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An academic and personal journey

A minor or certificate in women’s and gender studies merges the academic journey with the personal one. By combining courses across disciplines, the program exposes students to a variety of perspectives and research methods. Students will partake in myriad courses that will expand their understanding of the role gender plays in day-to-day life.

A necessary perspective for the modern world

These studies will enhance students' sense of personal identity and their competence in any occupation.This minor will enrich student’s experiences as citizens in a diverse and changing world. Future health educators, lobbyists, social workers, counselors, therapists, physicians, business professionals and attorneys can all benefit from a further understanding of gender and society.

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 spring 2024 courses 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
  • Wilma Cordova, social work
  • Flora Farago, human sciences
  • Sylvia Middlebrook, psychology
  • Ericka Hoagland, English



Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Ferguson Building
Room 273

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