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Study of the world’s cultures and economies benefits from deeper understanding of women and men as gendered beings and analysis of the ways gender identities are formed.

Minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

No major is currently available.

Requirements for the Minor:

At least 6 credits

  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies 110: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • 5 additional courses chosen from a list of approved courses – no more than 2 courses may come from the same department and at least 1 course must be at 300-level or above. 
    • African American Studies 305: Women and Gender in Hip Hop
    • Art History 325: Women, Art, and Society
    • Art History 326: Gender, Identity, and Modern Art
    • Art History 380: Renaissance Art and Domesticity
    • Chemistry 104: Chemistry of Health and Reproduction
    • Communication 283: Race, Class, Gender, and the Media
    • Communication 350: Topics in Communication: Gender & Media
    • Communication 382: Women’s Rhetoric and the Feminist Critique
    • Education 346: Africa in Films: Gender, Education, and Development
    • English 218: Blues Women in African American Literature
    • English 225: Women and Literature
    • English 336: British Women Writers
    • English 351: Gender and Literature
    • English 403: Emily Dickinson
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation 340: Inclusive Innovation
    • Ethics Center 252: Dialogue: Gender Identity (0.50 credits)
    • History 288: Women in Modern History
    • History 326: Identity, Body, and Persecution in Medieval Europe
    • History 338: Literature and Society in Russia
    • History 364: Topics in Gender and History
    • Philosophy 200: Philosophy and Gender
    • Philosophy 301: Romantic Comedies and Philosophy of Love
    • Philosophy 365: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation
    • Politics 223: LGBTQ Politics
    • Politics 238: Jane Addams
    • Politics 251: Family Structure and Political Theory
    • Psychology 206: Human Sexuality
    • Psychology 210: Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
    • Psychology 211: Adulthood and Aging
    • Psychology 340: Psychology of Sex and Gender
    • Religion 226: Religion and Gender in South Asia
    • Religion 275: Female Religious Images in the West
    • Religion 276: Female Religious Images in Asia
    • Sociology & Anthropology 253: Family and Kinship
    • Sociology & Anthropology 280: Gender, Culture, and Society
    • Sociology & Anthropology 285: Sexuality and Society
    • Sociology & Anthropology 362: Love in a Time of Capitalism
    • Sociology & Anthropology 372: Queer Theory
    • Spanish 400: Women’s Voices in Latin America
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies 207: Food, Fat and Culture
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies 228: Women Writing Women
    • Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies 300: Feminist Controversies
    • an internship or independent research project may count for one of the courses

Courses taken Pass-Fail may count towards the minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, as long as the grade originally earned in the class is “C-” or better.