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

All Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) minors must complete two core courses (six 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

Introduction to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

3 credits

WGS-350

Seminar in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

3 credits

Approved WGS Electives/Cross-listed courses from at least two departments

15 credits

Total

   

21 credits

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and 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.