The minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) enhances any undergraduate major by offering students an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the diverse experiences of women, girls, and non-binary genders in national and global contexts. The Program offers a broad range of electives that provide students with the conceptual tools they need to critically examine the social construction of gender (and its intersections with race, class/caste, sexuality, coloniality, age, dis/ability, and citizenship) as they shape knowledge, identity, and social practices. Curricular areas of emphasis include feminist theories and methodologies, social justice movements, LGBTQIA+/Queer Studies, and women's literatures, histories, and visual cultures.
A WGSS complements any major by preparing students to think critically about social issues and histories related to gender and its intersections with other identities. It requires 21 hours of coursework - four required courses and three electives. Required classes include:
For more information on the WGSS minor, please review the WGSS Minor Plan of Study Worksheet.
Course electives for the upcoming semester are also posted on the WGSS webpage the week before registration.