Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Laura Shackelford
Chair, Minor Advisor
Associate Professor, Department of English
Office:  2116 Liberal Arts
Phone: (585) 475-2461

Semester Requirements

The women's and gender studies minor provides a critical framework to explore the significance of gender (along with race, sexuality, and class) in the construction of knowledge within academic disciplines and in the shaping of women’s and men’s lives. Courses engage a critical pedagogy focused on the recovery of women’s contributions in a variety of fields, on women’s and men’s roles in society across cultures, and especially on critical questions about gender neutrality in the shaping of culture.

A minor in Women's and Gender Studies includes the required course,WGST-200 Foundations of Women's and Gender Studies, and four WGST electives.

Courses

Required Course

WGST-200

Foundations of Women's and Gender Studies

Electives (Choose four of the following)

WGST-235

Women, Work, Culture

WGST-237

Psychology of Gender

WGST-245

Prostitution and Vice

WGST-246

History of Women in Science and Engineering

WGST-250

Domestic Violence

WGST-255

Seminar on Sexual Violence

WGST-265

Women and Crime

WGST-306

Feminist Theory

WGST-314

Topics in WGST

WGST-335

Women and the Deaf Community

WGST-342

Gender, Science, and Technology

WGST-351

Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies

WGST-361

Queering Gender

WGST-375

Women, Gender, Art

WGST-383

Traumatic Images

WGST-384

Art of Dying

WGST-385

Queer Looks

WGST-410

Introduction to LGBT Studies

WGST-451

Economics of Women and the Family

WGST-481

Women in Politics

ANTH-425

Global Sexualities

ANTH-325

Bodies and Culture