Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies (GWS), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Lucy Bailey, Faculty contact, 215 WLLD, 405-744-9194,
Anthony Valentine, 213 LSE, 405-744-5658

Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.00
Total Hours: 15

Minor Requirements
GWST 2113Transnational Women's Studies (S)3
or GWST 2123 Introduction to Gender Studies (DH)
GWST 4113Feminist Theories3
or GWST 4503 Theorizing Men and Masculinities
Select 6 hours from classes focusing on gender and women:6
Topics in Gender Studies
Theorizing Sexualities (D)
LGBTQ Lives in the United States (D)
Race and Reproduction in the U.S. (D)
Gender and Representation (D)
Gender, Violence & Justice (D)
Approaches to Feminist Research
History of Sexuality in the United States (D)
History of Sexuality in the United States (D)
Sex & Gender in the Medieval World
Theorizing Men and Masculinities
Special Topics in Global Feminism
Internship in Gender and Women's Studies
Directed Readings in Gender Studies
Special Topics in Africana Studies
Gender in America (DH)
Gender And Visual Culture
Readings in Literature by Women (DH)
Gender Relations in Chinese History (H)
Sex and Gender in the Medieval World (H)
Gender in America (DH)
Biology, Race, and Gender: Honors (DH)
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Women (DS)
Gender and Work (DS)
Sociology of Sexualities (S)
Sociology of Gender (S)
Gender and the Middle East (IS)
and other suitable feminist and gender topics courses by petition.
3 hours from classes in the list above or below that complement gender and women's studies:3
American Popular Culture (H)
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Film (D)
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Film (D)
The Body in American Culture (DH)
U.S. as Business Culture (DH)
Special Topics in American Studies (DH)
Art Since 1960
Human Reproduction
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Curriculum
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
United States History Since 1945 (DH)
History of Medicine (H)
The Story of Lizzie Borden: Axe Murder in American Culture (DH)
Managing Diversity in the Workplace (D)
American Philosophy (H)
Biomedical Ethics (H)
U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology of Families (S)
Diverse American Drama (DH)
and other suitable complementary topics courses focused on gender, sexuality, feminism, or intersectionality by petition.
Total Hours15

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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