Offered by Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies .
This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students in any major who also want a concentration in the study of gender. The minor investigates how gender operates as an organizing axis of social, cultural, economic, and political institutions, as well as in the everyday lives and cultural products of people who must live within them. Special attention is paid to how gender intersects with other differences, including race, sexuality, class, religion, nation, disability, and age, and how power, resistance, and life chances are differentially distributed at these intersections.
The minor provides a strong foundation of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that prepare students for work or graduate school in a variety of fields, including psychology, law, social work, medicine, nonprofit management, human resources, and more. To earn the minor, students must complete 18 credits of coursework offered by the Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies , including three core courses and three courses from approved electives, one of which must be a Range of Experience (RoE) course. All courses in the GWST minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.