The minor in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) enhances any undergraduate major by offering students an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the diverse experiences of women in national and transnational contexts. The program provides a wide range of electives that offer students the conceptual tools to critically examine the meanings of gender and it intersections with race, sex, sexuality, class/caste, coloniality, religion and (dis)ability as they shape our ways of knowing, practices, and political identities. Curricular areas of emphasis include feminist theories and methodologies; social justice and activism; LGBT/queer studies; and women's histories, literatures, visual cultures, and politics.
A WGS complements any major by preparing students to think critically about issues of gender and its intersections with race, sexuality, class/caste, coloniality, ability, age and nationality. A minor in WGS requires 21 hours of coursework. Required courses include:
For more information about our curriculum, please review the WGS Minor Plan of Study Worksheet.
For students who want to see how they can complete the Minor with a specific major, please review the following major-specific plan of study: