Women's Studies, Minor

Minor in Women's Studies (300110M)

This interdisciplinary minor focuses on diversity and the ways that women's and men's lives have been shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, age, sexual orientation, region, historical period, culture, political and economic structures, and social systems. The minor requires two core classes and 12 hours of approved electives.

Program Contact
Professor Mary E. Triece, Ph.D.
Director of Women's Studies, School of Communication

The following information has official approval of the Department of Women's Studies and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Minor in Women's Studies” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.


Required Courses6
Elective Courses12
Total Hours18

Required Courses

WMST:200Introduction to Women's Studies3
WMST:480Feminist Theory3
or PHIL:455 Philosophy of Feminism
Total Hours6

Elective Courses

Select 12 credits of elective courses. At least 9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level and no more than 2 courses from the same unit:12
Women's Studies
WMST:485Special Topics in Women's Studies
WMST:489Internship in Women's Studies
WMST:493Individual Studies on Women
Classical Studies and Anthropology
CLAS:363Women in Ancient Greece and Rome
ANTH:416Anthropology of Sex and Gender
ENGL:364Women Writers
ENGL:440Women and Film
ENGL:453American Women Poets
HIST:325Women in Modern Europe
HIST:350U.S. Women's History
HIST:400Gender and Culture in China
HIST:469African-American Women's History
HIST:499Women and Gender in Middle Eastern Societies
Modern Languages
SPAN:430Women in 20th Century Hispanic Literature
PHIL:455Philosophy of Feminism
Political Science
POLIT:474Political Opinion, Behavior & Electorial Politics
PSYC:474Psychology of Women
SOCIO:325Sociology of Women in Global Society
SOCIO:415Women in Prison
SOCIO:416Women and Crime
SOCIO:447Sociology of Gender, Sex, and Sexualities
SOCIO:455Family Violence
Child Development
CHFD:201Intimate Relationships
CHFD:265Child Development
CHFD:442Human Sexuality
CHFD:446Culture, Ethnicity & Family
Fashion Merchandise
FASH:219Dress and Culture
Social Work
SOWK:265Women & Addiction
SOWK:411Women's Issues in Social Work Practice
Total Hours12