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Women and Gender Studies

As an 18 credit minor, Women and Gender Studies is an excellent complement to virtually any major. It will strengthen students' academic preparation and better prepare them for a competitive and rapidly changing job market. Students' preparation for the professions (law, medicine, education) and the corporate world will be greatly enhanced by a rigorous analysis of gender and its importance in the wider culture. Students who have explored the disciplines through the gender lens will be better prepared to understand the complexities of the work world. 


The women and gender studies minor at Seton Hall University is an interdisciplinary exploration of the experiences of women and the diverse perspectives on women and gender. Courses will investigate the roles of gender in society and culture.

Minor Requirements 

WMST 1401 Women, Culture and Society (3 credits)
WMST 2110 Feminist Theories 3 
WMST Electives* (12 credits)
*Students must take at least one course from Behavioral Sciences and one course from Humanities. The third and fourth electives may be from either area, or students may choose to take a 3-credit Independent Study (WMST 3193) as an elective. 

Elective Courses 

WMST 2113/ENGL 3113 Women and Literature I
WMST 2114/ENGL 3114 Women and Literature II
WMST 2160/RELS 2160 Women in the Biblical Tradition
WMST 2171/HIST 2171 Women in Modern Times
WMST 2317/AFAM 2617 The Black Man and Woman
WMST 2322/CLAS 2322/ARCH 2322/HIST 2170 Women in Antiquity
WMST 2431/ENGL 3431 Immigrant and Post-Colonial Women Writers
WMST/HIST 2341 Women in America to 1869
WMST/HIST 2342 Women in America from 1869 to the Present 
Behavioral Sciences
WMST 1215/PSYC 1215 Psychology of Gender
WMST 1334/SOWK 1334 The Well-Being of Women
WMST 1335/SOWK 1335 Family Violence
WMST 2211/SOCI 2211 Sociology of the Family
WMST 2233/ANTH 2233/SOCI 2233 Understanding Human Sexuality
WMST 2514/SOCI 2514 Sociology of Women and Men
WMST 2513/SOCI 2513 Social Inequality
WMST 2610/POLS 2610 Women and Politics
WMST 3318/RELS 3434 Women, Gender and Islam
WMST 3335/RELS 3433 Women, World Religions
WMST 3432/COJR 3432 Women and the Media
WMST 3514/ANTH 3513/SOCI 3514 Sociology of Gender
WMST 4001/ANTH 4001 American Indian Women

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