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CSST Minor

Completing a Critical Sexuality Studies Minor

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To earn the minor in Critical Sexuality Studies, students must complete 18 credits of gender and women’s studies coursework, divided as follows:

CORE COURSES (9 credits)
Course Number Course Name

Semester offered


GWST 210 Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies

SS / C

GWST 300 Methodologies of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

Fall Only


GWST 485 Sexuality and Queer Theory

Spring Only


ELECTIVE CREDITS (9 credits)  Students must complete three courses from the list below
Course Number(s) Course Name



GWST/MLL 255 Intercultural Paris


GWST 321 Queer Representations in Film and TV



GWST 345 Unruly Bodies


GWST 348 Black, Queer and Feminist Film


GWST/THTR 349 Gender, Sexuality and Theatrical Performance


GWST/HIST 366 Doin’ It: Case Studies in the History of Western Sexuality



GWST 381 Sexuality and Reproduction in the US
GWST 383 History and Politics of Sexuality


GWST 413 Language, Gender and Sexuality
Students can choose from one of the courses listed below:
GWST/SOCY 332 Human Sexuality in Sociological Perspective
GWST/SOCY 333 Human Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
GWST/PSYC 356 The Psychology of Sex Differences



  • A “C” or better is required in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • When students pursue the CSST minor along with any GWST option, only two courses may overlap.
  • A maximum of six (6) credits of GWST electives may be taken at the 200 level.
  • A maximum of three (3) GWST independent study credits may be counted toward each minor.
  • GWST 292, 392 + 492 may be counted towards electives, and selected GWST 290, 390 + 490, with permission of adviser.