Women and Gender Studies Minor

The minor in Women and Gender Studies requires 21 hours of coursework. For questions about advising, email Dr. Edward Clayton, program director, at wgs@cmich.edu​

Core Courses (9 Hours)
  • WGS 100 - How Gender Affects Our Lives 3(3-0)
  • WGS 426/PHL 426/PSC 426 - Feminist Theory 3(3-0)
  • WGS 496 - Capstone Seminar in Women's Studies 3(3-0)
Required Courses I (3 Hours)
LBGTQ Studies
Select one of the following:
  • WGS 204/ENG 204/SOC 204 - LGBTQ Identities 3(3-0)
  • WGS 213/HDF 213 - Introduction to Human Sexuality 3(3-0)
  • WGS 280/FMD 280 - Queer Fashion 3(3-0)
Required Courses II (3 Hours)
Developing an Intersectional Lens
Select one of the following:
  • CGL 145 - Racism and Discrimination in America through Dialogue 3(3-0)
  • ENG 333 - Literatures of Non-Western Cultures 3(3-0)
  • ENG 444 - In Her Own Words: Global Feminist Perspectives 3(3-0)
  • HST 120 - Unlikely Princesses: Women of World History 3(3-0)
  • SOC 323 - Racism and Inequality 3(3-0)
  • WGS 207/REL 207 - Women in Religion 3(3-0)
Electives (6 hours)
Select two of the following
  • BLR 325 - Women and the Law 3(3-0)
  • MGT 357 - Women in Management 3(3-0)
  • WGS 104/MTH 104 - Women in STEM Fields IV-A (3)
  • WGS 297 - Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies 3-6(Spec)
  • WGS 302/REL 302 - Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Phenomena 3(3-0)
  • WGS 303/REL 303 - Goddesses 3(3-0)
  • WGS 317/SOC 317 - Sociology of Gender 3(3-0)
  • WGS 326/PSC 326 - Women and Politics 3(3-0)
  • WGS 327/ENG 327 - Women Writers: Gender, Sexuality, and Literature 3(3-0)
  • WGS 328/HST 326 - Women in America 3(3-0)
  • WGS 334/PSY 334 - Psychology of Women 3(3-0)
  • WGS 362/COM 362 - Gender Communication 3(3-0)
  • WGS 382/ART 382 - Gender and Art 3(3-0)
  • WGS 410/SOC 410 - Women, Crime and Deviance 3(3-0)
  • WGS 430/HDF 430 -Women and Aging 3(3-0)
  • WGS 497 - Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies 3-6(Spec)

Total Semester Hours: 21

Career Options

​​​Because gender identity plays a role in all aspects of our lives, students can apply their skills from Women and Gender Studies to any field, including:

  • Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Support
  • Education
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Health Professions
  • Human Resources
  • Law and Advocacy
  • Politics
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work

What Can I Do with a Women and Gender Studies minor?

​Career, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities: