Academic Catalog 2022-2023

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)
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 Cooperative Education, WGS 480 Independent Study and WGS 490 Practicum.
  • Students may apply to have a Critical Inquiry 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.