Women & Gender Studies Minor

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

Minor Requirements (18 credit hours)

  • WGS 101W Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
  • WGS 301 Introduction to Feminist Theory (3)
  • SOC 350 Sociology of Gender (3)
  • Complete any upper-level (300-400) women and gender studies course; the following are the UMA course options (3):
    • WGS/AME 304: Girls on Fire: Feminism, Activism, and the Future
    • WGS/AME 305 Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality in American Culture
    • WGS/AME 306 American Fitness: Culture, Community, and Transformation
    • WGS/HUM 310W Introduction to LGBT Studies
    • WGS/PHI 336 Feminist Philosophy
    • WGS/ENG 337 Masculinities in 20th Century American Literature
    • WGS/ENG 350W Women Writers
  • Complete two women and/or gender studies courses; one of which must be upper-level (300-400); the following are the UMA course options (6):
    • ENG 185W Introduction to Mythology
    • JUS 222 Family Law
    • JUS 305 Women in Criminal Justice
    • JUS 307 Violence in the Family
    • HUS 233 Sexual Abuse and Trauma
    • HUS 263 Family Interactions
    • HUS/SSC 332 Addiction and the Family
    • HUS 352 Intervention for Families with Children
    • PSY 364 Psychology of Men and Boys
    • SSC 110 Human Sexuality
    • SSC 314 Gender Images in the Media
    • WGS/AME 304 Girls on Fire: Feminism, Activism and the Future
    • WGS/AME 305 Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality in American Culture
    • WGS/AME 306 American Fitness: Culture, Community, and Transformation
    • WGS/HUM 310W Introduction to LGBT Studies
    • WGS/PHI 336 Feminist Philosophy
    • WGS/ENG 337 Masculinities in 20th Century American Literature
    • WGS/ENG 350W Women Writers

 

Advising Notes

  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.
  • Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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