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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Coordinator, Dr. Angela Jones

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study that examines the intricate ways in which gender relations shape the world in which we live. Courses in this program analyze how categories such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation intersect and inform our social experiences. This program places emphasis on feminist perspectives for achieving social justice and gender equity.

The WGS minor prepares students for various employment and professional opportunities. This minor does not prepare students for employment in one particular job, but for many different types of employment that emphasize or require strong: writing skills, analytical and critical thinking, research skills, reading comprehension, and oral communication. This minor compliments any major degree in which students' anticipate working in diverse environments and/or in which they serve the public. The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor is particularly useful for those who will major in: Business Management, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Engineering, Nursing, Professional Communications, Psychology, Sport Management, and Science, Technology, and Society.

Consisting of 15 credits, students enrolled in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in their courses that qualify for the WGS minor.

Required courses (6 credits):

SOC 200 Introduction to Women's Studies OR

SOC 282 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)

SOC 361Gender Theory

Three courses from the following (9 credits):

ANT/SOC 240 Women, Men, and Social Change

SOC 283 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

EGL 222 Women in Literature

EGL 225 Images of Women in Drama

EGL 316 Women in Modern American Literature

ECO 441 Economics of Gender

HIS 222 Women in U.S. History

HIS 335 Gender and Technology in Historical Perspective

MLG 310 Latin American Women Writers

PSY 230 Gender Psychology

PSY 238 Human Sexuality

PSY 307 Psychology of Women