Our women’s and gender studies minors gain a rich understanding of gender as a social construct – then use that understanding to break new ground in their personal and professional lives.

Women’s & Gender Studies Minor Requirements

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

(six courses)
  • WMGS 110 / HUMA 110 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies* 
  • WMGS 351 / HIST 351 Women, Gender and Imperialism
  • WMGS 360 / SOCI 360 Feminist Theory
  • Three elective courses from:
    • WMGS 206 / ENGL 206 Sexuality and Literature: Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Texts
    • WMGS 268 / RELS 268 Sexuality, Intimacy and God
    • WMGS 310 / ENGL 310 Race and Sex in Contemporary U.S. Texts
    • WMGS 311 / ENGL 311 / AMER 311 Women and Literature
    • WMGS 318 / RELS 318 Feminist Theology
    • WMGS 335 / HIST 335 Women and Work
    • WMGS 346 / SOCI 346 Intersections of Privilage
    • WGMS 361 / SOCI 361 Gender, Sexuality, and Society
    • WMGS 289 / WMGS 389 / WMGS 489 designated Special Topics courses.
Students may petition the advisory committee for course substitutions.

*lt is recommended but not required that students take the Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies course before the other required courses.

Alumna Perspective

“The first two courses I took toward my minor [in women’s and gender studies] changed the way I thought about literally everything around me, helping me describe and contextualize things I’d instinctively felt since I was young. That’s when I knew I wanted to pursue more than the minor the college offers in the field.

When I realized that taking four women’s and gender studies classes while studying abroad would help toward fulfilling the 10-course requirement for a major and still allow me to graduate in May 2011, I talked with Dr. Crowley, my academic advisor and the women’s and gender studies program director, about proposing an individualized major.”

Kellie Herson ’11