The Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) requires the completion of 18 credits as outlined below. Three specific courses are required. Nine additional credits of electives, with six 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.
|Required Minor Courses|
|To be taken in sequence|
|WGS 1824||Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies||3|
|WGS 2114||Feminist Theory||3|
|WGS 4224||Women's Studies Seminar (topics vary)||3|
|Select 3 credits at the 2000 level of the following:||3|
|The Black Woman in the U.S. (when course is focused on gender and race)|
|Asian American Experience (when the topic is women, gender, sexualities, masculinities, and/or diversity)|
|Race and Gender in Religion and Culture|
|Women and Creativity|
|Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities (when course is focused on women, gender, sexualities, masculinities, and/or diversity)|
|Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues|
|Independent Study (variable credit; by arrangement with a professor)|
|Select 6 credits at the 3000 and 4000 Level of the following:||6|
|Topics in Feminism (may be repeated with a different topic)|
|Global Feminisms 1|
|Gender, Environment, and International Development|
|Gender and Science|
|Internship (by arrangement with professor)|
|Independent Study (variable credit; by arrangement with professor)|
|Special Study (variable credit; by arrangement with professor)|
|Undergraduate Research (by arrangement with professor)|
Focus on gender and race.
Note: Other pre-approved electives outside of WGS for a given semester are listed on the WGS website. Non-WGS courses may not be substituted for 1000- and 2000-level WGS courses.
|ENGL 3364||Topics in Literature by Women||3|
|HD 3114||Issues in Aging (when the topic is women, gender, and/or diversity)||3|
|HD 4364||Gender And Family Diversity||3|
|HIST 3105||Women in U S History||3|
|HIST 3106||Women in U S History||3|
|PSCI 3256||The Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Gender 1||3|
|SOC 3014||Gender Relations||3|
|SOC 3614||Gender and Work in the U.S.||3|
Focus on gender and race.
Up to six credits of special offerings, such as Independent Study (4974), Special Study (4984) or Undergraduate Research (4994) 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.