Women, Gender & Sexuality Minor

To declare a WGS Minor

  1. Review the web listing of WGS and affiliated courses.
  2. Review requirements below to select from: WGS Minor without concentrations, WGS Minor with a concentration in Gender Studies or a WGS Minor with a concentration in Sexuality Studies.
  3. Obtain a current copy of your Academic Advising Transcript from the Student Information System (SIS).
  4. Obtain a copy of the Declaration of Minor form online or from the WGS office in Levering Hall.
  5. Review your completed forms with WGS Director of Undergraduate Programs, Bonnie Hagerman, during office hours or email to make an appointment.

Requirements for Minor


There are three ways to complete a minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality: the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with no area of concentration, the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with a concentration in Gender Studies, and the Women, Gender & Sexuality minor with a concentration in Sexuality Studies.

 

A. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) without concentrations requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  At least four of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above. These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. Either WGS 3810 Feminist Theory or WGS 3800 Queer Theory
  3. One WGS course at the 4000 level or above
  4. One WGS course designated as concentrating on Global Perspectives
  5. Two WGS elective courses

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor. Courses counting toward the WGS minor may include up to one Independent Study course (which may be an approved internship). Three courses may be “double-counted” toward a minor in WGS and a major in another department; that is, three courses taken for another major can also count toward the WGS minor.

 

B. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) with a concentration in Gender Studies requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  At least four of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above. These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. WGS 3810 Feminist Theory
  3. One WGS course at the 4000 level or above
  4. One WGS course designated as concentrating on Global Perspectives
  5. Two WGS elective courses designated as providing a Gender Focus

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor. Courses counting toward the WGS minor may include up to one Independent Study course (which may be an approved internship). Three courses may be “double-counted” toward a minor in WGS and a major in another department; that is, three courses taken for another major can also count toward the WGS minor.

C. The minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality (WGS) with a concentration in Sexuality Studies requires the completion of 6 courses (18 credits).  At least four of these courses must be at the 3000 level or above[MW3] . These must include the following required courses:

  1. WGS 2100 Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies
  2. WGS 3800 Queer Theory
  3. One WGS course at the 4000 level or above
  4. One WGS course designated as concentrating on Global Perspectives
  5. Two WGS elective courses designated as providing a Sexuality focus

A minimum grade of C must be earned in any course counted toward the minor. Courses counting toward the WGS minor may include up to one Independent Study course (which may be an approved internship). Three courses may be “double-counted” toward a minor in WGS and a major in another department; that is, three courses taken for another major can also count toward the WGS minor.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.