Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies

About the Minor

Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides exciting opportunities to study how gender and sexuality shape human affairs. The program encourages students to explore a broad array of interests in understanding how gender and sexuality have changed and developed over time in their meaning, constructions, contexts and practices. Courses are taught by interdisciplinary faculty from different departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and from different colleges around the university. The program is in the stages of developing more courses exploring the methodologies and conceptual frameworks that have come out of the field—such as trans studies, feminist philosophies and reproductive justice. Graduates with this minor will be prepared with the skills necessary for engaging in the challenges of contemporary life and to apply those skills to a wide range of fields such as public health, law and digital media.

Additional information

For more information about this minor, contact Jennifer Yusin, PhD jyusin@drexel.edu.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
WGST 101Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3.0
WGST 201Introduction to Feminisms3.0
Choose one of the following three theory courses3.0
Sex, Gender, Feminism: A Seminar in Feminist Theories
Queer Theory
Students must complete at least 15 credits of elective courses:15.0
Gender & Black Popular Culture
Women in Art
Media and Identity
Sex, Violence, & Crime on the Internet
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Women and Literature
Women in American History
Technology and Identity
Women and Children: Health & Society
Philosophy of Sex & Love
Women's Health Psychology
Women & Minority Opportunities in Sport
Legal Foundations of Title IX
Sex and Society
Gender and Society
Writing on the Body
Women & Human Rights Worldwide
Women and Society in a Global Context
Gender and Black Popular Culture
Gender and Judaism
Women's Health and Human Rights
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
Independent Study in Women's and Gender Studies
Sex, Gender, Feminism: A Seminar in Feminist Theories
Queer Theory
Retail Intersections: Social & Cultural Issues
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.