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An academic and personal journey

A minor in women’s and gender studies merges the academic journey with the personal one. This program recognizes gender as a primary category that organizes and directs our lives. By combining courses across disciplines, SFA’s minor program exposes you to a variety of perspectives. It gives you the chance to develop your own interests as you deepen your understanding of gender in everyday life and in the world. 

This minor will enhance your sense of personal identity and your competence in any occupation. It will enrich your experience as a citizen in a diverse and changing world.

A necessary perspective for the modern world

The women’s and gender studies minor helps you develop skills that are highly valued by employers. The ability to work across disciplines and look critically at social, cultural, political and economic processes are essential assets in a complex world. Students with gender studies backgrounds often work in advocacy, social services, community development, education, law, health care, government and public policy.

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

Minor in women’s and gender studies

This minor comprises sociology of gender, women in media, and 12 hours of elective courses chosen from topics ranging in gender and crime to human sexuality, and women of color to fairy tales.

Six hours of the electives courses must be upper-level. Substitution for required and elective courses must be approved by the director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

See the list of spring 2020 classes being offered for the women's and gender studies minor.

Advisory Committee

  • Linda Levitt, communication
  • Dianne Dentice, sociology
  • Karol Chandler-Ezell, anthropology
  • Anne Collins Smith, philosophy
  • Jill Carrington, art history
  • Ann Wilder, social work
  • Flora Farago, human sciences
  • Sylvia Middlebrook, psychology


Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Ferguson Building
Room 273 AA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6082, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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