Minor Requirements

 

 

All minors must consult a Women’s and Gender Studies Advisor. Because courses have changed in recent years, please check the current bulletin and with the advisor if you have questions about courses you have already taken.

To earn a WGS minor, students must take 18 hours of courses in the WGS program, including:

  • WMNS 101 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • 3 hours each from courses listed under History; Literature/Rhetoric and other Humanities; and Social Sciences
  • At least 6 hours of courses at the 300 level or above
  • At least 3 hours of courses that fulfill the diversity requirement.
    This requirement promotes our objectives to critically examine cultural assumptions about gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other sources of identity; and enrich students’ understanding of the diversity of women’s experiences and perspectives.

History Courses (3 hours):

CLAS 440/WMNS 440 Gender & Sexuality in the Ancient World
HIST 204/WMNS 204 Women & Gender in United States History
HIST 225/WMNS 225 Women in History
HIST 329/WMNS 329 Women in European History
*HIST 356/ETHN 356/WMNS 356 African-American Women’s History
*HIST 358/ETHN 358/WMNS 358 Native American Women
*HIST 363/WMNS 363 History of Women & Gender in the American West
*HIST 402/WMNS 402 Sexuality in 19th & 20th Century America
HIST 436/WMNS 436 Saints, Witches, & Madwomen
HIST 441/WMNS 441 Seminar in U.S. Women’s & Gender History
*HIST 459/ETHN 459/WMNS 459/859 Women & Gender in African Societies
*HIST 459/ETHN 459/WMNS 459/859 Women & Gender in African Societies
*HIST 476A/ETHN 476A/WMNS 476A Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
*/**WMNS 201 Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies (ACE 9)

Literature/Rhetoric and other Humanities Courses (3 hours):

*ENGL 212/WMNS 212 Introduction to Lesbian & Gay Literature
ENGL 215/WMNS 215 Introduction to Women’s Literature
ENGL 253A/WMNS 253A Introduction to Poetry Writing: Women’s Poetry
ENGL 315A/WMNS 315A Survey of Women’s Literature
ENGL 315B/WMNS 315B Women in Popular Culture
*ENGL 344B/ETHN 344B/WMNS 344B Black Women Authors
*ENGL 345N/ETHN 345N/WMNS 345N Native American Women Writers
ENGL 414/WMNS 414 Women’s Literature
ENGL 414B/WMNS 414B Modern & Contemporary Women Writers
ENGL 475A/WMNS 475A Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women’s Writers
JUDS 340/RELG 340/WMNS 340 Women in the Biblical World
PHIL 218/WMNS 218 Philosophy of Feminism
*/**WMNS 201 Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies (ACE 9)

Social Sciences Courses (3 hours):

ANTH 410/WMNS 410 Women & Men: An Anthropological Perspective
COMM 380 Gender & Communication
CRIM 339 Women, Crime, & Justice
ECON 375/HIST 375/WMNS 375 Women & Work in U.S. History
ECON 445/WMNS 445 Gender, Economics and Social Provisioning
POLS 338/WMNS 338 Women & Politics    
PSYC 421/WMNS 421 Psychology of Gender
SOCI 200 Women in Contemporary Society
SOCI 490 Sociology of Women
TMFD 410/WMNS 410A Socio-psychological Aspects of Clothing
*/**WMNS 201 Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies (ACE 9)
WMNS 385/AGRI 385/NRES 385 Women, Gender & Science

Electives (3-6 hours from the above lists or any of the additional electives listed below):

ANTH 408/WMNS 408 Cross-Cultural Mentoring I
ANTH 409/WMNS 409 Cross-Cultural Mentoring II
ARCH 481/IDES 481 Women in Design
GPSP 377/GEOG 377/WMNS 377 Women of the Great Plains
TMFD 325 Woven & Nonwoven Textile Design (depends on instructor)
TMFD 407 History of Costume (depends on instructor)
WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities (ACE 8)
WMNS 211 Applying Social Justice to LGBTQA Programs & Services
WMNS 399 Independent Study
WMNS 399H Honors Thesis (up to 6 hours)
WMNS 492 Special Topics in Masculinities
WMNS 497 Internship in Women’s & Gender Studies (up to 6 hours; Pass/No Pass only)
WMNS 498 Special Topics in Women’s & Gender Studies                      

* Courses that fulfill diversity requirement     

** This class may count for only one of the three areas

Nota bene: Requirements vary. Students must refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin from the year they entered UNL for Women's Studies Program requirements.

These are the program requirements for students who entered UNL during or after bulletin year 2008-2009.

If you entered UNL during bulletin year 2007-2008, you are on the old track, OLD TRACK MINOR REQUIREMENTS

If you entered UNL before bulletin year 2007-2008, you are on the old-old track, OLD-OLD TRACK MINOR REQUIREMENTS

 

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Course for the WGS Minor

WMNS 101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
WMNS 201 Introduction to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies
WMNS 210 Activism & Feminist Communities
WMNS 211 Applying Justice to LGBTQA Programs and Services
WMNS/AGRI/NRES 385 Women, Gender, and Science
WMNS 399 Independent Study
WMNS 399H Honors Thesis (up to 6 credits)
WMNS 400 Senior Seminar
WMNS 485 Feminist Theories, Feminists' Perspectives
WMNS 497 Internship in Women's and Gender Studies (up to 6 credits, Pass/No Pass)
WMNS 498 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
ANTH/WMNS 408 Cross-Cultural Mentoring 1
ANTH/WMNS 409 Cross-Cultural Mentoring 2
ANTH/WMNS 410 Women & Men: An Anthropological Perspective
ARCH 481 Women in Design
CLAS/WMNS 440 Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
COMM 380 Gender & Communication
CRIM 339 Women, Crime & Justice
ECON/HIST/WMNS 375 Women and Work in US History
ECON/WMNS 445 Gender, Economics and Social Provisioning
ENGL/WMNS 212 Intro to Lesbian and Gay Literature
ENGL/WMNS 215 Intro to Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 239B Women Filmmakers
ENGL/WMNS 253A Writing of Poetry: Women's Poetry
ENGL/WMNS 315A Survey of Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 315B Women in Popular Culture
ENGL/ETHN/WMNS 344B Black Women Authors
ENGL/ETHN/WMNS 345N Native American Women Writers
ENGL/WMNS 414 Women's Literature
ENGL/WMNS 414B Modern and Contemporary Women Writers
ENGL/WMNS 475A Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women's Writers
HIST/WMNS 204 Women & Gender in United States History
HIST/WMNS 225 Women in History
HIST/WMNS 329 Women in European History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 358 Native American Women
HIST/WMNS 363 History of Women and Gender in the American West
HIST/WMNS 402 Sexuality in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America
HIST/WMNS 436 Saints, Witches, and Madwomen
HIST/WMNS 441 Seminar in US Women's and Gender History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 456 Black &/or African-American Women's History
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 459 Women & Gender in African Societies
HIST/ETHN/WMNS 476A Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
JUDS/RELS/WMNS 340 Women in the Biblical World
PHIL/WMNS 218 Philosophy of Feminism
POLS/WMNS 338 Women and Politics
PSYC/WMNS 421 Psychology of Gender
SOCI 200 Women in Contemporary Society
SOCI 490 Sociology of Women
TMFD 325 Woven & Nonwoven Textile Design
TMFD 407 History of Costume
TMFD 410/WMNS 410A Socio-psychological Aspects of Clothing

Some courses are not offered every year. Check the current schedule of classes for availability.