Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSST)


General Requirements

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies undergraduate minors complete a 3-credit hour pre-requisite and 12 credit hours of required coursework.

  • 3 credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above
  • 3 credit hours must be at the 4000 level or above
  • A minimum grade of C- in all courses used to fulfill minor requirements and a GPA of at least 2.0 for all minor courses must be maintained;
  • No more than 3 credit hours of combined Special Topics (WGSST 2194, WGSST 3320, WGSST 4194), internship credit (WGSST 3191 and WGSST 3385), and/or Individual Studies (WGSS 5193) may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Minor courses may be used to meet curricular requirements, as specified in the General Education Curriculum (GE). Courses used in the minor CANNOT count towards the major.

Pre-requisite (3 credit hours)

WGSST 1110: Gender, Sex and Power

Core Course (3 credit hours)

At least ONE Women of Color course from the following list. This course does not count toward the nine credit hours of elective coursework.

  • WGSST 2340 Latina Experience in the U.S.
  • WGSST 2367.02 U.S. Latina Writers: Text and Context
  • WGSST 2367.04 Black Women Writers: Text and Context
  • WGSST 2702/2702H Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
  • WGSST 2750(H) Natives and Newcomers: U.S. Immigration and Migration
  • WGSST 3505 Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • WGSST 4189.01S Reproductive Rights and Justice
  • WGSST 4401 Asian American Women: Race, Sex and Representations
  • WGSST 4402 Black Women: Representation, Politics and Power
  • WGSST 4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies
  • WGSST 4405 Race and Sexuality
  • WGSST 4520 Women of Color & Social Activism
  • WGSST 4540 Women of Color: Art, Literature and Culture
  • WGSST 4560 Chicana Feminism
  • WGSST 4576 Women and Visual Cultures in Latin America
  • WGSST 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Class and Sexuality
  • WGSST 5623 African Women: History & Socioeconomic Change
  • WGSST 5624 Women and Social Change in Latin America

Open Electives (9 credit hours)

The remaining 9 credit hours are selected from courses in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and/or approved- related courses. No more than 3 credit hours of approved-related courses can be chosen outside of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Note: "Topics in" and "Studies in" courses vary by semester and are not listed as approve-related courses. Students may petition the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies undergraduate advisor for permission to apply an unlisted course to their minor program. Students must obtain written approval from the department before enrolling in the course.

Students who are interested in double minors and/or declared under the quarter system should contact the WGSS academic advisor.