Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Minor
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.
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.
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 or WGS 4399: Women's Studies Seminar
- Choose 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 - Students interested in pursuing WGS as an area of concentration must complete a minimum of 18 hours from the list of WGS courses. Please see the academic advisor to complete the process.
- WGS as a Minor - Students in other degree programs may seek a minor in WGS by taking 18 hours WGS courses approved by the WS Advisor. Please see the academic advisor to complete the process.
There are *652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
* Source: NWSA
What can I do with this Minor?
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