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WGS Minor: Requirements

Why Should I Pursue a Women's and Gender Studies Minor?

Women's and Gender Studies courses offer a valuable component to any disciplinary major. Students develop self-confidence, critical thought processes, and communication skills that contribute to academic achievement and successful post-university careers. Women's and Gender Studies students have pursued careers in law, human services, business, the health sciences, visual arts, publishing, and education. With its emphasis on critical thinking and communication, the Women's and Gender Studies minor is an asset for any college graduate.

Requirements for the Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

6 classes (18 credits) as follows:

  • 3 core courses, totalling 9 credits
    • WGS 101, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
    • WGS 201, Introduction to Feminist Theory
    • One (1) upper-level femnist theory course (WGS 302, 305, 306, or 307)
      • Notes: WGS 101 is offered every semester. WGS 201 runs in the fall, and an upper-level feminist theory course is offered in the spring.

  • 3 electives, totalling 9 credits
    • Note: Two of the electives must be at the 300/400 level.

  • Non-Western/Comparative Cultures requirement. Of the 4 courses other than 101 and 201, 1 course must be from a non-Western or Comparative Cutures perspective. Consult with the department chairperson for more information and to ensure that you take a course that meets this requirement.

WGS Minor Tracking Sheet Post 2018

WGS Minor Tracking Sheet for those who declared the minor prior to Fall 2018