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Women's and Gender Studies

This is an 18-credit hour cross disciplinary program that explores the scholarship related to gender and equity issues affecting women. In particular, women’s and gender studies is concerned with gender as it intersects with multiple categories such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, economic class and age. This concern is framed by recognition of increased globalization and technological growth impacting social institutions and gendered identities. Students in women’s and gender studies will develop academic frameworks for understanding gender, diversity and social justice; they will acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers in advocacy and communications. This minor includes one required course, WGS 200.

Required Course                                                                      

 Credit Hours

WGS 200. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies


Choose five of the following:


ANTH 370. Topics in the Anthropology of Gender

ENG 327. The Gothic

ENG/WGS 368. Women's Literature

ENG 369. Feminist Literary Theory

ENG/WGS 370. Queer Literature

ENG 423. Advanced Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Literature

ENG/WGS 466. Studies in Women's Literature

HIST 320. Women in United States History

HIST 321. European Women's History

HIST 327. Technology in America 1

HIST 448. Gender in Colonial Latin America

HIST 449. Women and Fascism

HIST 466. The Family, 1400-1800

ISAT/WGS 485. Gender Issues in Science

JUST/WGS 341. Gender and Justice

MSCI 350/WGS 351. American Women at War

PHIL/WGS 350. The Philosophy of Feminism

POSC/WGS 383. Women and Politics in Comparative Perspective

PSYC 310. The Psychology of Women and Gender

REL 306. Women and Gender in Islam

REL 315. Women and Religion

SCOM/WGS 301. Ecofeminism

SCOM/WGS 348. Communication and Gender

SOCI 336. Race and Ethnicity 1

SOCI 337. Sociology of Gender

SCOM/WRTC/WGS 420. Feminist Rhetorics

SPAN 455. Women in Hispanic Literatures

WGS 300. Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 325. Gender and Violence

WGS 400. Issues and Research in Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 490. Independent Studies in Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 492. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 495. Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies



1 If research project addresses issue of gender.