Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

Mary Thompson, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-3758
Email: thompsmx@jmu.edu
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/womenstudies

This is an 18-credit hour cross disciplinary program that explores the scholarship related to gender, sexuality and women. Women’s, gender and sexuality studies is concerned with gender as it intersects with multiple categories such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, economic class and age. This concern is framed by recognition of increased globalization and technological growth impacting social institutions and gendered identities. Students in women’s, gender and sexuality studies will develop academic frameworks for understanding gender, diversity and social justice; they will acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers in advocacy and communications. This minor includes one of the following required courses, WGSS 200  or SOCI 337  / WGSS 337 . Students may double count a maximum of nine credit hours toward both a major and this minor. Students may count only six credit hours below the 300-level.

Required Course: 3 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following:

Choose five of the following: 15 Credit Hours

Any WGSS course may count toward the WGSS minor.


1 Final project must take gender as its topic

2 If research project addresses issue of gender.

3 May be repeated as topic varies.

Total: 18 Credit Hours