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Minor and Certificate

Emily Cravens

To declare a Women and Gender Studies Minor or Certificate, complete the webform on the Registrar’s website.

WGS Minor (18 hours)

  • Required courses: WGS 201 and WGS 400*
  • Additional 12 hours of electives from list of courses below

WGS Certificate (12 hours)

  • Required courses: WGS 201 and WGS 400*
  • Additional 6 hours of electives from list of courses below.

WGS Electives

  • WGS 132 Introduction to the Family
  • WGS 205 Sexualities and Social Issues
  • WGS 300 Topics in Women and Gender Studies (rotating topics)
  • WGS 303 Women in American History
  • WGS 304 Gender Perspectives on Contemporary Terrorism
  • WGS 305 Domestic Violence
  • WGS 306 Masculinity and Popular Culture
  • WGS 308 Trans Studies
  • WGS 309 Women and Trauma
  • WGS 311 Biology of Sex
  • WGS 331 Marriage and Intimate Relationships
  • WGS 344 Violence against Women
  • WGS 364 Women’s Literature
  • WGS 365 Women, Gender, and Religion
  • WGS 366 Queer Theory and Literatures
  • WGS 378 Black Women in History
  • WGS 380 Gender and Work in the U.S.
  • WGS 399 Gender and Society
  • WGS 420 Psychology of Women and Gender
  • WGS 446 The Politics of Sex
  • WGS 451 Principles and Politics of Human Rights
  • WGS 495 Independent Study
  • WGS 591 Women’s Health
  • WGS 592 Human Sexuality
  • WGS 593 Death and Grief

What Can I Do With A WGS Minor?

A minor or certificate in Women and Gender Studies complements any major program of study. Students have paired their WGS work with a variety of majors: American Sign Language, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Child and Family Studies, Comparative Humanities, Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, and many other programs.

Our alumni have found professional work in education, health care, management, ministry, the non-profit sector, social work, and additional fields. Our graduates have also pursued higher education in Gender Studies and have successfully secured graduate teaching assistantships.

Find out more about how a WGS minor could help you in your academic and professional career.

* Please note that WGS 400 is offered only on campus and in the fall semester.

Women and Gender Studies

521 Lancaster Avenue
Roark 103
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-2222
Email: Mercy Cannon
Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

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