GWSS Minor

A minor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies provides a window into discussions about globalization, violence, commerce, reproductive rights, art, music and many other issues. GWSS minors gain exposure to the interdisciplinary methods and activist strategies, and training that allows students to analyze inequities in society and work toward social justice and change. By adding the GWSS minor to a course of study at UW, students are able to explore the intersections between their work in their major department and GWSS.

To add a minor students must have earned 45 credits and be a declared major in any department. To add the GWSS minor an adviser must sign a Change of Major form (PDF). Any adviser, either in the students major department, or the GWSS adviser, can sign the form.

GWSS Minor Requirements

For students declaring a minor in  fall quarter 2011 or later
A minimum of 30 credits required

GWSS 200 Intro to Women Studies or transfer equivalent
GWSS 200 is a prerequisite for many other GWSS courses.

One elective 200-level GWSS course or transfer equivalent

GWSS 300 Gender, Race, and Class in Social Stratification
Prerequisite: GWSS 200.  GWSS 300 is aprerequisite for the Senior Capstone and variable credit courses (494, 495, 497 and 499).

15 elective upper-division (300-400 level) GWSS credits
Minimum of 10 credits must be graded.  Maximum of 5 credits from our variable credit courses (495, 496, 497 and 499) can be applied toward this requirement.