A minor in Women's & Gender Studies may be earned by successfully completing 18 semester hours, including:
- WGST 2100 - Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
- This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of women's and gender studies, activism, and scholarship. Students explore topics such as gender, class, race, culture, ability, history, sexuality, politics, and more. It encourages critical thinking skills as well as social advocacy.
- WGST 4100* - Feminist and Womanist Theories (taught in Spring only)
- This course builds on introductional theory by exploring the creation and intersection of various Feminist theories. The goal is to dive deeper into gender, class, race, culture, ability, etc. and apply them to both local and global contexts.
- Four additional 3-hour courses approved for Women's & Gender Studies credit.
Nine of the 18 hours taken must be advanced hours. The electives are chosen from an inventory of more than 60 gender-related courses representing nearly every discipline in the university curriculum.
All Women's & Gender Studies students are encouraged to meet with the director and/or the advising staff in order to design an academic plan that best complements the major interests of the student.
*WGST 4100, 3500, and 3100 satisfy CLASS Core credit for Diversity and Global Issues