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

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, GWSS 212, Foundations of LGBTQ Studies
  • One capstone seminar, GWSS 398 GWSS Capstone Topics (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 120 Gender and Sexuality in the African Diaspora (not offered in 2020-21)
  • AFST 220 Intersectionality (not offered in 2020-21)
  • AMST 225 Beauty and Race in America
  • ARTH 214 Queer Art (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ARTH 220 The Origins of Manga: Japanese Prints (not offered in 2020-21)
  • BIOL 101 Human Reproduction and Sexuality
  • CAMS 225 Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
  • CAMS 258 Feminist and Queer Media (not offered in 2020-21)
  • CLAS 214 Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity (not offered in 2020-21)
  • DANC 266 Reading The Dancing Body
  • ECON 257 Economics of Gender
  • ENGL 217 A Novel Education
  • ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit
  • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel
  • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel (not offered in 2020-21)
  • ENGL 345 Queer Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
  • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions
  • FREN 347 Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World (not offered in 2020-21)
  • GERM 221 (re/ex)press yourself: Sexuality and Gender in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Art (not offered in 2020-21)
  • 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 325 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Continental Feminist, Queer, Trans* Theories
  • GWSS 398 Capstone: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
  • HIST 122 U.S. Women’s History to 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 123 U.S. Women’s History Since 1877 (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 142 Women in Modern Europe (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 175 Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History
  • HIST 211 Revolts and Resistance in Early America
  • HIST 229 Working with Gender in U.S. History
  • HIST 236 Women and Gender in Europe before the French Revolution (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 259 Women in South Asia: Histories, Narratives, and Representations (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 270 Nuclear Nations: India and Pakistan as Rival Siblings (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 280 African in the Arab World (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 310 Black Women Intellectuals (not offered in 2020-21)
  • HIST 359 Women in South Asia: Histories, Narratives, and Representations (not offered in 2020-21)
  • IDSC 203 Talking about Diversity
  • MUSC 210 Women and Gender in Western Art Music (not offered in 2020-21)
  • PHIL 120 Philosophy of Sex (not offered in 2020-21)
  • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism
  • POSC 280 Feminist Security Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
  • POSC 324 Rebels and Risk Takers: Women and War in the Middle East*
  • POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism* (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 161 The Jewish Bible (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 221 Judaism and Gender (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 227 Liberation Theologies (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 228 Martyrdom (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 232 Queer Religion
  • RELG 233 Gender and Power in the Catholic Church (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 234 Angels, Demons, and Evil (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 238 The Sacred Body (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 265 Religion and Violence: Hindus, Muslims, Jews (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 280 The Politics of Sex in Asian Religion
  • RELG 287 Many Marys
  • RELG 353 Saints, Goddesses, and Whores (not offered in 2020-21)
  • RELG 362 Spirit Possession (not offered in 2020-21)
  • SOAN 114 Modern Families: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Family (not offered in 2020-21)
  • SOAN 226 Anthropology of Gender
  • SOAN 257 Culture and Politics in India
  • SOAN 323 Mother Earth: Women, Development and the Environment (not offered in 2020-21)
  • SOAN 325 Sociology of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction
  • SOAN 395 Ethnography of Reproduction
  • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film
  • THEA 260 Space, Time, Body, Minds
  • THEA 270 Art and (Un)Freedom
  • WGST 112 Introduction to LGBT/Queer Studies (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 140 Politics of Women’s Health (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 180 Power and Desire: Gender Relations in the Middle East (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 200 Gender, Power and the Pursuit of Knowledge (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 234 Feminist and Queer Theory (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 240 Gender, Globalization and War (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 310 Asian Mystiques Demystified (not offered in 2020-21)
  • WGST 396 Transnational Feminist Activism (not offered in 2020-21)