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Undergraduate Minor Requirements

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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