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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Women and Gender Studies Minor

18 Credit Hours Required

Miglena Sternadori, Coordinator
Media & Journalism
Al Neuharth Media Center, 205H
(605) 677-6473


The Women and Gender Studies minor focuses on issues specific to women and acquaints students with the subject of gender hereby defined widely as the performance of masculinity and femininity in a variety of roles and settings, such as family life, work environments, and intellectual and artistic aspirations. The minor may accompany any major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will be found particularly useful by students whose career goals demand high levels of analytical and critical thought and skills in interpersonal relations: hospital or school administration, business, consulting, counseling, education, human resources, journalism, law, medicine, psychology, religion, social work, and sociology.

Minor Requirements

To complete the 18-hour minor in Women and Gender Studies, students must take three hours of WMST 247 and an additional 15 hours from the courses listed below with the restriction that no more than six hours may be taken in any one prefix area.


Special topics courses, seminars, experimental courses, independent studies, and directed readings offered in any academic area and focusing on issues of concern to women and gender studies may also be applied to the minor with permission of the Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies and subject to the six-hour disciplinary limit.

For more information on the minor and for a list of currently offered courses eligible for Women and Gender Studies credit, please consult the USD Women and Gender Studies website listed above. If you have other questions or need confirmation of eligibility for a specific course, please consult the Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies, womensstudies@usd.edu or (605) 677-6473.