ATTN: These requirements apply to all students who declared a GWSS minor starting Fall 2020.

Courses required for a GWSS minor

Requirements for the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Minor

THE GWSS minor is a total of 36 credits.  It requires:

  • One gateway course
    • GWSS 110 Introduction to Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
  • One intermediate course
  • One capstone seminar
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • In addition to the three required courses listed above (18 credits), students must completed an additional three elective courses (18 credits) from the GWSS Elective/Additional Courses List. These 18 credits must be spread across two different disciplines.

Please note: A variety of courses are by visitors or offered only occasionally and may be considered. Contact the director for consideration of other courses to satisfy this requirement.

OCS Programs: You may count up to two 6 credit courses taken on either Carleton or non-Carleton OCS programs toward the requirements of the GWSS major or minor. OCS program courses cannot be substituted for core GWSS courses on campus and will only count towards GWSS electives. Two courses from Carleton’s Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe program can count as two GWSS elective courses. Students will need to get all OCS program courses approved by the director of GWSS.

GWSS Elective/Additional Courses List

  • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ARTH 214 Queer Art (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ARTH 220 The Origins of Manga: Japanese Prints
  • BIOL 101 Human Reproduction and Sexuality
  • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
  • CLAS 214 Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity (not offered in 2022-23)
  • DANC 266 Reading The Dancing Body (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 217 A Novel Education (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands
  • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel
  • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel (not offered in 2022-23)
  • FREN 235 The Human Body in the Francophone World (not offered in 2022-23)
  • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions (not offered in 2022-23)
  • FREN 347 Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World
  • GERM 221 (re/ex)press yourself: Sexuality and Gender in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Art (not offered in 2022-23)
  • GWSS 110 Introduction to Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
  • GWSS 150 Working Sex: Commercial Sexual Cultures (not offered in 2022-23)
  • GWSS 212 Foundations of LGBTQ Studies
  • GWSS 243 Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe Program: Situated Feminisms: Socio-Political Systems and Gender Issues Across Europe
  • GWSS 244 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Cross-Cultural Feminist Methodologies
  • GWSS 265 Black Feminist Thought (not offered in 2022-23)
  • GWSS 289 Pleasure, Intimacy, Violence (not offered in 2022-23)
  • GWSS 325 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Continental Feminist, Queer, Trans* Theories
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2022-23)
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 218 Black Women’s History (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
  • HIST 270 Nuclear Nations: India and Pakistan as Rival Siblings
  • IDSC 203 Talking about Diversity (not offered in 2022-23)
  • PHIL 257 Contemporary Issues in Feminist Philosophy
  • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism
  • POSC 308 Global Gender Politics*
  • POSC 324 Rebels and Risk Takers: Women and War in the Middle East* (not offered in 2022-23)
  • POSC 339 LGBTQ Politics in America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 218 The Body in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 227 Liberation Theologies (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 232 Queer Religions (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 233 Gender and Power in the Catholic Church
  • RELG 234 Angels, Demons, and Evil
  • RELG 280 The Politics of Sex in Asian Religion (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 287 Many Marys (not offered in 2022-23)
  • RELG 362 Spirit Possession (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 225 Social Movements (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 226 Anthropology of Gender (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 257 Culture and Politics in India (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 323 Mother Earth: Women, Development and the Environment (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 325 Sociology of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 395 Ethnography of Reproduction (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film
  • THEA 260 Space, Time, Body, Minds (not offered in 2022-23)
  • THEA 270 Art and (Un)Freedom (not offered in 2022-23)