Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Minor - Women's and Gender Studies (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 20

Required Cumulative GPA: 1.7

Lower Division Core Requirements

Rule: Must take one or the other

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Show Description WGSS 163L - Hist/Lit Persp Women
Offered spring. Formerly PHL 151H, LS 119H, WGS 119H, WGGS 163H. This is an introduction to the discipline and scope of Western thought from antiquity to the present focusing on women as the subject rather than men. The objective of the course is to provide an understanding and critical appreciation of seminal texts by and about women through readings, class discussion and written assignments.
3 Credits
Show Description WGSS 263S - Women's and Gender Studies
Offered autumn. Broad overview of gender and women's issues from a social science perspective. Relevant topics related to the sociological and psychological aspects of gender across culture are explored, including masculinity, femininity, violence, reproductive health, cultural diversity in the expression of gender, issues in sexual orientation, and media contributions to these issues.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 3 Total Credits Required

Upper Division Core Requirements

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Show Description WGSS 363 - Feminist Theory and Methods
Offered spring. In-depth exposure to feminist views and critique of the ethics and methods of scientific, social, and literary inquiry. Includes exposure to primary sources and current societal and global issues and movements, research finding, and literature exemplifying these methods of inquiry and the gendered dimensions of such inquiry.
3 Credits
Show Description WGSS 463 - WGS Capstone
Offered spring. Prereq., WGS 119H, WGS 263S, WS 275S. Capstone course for the Women's and Gender Studies minor.
2 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 5 Total Credits Required

Approved Elective Courses

Rule: Additional 12 credits of Women's and Gender Studies, at least one of which is Upper Division (300-400 level)

Note: WGS 398, Co-operative Education Experience internships, may be applied toward these credits

Minimum Required Grade: C-
12 Total Credits Required