2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor


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The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor at Longwood University offers students an interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender perspectives in all areas of the curriculum. Women’s and Gender Studies creates a framework for examining the historical, cultural, political, economic, and global conditions central to understanding both women as gendered beings and the processes of gender construction for all humans. It recognizes that not only gender, but also race, class, ethnicity, age, ability and sexual orientation are crucial aspects of women’s and men’s experiences. Because issues of gender cut across most areas of knowledge, students can raise similar questions within different disciplines and by using various methodologies achieve a deeper understanding of the complexity and wholeness of human experience.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)


In order to complete a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, students must:

  1. File a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of the Registrar
  2. Earn a grade point average of 2.0 in those courses chosen to meet the minor requirements, and
  3. Complete 18 hours of course work (including at least 9 hours at the 300 or 400 level) from the following courses.

In addition to the courses below, students are encouraged to participate in Women’s and Gender Studies events on campus.

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