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. This minor empowers students to imagine a more just future and equips them with the tools to collectively enact it.
The minor provides a strong foundation of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that prepares students for work or graduate school in a variety of fields, including psychology, law, social work, medicine, nonprofit management, human resources, and more.
Core Courses (9 credits)
Complete the following courses. The RoE designation in the lists below indicate that these courses meet the Range of Experience requirement for the Gender and Women's Studies major, minor, and certificate. More information is available here: http://gwst.umbc.edu/academics/
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Complete 9 elective credits. Of these 9 credits, 3 must be 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.