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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Women's and Gender Studies, Minor


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The Women's and Gender Studies interdisciplinary program offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to learn about issues relating to gender, women, and feminism. Students may choose to take individual courses, a cluster of related courses, or a full Minor in Women's and Gender Studies. The Women's and Gender Studies Program is committed to fostering personal growth by challenging gender stereotypes of women and men and equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower women and improve gender relations in an ever changing society. Most students find Women's and Gender Studies courses personally interesting, as well as helpful preparation for careers in health and human services, education, law, human resources, art, and business.

The Minor in Women's and Gender Studies is open to all students regardless of gender and requires completion of at least 18 hours in approved courses. A maximum of nine hours may be earned from any one department or program outside of Women's and Gender Studies. Students minoring in Women's and Gender Studies must complete the following requirements:

Program Requirements


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Students must receive a grade of C or above in WGST 1101  and WGST 3220  or WGST 3221  for these courses to count toward the minor requirements.

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)


  • Any WGST 4XXX course
  • Nine hours of related elective courses

Elective courses can be chosen from any department's or program's offerings, as long as (a) the course deals substantially with gender, women, feminism, sexuality, or related social movements and (b) the courses are approved by the Director of Women's and Gender Studies.  Students minoring in Women's and Gender Studies should check their choices of electives with the Director of Women's and Gender Studies, both when they are planning their minor and when they are reviewing it in preparation for graduation.

Examples of regularly taught courses in other departments that count as Women's and Gender Studies electives include, but are not limited to:

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A complete list of courses approved for the Minor in Women's and Gender Studies is available in the Women's and Gender Studies Program Office.

Graduate Courses


The Women's and Gender Studies Program regularly offers advanced graduate-level courses and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies for students wishing to include the study of women, gender, or feminism in their graduate work. These courses (and the graduate certificate they form the core of), enable graduate students to pursue their own research while they develop a substantial background in the field. Please see the UNC Charlotte Graduate Catalog for details.

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