Minor | WGSS | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Minor | WGSS | SIU


Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor is an interdisciplinary degree designed to enrich and extend a student's major field by enhancing their awareness of the issues and theories associated with the study of gender, race, sexuality, and social class.

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an appropriate minor for many undergraduate majors as well as for students planning graduate or professional studies. For example, people's orientation toward their work may be affected by an historical understanding of the significance of gender roles from various disciplinary perspectives, or a multicultural approach to viewing the ways women and sexual minorities have been treated by the courts, the health care professions, the educational system, employment, religion, literature, or the arts.

Because it is interdisciplinary, inclusive of race, and sexuality scholarship, the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor should reflect academic work in the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, and race and cross-cultural issues.

View/download the current minor course worksheet.