Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Minor)

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Minor)
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Offered by the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Council: Laura Dykstra (co-Chair), Abby Goode, Wendy Palmquist, Alice Pearman, Mary Beth Ray (co-Chair), Kristin Stelmok.

The Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program which focuses on the diversity of women’s lives and work in cultural and historical perspective, and which introduces students to feminist methodologies and explores the use of gender as a tool for analyzing experience. The program is comprised of a common core course, as well as approved courses offered by several departments.

Please see complete information on all of the requirements to earn a minor at Plymouth State University.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
WSDI 2510The F Word: Feminism in the United States (PPDI)4
Approved Courses
Complete 12 credits (at least six must be at the 3000/4000 level) from the following:12
AH 3735
Gender, Representation, and the Visual Arts (DICO)
CJ 3515
Women and Crime (DICO,GACO)
CMDI 2025
Sex and Cinema in the 20th Century (and Beyond) (PPDI)
ENDI 1440
Social Justice and American Literature (DICO,SSDI)
HE 4100
Women's Health Issues (WECO)
HI 3220
Sex, Slavery, and Empire in Global History (GACO)
HI 3351
Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History (DICO)
HI 3355
Health and Illness in American History (WECO)
HIDI 1330
Treating "Madness": Mental Illness and Therapy in History (PPDI)
PBH 4000
Ethics, Social Justice, and Policy in Public Health
PO 3355
Women in World Politics
PS 3200
Psychology of Women (DICO)
SO 3075
The Sociology of the Family
SW 3500
Health and Society (GACO,WECO)
WS 3500
Topics in Women's Studies
WS 4000
WS 4910
Independent Study
Total Credits16

Only one Approved Course may be selected from the student’s major field of study. At least 12 credits of the minor must be completed before the internship occurs. Internship (WS 4000) is limited to three credits in the minor. Students may submit a Student Request form to the Women’s Studies Council, to request consideration of another course to meet the Approved Courses requirement.

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The Council is a diverse group of faculty and students drawn from many different departments across the Plymouth State University campus.

  • Laura Dykstra (co-Chair)
  • Abby Goode
  • Wendy Palmquist
  • Alice Pearman
  • Mary Beth Ray (co-Chair)
  • Kristin Stelmok
  • Katherine Wolsiefer