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Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Students can pursue an 18-hour minor, providing them with 15 hours of courses and a 3-hour capstone seminar in Social Justice. The capstone seminar provides a framework of feminist and critical race readings and gives students the opportunity to design a research project of their choice, culminating in a traditional essay or activist project. The Introduction to Women and Gender Studies or Intro to LGBTQ Studies serve as foundation courses to frame students' experience for subsequent courses.  The interdisciplinary minor preprares students for several professions, graduate studies, or social justice work.

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Required Courses -

WGS 2050 - Women and Culture: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3

WGS 2060 - Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3

DIVR 4020 - Capstone Seminar in Social Justice or

AAST - Any three (3) credit hours AAST course with approval of WGS Coordinator

Select three from the following approved courses -

AAST 2500 - Africana Women Across Cultures 3

BIOL 3200 - Women and Science 3

CHEM 3040 - Scientific Perspectives on Women's Wellness 3

CLAS 3520 - Women in Antiquity 3

COMM 4450 - Mass Media and Women 3

COMM 4470 - Race, Gender, and Mass Media 3

ENGL 340F - Women Writers: Topics in Women Literature 3

ENGL 340N - Gay and Lesbian Literature Across Cultures 3

ENGL 340R - Century's End: Race and Gender at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 3

ENGL 340W - Critical Studies in Women's Literature 3

HIST 4670 - Women in American History 3

HHP 3410 - Health Disparities 3

HHP 4080 - Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality 3

PM 3400 - Women and Administration 3

POLS 4040 - Women and Politics 3

POLS 4330 - Women and the Law 3

POLS 4340 - Family Law 3

PSY 3210 - Psychology of Women 3

SOC 3080 - Gender and Sexualities 3

WGS 300A,B,C - Selected Topics in Women's and Gender Studies 3

WGS 3050 - Women in the Arts 3

WGS 3060 - Vagina Monologues 3

WGS 3070 - Women and Film 3

WGS 3080 - Women's and Gender Studies Practicum 3

WGS 4030 - Independent Study 1-3

Note:

*Students are strongly advised to select courses from a variety of disciplines to ensure a broad spectrum of learning, and to seek advisement from the Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinator.

*Other courses as approved by the coordinator.