Women and Gender Studies (Minor)

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The minor in women and gender studies, offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality in national and transnational contexts.

The minor program in women and gender studies examines the changing political, social, economic and cultural realities of racial, ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States and the Americas.

The program combines interdisciplinary topics and methods to critically analyze, unpack and address how relations of gender are embedded in and connected to social, political and cultural transformations. The intellectual core draws from theories, methods and teachings in women and gender studies while engaging complementary fields of social justice, cultural studies, sexuality studies, queer studies, literature, history, sociology, psychology, oral history, ethnicity, race and indigenous studies, and transnational studies.

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Women and Gender Studies (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in women and gender studies consists of 18 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper division. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be taken from courses offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor prior to enrollment. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Electives (choose from the following) -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The women and gender studies minor consists of 18 credit hours of course work, of which 12 credit hours must be upper-division (300 or 400 level).

Core Requirements: (6 credit hours)
HRC 200 Introduction to Social and Cultural Analysis (3)
WST 100 Women, Gender, and Society, SB, C (3)

upper-division WST elective course work (12 credit hours)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in social and cultural analysis (women and gender studies); BA in women and gender studies; BS in women and gender studies

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

This program prepares students for graduate study or a variety of fields including business, health care, criminal justice, social services, education, public relations, nonprofits, community development, public policy and government. Possible careers include community health workers, secondary school teachers, human resource managers, probation officers, social and community service managers, writers or academia.

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