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Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Minor

Gender, Women and Sexuality
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
Gender, women, and sexuality studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that looks at issues of gender and sexuality in the United States and around the world, taking into account the intersections and interrelations of generation, economic status, race, geographic location, and other social and historical variables. Gender, women, and sexuality studies also seeks to transform traditional fields of study by incorporating new data, methods, theories, and frameworks developed by feminist scholars.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
Not more than one of the elective 3xxx-5xxx courses may be used from GWSS 3002, 3003, and 3004.
GWSS 1001 - Gender, Power, and Everyday Life (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 1002 - Politics of Sex [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0-4.0 cr)
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GWSS 3xxx
· GWSS 4xxx
· GWSS 5xxx
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· Fall 2014
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GWSS 1001 - Gender, Power, and Everyday Life
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
U.S. multi-/cross-cultural studies of contemporary social, cultural, and personal conditions of women's lives. Includes honors recitation.
GWSS 1002 - Politics of Sex (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory survey of historical, cultural, psychological, and sociopolitical dimensions of analyzing gender/sexuality. Norms/deviances pertaining to gender/sexuality as differently enacted/understood by social groups in different time-/place-specific locations.