header-utility-container

Drawer Trigger

Women's Studies Minor

Women’s Studies Minor: 2018-2019 Academic Year

The minor in Women’s Studies is 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.

Women's Studies Minor Requirements: 21 Units Total


Requirements Course:
6 Units Total

WMST 110 Introduction to Women’s Studies:
2 units

WMST 212 Ensure Justice Conference in Women’s Studies:
1 unit

WMST 410 Research in Women’s Studies:
3 units

Select two of the following courses:
3 Units Each

ANTH/SOC 334 Gender, Culture, and Society

COMM 374 Gender Communications

HIST 366 History of Human Rights

HIST 360 Women in American History

OT 425 Women in the Books of Samuel

OT 430 Women in Early Israel

PLST/THEO 432 Women in Ministry



Select two of the following courses:
3 Units Each

PSYC 335 Psychological Aspects of Aging

SOC 332 Marriage and the Family

SOC/PSYC 336 Managing Crisis

SOC 345/PSYC 344 Family Violence

SOC 343 Class/Race/Ethnicity/Gender

ANTH/PSYC/SOC 346 Human Sexuality

Select one of the following courses:
3 Units Each

WMST 345 Human Trafficking

WMST 420 Country Study Abroad

WMST 430 Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

WMST 435 Human Trafficking Aftercare

WMST 440 Ethics and Human Trafficking

WMST 450 GCWJ Internship

Courses in BOLD are offered during the FALL 2018 Semester.

*Other elective courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We invite you to take the next step

Contact Information

Brittany Skiles

Brittany Skiles

Administrative Assistant

"The Women’s Studies Minor program brought me so much more than a minor. It brought me access. Access to learn, research, study and make a difference. In the women’s studies minor I learned what it means to make a difference in the world, and how to do with impact through research and data. I was stretched, encouraged, and held accountable. It was through my women’s studies courses that I learned the depth of injustice around the world, but I also learned what I could do to reduce those numbers. In the Women’ Studies Minor program, I gained a family from all different ethnic, gender and major backgrounds. In and out of the classroom we pushed each other, and learned from the others perspective. The women’s studies minor has changed my life, and my time at Vanguard would have been lacking if it weren’t for the Global Center for Women and Justice."

Jasmine French '18