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Twin Cities Campus

Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies Minor

Gender, Women and Sexuality
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, 425 Ford Hall, 224 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-6006)
Email: gwss@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 15
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The graduate minor program in Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies is located in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS). The feminist and critical sexuality studies minor is a supplementary program for graduate students already admitted to the University of Minnesota and enrolled in another graduate program. The minor is designed for students with widely flexible interests and academic aims looking for advanced graduate academic training in feminist and critical sexuality studies. The program is also designed to provide an interdisciplinary graduate program in GLBTQ studies. Students must apply for special admission through the program. Application instructions and materials are available at https://cla.umn.edu/gwss/graduate/degree-programs/graduate-minor-feminist-and-critical-sexuality-studies
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students must apply to the feminist and critical sexuality studies minor for admission by submitting a letter of interest to the director of graduate studies that demonstrates a clear relationship between the focus and objectives of their doctoral research and the goals, curriculum, and scholarly resources of the minor. Since the emphasis of the graduate minor is interdisciplinary, a focus or strong interest in such work is preferred. A prerequisite undergraduate major or minor in gender, women and/or GLBTQ/sexuality studies is not required for admission, but preferable. Applicants are expected to demonstrate general knowledge of this relevant scholarship in some combination of previous coursework, research and writing, and/or organizational activity/experience.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Doctoral
Feminist Theories and Methods
GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production (3.0 cr)
Electives
Graduate minors must take four elective courses approved for FCSS minor, which may include 5000-8000 level courses in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies or 5000-8000 level courses in other departments. At least one of these graduate level courses must be taken inside the GWSS Department and at least one of these graduate courses must be taken outside the GWSS Department, preferably in the studentís home department. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies to see if your courses qualify.
 
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GWSS 8108 - Genealogies of Feminist Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; intersections of gender theory with critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methodologies from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent
GWSS 8109 - Feminist Knowledge Production
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two-semester interdisciplinary seminar. First term: debates in gender theory; gender theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, sexuality theory, social class analysis. Second term: inter-/multi-disciplinary feminist research methods from humanities/social sciences. prereq: Feminist studies PhD or grad minor student or instr consent