The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor enhances any major and adds a valuable aspect to one's training for the professional world. Our graduates go on to careers in both traditional and non-traditional career fields. Recent graduates have gone on to law school, graduate school in many fields, public service and private sector careers, medicine, business, political leadership positions, community organizing, and teaching in both K-12 and higher education.

Requirements

The minor includes five core courses (including WGSS 211 and 411) and additional electives for a total of 30 credits. Courses not listed as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses may be substituted at the discretion of the Director, if the courses focus primarily on women and/or women's experiences. Students are expected to earn at least a C+ in courses counting toward the minor. Close advisement is recommended, as new courses may apply to this minor.

WGSS Minor Catalog Requirements

How to Declare

Students who wish to declare a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies should contact Professor Vicki Hsueh - AH 405  • Vicki.Hsueh@wwu.edu. Email or come to office hours, TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 2:30--4:30pm and by appointment.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In order to achieve its educational objectives, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program has organized its curriculum to emphasize the following student learning outcomes:
• (SLO1) Analyze and communicate ideas effectively in oral, written, and visual forms
• (SLO2) Read, understand, and evaluate scholarship and theories in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies.
 • (SLO3) Demonstrate skills in listening, speaking, and writing effectively, performing critical thinking and analysis, incorporating feminist theoretical perspectives in problem solving and research methodologies
• (SLO4) Recognize the intersections between sex, gender, sexuality, and other social and cultural identities, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, class, religion, and ability.
• (SLO5) Apply critical sex, gender, and sexuality perspectives across various disciplines

• (SLO6) Understand Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as an academic field of study, be familiar with its major concepts, history, assumptions, and theories/theorists, and recognize its epistemological and methodological diversity and character.