Minor & Emphasis
The minor and the emphasis in women and gender studies are designed to provide students theoretical frameworks for recovering and analyzing women’s experiences as part of a larger investigation of gender and difference, and to offer opportunities to study disciplines through these frameworks.
Students seeking the minor complete 18 hours: two required courses (WGST 20003 and WGST 30503) and a choice of four additional courses from an approved list (see below). In choosing these courses, students take no more than two courses from any single discipline (excluding WGST prefix courses). Students who minor in women and gender studies must choose whether WGST-approved courses in their major discipline will count toward the major or the minor. No course may count for both.
- WGST 20003 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
- WGST 30503 Foundations in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
A list of approved courses can be found on the department website and will be maintained by the department and registrar.
Note: No more than TWO courses from another institution may count for elective credit toward the minor.
Students seeking the emphasis in women and gender studies complete 15 hours: either WGST 20003 or WGST 30503 and a choice of four additional courses from the approved list. Emphasis students may count WGST-approved courses toward both their major and the emphasis, and may also concentrate their WGST electives in a single discipline. Emphasis students in programs requiring a minor must complete a minor in another disciplinary field.
Note: No more than ONE course from another institution may count for elective credit toward the emphasis.