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).
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.)

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


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).


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
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
ENGL-303Contemporary LGBTQ+ Literature3
ENGL-367Re-Thinking Race And Gender3
ENGL-371Studies In Women's Literature3
ENGL-372American Women Writers Of The Nineteenth Century3
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
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
PSYC-312Psychological Development In Women3
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