Minor Requirements

Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) is an interdisciplinary area at LSU featuring courses that use a range of methodologies and disciplines to enrich our knowledge about women in different periods and cultures. By examining issues of gender, WGS courses provide fresh perspectives on social, aesthetic, economic, and political issues.


Required courses for the undergraduate minor in WGS
As a student pursuing an undergraduate minor in Women's and Gender Studies, you will be required to complete 18 hours of coursework, including

  • WGS 2500, " Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • WGS 4500, " Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • You must also complete 12 hours of electives, at least 9 hours of which must be at the 3000 level or above.
    • The minor electives should be chosen from at least two of the following areas:
      • Literature: ENGL 2593, 3593, 4593; FREN 4090, 4095; SPAN 4100
      • Culture & Society: ENGL 4493; CLST 2080; HIST 4079; REL 3300; SOCL 4413, 4521; CMST 3115
      • Theory: ENGL 4593; PHIL 4015; WGS 3150

You should contact the WGS undergraduate advisor to ensure your electives are eligible for degree credit, Challen Nicklen.

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