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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Minor

The minor is very flexible and complements many majors. The minor requires 18 credit hours (six courses) distributed as: a required introductory course (3 credit hours) and 5 additional courses (15 credit hours). It is recommended that students select at least one course that falls in each of the three groups below among their course choices.

Required Course
  • GEND 101 Introduction to Gender Studies or WGS 101 Intro to Women’s Studies (3 credit hours)
Complete one course from Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3
  • Group 1: Core Gender courses (3 credit hours):
    • EN-491 Feminist Literary Criticism
    • HS-197/259 Women in the Contemporary World*
    • PL-330 Feminist Philosophies*
    • SC-320 Sex and Gender
    • Other – as approved by Director
  • Group 2: Core Sexuality courses (3 credit hours):
    • HS-262 Sexuality in America
    • PL 388 Philosophy of Love and Sex
    • SC-315 Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors
    • TRS 364 Christian Sexuality
    • GEND-310 Intro to Queer Studies
    • Other – as approved by Director
  • Group 3: Global/Diversity courses (3 credit hours)
    • HS-310 Women in Europe since 1500
    • HS-197/259 Women in the Contemporary World*
    • IC-163 Women in Italian Society through Lit. & Film
    • PL-330 Feminist Philosophies*
    • PS-342 Psychology of Prejudice
    • SC-255 Prejudice and Discrimination
    • Other as approved by Director
    • Note: Study abroad experiences are encouraged and may fulfill this requirement by petition
Affiliate Gender Studies Courses

Choose any other two courses (6 credit hours) from the list of affiliated Gender Studies courses. Note: Of the six courses, two should be from the Humanities and two from the Social or Natural Sciences.