May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Sara Lampert, Coordinator
Department of History
East Hall 204
(605) 677-5218

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor provides students with a foundation in the study of gender and sexuality. Courses explore the intersection of gender (behavioral and social characteristics usually prescribed based on sex) with other structures of power and sources of identity, including race, class, sexuality, and ability, historically and today, in the context of family, work, law, politics, art, and ideas. The minor may accompany any major in the College of Arts and Sciences and is available for all majors at USD. The minor provides students with the tools to think critically and creatively about questions of gender and sexuality and apply these tools widely. 

Minor Requirements -18 Credit Hours Required

To complete the 18-hour minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students must take three hours of WMST 247 and an additional 15 hours.

Electives (15 hours)

 Select any 15 hours from the following courses:


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, Gender, and Sexuality 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, Gender, and Sexuality Studies website listed above. If you have other questions or need confirmation of eligibility for a specific course, please consult the Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or (605) 677-5218.