Minors & Certificates
Women's, Gender, & Sex Studies
What is Women's, Gender, & Sex Studies?
Women's, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program that explores the complexity of human experiences and lives. Through a broad range of subjects, women’s studies raises questions about gender, race, sexual identity, nationality and social class, focusing particularly on their intersections. Women's, gender, and sexuality studies also examines women’s roles and achievements historically and cross-culturally. This program of study challenges stereotypes and inequalities, promotes critical thinking and self-awareness and empowers individuals to work for social change.
Attention to the intersections between theory and practice is at the heart of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. As an interdisciplinary course of study, women’s studies calls for a range of verbal, analytic and critical skills, as well as the ability to integrate different modes of scholarly inquiry. Students with a keen interest in literature, social science or critical analysis can also focus their work in elective courses.
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- business owner
- clinical social worker
- health clinic medical assistant
- human services administrator
- recreational therapist
- town manager
- union organizer
Feminist Cultural Studies
One course in this grouping.
|WGS4028||Seminar in Cultural Studies||3|
|WGS2070||Feminist Perspectives on Spirituality||3|
|WGS4010||Third World Women's Literature, Culture, and History||3|
|WGS3045||Women and Witchcraft||3|
|WGS4009||Ethnic Women's Literature, Culture, and History||3|
|WGS3010||Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality||3|
|WGS3000||Comparative Perspectives on 20th Century Women's Reproductive Lives||3|
|WGS2000||Women in American History||3|
|WGS2031||Black Women Writers||3|
|WGS4008||Native American Women's Literature, Culture, and History||3|
|WGS2061||Gender in Popular Culture||3|
|WGS3072||Gender and Artistic Expression||3|
|WGS4029||Gender, Sexuality, and Culture||3|
|WGS4034||Childhood Sexual Violence and Contemporary Media||3|
|WGS4011||African Women's Literature, Culture, and History||3|
|WGS3015||Black Women in US Society||3|
|WGS2071||Women and Religion||3|
|WGS4035||Lesbian Literature and Psychology||3|
Feminist Politics Studies
One course from this grouping.
|WGS4045||Feminisms in Comparative Perspective||3|
|WGS4032||Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements||3|
|WGS4021||Comparative Black Feminisms||3|
|WGS2062||Women and Activism||3|
|WGS4020||Environmental Justice and Equality||3|
|WGS4040||International Women's Human Rights||3|
|WGS3039||Gender and Economic Justice||3|
|WGS4041||Gender, Sexuality, and Development||3|
|WGS4019||Second Wave Feminism||3|
|WGS3037||Women and Global Issues||3|
|WGS3038||Gender and Political Justice||3|
|WGS4042||Gender, Sexuality, and Globalization||3|
|WGS4047||Feminism and Global Justice||3|
|WGS4043||Gender & International Violence||3|
|WGS4046||Transnational Feminist Movements||3|
|WGS2039||Introduction to Justice, Gender, and the Law||3|
Feminist Science Studies
One course from this grouping.
|WGS3025||Feminism, Gender, and Psychology||3|
|WGS3070||Women in Science||3|
|WGS2065||Women and Aging||3|
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor Requirements
Students complete the following 18 hours for this minor:
|WGS2002||Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies||3|
|WGS3002||Feminist Critical Readings||3|
One course from Feminist Science Studies group below
One course from Feminist Politics Studies Group below
One course from Feminist Cultural Studies group below
Contact the program director, whose name and information appear at the top of this screen.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
Students in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at UC experience small classes with much individualized attention, outstanding research and teaching faculty, rigorous and diverse curricula, internship and study-abroad opportunities, graduate student teaching experience, regular symposia and guest speakers, an excellent placement record and a highly supportive environment. They also enjoy mentoring and grant support from the Friends of Women’s Studies, one of the oldest and largest women’s studies community support groups in the country.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.
If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Completion of Academic Minor Degree in Women's, Gender, & Sex Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
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