Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Program:
Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
Program Code:
5703 Women's and Gender Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS09
College:
Department:
Program in Women, Gender and Social Justice


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Program in Women, Gender, and Social Justice

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

The Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, which is administered by the Program in Women, Gender and Social Justice, provides students with in-depth opportunities to study gender and its intersections with other aspects of identity within the students’ field of interest.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies or the Specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in Women, Gender and Social Justice.

Requirements for the Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

               
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  WS 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
  WS 202 Introduction to Contemporary Feminisms and Gender Theories 3
2. Complete a minimum of 9 credits in courses from one of the following areas:  
  Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and History  
  ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3
  ANP 432 American Indian Women 3
  ANP 433 Contemporary American Indian Communities 3
  ANP 425 Issues in Medical Anthropology 3
  ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
  ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
  GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
  HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
  HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
  HST 312 African American Women 3
  HST 313 Women in the United States to 1869 3
  HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
  HST 317 American Jewish History 3
  HST 324 History of Sport in America 3
  HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
  HST 378 Native Americans in North American History to 1830 3
  HST 379 Native Americans in North American History since 1830 3
  HST 410 History of North American Urbanization 3
  HST 412 Women in Modern European History 3
  HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
  HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
  LIN 225 Language and Gender 3
  MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
  MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
  MC 388 Sexual Politics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 4
  MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
  SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
  SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
  SOC 315 Family and Society 3
  SOC 322 Sociology of Work 3
  SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
  WS 302 Jewish Women’s Experiences and Writings 3
  Sexuality and Conflict/Violence  
  ANP 220 Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective 3
  CJ 425 Women and Criminal Justice 3
  COM 391 Topics in Verbal, Intercultural, or Gender Communications 4
  GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
  HDFS 145 The Individual, Marriage and the Family 3
  HDFS 445 Human Sexuality 3
  HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
  LB 336 Gender, Sexuality, Science, and Technology (W) 4
  MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
  MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
  MC 388 Sexual Politics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 4
  MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
  NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
  PSY 339 Psychology of Women 3
  SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
  SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
  WS 301 Sexual Violence Against Women and Children: Theory and Response 3
  WS 304 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies 3
  WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
  Gender and the Arts and Humanities  
  ENG 130 Film and Society 4
  ENG 153 Introduction to Women Authors 4
  ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
  ENG 353 Readings in Women and Literature 3
  ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
  ENG 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory 3
  HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
  HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
  HST 312 African American Women 3
  HST 313 Women in the United States  to 1869 3
  HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
  HST 317 American Jewish History 3
  HST 324 History of Sport in America 3
  HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
  HST 378 Native Americans in North American History to 1830 3
  HST 379 Native Americans in North American History from 1830 3
  HST 412 Women in Modern European History 3
  HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
  HST 420 History of Sexuality since the 18th Century 3
  LIN 225 Language and Gender 3
  MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
  PHL 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism 4
  PHL 456 Topics in Feminist Philosophy 4
  WS 302 Jewish Women’s Experiences and Writings 3
  Gender Applied: Health, Urban, and Public Policy  
  ANP 270 Women and Health:  Anthropological and International Perspectives 3
  ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness 3
  ANP 435 Issues in Latino Health: Theory and Method in Minority Health Research 3
  ANP 436 Globalization and Justice:  Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology 3
  ANP 439 Human Rights:  Anthropological Perspectives 3
  CJ 425 Women and Criminal Justice 3
  EEP 453 Women and Work: Issues and Policy Analysis 3
  EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
  FW 211 Introduction to Gender and  Environmental Issues 3
  GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
  GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
  HDFS 405 Work and Family 3
  HDFS 448 Child and Family Policy 3
  HST 410 History of North American Urbanization 3
  HST 425 American and European Health Care since 1800 4
  ISS 320  World Urban Systems (I) 4
  MC 380 Social Policy 4
  MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
  NEU 310 Psychology and Biology of Human Sexuality 3
  PSY 320 Health Psychology 3
  PSY 339 Psychology of Women 3
  SOC 361 Contemporary Communities 3
  SOC 375 Urban Sociology 3
  SOC 475 Health and Society 3
  WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
  A list of additional approved courses is maintained by the advisor in Women's and Gender Studies. Specific courses on this list will fulfill the minor requirements when the topics include sufficient content regarding women, gender, and one area.  

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Women's and Gender Studies, MNUN (5703)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: SS15

Requirement 1: Minor - Women's and Gender Studies - Introduction
Minor - Women's and Gender Studies - Introduction: 2 courses from WS201, WS202

Requirement 2: Minor - Women's and Gender Studies - Required Elective
Minor - Women's and Gender Studies - Required Elective: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
9 credits from courses in Sexuality and Conflict/Violence.
9 credits from courses in Gender Applied: Health, Urban, and Public Policy.
9 credits from courses in Gender and the Arts and Humanities.
9 credits from courses in Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and History.

Requirement 3
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.