OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
GPA requirements to earn minor: None.
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A grade of C- or better is required for courses applied to the minor.
Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Contact Information: Susan K. Gardner, Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, 581-1225
The minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, approved in 1989, is an interdisciplinary program with faculty from a variety of academic units on campus. WGS minors will gain a more complete understanding of how the social construction of gender has influenced the roles, contributions, and experiences of all individuals. This understanding is coupled with a complex understanding of how gender and sexuality interact with race, social class, dis/ability, nationality, ethnicity, and other sites of social inequality. WGS students are employed in law, education, business, social services, health services, and government at all levels. WGS is also an excellent minor for students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, English, history, nursing, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. At least six of the eighteen credits must be at the 300 level or higher.
Required Course: (9 credits)
Electives: (9 credits)
Electives may be taken from among the courses listed below, additional approved courses, internships, independent study courses, or courses taken at other universities in the U.S. or abroad.
- WGS 103 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Credits: 3
- WGS 201 - Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 3
- WGS 203 - Men and Masculinities Credits: 3
- WGS 230 - Women, Health, and the Environment Credits: 3
- WGS 250 - Women and Music Credits: 3
- WGS 270 - Gender in Native American Cultures Credits: 3
- WGS 301 - Intermediate Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 3
- WGS 303 - SL: Social Movements, Media and Change Credits: 3
- WGS 340 - Transnational Feminisms Credits: 3
- WGS 360 - Gender and Cinema Credits: 3
- WGS 371 - American Border-crossing:Gendered Perspectives on Modern Migration Credits: 3
- WGS 395 - Internship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 1-6
- WGS 401 - Advanced Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 3
- WGS 410 - Feminist, Gender and Queer Theory Credits: 3
- WGS 451 - Women’s Sexuality Credits: 3
- WGS 480 - Senior Seminar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 3
- WGS - 510 Advanced Studies in Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory Credits: 3
- WGS - 580 Feminist Pedagogy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Practicum
- ANT 245 - Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective Credits: 3
- CHF 351 - Human Sexuality Credits: 3
- CHF 451 - Family Relationships Credits: 3
- CHF 452 - Violence in the Family Credits: 3
- CLA 201 - Women in the Ancient World Credits: 3
- CLA 401 - Amazons: Myth and Reality Credits: 3
- ENG 246 - American Women’s Literature Credits: 3
- ENG 256 - British Women’s Literature Credits: 3
- ENG 471 - Literature, Gender, and Gender Theory Credits: 3
- HTY 332 - Womanhood in America Credits: 3
- HTY 494 - Women, History and American Society: Selected Topics Credits: 3
- MES 350 - Maine Women Credits: 3
- PAX 401 - Women Social Activists: Warriors for Peace and Justice Credits: 3
- POS 385 - Women and Politics Credits: 3
- PSY 465 - Hormones, Brain and Behavior Credits: 3
- PSY 491 - Senior Seminar in Psychology Credits: 3
- SOC 329 - Sociology of Gender Credits: 3
- SWK 330 - Contemporary Issues in Diversity and Pluralism Credits: 3
Additional Courses as Electives:
If courses contain sustained, systemic study and discussion of women, gender and/or sexuality issues, they can also be counted as electives.