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Women's and Gender Studies, Minor

Saint Louis University's minor in women's and gender studies can be relatively easy to combine with another major or additional minor.

Women's and gender studies elective courses are often cross-listed with other departments, enabling students to use one course to simultaneously fulfill requirements for both their women's and gender studies minor and their other major/minors.

To complete the minor, students take the introductory course options, take two courses from two of the four other distribution areas required for the major (Diversity and Identity; Praxis; Theory; Inquiry/Research Experience), and take three electives at the 2000-level or above from courses with either a WGST number, a WGST cross-listing, or a WGST attribute.

The minor requires a total of 18 credits.  Courses may simultaneously count for multiple majors and minors, and for core requirements.  No single course can count for both a required course and an elective for a WGS major/minor.

Introductory Course
WGST 1900Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
Area Requirements
Select two courses (6 credit hours) from 2 of the 4 following areas:6
Diversity and Identity
WGST 2700
Feminisms in the U.S.: Intersectional Approaches
WGST 3350
Women and Gender in Global Film
WGST 4860
Global & Transnational Feminism
Praxis
WGST 3850
Feminism in Action
WGST 4919
Women's and Gender Studies Internship
Theory
WGST 3775
POLS 3770
Feminist Theory-Gender Justice
and Feminist Theory: Gender Justice
WGST 4810
PHIL 4810
Philosophy of Feminism
and Philosophy of Feminism
Junior/Senior Inquiry/Research Experience
WGST 4960
Women's and Gender Studies Capstone
WGST 3510
The Structure of Poverty
Elective Courses
Select a minimum of 9 credit hours at 2000-level or above with either a WGST number, a WGST cross-listing, or a WGST attribute. Accepted courses include:9
WGST 2550
Gender, Identity & Literature
WGST 2800
Men and Masculinities
WGST 2930
Special Topics
WGST 2400
Gender and Popular Culture
WGST 3240
Female Bildungsroman
WGST 3300
Intercultural Communication
WGST 3320
Mary and Her Sisters
WGST 3800
Violence Against Women
WGST 4300
Gender & Communication
WGST 4330
Psychology of Oppression
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students with a minor in women’s and gender studies must maintain a 2.00 GPA in WGS courses.

Students can complete all or part of the women’s and gender studies minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid.

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