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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


GWST 100 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies


GWST 200 Studies in Feminist Activism

Spring Only


GWST 480 Theories of Feminism

Fall Only


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



  • Selected topics courses, GWST 390 and 490 topics may be counted toward the 9 credits in electives with permission of adviser.
  • 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.