2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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College of Arts and Humanities
Program in Women’s and Gender Studies,
Colbourn Hall, Room: 118

Email: wgst@ucf.edu

Dr. M.C. Santana, 407-823-6502
Phone: 407-823-6502

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor emphasizes intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts. Course offerings examine social constructions of sex and gender and provide students with an opportunity to learn about women’s historical and contemporary roles gain a working knowledge of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, and reflect critically on their life experiences as shaped by gender and other forms of diversity. Courses are drawn from various departments and schools, including Anthropology, Art, Communication, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Film, English, Health Professions and Physical Therapy, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Subcategories of focus include feminist theories, girl studies, queer studies, and global and transnational issues.

Minor Admission Requirements

  • None

Minor Requirements

  • Students cannot earn both the minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Certificate on Gender Studies.

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)

Select two courses from the Theories Group, one of which must be a WST prefixed course.

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • Students should complete at least one of their two Elective courses from outside their major. Students may count additional courses from the Theories Group as electives toward the minor. Students may use course substitutions, internship, independent study, or Special Topics credit toward the minor only with the approval of the program director. No more than one 2000-level course will count toward the minor.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Women’s Wellness

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18

Other Requirements

  • Minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each course used to satisfy the minor.
  • At least 12 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, military credit) may be used.

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