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Undergraduate Minor

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires a total of 15 WGS credit hours (5 courses)

  • These courses must be taken in at least two disciplines.
  • Students may seek permission from the WSGS Steering Committee to substitute one course not cross-listed with the Women's and Gender Studies program. The course should include identifiable content devoted to women's or gender studies, and the student must be able to do a significant project or assignment based within the fields of women's studies or gender studies. The student must submit a short proposal to the Steering Committee by mid-term of the semester in which the course is taken, explaining how the student plans to fulfill the requirement. This proposal must be approved by and signed by the instructor.
  • Students may count toward the major one internship via Career Services that deals with women and /or gender studies, with the approval of the WGS Director.
  • Students may seek permission from the WGS Steering Committee to take one directed reading course for WGS credit.

Undergraduate Minor Requirements

Course Offerings

Current course descriptions

Additional opportunitites to  receive course credit for the WSGS Minor include courses in which the Instructor has agreed to modify the assignments (readings, projects, papers, etc.) for the course so that it meets the requirements for a WSGS course. For more information, contact the Center for Women's and Gender Studies (wsgs@duq.edu). Courses being offered in Fall 2016 that allow for modification include:

SOCI 106: "Social Problems and Social Policy" (Dr. Moni Mcintyre) [This course fulfilss the Faith and Reason requirement of the Core Curriculum]
ENGL 322W: "Global LIterature Survey"  (Dr. Emad Mirmotahari) [This course fulfills the Global Diversity requirement of the Core Curriculum]
HIST 465: "Reform in America" (Dr. Elaine Parsons)                                            

In addition to the above courses, students may also submit a proposal to substitue a non-WGS course to fulfill a requirement for the WGS Minor. Consult the specifications prior to submitting a proposal.

The following courses are offered on a regular basis in the Women's and Gender Studies Center:

WSGS 202 / THEO 201, "Women and Christianity"
WSGS/PSYC 453, "Psychology of Gender"
WSGS/JMA 421, "Sex, Myth, and Media"
WSGS/HIST 433, "Gender in American History"

All courses are cross-listed with departmental offerings. In addition to these regular courses, a number of special topics courses are offered each semester.