Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

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Program:  Minor
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Liberal Arts 

Liberal Arts Building 153 ~ 260-481-6160
Program Director:  Michelle Kelsey

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, and disability.  As such, it provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge across  diverse academic disciplines, to understand gender within both historical and contemporary contexts, and to develop approaches to investigation, analysis, and research that reflect the complex nature of how gender operates in our lives, how systems of power and oppression function, and how individuals and organizations can bring about meaningful social change.

Declaring this Minor:

  • Declare this minor within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, your major department or the program Coordinator.
  • Students cannot declare a major and a minor in the same program

Program Requirements:

  • The catalog term for the minor will match that of your major degree program
  • At least 6 credits must be earned as resident credit at the 2000+ level or above
  • You must earn a grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the minor

To earn the minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:

Core Requirements

Supporting Courses: Credits 6

Additional Courses: Credits 6

Choose additional credits in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, WOST, or cross-referenced courses from the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, or sciences listed above.

Total Credits: 15

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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