Minor Requirements

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary program that examines the multiple roles gender plays in everyday life, the impacts of gendered practices on social, cultural, and political behavior and thought, and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, ability, age, and class.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

To graduate with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, students must complete WGS 2500, WGS 4500, and 12 hours of electives chosen from the list of WGS-approved humanities and social sciences electives at the 3000 level or above. In addition, WGS 4900, special topics courses, and courses with sections advertised as Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies may be accepted for the minor with the approval of the Director.

  • WGSS 2500, "Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • WGSS 4500, "Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • You must also complete 12 hours of electives, chosen from the list of WGS-approved humanities and social science electives, at least 9 hours of which must be at the 3000 level or above.
    • The approved undergrad minors are listed below:
      • ANTH/GEOG/WGS 4087 Gender, Place, and Culture
      • CLST 2080 Women in Antiquity
      • CMST 3115 Communication and Gender
      • ENGL 2593 Gender and Literature
      • ENGL 3593 Survey of Women and Literature
      • ENGL 4493 Women and Folklore
      • ENGL 4593 Studies in Women and Literature
      • ELRC 4370: Counseling Girls and Women
      • FREN 4090 French and Francophone Women Writers
      • GEOG/ANTH/WGS 4087 Gender, Place, and Culture
      • HIST 2014: Goddesses to Witches: Women in Europe, 500BCE-1700CE
      • HIST 4013: Women in Early Modern Europe
      • HIST 4079 Women in American History
      • KIN 2600 Human Sexuality
      • PHIL 4949 Topics in Philosophy of Gender
      • POLI/WGS 4028: Gender and American Politics
      • PSYC 4040: Research and Theory in Sexuality
      • REL 3300 Women and Religion
      • REL 4032 Religion, Gender, and Society
      • SOCL 4463 Gender and Crime
      • SOCL 4465: Drugs and Society
      • SOCL 4521 Sociology of Gender
      • SPAN 4100 Women Writers in the Hispanic World
      • SW 2500 Intro to LGBTQ Studies
      • THTR 4021 Gender and Sexuality in Performance
      • WGS 1001 Evolution of Sex and Gender
      • WGS 2200 Gender and Popular Culture
      • WGS/POLI 4028 Gender and American Politics
      • WGS/ANTH/GEOG 4087 Gender, Place, and Culture
      • WGS 4541 Gender and Law
      • WGS 4900 Independent Reading and Research in Women’s & Gender Studies

What can you do with a WGSS Undergraduate Minor?

There are many amazing things you can do with a minor in WGSS in which this program can combine and enhance your current major (if applicable) when you enter the job market. In fact, did you know that there are more than 200 career paths you can follow with a minor in WGSS? Check out our website for a comprehensive list of career options available. If you are interested in finding out more about declaring a minor in WGSS, email the Undergraduate Advisor, Challen Nicklen, nicklen@lsu.edu or contact the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Benjamin Kahan, dwgs@lsu.edu.

Stop by our office in 362 Hatcher Hall to learn more!

You should contact the WGSS Undergraduate Advisor to ensure your electives are eligible for degree credit, Challen Nicklen.

Check out the Professional Development page for more information on careers, grad school, and community organizations.

Visit the WGSS-related Student Organizations page to find out how to get active on campus.