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2020-21 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies Minor

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Minor Only

Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender studies explores the nature and creations of women often neglected in traditional academic offerings. The multidisciplinary curriculum draws faculty from many departments ” anthropology, biology, economics, religion, history, English, political science, sociology, and other disciplines.

Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender studies minors learn to evaluate cultural forces that have formed contemporary perceptions and expectations of women. Students investigate biological sexual differences, culturally assigned gender roles, theories about female consciousness and behavior, and restraints imposed by law and social conventions. The field covers an exciting range of topics, from the history of feminism to women’s art and literature.

Minor Requirements

Six (6) courses are required: three (3) core courses, three (3) electives, AND a service-learning component.


Choose three (3) courses listed in the schedule of classes under sexuality, women’s, and gender studies that meet the following criteria.

  • At least one at the 300 level or above
  • At least one in the humanities
  • At least one in the social sciences
  • May be independent studies
  • May count toward student’s major

Service Learning

Students must complete twenty (20) hours of service learning as part of one (1) or two (2) courses.

  • May be part of core courses or SWAG electives
  • May be part of other courses with approval of Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender studies coordinator

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