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Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Vital critical thinking skills are enhanced by using gender, along with race and class, as a category of analysis, helping students investigate the role that gender plays in our history, art, politics, education, sports, health and family.

Our courses offer a deeper insight to issues of oppression and create awareness of sexism, racism, and other biases. Our faculty teach students to expand their way of thinking, broaden their perspective, analyze difficult material, build convincing arguments and understand how gender interactions affect the business environment, as well as the cultural, emotional, familial, institutional and political impact.

Women's and Gender Studies minor courses can be taken in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree.

What will I study?

Minor Requirements (22 credits)

Core Courses (8-9 credits)

WMST/HUMN 101 Introduction to Women's Studies (5) or

WMST/HUMN 310 Issues in Women's Studies (4) and

WMST/HUMN 410 Feminist Theory (410)

Electives (13-14 credits)

Select 13-14 credits of Women's and Gender Studies courses at the 300 level or above. No more than 8 credits from the applied emphasis section of the distribution list will count toward the minor. Students should consult with the Women's and Gender Studies Director on the choice of electives. 

You can find more information on the Women's and Gender Studies minor, as well as a list of courses and the full distribution list, here.

Students who are completing a minor in Women's and Gender Studies as well as a Gender Studies certificate may only count one course for both the certificate and the minor: WMST 101 or WMST 310. No more than 3 credits of summer workshops may be counted toward the minor.

A Women's and Gender Studies minor is a good fit with:

  • Anthropology
  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chicano Education
  • Children's Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Race and Culture Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

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