Gender and Sexuality Studies - Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies specializes in the examination of gender; gender identity; queer and transgender studies; feminisms; and social justice from interdisciplinary perspectives. Students develop a strong understanding of how interconnected social formations such as race, class, age, nation, citizenship, ability, and other categories of difference are constructed and intersect with gender and sexuality. Gender and Sexuality Studies offers a plan of study that integrates humanities and social sciences methods and objects of study, including areas of concentration such as human rights and transnational migration; socially engaged literature, film, and other creative media; and transnational and decolonial methodologies. Our courses equip students with analytical skills and knowledge to engage power structures critically and transform lives and communities.

An undergraduate minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies offers students a documented emphasis in their academic training in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies in addition to their declared major. The minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies complements many undergraduate degree programs at NMSU including Anthropology, Art, Biology, Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Curriculum and Instruction, Economics, Education, English, Government, History, Psychology, Public Health Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, and more. 

Courses are offered both online and on campus. In addition to the undergraduate minor, Gender and Sexuality Studies offers a B.A. and a minor for graduate students.

A minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies consists of 18 credit hours of approved course work in Gender & Sexuality Studies of which at least 12 are upper division (300 level or above).

Prefix Title Credits
Required Core Courses
W S 201GIntroduction to Women's Studies3
or W S 202G Representing Women Across Cultures
Select one from the following:3
Seminar in Feminist Theory3
Transnational Feminisms3
Feminist Research Methodologies3
Sex, Gender and the Body3
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Masculinities Studies3
Women & Immigration3
Gender & Horror3
Alternative Genders and Sexualities3
Women and Human Rights3
Gender and Graphic Narrative3
Food and Representation3
Gender and Migration3
Gender and Film Studies3
Special Topics3
Women's Studies Practicum3
Women Crossing Borders3
Gender and Popular Culture3
Total Credits18

Note: A student may not earn a bachelor’s degree in Gender & Sexuality Studies and also earn a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies.