Women's and Gender Studies, Minor
Offered in: Chicago
The Women's and Gender Studies minor provides an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender and sexuality. Courses use feminist frameworks to analyze gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, nationality, ability and other factors that shape experiences, identities and cultures. Courses also examine social institutions and networks of power while considering avenues of resistance, justice and transformation.
The WGS minor complements a variety of majors and provides a valuable foundation for pursuing work in education, journalism, business, public affairs, the arts, the humanities and the social sciences.
Students undertaking or considering a minor in WGS should contact the director of the WGS program to discuss their course of study.
Six courses (18 credit hours) are required for the Women's and Gender Studies minor:
- WGS 110 GENDER JUSTICE.
- One core WGS course at the 200 level.
- One core WGS course at the 300 level.
- Three electives, fulfilled with WGS core courses and/or interdisciplinary courses for WGS credit.
At least two courses, one at the 300 level, must be completed at Roosevelt University. All courses counting toward the WGS minor must be passed with a C- or higher.
Note: WGS core courses in the 303-308 range rotate specific topics and titles under the course numbers and categories listed below. Students may repeat those course numbers with different topics and titles and apply them toward completion of the minor. Specific titles and topics are listed in the course schedule for each semester and on the WGS website.
|Core WGS 100 Level||3|
|Core WGS 200 Level||3|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES|
or WGS 214
or WGS 216
|POPULAR CULTURE AND POWER|
or WGS 218
|ACTION: INTERSECTION & COALITION|
or WGS 220
|POLITICS OF SEX|
or WGS 222
|SEX AND GENDER IN THE CITY|
|Core WGS 300 Level||3|
|TOPICS IN GLOBAL FRAMEWORKS|
or WGS 304
|TOPICS IN IDENTITY, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER|
or WGS 305
|TOPICS IN CULTURE AND REPRESENTATION|
or WGS 306
|TOPICS IN ACTION, ADVOCACY, AND RESISTANCE|
or WGS 307
|TOPICS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES|
or WGS 308
|TOPICS IN FEMINIST THEORIES|
or WGS 311
|FEMINISM AND WESTERN PHILOSOPHY|
or WGS 312
|GLOBAL FEMINIST ETHICS|
or WGS 313
|THE BODY: AGENCY, PAIN, DESIRE|
or WGS 314
|FASHION: THE POLITICS OF STYLE|
or WGS 315
|WHAT IS A FAMILY?|
or WGS 399
|INTERNSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY|
|Additional 3 electives from the WGS core or Interdisciplinary courses||9|
WGS 2XX (Core WGS 200 Level courses) or
WGS 3XX (Core WGS 300 Level courses) or
|Recent Interdisciplinary Electives|
|THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN|
or ART 374
|WOMEN AND ART|
or ECON 308
|FEMINIST ECONOMICS: HISTORY, THEORY. AND POLICY|
or HIST 327
|WORKING MEN & WORKING WOMEN|
or HIST 383
|WOMEN, GENDER, AND POWER IN UNITED STATES HISTORY|
or POS 312
or POS 327
|SEXUALITY, GENDER, AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS|
or PSYC 108
or PSYC 345
|PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN|
or SOC 340
|GENDER AND SOCIETY|
or SOC 343
or SOC 354
|GENDER, POWER, & THE BODY|
|Additional Interdisciplinary courses may apply. See Advisor.|
|Total Credit Hours||18|