Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Minor

Program Description

This minor is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students who desire more in-depth study than can be obtained in one or a few courses on the changing statuses, issues, problems, and future prospects of women and men in contemporary society. The interdisciplinary nature of this program integrates the study of intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in multicultural and global contexts. This program is designed to complement undergraduate study programs in the University.

Students who select this minor must consult and have approval of the program advisor to establish a plan of study. This should be done prior to completing 6 hours of coursework listed for the program. The minor plan must be filed with an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified prior to application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study degree will be awarded.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 18 semester hours selected from the following courses is required for the minor. Topics courses1 may be taken for credit when the announced content is appropriate to the minor. At least 12 of the hours must be at the upper division level and 12 must be taken at A&M-Corpus Christi.

Required Courses
WGST 3301Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (open to all students)3
WGST 4380SENIOR SEMINAR IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES3
Electives
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Special Topics in Anthropology 1
Topics in Art History 1
Selected Topics ^,1
Current Topics in Business Law (Women in the Workplace) 1
Gender Communication
Intercultural Communication
Women and Criminal Justice
Intimate Relationship Violence
Language in Society
Gender, Sexuality and Literature
Race and Ethnicity in Literature
Topics in Literary Studies 1
United States Women's History
European Women's History
The History of Sexuality in the West
Topics in Mexican American Studies 1
Dimensions in Nursing 1
Women and Politics
Human Sexuality *
Gender Issues in Psychology
Topics in Psychology 1
Sociology of Gender
Mexican American Women
Sociology of the Family
Topics in Spanish 1
Total Hours18

Courses

WGST 3301  Introduction to Women and Gender Studies  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF WOMEN AND GENDER ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND CULTURES. DESIGNED TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT METHODOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL DEBATES REGARDING WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WOMEN HISTORICALLY AND TODAY. LITERARY, ANTHROPOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVES MAY BE INCLUDED.

WGST 4380  SENIOR SEMINAR IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS SEMINAR EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND APPLICATION IN THE FIELD OF WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES. THIS INCLUDES THE STUDY OF FEMINIST THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE APPLICATION OF THESE TO CURRENT DEBATES AND SOCIAL ISSUES. IN ADDITION, STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A RESEARCH PAPER OR APPLIED EXPERIENCE PROJECT THAT IS RELEVANT FOR THEIR MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY.