Women and Gender Studies Minor

To earn a minor in Women and Gender Studies, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours. The program may approve the transfer of no more than two lower-division courses, and at least seven hours must be upper-division course work taken at the University of Illinois Springfield. Students must take at least one course in each area outlined below (foundation, diverse voices, theory, and elective).

Course Requirements

Foundation 3-4
Select one of the following:
Women and Gender in Mexico and the US
ECCE: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Diverse Voices 3-4
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Working Class and Poor Women
ECCE: Black Women in Film History
ECCE: Women of Color and Minority Women
ECCE: Women Across Cultures
ECCE: Black Women Writers
Theory 4
Feminist Theories
Elective 3-4
An elective approved by your WGS advisor by petition
Total Hours 15-16
All substitutions must be approved by your WGS academic advisor.