Gender and Sexuality Studies - Graduate Minor

Gender & Sexuality focuses on the intersectional study of women, gender, race, sexuality, and other categories of identity and difference in national and global contexts. The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor complements other graduate programs such as Anthropology, Art, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Government, History, Psychology, Public Health Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, and many others.

The purpose of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor is to:

  1. Enable students to develop a documented emphasis of their academic training in the field of Gender and Sexuality studies.
  2. Develop specialized knowledge through the interdisciplinary curriculum offered by Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  3. Explore how gender and sexuality functions within societies.
  4. Apply and integrate ideas and knowledge about the intersectional study of gender and sexuality into diverse academic fields.

Master’s and Doctoral minor candidates: 

Required Core Course
W S 571Advanced Seminar in Feminist Theory3

For a Master’s Degree minor candidate:

6 additional credit hours from upper level Gender & Sexuality Studies courses or courses cross-listed with Women’s Studies and other departments/programs are required. (9 credit hours total)

For a Doctoral Degree minor candidate:

9 additional credit hours from upper level Gender & Sexuality Studies courses or courses cross-listed with Women’s Studies and other departments/programs are required. (12 credit hours total)