New Order3
HON 272Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity ( with relevant topic)
HON 381Worldviews through the Humanities ( with relevant topic)3-4
IS 346Gender in American Indian Cultures3
LANG 380Global Gateways ( with relevant topic)3
LANG 480Capstone: Global Connections ( with relevant topic)3
NORW 350Norwegian Culture (with relevant topic)3
NORW 403Great Literary Works of Norway (with relevant topic)3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy (with relevant topic)3
PHIL 216Sex, Gender, and Religion3
PHIL 360Feminist Philosophy3
POLS 215Politics and Diversity3
POLS 321International Human Rights3
POLS 351Women and Politics3
PSYC 210Human Sexuality3
PSYC 365Psychology of Women and Gender3
PSYC 421Diversity Psychology3
SOC 115Social Problems3
SOC 250Diversity in American Society3
SOC 306Social Change and Social Movements3
SOC 335Families in a Changing Society3
SOC 340Sociology of Gender3
SOC 409Selected Topics in Sociology (with relevant topic)3
WGS 492Senior Study: Women and Gender Studies (by prior arrangement only)1-4

The courses listed do not include all possible electives, especially courses whose topics vary by section. Courses that devote substantial focus to relevant material and approaches can be approved as electives. Please consult the Women and Gender Studies Advisor and/or Director to get approvals and to confirm the plan of study.