Women & Gender Studies Minor Requirements
Note: The most current women and gender studies program requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The women and gender studies minor consist of 6 courses (18 credits) from a variety of academic disciplines: one introduction course, one course in feminist and/or gender theory, three electives, and one capstone course, described below.
Introduction Course (3 credits)
The introduction course provides a background to many of the major themes and issues in women and gender studies. Readings from a variety of perspectives will strengthen your awareness of diversity and focus on crucial issues of social justice by questioning notions of dominance and oppression.
Feminist and/or Gender Theory Course (3 credits)
For your feminist and/or gender theory course, you will choose between the following two courses:
- WGST/ENGL 214D – P1 Reading Gender
- WGST/AMST 216 – P2 Feminist Theory
Electives (9 credits)
Choose three electives from courses covering 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
- Psychology of gender
Capstone Course (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.