College of Arts & Sciences

Gender and Women's Studies - Minor


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A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to considerable knowledge and understanding of a subject, although with less depth than a major. Some employers consider minors desirable, and the corresponding major requirements at the University may stipulate a minor. Some students choose to complement their major program with a minor in a related field or even in an entirely different field of interest. The Department in Gender and Women’s Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum which focuses on the study of gender as an aspect of everyday life, as well as on the political and cultural experiences and contributions of women across the world and through time.

Minor Requirements

GWS 200 - Sex and Power OR GWS 201 - Gender and Popular Culture [3 hours]
GWS 250 - Social Movements OR GWS 340 - History of Feminist Thought to 1975 [3 hours]
GWS 350 - Introduction to Feminist Theorizing [3 hours]
Students must take an additional 9 hours of electives to be selected with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies [9 hours]
Total Hours – 18
Gender and Women's Studies Minor