Women's and Gender Studies


This is an interdisciplinary minor requiring eighteen hours (at least 3 disciplines; no more than 9 hours from any one) selected from courses in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences.

Appropriate special topics courses in the disciplines may be selected.

  • Core Requirements : Two of the following * 6
  • POLI 321 Gender Politics and Political Theory 3
  • SOCY 301 Sociology of Gender Roles 3
  • HIST 464 History of Women in the United States 3
  • COMM 455 Gender, Communication and Culture 3
  • Additional Requirements: Four of the following 12
  • COMM 201 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • COMM 450 Intercultural Communication 3
  • COMM 480 Organizational Communication 3
  • ENGL 290 Introduction to Women's Literature 3
  • ENGL 396 Global Women Writers 3
  • ENGL 394 Images of Women in Film and Fiction 3
  • ENGL 431 American Autobiography 3
  • POLI 353 Gender and the Law 3
  • POLI 373 Women and Public Policy 3
  • SOCY 305 Sociology of the Family 3
  • SOCY 468 Sex and Society 3
  • SOCY 528 Family Diversity 3
  • SOCY 535 Girls' Delinquency
  • PSYC 415 Adult Development 3
  • PSYC 490 Human Sexuality 3
  • HSSI 211 Issues in Women's Studies 3
  • Total hours required: 18

*Courses not taken to fulfill the Core Requirements may be used to complete the Additional Requirements. Special Topics courses may also be used to complete the Additional Requirements with permission from Dr. DeAnna Gore or Dr. Michelle Petrie.