Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

In our interdisciplinary minor, you will approach the experiences of women and the study of gender identity from multiple perspectives. You can take courses from different departments—Art, Theology & Religion, History, English, etc.—but concentrate on women and gender. 

The minor requires six courses: three core Courses (WGS 101, WGS 300, WGS 351), and three upper-division electives on Women and Gender in other disciplines. No more than two courses may be in a single discipline; and one course must focus on global issues and/or engage an intersectional analysis of gender, race, sexuality, nation, etc.



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When students have completed the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, they will be able to:

  1. Identify and understand assumptions and arguments about gender, race, class, and sexuality in scholarly, popular, public, and interpersonal discourses.
  2. Evaluate diverse theories of feminism and debates about gender.
  3. Differentiate among complex and diverse points of view regarding gender, race, class, and sexuality in a variety of academic fields.
  4. Write clear and well-reasoned prose employing appropriate methods of research in the field.
  5. Engage in Social Justice Praxis, including intellectual or social advocacy locally or globally.