Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

For an 18-credit minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students complete the following:

Select five courses from the list below, including: 115
at least three gender-focused courses
two additional gender-focused or gender-component courses
WS 0301Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone Seminar 23
Total Credits18

Courses must be chosen from at least two disciplines.


With permission of the director(s), other capstone experiences that focus on women, gender and sexuality topics may be counted in place of WS 0301. If another capstone experience is substituted, then a sixth WGSS course must be completed from the list of approved courses.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Electives

Applied Ethics
AE 0271The Sacred Balance 13
AE 0283Environmental Justice3
AE 0297Ecofeminism3
AE 0298Ethics and Feminist Perspectives3
BI 0071Identity and the Human Genome 13
CO 0236Gender, Sexuality, and Media3
CO 0246Family Communication3
CO 0323Gender and Organizing3
CO 0338Media Audiences 13
EC 0114The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the American Workplace3
EN 0130Literature by Women: Vision and Revision3
EN 0131Contemporary Women Writers of Color3
EN 0162Irish Women Writers3
EN 0171Literature and the Visual Arts 13
EN 0216Victorian Poetry and Poetics 13
EN 0234American Women Writers of the 19th Century3
EN 0235Edith Wharton and Her Circle3
EN 0263African American Women Writers3
EN 0275Modern Women Writers3
EN 0283Asian Diasporas: Challenges to Citizenship3
EN 0291Gender and Sexualilty in Film and Literature3
EN 0314Renaissance Eros3
EN 0336Seminar on Toni Morrison3
EN 0353Representations3
EN 0372All About Eve3
EN 0374The Woman Question: Early Feminism and 19th Century Transatlantic Literature3
EN 0375Caribbean Women Writers3
EN 0376Global Women's Fiction3
EN 0377Urban Texts and Contexts: NYC3
HI 0240The Personal Is Political: Women's Activism in the 1960s3
HI 0245Feminism in the United States3
HI 0246Women and Gender in U.S. History3
HI 0247Family and Sexuality in U.S. History3
HI 0257Who Built America? Working People in America 13
HI 0263Inventing Themselves: African-American Women in U.S. History3
HI 0346Saints, Sinners, and Sisters: Women and Religion in American History3
HI 0366Gender, Culture, and Representation: Women in China and Japan, 1600 to Present3
Modern Languages and Literatures
FR 0305French and Francophone Women Writers3
NS 0314Maternal and Newborn Nursing4
PH 0206Philosophical Perspectives on Women in Classical Literature3
PH 0211American Philosophy 13
PH 0281Philosophies of Love and Sex3
PH 0282Violence and the Sacred3
PO 0119Sex, Sexuality, and Gender3
PO 0136/IL 0151Gender, War, and Peace3
PO 0153The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender3
PO 0170The Battle Over Family Values in American Politics3
PO 0220Seminar on Feminist Theory3
PY 0233Gender and Mental Health3
Religious Studies
RS 0205Women in the Bible3
RS 0215Women in Judaism3
RS 0236Christian Feminist Theology3
Sociology and Anthropology
AY 0168Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation3
SO 0142Sociology of the Family 13
SO 0144Sociology of Sexuality3
SO 0162Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations 13
SO 0166Feminism, Gender, and Everyday Life3
SO 0169Women: Work and Sport3
Visual and Performing Arts
FTM 0201AFilmmaker Studies: Women Directors3
FTM 0209Gender, Sexuality, and Cinema3
TA 0123American Women Playwrights3
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
WS 0299Internship3
WS 0301Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone Seminar3
WS 0399Independent Study3

Indicates gender-component course.