About the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor program in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies explores the ways in which gender and sexuality shape every aspect of our lives. Social expectations about women and men—which intersect with issues of race, class, sexuality, and nationality—influence our legal, medical, educational, and political systems.

The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor gives students the tools to analyze issues of gender and its constructions in their chosen disciplines: Liberal Arts, Fine Arts and Design, Mathematics and Science, Business, or Education and Professional Studies. The minor examines the ways in which constructions of masculinity and femininity affect our political system, culture, and history. This minor also examines both national and international ideas about gender, sexuality and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor fosters critical thinking, discussion, and learning about gender through various interdisciplinary collaborations.

18 credit hour requirement, flexible course selection available, as well as scholarships and funding. For more information, please visit the Minors section of the Undergraduate Catalog.