Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Minor options

Students explore study options represented in academic posters.

To receive a minor, students are expected to fulfill all of the University’s requirements for graduation, as well as the course work for the given minor. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/fail.

Minors are offered in the following areas:

  • Queer Studies
  • Women’s Studies

Queer Studies Minor

A minor in queer studies requires a minimum of 16 credits with a 2.0 GPA. At least 9 credits must be in upper-division work and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Required Courses (9 credits)
  • WGSS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    OR WGSS 120: Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics
  • WGSS 369: Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures OR WGSS/SOC 385: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • WGSS 485: Theoretical Issues in Queer Studies [M]
Electives (7 credits)

A minimum of 7 credits from any WGSS courses, except those used as required courses.

Women’s Studies Minor

A minor in women’s studies requires a minimum of 16 credits with a 2.0 GPA. At least 9 credit hours must be upper-division work and taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses.

Required Courses (9 credits)
  • WGSS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    OR WGSS 120: Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics
  • WGSS/SOC 300/ENGL 310: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality [M] OR WGSS/ANTH 332 Global Feminisms OR WGSS 369: Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures OR WGSS/SOC 385 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
  • WGSS 481: Feminist Theory [M]
Additional Courses (7 credits)
  • A minimum of 7 credits from any WGSS courses, except those used as required courses.