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 sexuality. The minor investigates the historical, political, and social life of sexuality both transhistorically and transnationally. Special attention is paid to how sexuality intersects with other differences, including gender, race, class, religion, nationality, disability and age, and how power, resistance, and life chances are differently 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 Department of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies, including three core courses and three courses from approved electives. All courses in the CSST minor must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.