Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

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College: College of Arts & Humanities

Requirements for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

Eighteen credits are required for the minor. Students must take three core courses:

Core Courses
WGSS 110Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies3
Select one of the following:3
Women In Literature
Gender and Society
Select one of the following:3
Gender, Race, Class and Sexualities in the Media
Internship in Women's, Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Seminar
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Senior Thesis
Independent Study
Elective Courses
Select three elective courses, from at least two of the following three areas: 19
Humanities and Art 2
Communication and Gender
Gender, Race, Class and Sexualities in the Media
Women In Literature
Studies In British Literature
Studies in Cultural Trends
Women as Writers and Characters
Special Topics in Philosophy
LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen
Social Sciences 3
Women, Crime and Criminal Justice
Global Management
Psychology of Gender
Gender and Society
LGBTQ Studies
Women and Work
Natural Sciences 4
Human Biology
Women's Health Issues
Society and Environment
Sport in Society
Total Credits18

Each semester, courses appropriate for the women’s, gender and sexuality studies minor are listed in the course schedule. Since courses are offered on a rotating basis, students are advised to consult with women’s, gender, and sexuality studies faculty and directors to assist them with course selection and proper completion of requirements.

Students may count 3 credits of WGSS 494 Internship in Women's, Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies or WGSS 499 Independent Study toward the minor. Arrangements for these projects must be made with individual women’s, gender and sexuality studies faculty.