A total of 18 hours is required for the minor. Students may follow one of two tracks: Women's Studies or Gender Studies.
General RequirementsWGST 2100 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 hours)
Women's Studies TrackOne additional WGST course (3 hours)
Gender Studies Track
SOC 3400 or ANTH 3750 (3 hours)
Six (6) hours from the following courses: ANTH 3710 ("Language and Gender"; only); ANTH 3750 (if not taken for the above requirement); CDFS/SOC 4140; CDFS 4340; COMM 3225; COMM 4800 ("Gayspeak, Communication, and Film"; only); EMC/JOUR 4800 ("Race and Gender in the Mass Media"; only); ENGL 3885; SOC 3400 (if not taken for the above requirement); WGST 4213 ("Gender and Horror";)
Three (3) hours of WGST elective(s) chosen from the list at http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/courses.php ; see online schedule for each term's offerings.
Additional Information for Minors
Students fill out upper-division forms with their major advisors after they have earned at least 60 hours and then take them to the Women's and Gender Studies program director, who completes and signs the form as minor advisor.
No course can be counted for credit in both a major and minor (or in two majors or two minors). Upper division forms should be checked carefully for this conflict.
Courses providing Women's and Gender Studies minor credit each term can be found on RaiderNet via Class Schedule Search. Select all subjects in the Subjects box. Then, scroll down to Attribute Type and select Women's and Gender Studies. For some courses, only certain sections (taught by Women's and Gender Studies Program faculty) will earn credit.
New courses not in the catalog but approved for Women's and Gender Studies minor credit will be listed in each semester's online schedule; however, such courses must be noted on the upper-division form as substitutions, or a substitution form must be completed if the upper-division form has already been submitted.
WGST 4500 is offered Fall term only. Students seeking to enroll in WGST 4900 (offered Fall and Spring terms only) must have a specific topic in mind and submit a formal proposal the semester before enrolling. Additional information can be found at http://womenstu.web.mtsu.edu/4900_enrollment_guide.htm .