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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/WGS 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 America1


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/WGS 355. 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 302. Third Wave Ecofeminism


SCOM/WGS 348. Communication and Gender


SOCI 336. Race and Ethnicity1


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.