2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

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The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor at Longwood University offers students an interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender and sexual perspectives in all areas of the curriculum. Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies creates a framework for examining the historical, cultural, political, economic, and global conditions central to understanding human beings as gendered and sexual people and the processes of gender and sexual construction for all humans. It recognizes that not only gender, but also race, class, ethnicity, age, ability and sexual orientation are crucial aspects of being human. Because issues of gender and sexuality 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, Gender and Sexuality 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, 
  3. Successfully complete either WGST 110  or WGST 115 , and 
  4. Complete 15 hours of course work (including at least 9 hours at the 300 or 400 level) from minor-approved courses listed below.

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

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