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Women’s and Gender Studies Minor Requirements

A total of 18 credits is required. These 18 credits must include WMST 200 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.

Required:

WMST 200 – Introduction to Women’s Studies – 3 credit hours

Students receive approval for a specified course of study from the following list of courses:

ANTH 350  Anthropology of Gender
3 cr
COMM 325
Women in Media
3 cr
CRIM 450 Women and Crime 3 cr
ENGL 225 Introduction to Literature by Women 3 cr
ENGL 336 Language, Gender, and Society 3 cr
ENGL 350
Gender and Sexual Orientation in Literature, Theory, and Film
3 cr
ENGL 385 Advanced Women’s Literature 3 cr
HIST 366 African American Women 3 cr
HIST 369 Women in America 3 cr
HIST 390 History of Women—World Cultures 3 cr
JRNL 250 Women and the Press 3 cr
PHIL 232 Philosophies of Love 3 cr
PLSC 404
Women and Politics
3 cr
PSYC 379 Psychology of Human Sexuality 3 cr
PSYC 411 Psychology of Women 3 cr
RLST 245 Women and Religion 3 cr
RLST 345 Women in the Bible 3 cr
RLST 485 Special Topics in Feminist Studies of Religion 3 cr
SOC 251 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 cr
SOC 363 Sociology of Gender 3 cr
SOC 427 Social Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence
3 cr
WMST 301
Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women's Literature
3 cr
WMST 400 Feminist Theories 3 cr
XXXX 281
Special Topics (offered within department) (4)
1-3 cr
XXXX 481
Special Topics (offered within department) (4)
1-3 cr
WMST 482 Independent Study 1–3 cr
XXXX 493 Internships (5)
1–3 cr
 
  1. Students receive approval for a specified course of study from the above list of courses and, with permission from the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, from selected WGS courses that have been recently developed. 
  2. No more than two courses that count for a student's major can also count for WGS minor.
  3. At least 6 credits of coursework must be at 300 level or above.
  4. Special topics courses that focus on women's and gender studies and are offered by individual departments can count as WGS minor electives with the approval of Director of Women's and Gender Studies. Examples of XXXX 481 offered: ANTH 481 Women in Modern Middle East, and WMST 481 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
  5. Internships (up to 3 cr) may be counted toward the minor.


  • Women’s and Gender Studies Program
  • Stabley Library, Room 103
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4753
  • Fax: 724-357-2281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.