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The university offers a minor in WGS. Goals of the minor include helping students reinterpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural, and political contexts.

Additionally, some WGS courses fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Individual or Group Behavioral Sciences, and the Core Language, Philosophy, Culture and Core Multicultural requirements.

The Women's & Gender Studies is administered by the Director of WGS. A minor consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.  Three of these courses must be Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies WGS 2300, Feminist Thought and Theories WGS 4310, and Women's Studies Seminar WGS 4399.  Some cross-listed courses counted toward a major field of study will count toward completion of the WGS minor.  Courses without a WGS prefix may be used toward completion of the minor at the discretion of the director. (see below)

Advising

All students are required to meet with the WGS Academic Advisor, each semester prior to advance registration to review their degree progress, discuss schedule planning, and address any questions or concerns student may have in their educational experience.

Core Curriculum

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Undergraduate Courses for the Minor

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Course Testimonial Form

(See TTU Catalog for detail descriptions)

Note: Courses in parenthesis are "cross-listed" with another department and cannot receive credit for both courses.

Required Courses: Title Prerequisites
WGS 2300 Intro to Women's Studies None

WGS 4310

Feminist Thought & Theory WGS 2300
WGS 4399 Women's Studies Seminar WGS 2300 & WGS 4310
Choose 3 courses from the"cross-list" below Title Delivering Department (Offered By)
WGS 2300+ Introduction to Women's Studies WGS
WGS 2305++ Intersectionalities: Race, Class & Gender in the Global World WGS
WGS 2301 Gender Development (HDFS 2300)
WGS 3307 Gender Issues in Sport (SPMT 3352)
WGS 3312^ Gender and Communication (COMS 3334)
WGS 3321^ Human Sexuality from a Life Span Perspective (HDFS 3321)
WGS 3323^ Women in Modern America (HIST 3323)
WGS 3325^ Gendered Lives (SOC 3325)
WGS 3326 Women and Politics (POLS 3326)
WGS 3331 Sexuality, Intimate Relations, and Family Life (SOC 3331)
WGS 3337^ Inequality in America (SOC 3337)
WGS 3339 Sexuality in Literature (ENGL 3339)
WGS 3349 LGBTQIA History in the US WGS
WGS 3340 Gender Sexuality in the Classical World (CLAS 3340)
WGS 3342 Intro to Research in Human Geography (GEOG 3340)
WGS 3382 Women Writers (ENGL 3382)
WGS 4302 Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior (PSY 4300)
WGS 4000 Individual Study: TA, Research, or Community Practicum WGS
WGS 4305 Directed Studies WGS
WGS 4310 Feminist Thought & Theories WGS
WGS 4399^ Women's Studies Seminar WGS

^ Fulfills Core Social and Behavioral Sciences - Individual or Group Behavior Requirement
+ Fulfills Core Language, Philosophy, Culture Requirement
++ Fulfills Core Multicultural Requirement

Undergraduate Courses for the Non-Minor

  • You do not have to be a WGS Minor to take our classes.  

Course Testimonial Form

(See TTU Catalog for detail descriptions)

Other Courses of Interest that can count for WGS Minor

Course # Title
HIST 3322 Women in Early America
HIST 4325 Major Issues in U.S. Women's History
HIST 4326 A History of Sexuality in the United States
HIST 4328 Bad Girls in Early America
HIST 4352 Witchcraft and Witch Hunting in the Early Modern Western World
HIST 4380 A History of Masculinity