A minor in women’s and gender studies may be earned by successfully completing 18 semester hours, including WGST 2100 , WGST 4100 , and four additional 3-hour courses approved for women’s and gender studies credit. Nine of the 18 hours taken must be advanced hours. The electives are chosen from an inventory of more than 60 gender-related courses representing nearly every discipline in the university curriculum. A comprehensive listing of available courses, as well as extensive information on the women’s and gender studies program, can be found online at www.wmst.unt.edu. All women’s and gender studies students are encouraged to meet with the director and/or the advising staff in order to design an academic plan that best complements the major interests of the student. Information on a variety of scholarships and internships for women students is maintained in the women’s and gender studies office and on the web site at www.wmst.unt.edu.
Students in women’s and gender studies may interact with more than 30 members of the women’s and gender studies affiliated faculty who regularly teach courses examining women’s roles, activities, and experiences throughout history and across cultures. These interactions expand understanding of gender differences, cultural diversity, and social changes while strengthening critical thinking and communication skills.
Internships provide opportunities for students to experience working at a variety of non-profit organizations in the Denton and Dallas areas.
Students interested in this minor should contact the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, General Academic Building, Room 467, 1155 Union Circle #305097, Denton, TX 76203-5017; 940-565-2098. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.