WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MINORS
WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES MINOR
Students may wish to major in a traditional subject (History, English, Sociology) but minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Some students plan to do graduate work in a traditional discipline, with emphasis on women within it.
Requirements for the Minor (21 Units)
Required Core Courses (9 Units)
Electives (12 units, 6 of which must be upper level, 300-400)
Please choose 12 units of electives from any of the four focus areas. Electives may be distributed across the four focus areas, within one focus area, or across a combination of two or three focus areas.
Women, Gender, Culture and Creativity
Women, Gender, Health and Sexuality
Women, Gender, Diversity and Global Contexts
Women, Gender, Leadership and Community
Recommended Program of Study
Women’s and Gender Studies majors should include: WMST 231 Women in Perspective or WMST 232 Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective in their first semester. This is an introductory course that fulfills some General Education (GenEd) requirements. WMST 233 International Perspectives on Women or WMST 234 Honors International Perspectives on Women is recommended but not required and also fulfills GenEd requirements.
We also recommend that students majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies take the advanced composition course offered by Women's and Gender Studies, WMST 333: Women's Words, Women's Lives. A course on minority women (either a WMST course or a departmental one) is strongly recommended. WMST 496 Internship is also recommended.
Students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the most up-to-date information on electives, course descriptions and prerequisites.
Transfer Credit Policy
All Women's and Gender Studies majors must complete a minimum of 18 units toward the major at Towson University, with at least 12 units at the upper (300-400) level.
All Women's and Gender Studies minors must complete a minimum of 12 units toward the minor at Towson University, with at least 9 units at the upper (300-400) level.