University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

Minor - Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


Lower-Division Core Requirements3
Upper-Division Core Requirements6
Approved Elective Courses12
Total Hours21

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Lower-Division Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:
WGSS 163LHistory and Literature: Perspectives of Women3
or WGSS 263S Social and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
WGSS 363Feminist Theory and Methods3
WGSS 499Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Approved Elective Courses

Note: WGSS 392, WGSS 398 and WGSS 492 (Internship/Independent Study) may be applied toward these credits

Complete 12 credits from the following courses, at least one of which must be upper-division (300-400 level):12
Any WGSS course
Black: From Africa to Hip-Hop
Peoples and Cultures of World
Anthropology of Gender
Women in Antiquity
Gender and Communication
Rhetorical Construction of Women
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Intimate Relationships
Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions
Introduction to Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Germany
African American History to 1865
African American History Since 1865
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
Women in America: Colonial Period to Civil War
Women in America: From the Civil War to the Present
Alcohol in American History
Families & Children in America
The Black Radical Tradition
Prayer & Civil Rights
Writing Women's Lives
Gender & Sexuality in English Fiction
Indigenous World View Perspectives
Oral and Written Traditions of Native Americans
Ecological Perspectives in Native American Traditions
Native American Beliefs and Philosophy
Contemporary Global Issues of Indigenous People
History of American Indian Affairs in the 19th Century
Politics of Social Movements
Psychology of Family Violence
Women & Social Action in America
Race, Gender & Class
Gender and Society
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Rural Sociology
Population and Society
Capstone: Inequality and Social Justice
Sociology of Poverty
Prostitution & Human Trafficking
Gender and Global Development
Total Hours12
Minimum Required Grade: C-