Gender and Women's Studies Minor

You’ll approach this interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexualities, and investigate different forms of power, inequality, and privilege. Examine and analyze women's lives and the constructions of gender through courses designed to investigate the interrelation of gender, race, class, sexualities, and other identity categories from historical and contemporary transnational perspectives. 

Minor in Gender and Women's Studies (14 hours)

All of the following:

  • GWS 207 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies 3 hours
  • GWS 350 Feminist Theory 3 hours

One of the following:
The Gendered Body

  • ART 366 Cyberfeminism and New Media Practices 3 hours
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism (approved topics) 3 hours
  • COMM 302 History and Criticism of Public Address 3 hours
  • COMM 418 Seminar on Women, Leadership and Communication 3 hours
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty 3 hours
  • COMM 422 Masculinities in the US Media 3 hours
  • ENLT 217 Contemporary Women's Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 255 Women of Genius: American Literature in the Suffragette Era 3 hours
  • ENLT 332 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours
  • GWS 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours
  • GWS 290* Special Topics 3 hours
        or GWS 390* Special Topics 1-3 hours
        or GWS 497* Independent Study1-3 hours
        or GWS 499* Internship 1-3 hours
  • GWS 360 Feminist Methodologies 3 hours
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women's History 3 hours
  • HUST 197 Myth, Legend and History 3 hours
  • MLSP 412 Golden Age Spanish Literature 3 hours
  • MLSP 424 Contemporary Spanish Women Writers 3 hours
  • MLSP 429 Latin American Women Writers 3 hours
  • PSYC 402 Psychology of Women 3 hours
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women 3 hours
  • SOC 220 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 3 hours
  • SOC 222 Contested Masculinities 3 hours
  • SOC 365 Social Construction of Gender 3 hours
  • SW 370 Family Violence and Sexual Abuse Issues 3 hours

One of the following:
Intersectionalities of Gender, Class, Sexuality

  • BUAD 329 Gender and Race Issues in Management 3 hours
  • COMM 200 Interpersonal Communication 3 hours
  • COMM 369 Public Communication 3 hours
  • ENLT 350 Studies in American Literature (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ENLT 366 Postcolonial Women's Writing 3 hours
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature 3 hours
  • GWS 240 Gender and Environmental Justice 3 hours
  • GWS 290* Special Topics 1-3 hours
        or GWS 390* Special Topics 1-3 hours
        or GWS 497* Independent Study 1-3 hours
        or GWS 499* Internship 1-3 hours
  • GWS 360 Feminist Methodologies 3 hours
  • HIST 324 History of Women in the U.S. 3 hours
  • HIST 341 African-American History 3 hours
  • HUST 205 History of Famous Women 3 hours
  • JUST 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours
  • PHIL 233 Philosophy of Gender 3 hours
  • PHIL 243 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy 3 hours
  • POSC 301 The Quest for Human Rights 3 hours
  • PSYC 401 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging 3 hours
  • PSYC 437 Psychology of Violence 3 hours
  • PSYC 438 Stereotyping and Prejudice 3 hours 
  • RLST 314 Hebrew Bible Prophets 3 hours
  • SOC 257 Sociology of Families 3 hours
  • SOC 330 Gender and Law 3 hours
  • SOC 360 Social Stratification: Class, Gender, Race 3 hours
  • SW 341 Sexuality Intimacy and Relationships  3 hours
  • THTR 378 Contemporary Women's Drama 3 hours

One of the following:
Transnational Perspectives on Gender

  • ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours
  • ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology (approved topics) 3 hours
  • ENLT 206 Studies in Literature (approved topics) 3 hours
  • GWS 275 Global Women's Leadership 3 hours
  • GWS 290* Special Topics 3 hours
        or GWS 390* Special Topics 1-3 hours
        or GWS 497* Independent Study 1-3 hours
  • GWS 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours
  • GWS 360 Feminist Methodologies 3 hours
  • HIST 370 Modern European Women 3 hours
  • HIST 375 Women from the Global South 3 hours
  • HIST 383 Women in Africa and the Middle East 3 hours
  • HIST 410 Studies in Women's History (selected topics) 3 hours
  • POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms 3 hours
  • POSC 365 Gender & Politics 3 hours

*Students may apply no more than 3 total hours from GWS 290, 390, 497, or 499 to the GWS minor.
Topics courses in various departments and other courses may be included when appropriate. A current list of Gender and Women’s Studies courses is available from the department chair.