Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N875

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Women’s and Gender Studies, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. Topics courses must be approved in advance by the Women’s and Gender Studies academic advisor.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Required Courses

Required Course
WGS 1003Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
Choose 12 hours from Women's & Gender Studies Minor Electives list12
Choose one of the following:3
Honors Research (HONORS)
WGS Internship
Contemporary Feminist Thought
Senior Thesis
Independent Study
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved February 2015

Women's and Gender Studies Minor Electives

A HI 4853American Indian Women Artists3
A HI 4913Seminar (Approved Topic)3
AFAM 3423African-American Men3
AFAM 3433African American Women3
AFAM 4010Special Topics In African And African-American Studies (Approved Topic)1-3
ANTH 4253The Anthropology of Communities3
ANTH 4303Women and Development in Africa3
ANTH 4593Anthropology of Human Reproduction3
ANTH 4723Gender and Health3
ANTH 4843Cross-Cultural Study of Sex, Gender and Sexuality3
COMM 2423Gender and Communication3
COMM 3643Media and Society3
COMM 4243Family Communication3
ECON 4513The Economics of Discrimination3
ENGL 2133Autobiographical Writing3
ENGL 3103Topics in Advanced Composition (Approved Topic)3
ENGL 3213Special Topics in Fiction (Approved Topic)3
ENGL 3243Special Topics in Film (Approved Topic)3
ENGL 3263Women and Film3
ENGL 4013Major Figure (With Subtitle) (Approved Topic)3
ENGL 4273Women Writers3
EXPO 1213/1223Expository Writing (Approved Topic)3
EXPO 3103 (Approved Topic)3
GEOG 3843Gender and Environment3
HES 3523Human Sexuality3
HES 4523Human Sexuality II3
HIST 3120Topics in Modern European History (Approved Topic)1-3
HIST/WGS 3133Medieval Women3
HIST 3243European Women & Gender Relations3
HIST 3533The History of Early American Women3
HIST 3543The History of Modern American Women3
HIST 3573Special Topics Colloquium (Approved Topic)3
HIST 3593Women in the American West3
HIST/WGS 3933U.S. Queer History3
HON 3993Honors Colloquium (Approved Topic)3
H R 3303Family Issues in Human Relations3
H R 4170Special Topics in Human Relations (Approved Topic)1-3
H R 4423Women's Issues in Human Relations3
H R 4433Gender and War3
HSCI 3223Gender Issues in Science, Technology and Medicine3
HSCI 3243Women and Medicine3
IAS 3523Women and Gender in South Asia3
JMC 4853Race, Gender and the Media3
LTRS 3510Topics in Letters (Approved Topic)2-3
LTRS 4970Special Topics/Seminar (Approved Topic)2-3
MUSC 4970Undergraduate Seminar (Approved Topic)1-3
NAS 3123Gender and Sexuality in Native North America3
PHIL 3743Feminist Philosophy3
P SC/WGS 3043Gender, Power and Leadership in Politics and Public Administration3
P SC 3203Sexuality, Gender, and the Law3
P SC 3220Topics in Public Policy (Approved Topic)1-3
SOC 3723Sociology of Family3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3853Sociology of the Body3
SOC 3963Sexual Deviance and Society3
WGS 2713Women in Pop Culture3
WGS 3123Social Justice and Social Change3
WGS 3220WGS Special Topics1-3
WGS 3223WGS Special Topics3
WGS 3233Women Creating Social Change3
WGS 3253Men and Masculinity3
WGS 3273Queer Theory3
WGS 3353Race, Class & Gender3
WGS 3413Body Image Vs. Reality3
WGS 3423Women and Sports3
WGS 3443Gender & Interpersonal Comm3
WGS 3453Women's Psychosocial Dev3
WGS 34633
WGS 3513Gender, Law and Human Rights3
WGS 3563Gender and Global Politics3
WGS 36233
WGS 3703Female Heroism in Hollywood3
WGS 3713Gender and James Bond3
WGS 3810WGS Special Topics1-3
WGS 3943Women's Health3
WGS 3953Women and the Law3
WGS 4120WGS Special Topics1-3
Or courses not listed here which qualify for the Women’s and Gender Studies major