Northeastern offers an undergraduate minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, though students need not be enrolled in the minor to take WGSS standalone, cross-listed, and affiliated courses.
Drawing on the social sciences and humanities as well as the arts, natural sciences, and more, a minor in WGSS is an invaluable complement to any undergraduate major at Northeastern. Our interdisciplinary and innovative classes help students understand how ideas about gender and sexuality shape our social, political, and cultural worlds. Combining WGSS with your major field of study will open up new ways of thinking as you apply theoretical and empirical frameworks to bridge traditional disciplines.
What sets WGSS apart is the freedom to take courses from across the university to complete your requirements. Students take one introductory course, providing an interdisciplinary framework for their studies. They then take three electives from a pre-approved list. Two of the three must come from at least two different departments. In addition, one of these electives must be taken at the 2000 level or above. Our wide range of interdisciplinary course offerings give students the chance to explore gender and sexuality and their relation to other axes of power and identity in a variety of contexts. (Note: Students are not limited to the course list in the catalog: many times, special topics courses will have a focus on feminism, gender, or sexuality and may be reviewed for exception by the program director.)
Students from any college may pursue a minor in WGSS, provided they have a 2.000 GPA
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