2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Women and Gender Studies

Women and gender studies is available as a minor and as an emphasis on both the BA and BS degrees.

Women and Gender Studies Minor and Emphasis

The minor and the emphasis in women and gender studies are designed to provide students theoretical frameworks for recovering and analyzing women's experiences as part of a larger investigation of gender and difference, and to offer opportunities to study disciplines through these frameworks.

Students seeking the minor complete 18 hours: two required courses (WGST 20003 and WGST 40003) and a choice of four additional courses from an approved list (see below). In choosing these courses, students take no more than two courses from any single discipline. Students who minor in women and gender studies must choose whether WGST-approved courses in their major discipline will count toward the major or the minor. No course may count for both.

Students seeking the emphasis in women and gender studies complete 15 hours: either WGST 20003 or WGST 40003 and a choice of four additional courses from the approved list. Emphasis students may count WGST-approved courses toward both their major and the emphasis, and may also concentrate their WGST electives in a single discipline. Emphasis students in programs requiring a minor must complete a minor in another disciplinary field.


Required Courses

WGST 20003Introduction to Women and Gender Studies


WGST 40003Advanced Seminar in Women and Gender Studies


Elective Courses

An approved list of courses is maintained by the director of Women and Gender Studies.

For more information, contact WGST@tcu.edu