Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Laura Shackelford
Director, 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 (co-listed with SOCI-235)

WGST-237

Psychology of Gender (co-listed with PSYC-237)

WGST-245

Prostitution and Vice (co-listed with CRIM-245)

WGST-246

History of Women in Science and Engineering (co-listed with STSO-246)

WGST-250

Domestic Violence (co-listed with CRIM-250)

WGST-255

Seminar on Sexual Violence (co-listed with CRIM-255)

WGST-265

Women and Crime (co-listed with CRIM-265)

WGST-309

Feminist Theory (co-listed with PHIL-309)

WGST-414

Topics in Women's and Gender Studies (co-listed with ENGL-414)

WGST-335

Women and the Deaf Community (co-listed with HIST-335)

WGST-342

Gender, Science, and Technology (co-listed with STSO-342)

WGST-351

Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies (co-listed with MLSP-351)

WGST-361

Queering Gender

WGST-375

Women, Gender, Art (co-listed with FNRT-375)

WGST-383

Traumatic Images (co-listed with FNRT-383)

WGST-384

Art of Dying (co-listed with FNRT-384)

WGST-206

Queer Looks (co-listed with FNRT-206)

WGST-210

Introduction to LGBT Studies

WGST-451

Economics of Women and the Family (co-listed with ECON-451)

WGST-481

Women in Politics (co-listed with POLS-481

ANTH-425

Global Sexualities

ANTH-325

Bodies and Culture

 

WGST-240

Human Sexuality

WGST-388

Gender & Contemporary Art

WGST-377

Displaying Gender