Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Minor
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.
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.
|WGST 3301||Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (open to all students)||3|
|WGST 4380||SENIOR SEMINAR IN WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES||3|
|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|
|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|
Topics courses (3390 and 4390) are limited to those approved by the program advisor as appropriate to the minor.
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.
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.