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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Minor

Requirements for the Minor (12 credits)

The requirements for the minor include WGSS 28000 Women’s, Gender, And Sexuality Studies: An Introduction  and three additional courses. The introductory course provides an overview of this interdisciplinary area of study. The remaining three courses are selected from a list of approved courses offered by departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts. Some of these courses have departmental prerequisites. Although WGSS 28000 is not a prerequisite to any of them, it is recommended as the first course of the program.

A. Introductory course (3 credits)

C. Liberal Arts courses (6 credits)

Each course is 3-credit hours and must be outside of the student’s major.

Courses listed in Req. B may also be used to fulfill this requirement, if not used to fulfill Req. B.


  • 50% of credits for CLA minors must come from Purdue University.
  • Students must receive a grade of “C” or better  to receive credits for meeting [a unit level requirement]. The P/NP option is not available to complete this minor.
  • Substitutions of other courses in the Women’s Studies course listings (e.g. HIST 49200, History of American Feminism ; POL 42900, Contemporary Feminist Theory ; etc.) may be made with the approval of the Director of the Women’s Studies Program.
  • For further information contact: WOMEN’S STUDIES OFFICE.


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