To get the basics, all Gender and Sexuality Studies minors take GSS: 210 Gender Studies and GSS: 250 Sexuality Studies From there, students choose from an array of gender and/or sexuality-based courses offered from almost all disciplines within the college.

Engage in important discussions in courses such as LGBTQ Literary Traditions, Masculinity and Hollywood Film, and  Gender in Performance, among many others. See the full list below.


Requirements for a minor in gender and sexuality studies

Required Courses

GSS 210 Gender Studies 3
GSS 250 Sexuality Studies 3

Students must take a minimum of four courses from the following.                 *At least three must be at the 300-level or above

AIP 353 Masculinity and Hollywood Film 3
COMM 391 Gender, Sexuality and Media 3
EWL 130 LGBTQ Literary Traditions  3
EWL 134 Women’s Literary Traditions 3
GSS 350 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies 3
HIST 255 American Women’s History 3
HIST 308 Women and Gender in Modern Europe 3
HIST 356 Black Women in American History 3
HIST 372 Women and Family in Chinese History 3
IS 334 Gender and Development 3
PHIL 314 Women Philosophers of the Past 3
PHIL 408 Feminist Theories 3
PSYCH 311 Psychology of Women 3
PSYCH 319 Human Sexuality 3
RS 216 Religion and Sexuality 3
RS 228 Religion and Gender 3
SOC 213 Women, Society, and Culture 3
SOC 360 Queer Theory 3
SPAN 357 Hispanic Women Writers 3
THTR 327 Gender in Performance 3
Total Credits 18