Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Women's Studies Minor
A minor in Women’s Studies is a perfect complement to a variety of majors! For example, if you’re a Nursing major and interested in working at an OB/GYN clinic, a Women’s Studies minor would help you prepare for your career working with women on women’s issues! Doing a degree in Political Science because you want to be a lawyer for victims of domestic violence? The minor in Women’s Studies can help you learn about interpersonal violence and gender. The Women’s Studies minor can help customize your undergraduate experience, preparing you for a career working on issues of diversity and social/political difference.
To earn a minor in Women’s Studies, you must complete 21 credit hours, including:
- WS 2000: Introduction to Women’s Studies
- One course that focuses on gender and race/ethnicity in a local or global context (e.g., WS 3050, WS 3130, WS 3440 ) selected in consultation with the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator.
- 5 additional courses (15 hours) on women and/or gender that are selected in consultation with the program advisor; at least one of which must be at the 4000 level.
|Sexuality Studies Minor|
|Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that critically explores sexuality as a culturally and historically specific construct, a form of human expression, and a social identity that impacts our understandings of citizenship, politics, and humanity. Learn how sex and sexuality function in your own lives and in diverse populations. Courses in the minor cover topics as diverse as sexual identity, relationships, representations of sexuality, sexual well being and behavior. The minor emphasizes a cross-cultural and intersectional understanding of sexuality with a particular emphasis on gender, race, class, age, and disability. You will also become familiar with the ways in which sex and sexuality are addressed in various disciplines and in social justice movements for sexual minorities.|
Approved Sexuality Studies courses:
+ This course can be repeated if offered under different Sexuality Studies topics.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses that are used to satisfy requirements for a major cannot also be used to satisfy requirements for the Sexuality Studies minor.
Declaring the Minor