Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Program Overview

Women, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program concerned with issues that affect people due to their gender or sexual identity. The minor allows students to take courses in various departments that will enrich their lives as they explore topics such as the meanings of femininity and masculinity, sexual orientation, gender roles in society, sex, feminism, and global gender issues.

WGSS 200 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with 15 additional credits from the following courses:


WGSS 118 (ISCI 118)
WGSS 215 (ENG 215)
WGSS 222 )PHIL 222)
WGSS 240 (SOC 240)
WGSS 241 (PS 241)
WGSS 288  
WGSS 330 (HIST 330)
WGSS 331 (HIST 331)
WGSS 334 (HIST 334)
WGSS 335 (HIST 335)
WGSS 350 (ANTH 350)
WGSS 351 (SOC 350)
WGSS 380 (Comm 380)
WGSS 390  
WGSS 391 (PSY 390)
WGSS 400  
WGSS 416 (COMM 416)
WGSS 430  
WGSS 435 (COMM 435)
 WGSS 445  (SOC 445)
 WGSS 448  (PSY 448)
 WGSS 469  


At least nine credits must be at the 300-400 level, and no more than nine credits can be from any one discipline. Special topic courses may also be used pending approval of the appropriate department chair and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies coordinator.

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