May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Women’s Studies Minor

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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. This minor empowers students to imagine a more just future and equips them with the tools to collectively enact it. 

The minor program 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.

Minor Requirements

  • Minimum 18 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the minor
  • Students completing the Critical Sexuality Studies Minor  may share a maximum of two courses between programs

Course Requirements

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Complete 9 elective credits for the minor. Of these 9 elective credits, 3 credits must be designated Range of Experience (RoE) courses and 3 must at the 300 level and above. Students have the option to take up to 3 credits of independent study and 3 credits of internship towards completion of the minor. Selected topics courses (GWST 290, GWST 292, GWST 390, GWST 392, GWST 490, GWST 492) may also be counted toward the 9 credits in electives.

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