Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Office:  E308 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3883

Carmen Rivera, Program Coordinator

Email: Carmen.Rivear@fredonia.edu

Women’s and Gender Studies Program Office

Office: 171A Fenton Hall

(716) 673-3158

Email: womens.studies@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/interdisciplinary

Minor Requirements

Completion of the interdisciplinary minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours. Up to 6 credit hours of transfer credit may be applied to the minor, based on approval by the coordinator. No more than 9 credit hours should be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major. Students declaring the Women’s and Gender Studies minor may use past courses retroactively after consultation with the coordinator.

Some courses require prerequisites. Click on any hyperlinked course for additional information. 

Core courses:

WGST 201Topics in Gender Studies

3

WGST 202Foundations of Social Justice

3

WGST 491Social Change Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours:9

NOTES:

  • An E-portfolio will be used for program assessment, initiated when the student enters the program and finalized in ETHN / WGST 491

Elective Courses:

One course must be chosen from four of the following five categories 

Theoretical Frameworks

ECON 312Women in the Economy

3

ENED 360Multicultural English Education in Theory and Practice

3

ENGL 296American Identities

3

PSY 276Human Sexuality

3

PSY 391Multicultural Counseling

3

WGST 301Theories of Gender

3

WGST 302Sex and Gender

3

WGST 335American Women

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Sexual Norms and Behaviors

ENGL 343Queer Studies in Literature

3

PHIL 313Sex and Love

3

PSY 255Psychology of Women

3

or

PSY 276Human Sexuality

3

SOC 320Family Sociology

3

WGST 345Women, Health and Society

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Transnational Issues

ANTH 342Food and Culture

3

COMM 465Intercultural Communication

3

ENGL 395Non-Western Literature

3

PHIL 313Sex and Love

3

PSY 370Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

SOC 230Our Populated Planet

3

SOC 320Family Sociology

3

WGST 301Theories of Gender

3

WGST 359Ethnicity and Race

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Cultural Practices

ANTH 342Food and Culture

3

ARTH 230Black Art and Visual Culture in the U.S. 1850 - Present

3

COMM 465Intercultural Communication

3

ENGL 242American Indian Literature

3

ENGL 296American Identities

3

ENGL 343Queer Studies in Literature

3

ENGL 351Language and Society

3

WGST 203Chicana Writers/Visual Artists

3

WGST 205Women in Art

3

WGST 302Sex and Gender

3

WGST 304Latina Literary and Cultural Studies

3

WGST 335American Women

3

WGST 336African American Women's History

3

WGST 314Women Writers

3

WGST 340Black Women Writers

3

WGST 377Special Topics

.5-6

or

COMM 373Gender and Communication

3

WGST 386Women in Global Cinema

4

WGST 405French Women Writers

3

WGST 406Women in French Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Experiential Learning

WGST 430Independent Study

1-3

WGST 450Internship in Women's and Gender Studies

1-4

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • Coordinator's approval is required prior to registration for Experiential Learning.

Total Credit Hours: 21