Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires 18 semester credit hours. Drawing on recent scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality, this interdisciplinary minor provides a flexible, coherent program that enables students to consider the significance of gender and sexuality to human society.

A minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers students the opportunity for exciting intellectual growth. The minor provides a valuable specialty to prepare students for opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, counseling, education, government, health and medicine, human resources, law, politics, psychology, social work, and graduate studies. The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor helps students recognize their opportunities in a rapidly changing society and flexibly complements any major.

The required core courses introduce students to the foundational theories of women's, gender, and sexualities studies. Topics courses, offered on a selective basis, may also count toward the minor with permission from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Director.

Required Courses
WS 3376Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
WS 3377Gender, Sex, and Power3
or WS 4377 Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities
Choose 12 hours from the following:12
Black Queer Experience
Gender and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective
Culture, Medicine and the Body
Gender and Visual Representation
Queer Art and Visual Culture
Biology of Sex and Reproduction
Women and Criminal Justice
Communication and Gender
Queer and Trans Texts
Gender and Sexualities in Texts
Women's Writing
Women Writers of the Middle Ages
Gender, Appearance, and Society
U.S. Women's History to 1877
U.S. Women's History since 1877
The History of Rural Women
History of American Feminisms, 1960-2020
Queer Youth History
Gender in Latin American History
Gender & Militarization in the Arab World
Black Women and Black Protest in America
History of American Sexualities
Women and Texas Music
Unpacking the Gaze: Intersectionality and Creative Publication
The Nature of the Human Experience: Technology & Gender in Film
From White Slavery to Sex Trafficking
The Body and Literature
The Myths of Western Civilization: Decolonizing and Queering European History
Women and Minorities in the Media
Women in Jazz
Inclusion and Diversity in Women's Health
Issues in Human Sexuality
Philosophy of Sex and Love
Feminist Theory
Women in Politics
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Women
Gender and Society
Sociology of Sexuality
Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work
Women, Minorities and Marginal Groups in Medieval Spanish Literature
Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualities
Independent Research in Women’s Studies
Total Hours18