Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGS)

Students will fill out the WGS Minor Declaration form in the Program office.

All Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies minors must complete two required courses (6 credit hours) and five electives (15 credit hours) from at least two academic departments for a total of 21 credit hours. Elective courses (WGS or cross-listed) which do not appear on the list below must be approved for minor credit by the WGS advisor or coordinator and may not exceed 3 credit hours.

Required Courses
WGS-101Introduction To Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies3
WGS-350Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies Seminar3
Electives 15
Total Hours21
Electives
Anthropology
ANTH-307Anthropology Of Gender, Sexuality And The Body3
Communication, Media and Theatre
CMTC-313Communication, Gender & Identity3
CMTM-377Gender And Media3
CMTT-337Women In Playwriting3
Educational Foundations
EDFN-314LGender, Race, And Class Issues In Education3
English
ENGL-303Contemporary LGBTQ+ Literature3
ENGL-367Re-Thinking Race And Gender3
ENGL-371Studies In Women's Literature3
ENGL-372American Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century3
History
HIST-315Women In Medieval Society3
HIST-338Women In American History3
Justice Studies
JUST-311Women, Crime, And The Criminal Justice System3
JUST-321Violence Against Women3
JUST-322Women, Justice And The Law3
JUST-324Women As Political Prisoners3
JUST-325Women And Revolution: Theories Of Justice3
JUST-328Social Justice & LGBTQ Issues3
JUST-355LGBTQ Communities & Crime3
Philosophy
PHIL-218Philosophy Of Sex3
PHIL-353Feminism And The Philosophy Of Science3
PHIL-366Feminist Ethics3
PHIL-373Feminist Philosophy3
Political Science
PSCI-322Women And Political Influence In The 21st Century3
PSCI-373Gender And Politics3
PSCI-398Law And Social Change3
Psychology
PSYC-312Psychological Development In Women3
Sociology
SOC-105Social Inequalities And Social Change3
SOC-214Sociology Of Intimacy, Marriages And Families3
SOC-270Sociology Of Latinas3
SOC-306Women, Gender And The "F Word"3
SOC-307Men & Masculinities3
SOC-329Sociology Of Violence3
SOC-332Schools, Domination & Liberation: Sociology Of Education3
SOC-340Sociology Of Sexualities3
SOC-344African American Women:Feminism, Race, And Resistance3
SOC-347Sociology Of Media3
SOC-352Sociology Of HIV/AIDS3
Social Work
SWK-300Human Sexuality And Social Work3
SWK-312Women And Social Work3
SWK-320Domestic Violence Social Work:Theory And Practice3
Women's and Gender Studies
WGS-150Women's Self-Defense1
WGS-201Writing Intensive Program: Writing For Social Change3
WGS-202Feminist Activism3
WGS-210Introduction To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies3
WGS-302Feminist Theory3
WGS-310Lesbian & Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories & Resistance3
WGS-311Power, Knowledge & Communities: Feminists Engagements With Education3
WGS-312Women & Global Human Rights3
WGS-313Radical Feminist Imagination3
WGS-316Science And The Gendered Body3
WGS-321Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies1
WGS-322Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies2
WGS-323Internship In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies3
WGS-331Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies1
WGS-332Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies2
WGS-333Independent Study In Women's, Gender And Sexuality Studies3
WGS-360Queer Theory3
WGS-361Queer Latin American Narrative And Film3