Texas Tech University

Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Minor

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Overview - What is Women's & Gender Studies?

The university offers a minor in Women's & Gender Studies (WGS). Goals of the minor include helping students reinterpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural, and political contexts.

Additionally, some women's studies courses fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Individual or Group Behavioral Sciences, and the Core Language, Philosophy & Culture (aka Humanities) requirements.

Application Process

To pursue a minor in WGS, you should first contact your academic advisor. Both your academic advisor and the WGS advisor will work with you to complete the process necessary to declare your minor.

Requirements

Although some students do not need a minor, students in other degree programs may seek a minor in WGS by taking 18 hours in WGS courses.

  • WGS 2300: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGS 4310: Feminist Thought & Theory 
  • WGS 4399: Women's Studies Seminar 
  • Choose at least three (3) classes from the WGS cross-listed curriculum.
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

How to declare Women's Studies?

  • WGS as a Concentration (Online Students) - Students interested in pursuing a degree in University Studies with an area of concentration in WS must complete all of the degree requirements for the chosen degree. You must complete a minimum of 18 hours from the list of WS courses. The required courses for WS minor are WS: 2300, 4310, and 4399. The remaining 9 hours can be selected from the approved WS minor cross-list. Please see the academic advisor for WS, Tricia Earl, email: patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.
  • WGS as a Minor - Students in other degree programs may seek a minor in WS by taking 18 hours WS courses approved by the WS Advisor. The required courses for WS minor are WS: 2300, 4310, and 4399. The remaining 9 hours can be selected from the approved WS minor cross-list. Please see the academic advisor for WS, Tricia Earl, email: patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.

Undergrad Degree Plan

Curriculum Table for Undergrad Minor

Other Information

Core Curriculum

  • How does WS 2300, Introduction to Women's Studies, impact my education? Read more...

Undergraduate Courses for non-Minors

Undergraduate Courses for the Minor

Catalogs & Course Descriptions

 What are students saying about our program?

There are *652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

* Source: NWSA

Degree Plan

What can I do with this Minor?

Advisor

Special Approval Courses

Other resources

Prospective Undergraduates

Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Raiderlink (Class Schedules, Log In, Calendars, etc.)

Core Humanities Requirement

Multicultural Requirement

Raiderlink
(Class Schedules, Log In, Calendars, etc.)

Big 12 W&GS Programs