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.
- Three WGS Core courses, one at the 100 level, one at the 200 level, and one at the 300 level.
- Three electives, fulfilled with WGS Core courses and/or Interdisciplinary courses for WGS credit; no more than one elective may be at the 100 level.
- Transfer students must complete at least two courses, including one at the 300 level, at Roosevelt University.
- All courses counting toward the WGS Minor must be passed with a C- or higher.
Note: WGS Core courses are those that originate in WGS and have the WGS prefix; WGS Interdisciplinary courses are those with a Women's and Gender Studies attribute.
|Core WGS 100 Level: Choose one||3|
|Core WGS 200 Level: Choose one||3|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES|
|POPULAR CULTURE AND POWER|
|ACTION: INTERSECTION & COALITION|
|POLITICS OF SEX|
|SEX AND GENDER IN THE CITY|
|Core WGS 300 Level: Choose one||3|
|TOPICS IN GLOBAL FRAMEWORKS|
|TOPICS IN IDENTITY, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER|
|TOPICS IN CULTURE AND REPRESENTATION|
|TOPICS IN ACTION, ADVOCACY, AND RESISTANCE|
|TOPICS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES|
|FEMINISM AND WESTERN PHILOSOPHY|
|GLOBAL FEMINIST ETHICS|
|THE BODY: AGENCY, PAIN, DESIRE|
|FASHION: THE POLITICS OF STYLE|
|WHAT IS A FAMILY?|
|INTERNSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY|
|WGS Core or Interdisciplinary electives: Choose three||9|
|For WGS Core courses, see above|
|Recent Interdisciplinary Electives include:|
|THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN|
|WORKING MEN & WORKING WOMEN|
|WOMEN, GENDER, AND POWER IN UNITED STATES HISTORY|
|SEXUALITY, GENDER, AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER|
|GENDER AND SOCIETY|
|GENDER, POWER, & THE BODY|
|Additional Interdisciplinary courses may apply. See Advisor.|
|Total Credit Hours||18|