Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor
The Minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies facilitates systematic study of feminist knowledge. It provides the exploration of gender as a focal point of analysis in determining differentials of power and opportunity, and recognizes the interaction of gender with a complex matrix of such fundamental categories as race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual identity, age, physical appearance, and mental or physical ability. Students are expected to take the bulk of their coursework toward the Minor from core and elective courses offered by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. A total of 27 credits is required for the Minor, with at least 12 of these credits at the upper division level.
Core Requirements (18 credits):
WGSS 223 Women: Self and Society
WGSS 224 Women: Personal and Social Change
WGSS 410 Internship 3 credits minimum
WGSS 414 Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives
WGSS 416 Theories of Feminism OR WS 417 Feminist Philosophies
WGSS 480 International Women
The remaining 9 credits may be taken from the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies electives (any course with the WGSS prefix) and from approved Program Courses offered by other departments. However, no more than 6 credits of approved Program Courses may be used toward the Minor. An approved Program Course is one that has a focus on gender and/or women's issues, is taught in a unit other than the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and has been approved as fulfilling the requirements of a Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Course. No more than 3 credits of WGSS 402, Independent Study and a total of 6 credits of WGSS 410, Internship may count toward the Minor.
Program Courses are subject to change based on availability and/or changes in content/focus.