The Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) minor provides an interdisciplinary framework for examining ideas, approaches, and activism related to gendered identities, in conjunction with sexual orientation, race, class, culture, and public policy. It also encompasses feminist studies, masculinity studies, and sexuality studies. The WGST minor establishes a rubric of analysis that reaches across disciplines to locate intersections of shared concepts and complementary modes of inquiry.
WGST students must complete at least 3 hours designated WGST, preferably WGST 220, which establishes a foundational set of texts and interest areas, along with promoting understanding of enduring themes related to gendered identities. Other courses are offered through several departments, including English, Communication, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, French and other interdisciplinary studies.
For formal description of the program, visit the Course Catalog.
To discuss any questions about the minor program, please contact the Chair or other committee members.