Nov 26, 2020
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The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor gives students the opportunity to explore gender issues in the humanities and social sciences.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
For more information about this minor, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Director, Gillian Silverman, 303-556-4529.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 WGST-related credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
- Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements.
- Students must complete all minor courses taken at CU Denver with a minimum grade of C (2.0) and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C- (1.7). Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- All courses for the minor must be approved by a WGST advisor. Students may double count up to six credits being applied to other graduation requirements (major, certificate or general education).
- Students are strongly urged to take at least one course that focuses on international perspectives on women’s and gender issues.
- Students have the option to complete an internship working in the community around issues related to women and gender. The alternative to this is a WGST capstone course at the 4000 level.
- Students who major in Sociology and complete the Gender and Society option will automatically earn a Women’s and Gender Studies Minor
Take all of the following required courses (6 credits):
- WGST 1050 - Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
- WGST 3939 - Internship (3 credit hours) or
- WGST course at the 4000 level
Take 12 credits of WGST-related courses at the 3000-level or above. Eligible courses include, but are not limited to:
- WGST 3020 - Gender, Sexuality and Race in American Popular Culture
- ENGL/ WGST 3450 - Contemporary Women Writers
- ENGL/ WGST 4510 - Whores and Saints: Medieval Women
- FREN 4510/ WGST 4511 - French Women Writers
- HIST/ WGST 3343 - Women in U.S. History
- HIST/ HIST/ WGST 4230 - Women in the West
- HIST/ WGST 4303 - Sex and Gender in Modern Britain
- HIST/ WGST 4307 - History of Sexuality
- HIST/ WGST 4345 - Gender, Science, and Medicine: 1600 to the Present
- PHIL 3500 - Ideology and Culture: Racism and Sexism
- PHIL/ WGST 4500 - Feminist Philosophy
- PHIL/ WGST 4933 - Philosophy of Eros
- RLST/ WGST 4420 - Goddess Traditions
- RLST/ WGST 4710 - Women and Religion
- SPAN 4340/ WGST 4540 - Race, Class, and Gender in Spanish Golden Age Literature
- WGST/ENGL/ HIST 4306 - Survey of Feminist Thought
- WGST/ENGL/ PHIL 4308 - Contemporary Feminist Thought
- ANTH 4200 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- ANTH 4260 - Human Reproductive Ecology
- COMM 3275 - Family Communication
- COMM 4020 - Feminist Perspectives on Communication
- COMM 4265 - Gender and Communication
- COMM 4268 - Communication and Diversity in U.S. History
- COMM/ WGST 4610 - Communication, media, and sexuality
- ECON 3100 - Economics of Race and Gender
- ECON 3400 - Economics of Sex and Drugs
- PSCI 3034 - Race, Gender, Law and Public Policy
- PSCI 3035 - Political Movements: Race and Gender
- PSCI/ WGST 4215 - Women’s Rights, Human Rights: Global Perspectives
- PSCI/ WGST 4248 - Gender, Globalization and Development
- PSCI/ WGST 4555 - International Women’s Resistance
- PSCI/ WGST 4564 - Gender and Politics
- PSCI/ WGST 4827 - Women and the Law
- PSYC 3235 - Human Sexuality
- PSYC 3405 - Family Psychology
- PSYC 3611 - Psychology of Women
- PSYC 3612 - Domestic Abuse
- SOCY/ WGST 3010 - Sociology of Human Sexuality
- SOCY/ WGST 3080 - Sex and Gender
- SOCY/ WGST 3700 - Sociology of the Family