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GWST Minor

Completing a Gender and Women’s Studies Minor

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To earn the minor in Gender and Women’s 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

GEP

GWST 100 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

SS

GWST 200 Studies in Feminist Activism

Spring Only

SS

GWST 480 Theories of Feminism

ELECTIVE CREDITS (9 credits)

Nine elective Gender and Women’s Studies courses must be completed, including at least one of the following courses that specifically addresses the range of women’s experience, for example through a focus on international women, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or class (RoE).

ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)
Course Number Course Name

RoE

GEP

GWST/MLL 320 Transnational Feminist Film

RoE

AH / C

GWST 340 Women, Gender and Globalization

RoE

SS / C

GWST 342 Gender in Modern South Asia

RoE

AH / C

GWST 343 Gender, Human Rights and Political Violence in Latin America

RoE

AH / C

GWST 345 Unruly Bodies

RoE

NOTES:

  • A “C” or better is required in all courses applied toward the minor.
  • Selected topics courses (GWST 290, 292, 390, 392, 490 and 492) topics may be counted toward the 9 credits in electives with permission of adviser.
  • A maximum of six (6) credits of GWST courses may be taken at the 200 level.
  • A maximum of three (3) GWST independent study credits may be counted toward each minor.