Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department provides students:

  • An interdisciplinary program of study grounded in the liberal arts
  • A culminating academic experience through which students link the insights of separate courses 
  • Opportunities to apply theory to meaningful research or action projects, including internships, field work and service learning

In the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, students critically engage with texts, media, and theories to recognize their own social and cultural environments and to challenge prevailing ideas about privilege and inequality. Studying how categories of women, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by our everyday lives, historical currents, and social institutions, provides students with skills that will prepare them for a wide range of careers.

Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Students who minor in WGS complete a minimum of 21 credits. Learn more about requirements for the WGS minor in the Catalog. Descriptions for all WGS class listings are also available in the Catalog Portfolio.

Core Courses

WGS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies

WGS 360 Foundations of Feminism

High impact/civic engagement emphasis: Students must complete one of the following courses:

For the remaining 12 credits, students can choose from a wide range of courses within WGS, courses cross-listed with other departments, and others approved for meeting program requirements.



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