Minor in Gender and Women's Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies provides undergraduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and representation of gender constructions and sexual identities, their intersections with other social categories such as race and class, and the economic and political implications of gender and sexual differences both in the U.S. and across the globe. Academic inquiry into the changing roles of women and men, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people allows students to understand themselves and their relationships with others and helps them make informed choices about their own lives. Further, a Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies provides valuable background for students who plan to pursue careers dealing with issues of gender and sexuality.

Requirements for the Minor

Students from other disciplines who wish to minor in Gender and Women’s Studies must complete 18 semester hours distributed as follows.

Required Courses
GWS 101Gender in Everyday Life3
GWS 102Global Perspectives on Women and Gender3
GWS 292History and Theories of Feminism a3
GWS 390Feminism and Social Change3
Two additional courses in GWS at the 200-level or above b6
Total Hours18
a

GWS 292 is a Writing-in-the-Discipline course. 

b

No more than 3 hours of GWS 396 may be applied to the minor.