Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Minor

Program Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least C- in all courses required for the minor.
Core Requirements9
An Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Introduction to LGBTQI Studies
Postcolonial and Transnational Feminisms
Latin American and Latinx Feminist and Queer Thought
Introduction to Feminist Theories
Select 9 credits of approved courses from the following: *
Representing Women
Women, War, and Terror
ELC 381
Women in Literature
English Women Writers before 1800
African American Writers after the 1920s
U.S. Women's History to 1865
U.S. Women's History Since 1865
Gender, Sex, and Health in the 20th Century US
Women and the Law
Women's Health and Bodies
Sociological Perspectives on Gender
Gender, Crime, and Deviance
Topics Seminar in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Senior Capstone Course
Independent Study **

The course section must carry the WGS marker in the given semester. This list is not comprehensive as additional courses may appear on the Course Schedule that will carry the WGS marker and may thus count toward major or minor requirements. Some sections of these courses might not carry the WGS marker in any given semester; check the Course Schedule for the list of courses that count for WGS credit during the current semester.


Course may be taken for only 3 credits toward the WGSS minor.