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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
    
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Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor


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.

Minor Requirements


The Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies is open to all students regardless of gender and requires completion of at least 18 credit hours in approved courses.  A maximum of 9 credit 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:

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)


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

Elective courses can be chosen from any WGST prefix course or any other 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:

Note:


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.

Grade Requirements


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.