Undergraduate Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires 18semester credit hours. Drawing on recent scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality, this interdisciplinary minor provides a flexible, coherent program that enables students to consider the significance of gender and sexuality to human society.
A minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers students the opportunity for exciting intellectual growth. The minor provides a valuable specialty to prepare students for opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, counseling, education, government, health and medicine, human resources, law, politics, psychology, social work, and graduate studies. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor helps students recognize their opportunities in a rapidly changing society and flexibly complements any major.
The required core courses introduce students to the foundational theories of women's, gender, and sexualities studies. Topics courses, offered on a selective basis, may also count toward the minor with permission from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Director. The two required core classes are WS 3376: Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and WS 3377: Gender, Sex, and Power. Students can choose their remaining courses from a list of prescribed electives found in the course catalog .
WS 3376: Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
This course is a survey of the changing images of women in the U.S. since 1800 through the eyes of historians, writers, artists, orators, the media, and educators.
WS 3377: Gender, Sex, and Power
This course is the study of realities faced by women in the U.S. today-- including biological and psychological differences in males and females, politics and the law, the workforce, and the home. Gender roles in societies outside the U.S. will also be examined.