This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students in any major who also want a concentration in the study of sexuality. The minor investigates the historical, political, and social life of sexuality both transhistorically and transnationally. Special attention is paid to how sexuality intersects with other differences, including gender, race, class, religion, nationality, disability and age, and how power, resistance, and life chances are differently distributed at these intersections. This minor will empower students to imagine a more just future and equip them with the tools to collectively enact it.
The minor provides a good foundation of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that prepare students for work or graduate school in a variety of fields, including psychology, law, social work, medicine, nonprofit management, human resources, and more.
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To earn the minor, students must complete 18 credits of coursework offered by the Department of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies, as follows:
|CORE COURSES (9 credits)|
|Course #||Course Name||GEP||Semester offered|
|CSST 210||Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies||SS/C|
|CSST/GWST 300||Methodologies in Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies||WI|
|CSST 485||Sexuality and Queer Theory||Spring Only|
ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)
Complete 9 elective credits. Of these 9 credits, 3 must be at the 300 level and above. Students have the option to take up to 3 credits of independent study and 3 credits of internship towards completion of the minor. Selected topics courses (CSST 292, 392, 492, GWST 290, 390, 490) may be counted toward the 9 credits in electives.
|Course #||Course Name||RoE||GEP|
|CSST/GWST 220||Introduction to Transgender Studies||RoE|
|CSST 321||Queer Representations in Film and TV||RoE||AH|
|CSST 345||Unruly Bodies||RoE||AH/C|
|GWST/MLL 255||Intercultural Paris||RoE||AH/C|
|GWST 315||Modern Masculinities||AH/C|
|GWST 341||Indigenous and Decolonial Feminisms||RoE|
|GWST 344||Transnational Femininities||RoE||AH/C|
|GWST 348||Black, Queer, and Feminist Film||RoE|
|GWST/THTR 349||Gender, Sexuality, + Theatrical Performance||RoE||AH|
|GWST/HIST 366||Doin’ It: Case Studies in the History of Western Sexuality||RoE||SS/C|
|GWST 381||Reproductive Justice in the US|
|GWST 383||History and Politics of Sexuality||RoE|
|GWST/MLL 413||Language, Gender, + Sexuality||RoE|
|GWST/PSYC 444||Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity||RoE||WI|
|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||C/SS|
|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