Women & Gender Studies Minor Requirements
The most current Women and Gender Studies Program Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Women and Gender Studies Minor consists of 6 courses (18 credits), drawn from a variety of academic disciplines.
Introduction (3 credits)
The Introduction course will provide you with a background to many of the major themes and issues in Women and Gender Studies—a multidisciplinary field developed to investigate women’s experiences, perspectives, and contributions, and to interrogate the ways that gender functions in everyday society.
Readings from a wide array of perspectives strengthen an awareness of diversity and focus on crucial issues of social justice by interrogating notions of dominance and oppression.
Perspectives and Applications (12 credits)
The Perspectives and Applications area consists of 4 electives chosen from approved courses taught across the College. These courses cover a wide range of topics, including gender and race in the workplace, women and peace, women and politics, literature by women, queer studies, women’s history, global gender studies, sociology of the family, marriage in society, feminism and religion, women in sports, and psychology of gender.
These courses must be chosen from at least two different disciplines and should reflect a coherent thematic focus. Selection of these courses is done in consultation with the Program Director or one of the members of the Faculty Advisory Committee.
Capstone (3 credits)
The Capstone course explores a variety of approaches to feminist and gender theories and discusses both how to apply these theories to a variety of texts and the historical development of feminism itself. With approval of the Director of the Program, the capstone requirement may be fulfilled by taking a course offered by another department when the topic of the course is feminist theory.