Course Requirements for Students Who Entered the WGS Program Prior to Fall 2018

Women's and Gender Studies courses provide an opportunity for intensive study and in-depth analysis. Many Women's and Gender Studies courses fit the global/multicultural designation. Interested students should contact the University Advising Center to declare a minor in Women's and Gender Studies.  They can also contact the coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies for further information and advisement. Each student enrolled in the Women's and Gender Studies minor is required to complete 18 credit hours of Women's and Gender Studies courses. Courses should optimally be taken in a sequence from general introductory courses to more specialized, upper division courses. Each student is required to take:

Required core course (3 credits)

INTR 01.130 Women and Gender in Perspective OR
INTR 01.130 Honors Women and Gender in Perspective;


fifteen (15) credits of approved Women's and Gender Studies courses (ranked First and Second Tier), of which nine (9) credits must be from the First Tier.

First Tier (minimum of three courses [9 credits] required)

ANTH 02.322 Sex and Sex Roles in a Cross Cultural Perspective
ARHS 03.230 Survey of Women Artists
CMS  01.318 Communicating Gender
CMS  01.323 Images of Gender in Popular Culture
ECON 04.225 Women in the Economy
ENGL 02.200 Women in Literature
HIST 05.417 Women in Islam
HIST 05.418 Women in Europe to 1700
HIST 05.419 Women in Modern Europe
HIST 05.422 Women in American History
HIST 05.425 History of Feminisms
HIST 05.455 Gender, Sexuality and History 
HONR 05.114 Women Artists in the Age of Enlightenment
HONR 05.205 03 Art and the Women's Movement 
INTR 01.200 Issues in Women's Health
LAWJ 05.346 Women, Crime and Criminal Justice
PHIL 09.328 Philosophy and Gender
PHIL 09.346 Feminist Ethics
POSC 07.311 Women in American Politics
PSY  01.200 Psychology of Women and Cultural Experience
PSY  05.217 Psychology of Gender and Alcoholism/Drug Abuse
RTF  03.272 Images of Women in Film
SOC  08.370 Sociology of Women in Society
SOC  08.440 Selected Topics in Sociology: Men and Masculinity
SOC  08.493 Seminar on Gender Roles

Selected Topics courses in various disciplines (contact the coordinator of the program for more information and pre-approval)

Second Tier (maximum of two courses [6 credits] counted)

ENGL 02.205 Adolescent Literature
ENGL 02.216 African American Literature through Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 02.316 African American Literature since Harlem Renaissance
HIST 05.408 Chinese Cultural History
HIST 05.429 Topics in History: History of Witchcraft
HIST 05.450 History of Childhood and Youth in America
PSY  05.310 Psychology of Human Sexuality
SOC  08.220 Sociology of the Family
SOC  08.399 Sociology of the Holocaust

For more information or questions speak with your academic advisor or email Dr. Melissa R. Klapper at