The GWS Minor

GWS classes offer students a chance to examine knowledge, issues, and values through a feminist perspective and an integrative interdisciplinary approach, exploring the connections between academic inquiry and personal life. The GWS Program offers process-oriented classrooms, where students are expected to be active participants in their own learning, and further develop their critical thinking, writing, and discussion skills.

Our students enhance their career preparation by specializing in gender, sexuality, and social justice, and they enjoy a sense of community with others who share an interest in gender issues and scholarship.

To declare a minor in GWS, you must first visit Allison James, GWS Academic Advisor in LAS, in 316 University Hall.

Requirements for the GWS Minor

Students must complete 18 hours of course work in Gender and Women's Studies, including:

  • GWS 101 Gender in Everyday Life
  • GWS 102 Global Perspectives on Women and Gender
  • GWS 292 History and Theories of Feminism
  • GWS 390 Feminism and Social Change
  • Plus two GWS electives at the 200 or above level

*No more than 3 hours of GWS 396 (Independent Study/Research) may be applied to the major.

*GWS 292 Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.

GWS Minor Forms