Mar 21, 2023  
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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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.

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.

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.


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