To earn the minor, students must complete 18 semester hours of WGS coursework with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Introduction to Women's Studies (WGS 201) is particularly recommended as a first course for students considering the minor.

Core Courses

Theory Course

Students must take 1 of the following theory courses:

  • WGS/PHL 355 - Feminist Theory (3 hours)
  • ENG/FST/WGS 356 - Women and Gender in Film (3 hours)
  • WGS/ENG/BWS 437 - Black Feminist Theory (3 hours)
  • WGS/ENG 435 - Queer Theory (3 hours)
  • a feminist theory course approved by a WGS advisor

Capstone Course

Either of the following may be used to fulfill the capstone requirement:

  • WGS 401 - The Role of Women in a Transforming Society (3 hours)
  • WGS/ENG/BWS 432 - Feminism and the Diaspora: U.S. Women of Color (3 hours)

Additional WGS Courses

WGS minors must take 12 additional semester hours in WGS or WGS crosslisted courses to reach 18 credit hours. Students are urged to select courses in consultation with a WGS advisor. A maximum of 6 semester hours, taken in an approved internship, community action, or service learning experience, may be substituted for course work. A course cannot count both as a core course and an elective.