Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Minor

This program will be an interdisciplinary program designed to inform students about historical and contemporary issues surrounding women’s, gender, and sexuality issues.  By definition, the program highlights diversity and was a direct result of students’ interest in contemporary issues and disturbing incidents related to oppression and systems of power both locally and nationally.

Program Outcomes:

At the successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss women’s, gender, and sexuality issues through a contemporary or historical lens; 
  2. Discuss contributions of women in the arts and humanities; and
  3. Deconstruct systems of power and oppression/repression.
WGSS 2001Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
ENGL 4950Women's Literature3
Choose one of the following:3
Women in Music
Women in Art
Special Topics in Theatre
Electives (Choose two) 36
Race, Gender, Class, and the Criminal Justice System
Women/Politics Cross Culturally
Psychology of Women 1
Psychology of Human Sexuality 1
The Sociology of Gender Roles 2
Introduction to Marriage and Family 2
Women of Health 2
Additional Electives (With Approval of WGSS Program Director)
Special Topics in History
Total Semester Hours15

Prerequisite – PSYC 1101


Prerequisite – SOCI 1101


A minimum of 9 credit hours must be at the 3000/4000 level per University System of Georgia (USG) guidelines.