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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This minor is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduate students who desire more in-depth study than can be obtained in one or a few courses on the changing statuses, issues, problems, and future prospects of all genders in contemporary society. The interdisciplinary nature of this program integrates the study of intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in multicultural and global contexts. This program is designed to complement undergraduate study programs in the University.

Students who select this minor must consult and have approval of the program advisor to establish a plan of study. This should be done prior to completing 6 hours of coursework listed for the program. The program form must be filed with an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and certified upon application for graduation by the Dean of the College in which the major study degree will be awarded.

A minimum of 18 semester hours selected from the following courses is required for the minor. Topics courses (*) may be taken for credit when the announced content is appropriate to the minor. At least 12 of the hours must be at the upper division level and 12 must be taken at A&M-Corpus Christi.

Students may choose from the following courses:

WGST 3301 - Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (required for all minors)

ANTH 3390: Anthropology of Gender

ARTS 4390 - Topics in Art *

BIOL 4590 - Selected Topics *

BLAW 4390: Women in the Workplace

COMM 4314: Gender Communication

COMM 4345: Intercultural Communication

COMM 4390: Communication and Sexuality

CRIJ 4324: Women and Criminal Justice

CRIJ 4360: Domestic Violence

ENGL 3366: Language in Society

ENGL 4360: Gender, Sexuality, and Literature

ENGL 4361: Race and Ethnicity in Literature

ENGL 4390 - Topics in English *

HIST 4337: United States Women’s History

HIST 4347: History of Sexuality

MXAS 4390 - Topics in Mexican American Studies *

POLS 3311: Women and Politics

PSYC 3374: Human Sexuality

PSYC 4367: Gender Issues in Psychology

PSYC 4390: Topics in Psychology *

SOCI 3320: Sociology of Gender

SOCI 3321: Mexican American Women

SPAN 4390 - Topics in Spanish *

In addition to this list, students can petition to count other courses with substantial content on women’s, gender, and sexuality studies by submitting syllabi to the program coordinators.

The current WGST program coordinators are:

Dr. Jennifer Sorensen Email: jennifer.sorensen@tamucc.edu

Dr. Jarred Wiehe Email: jarred.wiehe@tamucc.edu

Dr. Beth Robinson Email: beth.robinson@tamucc.edu

Dr. Lisa Comparini Email: lisa.comparini@tamucc.edu