Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
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Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

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This interdisciplinary minor provides a humanities-based forum for examining gender and sexuality in global cultures. Students in the minor learn about-and challenge their understandings of-topics such as LGBTQ sexual diversity, gender differences across cultures, and how femininity and masculinity have changed over time. Courses in the minor focus on representations of gender and sexuality across the arts, history, media, languages, and social sciences.

Students in the minor discuss how their own experiences of gender and sexuality relate to race, class, nationality, and language. Because of this, the minor appeals to an increasingly diverse population at UWG, and it is also a base for educating the entire campus and the greater Carrollton community. Students in the minor are prepared for a wide range of careers in fields that demand knowledge of and experience with diversity, from education and community outreach to business.


The minor requires 15 credit hours, of which no more than 6 hours can be at the 2000 level and of which at least 3 hours must be at the 4000 level.

Required Course:


12 hours (three of these must be taken in AT LEAST two different disciplines; no more than one elective or 3 hours may be taken from a department or unit outside of the College of Arts and Humanities). Electives must be approved by the program director. A list of approved courses may be obtained each semester from the Director of the Minor, Dr. Matthew Franks (English and Philosophy; mfranks@westga.edu).

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