Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies (WGSS)

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies program offers engaging courses that analyze women's lives, men's lives, gender, inequality and sexuality from a variety of different disciplines, enabling students to integrate their learning and put their knowledge into action.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/32640438833/

ACADEMIC COURSES WITH GENDER & LGBTQIA TOPICS

80+ COURSES, ACROSS 17 DEPARTMENTS

Over 80+ courses at Elon contain a focus on gender, gender identity, feminism, sexual orientation, and related topics.

MINOR IN WOMEN'S, GENDER, & SEXUALITIES STUDIES

Across the 80+ courses throughout 17 departments, only 5 courses are needed to earn the Women's & Gender Studies Minor.  2 of these 5 courses are required (WGS 110:  Sex & Gender; WGS 300: Current Controversies in Feminism) while the other 3 may be selected from the list of WGS electives below.

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ELIGIBLE COURSES FOR WGSS MINOR

Below is the full listing of 80+ courses across 17 departments which apply to the Women's, Gender, & Sexualities Studies Minor.  Even if you don't declare the WGS Minor, these are courses which have been designated as containing focused academic content around gender, gender identity, feminism, sexual orientation, and related topics:

Anthropology :
ANT 324 - Culture and Sex ;  ANT 329 - Women, Culture, & the World ;  ANT 382 - Gender and Archaeology

Art History :
ARH 320 - Issues in Contemporary Art ;  ARH 321 - Race & Gender in American Art

Communications :
COM 386 - Gender and Communication


Core Curriculum :

COR 212 - Women, Men and Society ; COR 242 - Guatemala (varies by instructor) ; COR 245 - Barbados: Culture, Sport, and Media ; COR 269 - Women and Global Leadership ; COR 270 - Women and Men in Society ; COR 326 - Human Sexuality ; COR 332 - Wonder Women: History and Rhetoric ; COR 338 - American Adolescence ; COR 344 - The Camera Eye, the Camera I ; COR 345 - Gender Issues in Education ; COR 346 - Childbirth ; COR 357 - Women, Culture and Development ; COR361 - Sex and Society ; COR 369 - Men & Masculinity ; COR 395 - The Politics of Beauty ; COR 403 - The Other Others: Francophone Women's Voices ; COR 406 - Women's Health Issues ; COR 369 - Women in Music

Dance :
DAN 320 - Dance and Gender

Economics :
ECO 317 - Gender and Development

English :
ENG 333 - Women in Literature: Feminist Approaches ; ENG 355/356 - The Novel: British Women Writers ; ENG 361 - Gender Issues in Cinema

Human Service Studies :
HSS 311 - Social Policy & Inequality ; HSS 349 - Violence in Families ; HST 355 - Oral History: NC Women ; HST 364 - History of Women in the US ; HST 466 - Seminar: Women & Gender in Antiquity ; HST 467 - Seminar: Gender & Sexuality in the US

International Studies :
INT 141 - International Relations

Music :
MUS 469 - Women in Music

Philosophy :
PHL 320 - Reclaiming Democracy ; PHL 345 - Feminist Philosophy ; PHL 370 - Philosophy of the Body

Political Science :
POL 141 - International Relations ; POL 316 - Gender and American Politics ; POL 384 - Women and American Politics

Psychology :
PSY 215 - Psychology of Personal Relationships ; PSY 315 - Psychology of Sex & Gender ; PSY 367 - Psychological Perspectives on Human Sexuality

Religious Studies :
REL 110 - Religion in a Global Context (sections by Allocco, Huber) ; REL 201 - Buddhist Traditions ; REL 205 - Jewish Traditions (with Geoff Claussen) ; REL 326 - Sex Lives of the Saints ; REL 343 - Women, Violence, & Resistance ; REL 344 - Christianity and Social Justice (sections by Peters) ; REL 360 - Hindu Goddesses: From Myths to Movies ; REL 361 - Women, Religion and Ethnography ; REL 363 - Women in Islam: Veneration, Veils, and Voices ; REL 372 - Women, Gender and Ethnography

Sociology :
SOC 311 - Sociology of Families ; SOC 312 - Sociology of Interpersonal Violence & Relationships Health ; SOC 345 - Sociocultural Perspectives on Gender ; SOC 389 - Women, Culture, & the World

Women's, Gender, & Sexualities Studies :
WGSS 110 - Sex and Gender ; WGSS 300 - Current Controversies in Feminism ; WGSS 481 - Internship ; WGSS 491 - Independent Study