2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Gender, Science and Technology (GST) Minor

The Minor in Gender, Science and Technology (GST) requires the completion of 18 credit hours as outlined below. Four specific courses are required. Six additional credits of electives at the 3000 or 4000 level are also required. Students must complete at least three credits of WGS  coursework (including cross-listed and approved courses) with a focus on gender and race.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor required.

Required Minor Courses 1
WGS 1824Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies3
STS 1504Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society3
WGS/STS 4704Gender and Science3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following: 2 6
Topics in Feminism
Gender, Environment, and International Development
Women's Studies Seminar
Independent Study
Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology, and Society
Total Credits15

To be taken in sequence.


Electives in the 3000 and 4000 level

Please note:

  • Students cannot tale more than 3 credit hours of either WGS 4754 Internship or WGS 4974 Independent Study, but may repeat WGS 3004 Topics in Feminism, WGS 3984 Special Study, WGS 4984 Special Study, or STS 4304 Contemporary Issues in Science, Technology, and Society as long as topics are different.
  • Up to six credits of special offerings, such as WGS 4974 Independent Study, WGS 4984 Special Study or WGS 4994 Undergraduate Research in any department may be used to fulfill requirements for the minor where appropriate. Permission to include such courses must be granted by the minor coordinator.
  • A  minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor is required.
  • For additional information contact: The Sociology Department, 560 McBryde Hall, 540-231-8971, or the Women's and Gender Studies Director, 540-231-5932, 507A McBryde Hall.