Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Program Overview

Women, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program concerned with issues that affect people due to their gender or sexual identity. The minor allows students to take courses in various departments that will enrich their lives as they explore topics such as the meanings of femininity and masculinity, sexual orientation, gender roles in society, sex, feminism, and global gender issues.

Requirements (18 credits)

Required Course:

WGSS 200Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives:

15 credits from the following:

WGSS 118/ISCI 118Women's Contributions to Science

3

WGSS 215/ENG 215Introduction to Women Writers

3

WGSS 222/PHIL 222Philosophy and Gender

3

WGSS 240The Sociology of Gender

3

WGSS 241/PS 241/PHIL 241Women and American Law

3

WGSS 288Topics in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

3

WGSS 330/HIST 330History of Women in the US, 1620-1865

3

WGSS 331/HIST 331History of Women in the United States, 1865-present.

3

WGSS 334/HIST 334Women of Medieval Europe

3

WGSS 335/HIST 335Women, Marriage, and Family in Early Modern Europe

3

WGSS 350/ANTH 350/WGSS 350Men and Women in Different Cultures

3

WGSS 351/SOC 350Gay & Lesbian Communities

3

WGSS 380/COMM 380Women and Film

4

WGSS 390Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3

WGSS 391/PSY 390Human Sexuality

3

WGSS 400Advanced Feminist Studies

3

WGSS 416

WGSS 420/SOC 420Gender and Education

4

WGSS 430Internship in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3

WGSS 435/COMM 435Images of Gender in the Media

4

WGSS 445/SOC 445Social Construction of Sexuality

3

WGSS 448/PSY 448Psychology of Women

3

WGSS 469Readings in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 18

At least nine credits must be at the 300-400 level, and no more than nine credits can be from any one discipline. Special topic courses may also be used pending approval of the appropriate department chair and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies coordinator.

 
Students may take advantage of coursework offered through the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education if required courses are not available at CCSU. For more information about the Hartford Consortium, click here.