Minor Requirements

Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) is an interdisciplinary program that examines the multiple roles gender plays in everyday life, the impacts of gendered practices on social, cultural, and political behavior and thought, and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, ability, age, and class.


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 the following:

  • 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

 

What can you do with a WGS Undergraduate Minor?

There are many amazing things you can do with a minor in WGS in which this program can combine and enhance your current major (if applicable) when you enter the job market. In fact, did you know that there are more than 200 career paths you can follow with a minor in WGS? Check out our website for a comprehensive list of career options available. If you are interested in finding out more about declaring a minor in WGS, email the Undergraduate Advisor, Challen Nicklen, nicklen@lsu.edu or contact the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Elena Castro, dwgs@lsu.edu.

Stop by our office in 118 Himes Hall to learn more!

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

View the WGS Undergraduate Program Overview and Classes Flyer

View the WGS Undergraduate Minor Flyer


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