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Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

The program offers a twenty-one credit minor in Women's and Gender Studies. There are three required courses (WGST 201, 401, and 499). Students also select four electives from courses in several disciplines, including English literature, history, modern languages, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. A maximum of six elective credits may be lower-division courses with a WGST number. Furthermore, a maximum of six elective credits may be Component courses with the remainder of electives being full Women's and Gender Studies courses.

Full and Component Courses

Full Women's and Gender Studies courses systematically use the methods, themes, and approaches of feminist scholarship throughout the semester. In Component courses, one-third to one half of the course material addresses gender issues and/or uses feminist perspectives.

A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in any one department. WGST 401 will not be included in this count. Students should also note the policy in this catalogue on multiple usage of courses for meeting degree requirements in the WGST Concentration and the core or major/minor.

Gonzaga's Women's and Gender Studies Program provides students with the tools they need to participate competently in our society's current conversation about gender. This multi-disciplinary program examines the historical and contemporary circumstances which have shaped the relationships between men and women. It raises fundamental questions about gender relations, explores philosophical assumptions about human nature, and considers the possibility of new social practices which will bring about greater equality and mutual understanding.

Minor in Women's and Gender Studies: 21 Credits

Lower Division

WGST 201 Sex, Gender, and Society 3 credits
WGST 2 - - Electives 0-6 credits

Upper Division

WGST 3 - - and 4 - - Electives 6-12 credits
WGST 401 Feminist Thought 3 credits
WGST 499 Symposium 3 credits

Note: Component courses have a "C" suffix.


Contact Dr. Ann Ciasullo: Women's and Gender Studies Chair.

Dr. Ann Ciasullo
Associate Professor of English, Chair
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0018
ENGL Phone: (509) 313-5955
WGST Phone: (509) 313-5845

Robinson House #203 (ENGL);
WGST House (730 E. Boone)
Monday & Wednesday 10:00-12:00 (ENGL)
Tuesday 10:00-12:00 (WGST)
and by appointment