Why study women, gender and sexuality studies?

Because much of what people think they know about women, gender, and sex is myth.  Our department seeks to produce intellectually rigorous, analytical and creative work that embodies the perspective of gender in its local and global dimensions through teaching, research, and outreach activities.

Requirements for the Minor

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor Course Requirements

The minor requires 18 hours. At least 12 hours must be at the junior/senior (300+) level or higher.

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Satisfied by one of the following: (3)3
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Honors
Introduction to Human Sexuality Studies
Methods (3)
WGSS 301Research Methods in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Fall Only)3
Social Science or Humanities Core. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours) chosen from the following: (3)3
Social Sciences
The Politics of Physical Appearance
The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Psychology of Women
Women and Violence
Sex and Gender in New Media
Women and Politics
Politics of Reproductive Policy
Human Reproduction: Culture, Power, and Politics
Conceptual Issues in Human Sexuality
Humanities
Sex in History
African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
History, Women, and Diversity in the U.S.
From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Premodern Europe
From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present
Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Black Love and Romance
Skin, Sex, and Disease
History of American Women: Colonial Times to 1870
History of American Women: 1870 to Present
Gender, Sexuality and the Law
Theory. Satisfied by 1 course chosen from the following: (3)3
Black Feminist Theory
Feminism and Philosophy
Sex and Gender in New Media
History of Feminist Theory
Race, Gender, and Post-Colonial Discourses
Feminism and Anthropology
Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
Introduction to Feminist Social Theory
Humanities Elective. Satisfied by any core humanities course not already satisfying core requirement above or any of the following approved humanities electives: (3)3
History of Women and the Body
Women in Contemporary African Literature
History of Jewish Women
Popular Culture in Africa: Spiritual Thrills, Romance and Sexualities
Studies in: _____
Independent Study
Honors in Women, Gender and Sexualty Studies
History of Women and Work in Comparative Perspective
Modern American Women in Film and Literature
Gender and Sexuality in Greek Culture
Gender and Sexuality in Roman Culture
Gender, Culture, and Migration
Men and Masculinities
Body, Self and Society
Sexuality and Gender in African History
Witches in European History and Historiography
Service Learning in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Jazz and American Culture
The Black Woman
Women and Islam
African Women Writers
Unveiling the Veil
American Women and World War II
Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies
Sexual Politics in Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
Sexual Politics in Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature
Global Environmental Literature
Women and Literature: _____
US Diversity in Visual Culture
International Women Filmmakers
European Art 1789-1848: Gender and Revolution
Art in France 1848-1900: Modernisms
Loving Relationships
Gender and Religion
Women in Christianity
Social Sciences Elective. Satisfied by any core social science course not already satisfying core requirements above or any approved social science elective. (3)3
Women and Leadership: The Legislative Process
Gendered Modernity in East Asia
Studies in: _____
Feminism and Anthropology (if not already used)
Love, Sex, and Globalization
Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (if not already used)
Politics of Identity
Gender, War, and Peace
Gender and Politics in Africa
Women, Health, and Healing in Latin America
Anthropology of Gender: Advanced Seminar in the Four Fields
Communication and Gender
The Rhetoric of Women's Rights
Diversity in Media
Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures
Women in Society
Sociology of Sex Roles
Human Sexuality
Sociology of Families
Independent Study (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)
Seminar in: _____ (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)
Directed Readings (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.