The Women's and Gender Studies minor provides an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender, and sexuality. Courses use feminist frameworks to analyze gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, and cultures. Courses also examine social institutions and networks of power while considering avenues of resistance, justice, and transformation.
The WGS minor complements a variety of majors and provides a valuable foundation for pursuing work in education, journalism, business, public affairs, the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Students undertaking or considering a minor in WGS should contact the director of the WGS Program to discuss their course of study.
Six courses (18 hours) are required for the minor. Three core courses in WGS familiarize students with key concepts in the field and introduce them to a range of feminist perspectives: WGS 110, WGS 211 or WGS 212, and WGS 3xx. Three electives may be fulfilled with WGS core courses or cross-listed offerings. At least two courses, one at the 300 level, must be completed at Roosevelt University. All courses counting toward the WGS minor must be passed with a C- or higher.
Note: 300-level WGS core courses rotate specific topics and titles under the course numbers and categories listed below. Students may repeat course numbers with different topics and titles and apply them toward completion of the minor. Specific titles and topics are listed in the course schedule for each semester and on the WGS website.
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