Women's and Gender Studies Minor

20 Semester Hours, Including:

  • WMGS 201: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (offered every fall and spring semester)
  • 16 additional semester hours:
    • must be selected from courses offered by WMGS (WMGS 301: Feminist and Gender Theories is strongly recommended) or the list of WMGS-approved courses;
    • must be selected from at least two disciplines;
    • must be selected from at least two different divisions or schools;
    • only one course may be at the 100-level; and
    • at least two courses must be at the 300 or 400-level.
    • Courses from any discipline that are not on the approved list, for which at least 60% of the assignments center on women, feminism, gender, and/or sexuality, may also count for the WMGS major. This allows the integration of Women’s and Gender Studies perspectives into courses that are not explicitly or entirely structured around those perspectives. Students should consult the Women’s and Gender Studies chair about this option before the course begins (when possible) and provide syllabi and assignments to the Women’s and Gender Studies Executive Committee for approval upon completion of the course.