The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies combines historical, sociological, psychological, political, legal, literary, ethnographic, and aesthetic lenses exposing students to a variety of perspectives and research methods. By completing coursework across multiple disciplines, students will expand their understanding of the role that gender plays in everyday life, and how it affects the lives of women, men, and members of underrepresented gender identities. Courses in the minor emphasize cultural diversity and the varied experiences faced by all gender identities in the United States and throughout the world.
This interdisciplinary minor benefits students in several ways: it provides students with several theoretical and critical frameworks. A minor in Women’s and Gender Studies offers students a close examination of the contributions, challenges, needs, and aspirations of women, men, and gender non-conforming individuals. In short, a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies furthers students’ understanding of gender and society. To complete a Women’s and Gender Studies minor, students must earn at least 18 semester credit hours in courses approved for Women’s Studies credit and at least nine semester hours of the minor must be at the upper-division level.
The program in Women’s Studies is supervised by the Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies. The structure of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Sul Ross State University is designed to maximize opportunities for participation of all communities. A minor in Women’s and Gender Studies prepares one for a position in any occupation, including business, government, the non-profit sector, or the professions. It also prepares students for graduate studies in a wide range of fields.
|BIOL 3305||Women in Science|
|COMM 3307||Studies in Film|
|COMM 3311||Gender Communication|
|CRIM 3311||Women and Crime|
|ENG 2306||Literature of the Feminist Movements|
|ENG 4312||Women in Literature|
|HIST 4321||American Women|
|HIST 4317||LGBTQ+ History|
|HIST 4317||Race, Sex, and Power in American History|
|PS 2307||Women and the Law|
|PS 3315||Women in Politics|
|WS 2301||Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies|
|WS 2302||Intro to Masculinities in Gender Studies|
|WS 3301||Topics in WS|
|WS 4310||Senior Colloquium in WS|
*Special Topics and/or Readings and Research in various disciplines may be counted towards completion of the minor with approval from advisor(s).