University Catalog 2023-2024

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Minor)

The minor provides graduate students in the humanities, social sciences and sciences with the theories and methodologies to study women and gender relations. The minor is intended to support and further students' research in their own field.

  • Nine hours of graduate credit are required with a B or better in each course.
  • No more than three hours of coursework may overlap between the major department coursework requirement and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. Students may choose from the courses listed on the website and/or a list of approved special topics courses.
  • Because the Minor is an interdisciplinary one, at least one of the courses needs to be in a field different from that of the graduate program in which the student is enrolled.
  • All courses must be taught by the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Affiliated Faculty.
  • An Affiliated Faculty member (not in the field of the degree graduate program) must sit on the master's or dissertation committee.

Plan Requirements

Required Courses
Select nine credit hours of the following: 19
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
Gender Issues In Counseling
Women in America: From Contact to the Civil War
American Women in the Twentieth Century
Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies
Psychology of Gender
Sociology Of Gender
Social Psychology Of Inequality
Total Hours9


Associate professor

  • Karey Harwood