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Minor Requirements

A minor in GSWS is more than a loose collection of courses. Working closely with a GSWS advisor, you will build expertise in a specific interest, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, while meeting degree requirements for an academic minor.

The GSWS minor consists of a minimum of 19 credit hours. All students complete:

  • Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies (GSWS 205)
  • Feminist Theory (GSWS 405)
  • One course with a focus on Gender and International Issues (GIN),
  • One course with a focus on Sexualities and Transgender Studies (LGBT),
  • One course with a focus on Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (GRE),
  • Approved electives, if necessary.

You may also complete an internship or independent study as part of your minor.

If you want to declare a GSWS minor, choose a GSWS advisor from our core or affiliated faculty lists. In consultation with your advisor, fill out two forms:

  1. Declaration of GSWS Minor (pdf) and
  2. Registrar's Declaration of Academic Minor (pdf).

These forms are also available in the GSWS office. Upon completion, leave a copy with your advisor and send another copy to the Office of the Registrar.