Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Division of Humanities

The women, gender, and sexuality studies minor is one of several interdisciplinary minors offered at YHC intended to complement a wide range of majors. The WGSS minor investigates the history and status of women in society, the role of gender and sexuality in culture, and the social and literary contributions of writers, theorists, and activists from diverse gendered, sexual, and identity positions. The focus of this program allows students to explore intersections between gender, sexuality, and various markers of cultural identity.

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What classes can you take?

The WGSS minor is comprised of 18 credit hours (six courses). Students are required to take WGSS 2100: Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, which is typically offered every fall semester. To fulfill the remaining 15 credit hours (five classes), students will choose two Core courses and three elective courses from a variety of classes across the disciplines including (but not limited to):

  • Fine Arts
  • Cinema
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Popular Culture
  • Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

What can you do with a WGSS minor?

Women, gender, and sexuality studies prepares students for a range of graduate school and career options. In learning to emphasize the intersectional nature of systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, and sexuality, WGSS minors have the foundational skills to pursue careers in social work, psychology, government, public service, law, and teaching, among others.