About the GWS Minor

Gender and Women’s Studies provides undergraduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and representation of gender constructions and sexual identities, their intersections with other social categories such as race and class, and the economic and political implications of gender and sexual differences both in the U.S. and across the globe. Academic inquiry into the changing roles of women and men, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people allows students to understand themselves and their relationships with others and helps them make informed choices about their own lives. Further, a Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies provides valuable background for students who plan to pursue careers dealing with issues of gender and sexuality.

GWS Minor Courses

  Semester Hours
GWS 101: Gender in Everyday Life 3
GWS 102: Global Perspectives on Women and Gender 3
GWS 292: History and Theories of Feminism 3
GWS 390: Feminism and Social Change 3
Two additional courses in GWS at the 200 level or above  6
Total hours 18

Please note: 

  • GWS 292 is a Writing-in-the-Discipline course. 
  • No more than 3 hours of GWS 396 may be applied to the minor.

Becoming a GWS Minor

Please contact Allison James
LAS Academic Advisor for AAST, English, GWS, and LALS
University Hall, 3rd floor
601 S Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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