Women and Gender Studies Minor

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The Department of Women and Gender Studies works to make the diversity of women's and gendered perspectives visible, and to promote student success within an academic, professional and personal context. Program knowledge seeks to provide students with the occasion to investigate the intersections of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and ability as dimensions of social identity, and as considered at local, national, and transnational levels.

Because of its interdisciplinary framework, a Women and Gender Studies minor fits particularly well with many majors, since cross-listed courses can be applied toward both major and minor requirements. Majors that pair well with this minor include:

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

In addition to the course requirements below, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. A grade of "C" or higher must be earned for all courses in the minor.
  2. Half of the credits for the minor in Women and Gender studies (9 credits) must be taken at Brockport.

Required Core Courses = 9 credits

  • WMS 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WMS 409 Feminist Theory

Elective Courses = 9 credits

Total Number of Credits: 18