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

Six courses (36 credits) will be required (three courses from GWSS and three courses from the GWSS & WGST Elective Additional Courses List.

  • 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 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction
    (a range of seminar topics can be taught by faculty under this number, depending on their expertise and interest, such as Transnational Feminist Activism; Race, Gender & Sexuality in Popular Culture)
  • Three courses (18 credits) from the GWSS & WGST Elective/Additional Courses List. These three courses must come from 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 six 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 & WGST Elective/Additional Courses List

  • AFST 100 Gender and Sex in African History
  • AFST 120 Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora (not offered in 2021-22)
  • AFST 220 Intersectionality (not offered in 2021-22)
  • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America
  • ARTH 214 Queer Art
  • ARTH 220 The Origins of Manga: Japanese Prints (not offered in 2021-22)
  • BIOL 101 Human Reproduction and Sexuality
  • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream (not offered in 2021-22)
  • CLAS 214 Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity (not offered in 2021-22)
  • DANC 266 Reading The Dancing Body
  • ENGL 217 A Novel Education
  • ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit
  • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands (not offered in 2021-22)
  • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel
  • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel
  • FREN 235 The Human Body in the Francophone World
  • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions (not offered in 2021-22)
  • FREN 347 Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World (not offered in 2021-22)
  • GERM 221 (re/ex)press yourself: Sexuality and Gender in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Art
  • GWSS 110 Introduction to Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
  • GWSS 150 Working Sex: Commercial Sexual Cultures
  • 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
  • GWSS 289 Pleasure, Intimacy, Violence
  • GWSS 325 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Continental Feminist, Queer, Trans* Theories
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture (not offered in 2021-22)
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2021-22)
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Schooling Sex: History of Sex Education & Instruction
  • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877
  • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877
  • HIST 175 Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 218 Black Women’s History
  • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 259 Women in South Asia: Histories, Narratives, and Representations (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 270 Nuclear Nations: India and Pakistan as Rival Siblings
  • HIST 276 Race, Sex, and Cold War in Latin America
  • IDSC 203 Talking about Diversity
  • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism (not offered in 2021-22)
  • POSC 280 Feminist Security Studies
  • POSC 308 Global Gender Politics*
  • POSC 324 Rebels and Risk Takers: Women and War in the Middle East* (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 218 The Body in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender
  • RELG 227 Liberation Theologies
  • RELG 228 Martyrdom (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 232 Queer Religions (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 233 Gender and Power in the Catholic Church (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 234 Angels, Demons, and Evil (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 238 The Sacred Body (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 280 The Politics of Sex in Asian Religion (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 287 Many Marys (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 353 Saints, Goddesses, and Whores (not offered in 2021-22)
  • RELG 362 Spirit Possession
  • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family
  • SOAN 225 Social Movements
  • SOAN 226 Anthropology of Gender (not offered in 2021-22)
  • SOAN 257 Culture and Politics in India (not offered in 2021-22)
  • SOAN 323 Mother Earth: Women, Development and the Environment
  • SOAN 325 Sociology of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction (not offered in 2021-22)
  • SOAN 395 Ethnography of Reproduction (not offered in 2021-22)
  • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film (not offered in 2021-22)
  • THEA 260 Space, Time, Body, Minds
  • THEA 270 Art and (Un)Freedom (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 112 Introduction to LGBT/Queer Studies (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 140 Politics of Women’s Health (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 180 Power and Desire: Gender Relations in the Middle East (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 200 Gender, Power and the Pursuit of Knowledge (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 234 Feminist and Queer Theory (not offered in 2021-22)
  • WGST 240 Gender, Globalization and War (not offered in 2021-22)