WGS Minor

Requirements for Declaring a WGS Minor

As of August 22, 2020 any student wishing to declare a WGS Minor must have completed two unspecified WGS courses with a grade of C of better.

STEPS TO DECLARE A MINOR

  1. Review the web listing of WGS courses.
  2. Review requirements below to select from: WGS Minor without concentrations, WGS Minor with a concentration in Gender Studies or a WGS Minor with a concentration in Sexuality Studies.
  3. Obtain a current copy of your Academic Advising Transcript from the Student Information System (SIS).
  4. Obtain a copy of the Declaration of Minor form online.
  5. Complete the Minor Advising Worksheet.
  6. Review your completed forms with WGS Director of Undergraduate Programs, Bonnie Hagerman, during office hours or email to make an appointment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DECLARING A MINOR

As of August 22, 2020 any student wishing to declare a WGS Minor must have completed two unspecified WGS course with a grade of C of better.

There are three ways to complete a minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality: the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with no area of concentration, the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with a concentration in Gender Studies, and the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with a concentration in Sexuality Studies.

A. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) without concentrations requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. WGS 2125 Race & Power in Gender & Sexuality Studies
  3. WGS 3100: Introduction to WGS Theory
  4.  WGS 3125 Transnational Feminism
  5. WGS 3500 Research and Methods in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  6. WGS 4000-level course

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor. 

B. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) with a concentration in Gender Studies requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. WGS 2125 Race & Power in Gender & Sexuality Studies
  3. WGS 3100: Introduction to WGS Theory
  4.  WGS 3125 Transnational Feminism
  5. WGS 3500 Research and Methods in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  6. WGS 4000-level course designated as providing a Gender Focus

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor.  

C. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) with a concentration in Sexuality Studies requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. WGS 2125 Race & Power in Gender & Sexuality Studies
  3. WGS 3100: Introduction to WGS Theory
  4.  WGS 3125 Transnational Feminism
  5. WGS 3500 Research and Methods in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  6. WGS 4000-level course designated as providing a Sexuality Focus

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor.  

*Students who have taken WGS 2897 or 4800 will not receive additional credit toward the major for taking WGS 3897.

*For the Spring 2020 semester ONLY: courses taken under the CR/NC exception, where credit is received, will be counted toward WGS minor.