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Women’s and Gender Studies Minor (21 Credit Hours)

All WGS minors must complete two core courses (6 credit hours) and five electives (15 credit hours) from our approved cross-listed courses. Electives must be chosen from at least two different academic departments for a total of 21 credit hours. 

Required Core Courses
Credit Hours
WGS-101
Women’s Perspective and Values
3 credits
WGS-350
Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies
3 credits
Approved WGS Electives/Cross-listed courses from at least two departments
15 credits
Total
 
21 credits

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies Minor (18 Credit Hours)

LGBTQ Studies minors must take two required courses (six credit hours) and one course (three credit hours) from a short list of LGBTQ cross-listed courses (see table below).  Students must also take three courses (nine credit hours) of LGBTQ-related electives that are cross-listed courses.  Completing the minor requires 18 credit hours.

Required Core Courses
Credit Hours
WGS-210
Intro to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies
3 credits
WGS-360
Queer Theory
3 credits
One course from the following:
3 credits
CMTC-313*
Communication, Gender and Identity
3 credits
ENGL-303*
Gay and Lesbian Literature
3 credits
JUST-328*
Social Justice and LGBTQ Issues
3 credits
WGS-310*
Lesbian and Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories and Resistance
3 credits
Nine hours of elective credits from the following:
9 credits
CMTC-313*
Communication, Gender and Identity
3 credits
CMTM-377
Gender and Media
3 credits
ENGL-303*
Gay and Lesbian Literature
3 credits
HIST-339
History of Sexuality
 3 credits
JUST-328*
Social Justice and LGBTQ Issues
3 credits
PHIL-218
Philosophy of Sex
3 credits
SOC-307
Men and Masculinities
3 credits
SOC-340
Sociology of Sexuality
3 credits
SOC-352
Sociology of HIV/AIDS
3 credits
SWK 208
Human Sexuality and Social Work
3 credits
WGS-310*
Lesbian and Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories and Resistance
3 credits
Total
 
18 credits

* These courses may only be counted once toward the minor in LGBTQ Studies.

Note: Elective cross-listed courses which do not appear above may be approved for minor credit by the LGBTQ Advisor or WGS Coordinator, not to exceed three credit hours.

Women's and Gender Studies

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