Minor in Women's Studies
Also interdisciplinary, the women’s studies minor uses faculty expertise from many different departments.
Faculty strongly recommend a cooperative education internship. A women’s studies minor is appropriate for students in education, guidance and counseling, law enforcement, human services, business management, advertising, public relations, communication, liberal arts, as well as the behavioral and social sciences. Men are welcome and encouraged to participate in women’s studies courses. The curriculum provides conceptual frameworks that enable men and women to better understand, appreciate, work, and live with one another.
A grade of C- or better is required for each course in the program to count toward the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
In addition to the core courses, 6 semester hours of electives acceptable to or taught through women’s studies are required, bringing the total number of semester hour credits for a women’s studies minor to 21. These courses, some of which are interdisciplinary, are selected in consultation with the women’s studies faculty and are approved by the Institute. Core courses are supplemented each semester by topics and current issues courses. Appropriate electives are often listed in other departments and cross-listed with women’s studies. Students should check the Class Schedule located online on MSU Denver’s website (msudenver.edu) each semester for appropriate cross-listed courses and other relevant offerings. A course can be used for only one of a major or a minor or General Studies. Students are urged to get advising early in their course of study and to plan their programs with care, as some courses are offered only once each year.
If you are interested in becoming a women's studies minor, please set up an appointment to get some preliminary advising by calling 303-556-8441 or by e-mailing Dr. Arlene Sgoutas.
*Feminist Theory and Senior Seminar are sequential courses. Feminist Theory is only offered during the Fall Semester and Senior Seminar is only offered in the Spring Semester. Feminist Theory is a prerequisite for Senior Seminar.