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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


GWST 300 Methodologies of Gender and Women’s Studies

Fall Only


GWST 485 Sexuality and Queer Theory


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/THTR 349 Gender, Sexuality and Theatrical Performance


GWST 381 Cultural Politics of Reproduction
GWST 383 History and Politics of Sexuality


One of these three:
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



  • Selected topics courses, GWST 390 and 490 topics may be counted toward the 9 credits in electives with permission of adviser.
  • When students pursue the critical sexuality studies minor along with the gender and women’s studies major, certificate, or minor, only two courses may overlap for completion of program requirements.
  • 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.
  • A “C” or better is required in all courses applied toward the minor.