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Women and Gender Studies


College: College of Liberal Arts

Department: English and Philosophy


The Department of Gender & Women's Studies offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, and age. Questions are addressed within the context of a transnational world and from perspectives as diverse as history, sociology, literary and cultural studies, postcolonial theory, science, new technology, and art.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.25 or a grade of at least a “C” for each course.

Coursework Overview

Sem. Hrs.
Select eighteen hours from the following:
    At least nine hours must be upper-level courses, and no more than six may be in the student’s major.
    WGS 3003, Sociology of Gender
    WGS 3213, Sociology of Intimate Relationships
    WGS 3333, Women’s Health: Past, Present, Future
    WGS 3693, United States Women’s History
    WGS 3773, Topics in Feminist Thought
    WGS 4323, Race, Gender and Media
    WGS 4453, Women Writers
    WGS 4473, U.S. Southern Women’s History
    WGS 4483, History of Sexuality in America
    WGS 4743, Social and Political Philosophy
    WGS 4763, Philosophy of Sex
Total Required Hours:

Please consult with your advisor if you plan on pursuing a minor in Women and Gender Studies.