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Women's Studies Minor

Women’s Studies Minor

The minor in Women’s Studies is intended to be an interdisciplinary course of study administered by the Department of Sociology. The minor is designed to provide students a theoretical and practical overview of the study of women and women’s issues in society from the perspective of various disciplines.

The minor requires a total of 21 units: 6 units of Women’s Studies required courses and 15 elective units. In completing the requirements for the minor, a minimum of 12 units must be distinct and different from the units used to complete the requirements of a major. Any units above this minimum requirement which can be used to satisfy both the requirements for the minor and for the major may be double counted.


Requirements for a minor in Women’s Studies: 6 Units

WMST110 Introduction to Women’s Studies: 2 units

WMST212 Ensure Justice Conference in Women’s Studies: 1 unit

WMST410 Research in Women’s Studies: 3 units


Electives (3 units each): 15 Units

Select two of the following courses:

ANTH/SOC 334 Gender, Culture, and Society
COMM 374 Gender Communications

HIST 360 Women in American History

OT 440 Women in Early Israel

OT 425 Women in the Books of Samuel

PLST/THEO432 Women in Ministry

HIST-470 Special Topic: History of Human Rights

Select one of the following courses:

WMST 345 Human Trafficking

WMST 420 Country Study Abroad

WMST 430 Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

WMST 450/452/455/470 GCWJ Internship

Select two of the following courses:

PSYC 335 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging

SOC332 Marriage and the Family

SOC345/PSYC344 Family Violence

SOC/ANTH343 Class, Race, Ethnicity & Gender

ANTH/PSYC/SOC346 Human Sexuality

SOC/PSYC-470 Special Topic: Managing Crisis

SOC-470-01 Sp Top: Migrants & Refugees

SOC-470-02/PSYC-470-04 Sp Top: Death, Grief & Loss

*Other elective courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please ask about specific courses if they are not on this sheet.


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Brittany Skiles

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