2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate 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 file a form of intention to pursue the minor at the Office of the Registrar. Note that a minor must earn a grade point average of 2.0 in those courses chosen to meet the minor requirements.

Core Requirements (3 Credits)


Successfully complete either WGST 110 or WGST 115. If both are taken, the second will count towards the 15 hours of elective credits below.

Electives (15 Credits)


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

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