The Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers the Women’s and Gender Studies minor to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of gender issues and the position of women in society. The program encourages a historically grounded comparative, global feminist perspective. All courses are informed by theories of the social construction of gender and address issues of diversity including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, nationality, age, and/or ability. The program emphasizes an interactive learning process and promotes scholarly research.
A total of 18 hours is required for the minor.
Additional Information for All Minors
To choose the Women's and Gender Studies minor, (a) complete the UNDERGRADUATE CHANGE OF PROGRAM FORM and (b) contact Women's and Gender Studies office for an advising appointment.
Students fill out upper-division forms with their major advisors after they have earned at least 60 hours and then take them to the Women's and Gender Studies program director, who completes and signs the form as minor advisor.
No course can be counted for credit in both a major and minor (or in two majors or two minors). Upper division forms should be checked carefully for this conflict.
Courses providing Women's and Gender Studies minor credit each term can be found on Pipeline MT via Class Schedule Search. Select all subjects in the Subjects box. Then, scroll down to Attribute Type and select Women's and Gender Studies. For some courses, only certain sections (taught by Women's and Gender Studies Program faculty) will earn credit.
New courses not in the catalog but approved for Women's and Gender Studies minor credit will be listed in each semester's online schedule; however, such courses must be noted on the upper-division form as substitutions, or a substitution form must be completed if the upper-division form has already been submitted.
Students seeking to enroll in WGST 4900 (offered Fall and Spring terms only) must have a specific topic in mind and submit a formal proposal the semester before enrolling. Additional information can be found at http://womenstu.web.mtsu.edu/4900_enrollment_guide.htm.