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2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor

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A minor in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) enables students to explore the social, political, and cultural dimensions of gender and inequity. WGS is the study of how gender structures everything from our innermost sense of self to transnational circuits of society and economy. WGS uses an intersectional perspective, which means that we understand gender to be co-constituted with race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, ability, and other forms of social power. We use an interdisciplinary approach that examines social structures, institutions, and ideologies of gender through social, historical, political, legal, and cultural lenses.

Minor Supporting Courses

At least two courses from at least two of the following categories for a total of 6 or more units. Many courses without WGS course designation will have prerequisites and restrictions from their home departments. Minors must meet these requirements.

Other courses with advisor permission

** Offered infrequently

*** Many prerequisites and/or restrictions; may be impossible to get into without double majoring/minoring in that department. Discuss with WGS advisor.


Total Core Requirements: 10

Total supporting units 6

Total units in the WGS minor 16

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