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Women’s & Gender Studies - Overview


The Women’s & Gender Studies program provides students with a broad liberal arts education that develops their critical thinking and writing skills and prepares them to interrogate and challenge inequalities as well as become culturally competent advocates for social justice and transformative leaders in local, national, and global contexts.

Who Should Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies?

Any student who wants to broaden his or her understanding of the intersections of gender, race, class, religion, sexuality and other identities with social structures of inequality.

What Can You Do With a Women’s & Gender Studies Minor?

A Women’s & Gender Studies minor prepares studies for:

Graduate study, work in public policy, social services, non-profit, private and government organizations.

WGST Courses

WGST 2210: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
HIST 3523: Black Feminist and Feminist Thought

Complete any four of the following courses.* (12 hours):

ENG 3505:  Women’s Literature
HEDU 4310: Women’s Health
HIST 2080: Problems in the History of Women to 1750
HIST 2081: Problems in the History of Women since 1750
HIST 3072: Women in the African Diaspora
HIST 3522: The Black Female Body in American Culture
HIST 3523: Black Feminist Thought and Feminist Thought
HIST 3524: Black Women & Activism
HIST 3525: Black Women and Slavery
HIST 3527: Black Women in the 20th Century
MSCM 2470: Diversity in the Media
MSCM 2450: Women in Communication
MSCM 3430: Media Images of African American Women
WGST 3660: Special Topics in Women’s & Gender Studies

*As the program develops, other courses will be added, including Special Topics.

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