Undergraduate Minor Requirements

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Students who intend to minor in Women's Studies should declare their intent with the Program Director at least two semesters before graduation.  If the student is an Arts & Sciences major, after completing 90 semester hours they must declare their minor with Arts & Sciences (Longmire 010). Students must have at least a "C-" average in the minor and complete an exit interview before graduating.

WST Requirement (3 hours)

  • WST 3015 – Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WST 3251 – Women in Western Culture
  • WST 4930 – Topics in Women’s Studies
  • WST 4931  – Seminar in Women’s Studies

Cross-Listed Core Course Requirements (9 credit hours)

  • AMH 4561 – Women in 19th Century America (History)
  • AMH 4562 – Women in Modern America (History)
  • ANT 4302 – Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Anthropology)
  • CCJ 4663 – Women, Crime and Justice (Criminology)
  • CLA 3501 – Gender and Society in Ancient Greece (Classics)
  • CLA 3502 – Women, Children and Slaves in Ancient Rome (Classics)
  • FOW 3240 – Literature and Sexuality (Modern Languages)
  • FRT 3561 – French Women Writers (Modern Languages)
  • LIT 3383 – Women in Literature (English)
  • LIT 4385 – Major Women Writers (English)
  • LIT 4554 – Feminist Theory (English)
  • NSP 3425 – Women’s Health Issues: Concerns through the Life Cycle (Nursing)
  • PHM 3123 – Philosophy of Feminism (Philosophy)
  • PUP 3323 – Women and Politics (Political Science)
  • REL 3145 – Gender and Religion (Religion)
  • REL 3337 – Goddesses, Women and Power in Hinduism (Religion)
  • SOP 3742 – Psychology of Women (Psychology)
  • SOW 4108 – Women’s Issues and Social Work (Social Work)
  • SOW 4615 - Family Violence (Social Work)
  • SOW 4627 – Mental Health of Diverse Population (Social Work)
  • SPW 4481 – Contemporary Spanish Women Writers (Modern Languages)
  • SPW 4491 – Spanish American Women Writers (Modern Languages)
  • SYD 3800 – Sociology of Sex and Gender (Sociology)
  • SYO 4374 – Gender and Work (Sociology)
  • THE 4433 – Gender, Race and Performance (Theatre)
  • SPC 4711 – Gender and Communication (Communication)

Electives (3 hours)

  • WST course, core course, or other elective
  • See current Course Listing for other electives                      

Additional Requirements

  • Complete a total of 15 hours composed of the courses above with a C- or better
  • No 2000-level courses will count toward the minor
  • Only one approved course from the student’s major program of study will count toward the minor and only if the course has not been used for credit toward the major
  • Courses used to fulfill the liberal studies requirements will not count toward the minor
  • To be eligible for graduation, each minor must complete an exit interview or survey 
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