Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Minor Requirements

The requirements for a minor in women’s and gender studies are 20-32 credits (certain electives require additional prerequisite credits):

Women's and Gender Studies Courses
WGS 201Women's and Gender Studies: Frameworks and Issues 14
Additional Credits
Select 16 additional credits from the following:16
Gender and Communication
Writing of Women
Race, Gender, and Power in the Francophone World
Topics in German Film (when the focus is on women, gender or feminism)
Behind Closed Doors: Ancient Gender and Sexuality
Women and Art
U.S. Women's History
Women and Development: The Asian Experience
Philosophy of Feminism
Psychology of Gender 2
Women, Religion and Literature
Women's Religious History
Gender, Self and Society
Society and Human Sexuality
Hispanic Women Writers 2
Women and Theatre
Total Hours20

All minors must take WGS 201 Women's and Gender Studies: Frameworks and Issues. Because this course provides a theoretical framework, women’s and gender studies students are encouraged to take it as early as possible in pursuing a minor.


Note: PSYC 383 Psychology of Gender, and SPAN 425 Hispanic Women Writers require prerequisite courses, which will increase the total number of credits for the minor.

  • No more than 6 credits may be accumulated from WGS 390 Academic Internship, WGS 480 Independent Study and WGS 490 Practicum.
  • Students may apply to have a First-Year Seminar, Capstone and other Concordia courses counted toward completion of a women’s and gender studies minor if the content, pedagogy and assignments of the course fit the goals and outcomes of the minor. For procedures and forms contact the co-directors.