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WGS Minor and Certificate

Minor

     A student may complete an interdisciplinary Women & Gender Studies minor by taking 18 hours. Required courses are Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (WGS 201) and Feminist Theory and Practice (WGS 400).

     An additional 12 hours of electives shall be selected from the courses listed below. To ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the minor, courses shall be selected from at least two different departments.

Additional Courses for a Minor:

     Twelve hours from the following courses: WGS 132, 232, 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 309, 331, 345, 349, 364, 365, 366, 378, 380, 420, 446, 451, 495, 591, 592, 593, SOC 399, or gender-specific courses from other programs (upon Interdisciplinary Studies Director Dr. Lisa Day's approval).

NOTE: Average GPA of courses applied to minor must be 2.25 or better.

 


Certificate

     A student may complete an interdisciplinary Women & Gender Studies certificate by taking Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (WGS 201) and Feminist Theory and Practice (WGS 400) along with an additional 6 hours of electives selected from the courses listed below.

     To ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the certificate, courses shall be selected from at least two different departments.

Additional Courses for a Certificate:

     Six hours from the following courses: WGS 132, 232, 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 309, 331, 345, 349, 364, 365, 366, 378, 380, 420, 446, 451, 495, 591, 592, 593, SOC 399, or gender-specific courses from other programs (upon Interdisciplinary Studies Director Dr. Lisa Day's approval).

     To declare a Women & Gender Studies Minor or Certificate, please contact Dr. Lisa Day in McCreary 221, at 859-622-7235, or email lisa.day@eku.edu.

 

What Can I Do With A WGS Minor?

     A minor or certificate in Women & Gender Studies complements any major program of study. Students have paired their WGS work with a variety of majors: American Sign Language, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Child & Family Studies, Comparative Humanities, Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, and many other programs. 

     Our alumni have found professional work in education, health care, management, ministry, the non-profit sector, social work, and additional fields. Our graduates have also pursued higher education in Gender Studies and have successfully secured graduate teaching assistantships. 

     Find out more about how a WGS minor could help you in your academic and professional career. 

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