The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor offers all students in the university the possibility of rigorous interdisciplinary study of women’s and gender issues. Course offerings across the campus give students the opportunity to understand the complex relationships between gender, class, ethnic, and race structures; to understand feminist theory and methodological perspectives and their substantial contributions to social and public policy analysis; to develop the ability to reach out to community and non-profit organizations concerned with social equality; and to develop international understandings and perspectives.
Students must complete fifteen (15) credit hours with a grade of C or better, including three (3) required courses and two (2) elective courses.
Please note: Students may only double count one course towards both their major and the WGS minor.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
WGS 200 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WGS 300 Introduction to Feminist Theories
WGS 492 Theoretical Issues in Women's and Gender Studies
Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
ANT/WGS 444 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
COM/WGS 362 Communication and Gender
ENG/WGS 305 Women and Literature
ENG/WGS 327 Language and Gender
HI/WGS 423 Women in European Enlightenment
HI/WGS 447 American Women to 1900
HI/WGS 448 American Women in the 20th Century
STS/WGS 210 Women and Gender in Science and Technology
WGS 310 Internship in Women's and Gender Studies
MUS/WGS 360 Women and Music
PS/WGS 418 Gender, Law, and Policy
PSY/WGS 406 Psychology of Gender
SOC/WGS 204 Sociology of the Family
SOC/WGS 304 Women and Men in Society
SOC/WGS 407 Sociology of Sexualities
WGS 493 Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
*Special topics in a variety of disciplines may be taken with the approval of the Women's and Gender Studies Curriculum Committee.
Also note that each semester, a number of courses that are not listed here as WGS courses can be taken for WGS credit. For that list, go to current courses page and click on the course listing link.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
To complete a WGS minor is a simple process but it's a good idea to get the paperwork in progress. Download the form available here in Word format. List on the form the WGS courses you've taken and grades received. Courses in progress and planned courses to be taken in the final semester should also be listed. The form must be signed by the Director of WGS and by the CHASS Dean's Office. It is then forwarded to the student's home department.
Dr. Deborah Hooker
NC State Campus
SIS Code: 16WGM