Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor gives students the opportunity to explore gender issues in the humanities and social sciences.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

For more information about this minor, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Director, Gillian Silverman, 303­-556-­4529.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 18 WGST-related credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor, chosen from the approved courses below.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty chosen from the approved courses below.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. All courses for the minor must be approved by a WGST advisor. Students may double count up to six credits being applied to other graduation requirements (major, certificate or general education).
  2. Students are strongly urged to take at least one course that focuses on international perspectives on women’s and gender issues.
  3. Students have the option to complete an internship working in the community around issues related to women and gender. The alternative to this is a WGST capstone course at the 4000 level.
  4. Students who major in Sociology and complete the Gender and Society option will automatically earn a Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

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