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Gender Studies Minor

The Gender Studies minor offers courses on gender and women's studies. This minor prepares students to examine historical and contemporary social justice issues using gender as a category of analysis, while embracing an intersectional, transnational, and feminist perceptive. It is important for students who hope to work with issues relating to gender, and particularly women.

Students must complete each course in the minor with a minimum grade of C-. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Part I: Core Required Courses
  • GWS 1001 - Introduction to Women's Studies
  • GWS 2010 - Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Social Issues
  • GWS 2100 - Women in Color
  • GWS 3510 - Feminist Theories and Practices 1*
  • GWS 4750 - Feminist Theories and Practices 2: Senior Seminar*

Note: GWS 3510 and GWS 4750 must be taken in sequence.

Part II: Electives

A minimum of 9 additional semester hours in Gender, Women, and Sexualities courses is required.

 Credit Hours Summary
Required Courses 15 credit hours
Electives 9 credit hours
Minor Credit Requirements Total                            24 credit hours