Minor

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers an undergraduate minor that includes courses in Gender and Women's Studies and related courses in a variety of departments.

I. Requirements for the Gender and Women's Studies Minor:

21 hours of courses, including:

  • GWS 200: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies in the Social Sciences or
  • GWS 201: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies in the Arts and Humanities (3 credit hours)
  • OFFERED IN FALL TERMS (Occasionally in Spring):        GWS 250:  Social Movements (3 credit hours)
  • OFFERED IN FALL TERMS:  GWS 340:  History of Feminist Thought to 1977 (3 credit hours) 
  • OFFERED IN SPRING TERMS: GWS 350: Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credit hours)
  • 9 hours of approved electives.

The additional nine hours of course work are to be taken from courses approved as Gender and Women's Studies elective courses. These courses are listed each semester. Lists can be obtained in the Gender and Women's Studies Office, 112 Breckinridge Hall, or online here.

II. Declaring a Minor in Gender and Women's Studies:

  • A student who wants to minor in Gender and Women's Studies needs to declare the minor in her or his college and notify the Gender and Women's Studies office in writing.
  • Once course work for the GWS minor is completed, the student needs to bring the transcript to the Gender and Women's Studies Program office, and the Gender and Women's Studies Program will contact the student's college, indicating that all work for the GWS minor has been completed.

Students undertaking the GWS minor are encouraged to meet with a Gender and Women's Studies advisor of her or his choice, either the Director of Gender and Women's Studies or another of the Gender and Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty.

Gender and Women's Studies faculty also assist students who wish to develop an undergraduate major in Gender and Women's Studies under the Topical Major Program.

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